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Old 06-24-2008, 07:57 AM   #18
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Well some feedback on the wheels. First off I ordered the wrong offset, I ordered a 45 offset, should have went with 40. I had to grind a bit off of the rear trailing arm to get these to fit on the rear. And as I said, I'm rubbing (tires) on the front struts pretty good. I am trying to decide if I should go with a 5 or 15mm spacer for the front wheels.

Big improvement on the tires over the old tires, I was running BF Goodrich Gforce Sport, which really lost grip as the tires wore. They also had very flimsy sidewalls, I was rolling them with 45 psi front. I ran 38 psi (cold) on sunday in the front, with the new tires, and didn't roll much at all. Braking was much better too, less tread squirm, no locked up front tires.

Once I wear out the new 'kooks, I think I'll graduate to FSP and run a R-comp in 225 45 15, should give me better gearing.
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