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04-02-2009 11:37 PM
Originally Posted by WD40 View Post
You mean, at the front/bottom mount for the liner, underneath the sidemarker light?
^^^That's about the only place I can think of where the liner might add support to the bumper cover.
You could make a small support strap (1" X however long) out of sheet metal and tie it into the front frame horn.
yes, right at the bottom of bumper where the fender liner connects.. I think if i get a new one for the driverside, I can get creative with it.
04-02-2009 11:25 PM
02SVTsilverstreak I'd love some slipstreams, but I have a set of SVT 5 spokes for 60 bucks. hard to pass up.

I had "planned" on a 215/45/17 NT-01. EBAY has some sportmax's from time to time in 17x8 +38mm... once I ahve the cash, I'll snag em, and powdercoat the 5 spokes a metallic black for a summer/thrashing set.

Ive confirmed the bolt pattern. waiting to hear about the width. would be a nice set for autox. weight pending, but good price. they're usually buy it now for that price. I've seen em in bronze too. Look like 5Zigen Knock-Offs.

Would look nice with a 245/40/17 NT-01 eh?
04-02-2009 10:26 PM
focusedaddiction I'm gonna try to keep my fender liners intact ( mostly). i haven't rolled mine yet, gonna roll as little as possible when i do finale fitment.
if ya don't want to modify your fender you could always try a 215/40/17, a little small for SM, but what the hay it won't rub or you could run a 15x7 or 7 1/2 rota and 225/50/15's or 225/45/15's just a thought
04-02-2009 06:09 PM
WD40 You mean, at the front/bottom mount for the liner, underneath the sidemarker light?
^^^That's about the only place I can think of where the liner might add support to the bumper cover.
You could make a small support strap (1" X however long) out of sheet metal and tie it into the front frame horn.
04-02-2009 06:04 PM
02SVTsilverstreak Any advice on bumper support when the front fender liners are gone?
04-02-2009 04:30 PM
focusedaddiction def. have to roll your fenders if your lowered though.
04-02-2009 04:27 PM
focusedaddiction here's a couple pic.s my 235 nt01 & wife's 215-45-16 XS.. no pic.s of mine mounted yet as i'm turboing my car and the wheels are packed away till our season starts up again soon, we had to move recently.

here's a fj'er with 17x7 with 42mm offset, can't remember his name
04-02-2009 04:10 PM
focusedaddiction 7" it is tight, but a few people on here have done it & they are ok. 8" would be better but hard to find for the focus. i'm gonna switch from my 7" enkies to a 7 1/2" rota ( for weight reasons too!..21# compared to 15#.s is a big differance in rotational mass.) when i get the cash this fall for a better contact patch.
04-02-2009 03:33 PM
Originally Posted by focusedaddiction View Post
in sm i'm running a 235/40/17
on what size rim? 17 of course but 7" wide?
04-02-2009 03:32 PM
xShiFTx The Kumho's are extremely popular in my region and everyone is saying they're much better than the "old technology" RT-615's.

I was in your exact position a few months ago and ended up going with the Kumho's for my car. Now I haven't ever drove on the Falkens so I really can't compare them, but these tires have been excellent so far. I've ran 3 events (1 of them being track the rest autocross) and they're holding up well and have great grip.

I also agree with focusedaddiction -If you haven't ran before I would also shy away from R-comps, they tend to mask mistakes and then you develop bad habits.

You may want to look on the scca forums and see what people are saying about all these tires and how well they compare to one another.
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