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Old 01-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #21
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i love you. lol. this makes me very happy. thanks. if i have any questions i know who to come to. :)

last question... stock calipers dont get in way??

HERE the black, with red to match the paint.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #22
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Um ... they don't have those in 4x108 ... you would need to ask for some custom drilled ones from Rota probably.

And your calipers wont be an issue for 16" rims ... when you go 15" is when they have very very few wheels that fit.

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #23
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most of the guys that i know around here run good solid times and have no problems with star specs.... but thats on AWDs
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:09 PM   #24
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Here just under 14 lbs each. They would look good. right?
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Slipstreams are very popular and hard to find ... same rims I am aiming to get ... hopefully.

Actually they are around 12lbs. And yup they would look good on the ride.

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Old 01-25-2011, 12:53 PM   #26
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Well ... if they have em ... get em.

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Thanks for the tire info. I was looking at those already as my street tire choice. Since I want to remain in HS class again this year, I must run either 15 or 16 inch rims since I’m driving the ZX3. I guess the SVT had 17 inch rims OR y’all are running something other then the stock class. I actually set out to get a cheap set of 15 inch rims i.e. anything aluminum for use as racing only rims but I couldn’t find a set of usable rims for less than a new set of 16 x 7 MB Seven's (very cheap at $75 ea). So, I shifted my plan. I'll use the new rims as my daily drivers and convert my current stock 16 x 7 aluminum rims into my racing rims. Current plans are to remove the factory paint, sand down - clean up the various road rash and take them to work and powder coat them some eye popping color like Caterpillar yellow or John Deer green. Not sure, but we might have some lime green or orange. Obviously I haven't quite settled on the color yet. My only real loss is not getting the 15 inch size for racing. I don't think that will be a huge issue. I'll try and keep the tires as short as possible to compensate. I know there are lighter wheels than the factory aluminum rims out there. But as it been stated, I’ll need a few more events in my log book before a few pounds on the rims makes the difference of winning or losing. Y’all are offering up lots of good info. Thanks a lot.
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I still have my doubts about these fitting, but i am willing to try it since more experienced people say it works. and they cheap.. and about half the weight of stock svt rims.

The one thing i hate, no offense... is bright color rims. i mean if its the color of your car, thats cool. but dont do something ugly. just saying....
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for me color of "racing wheels" is kinda cool. i mean it sets your car out and make ppl watch you....... there are a lot of ppl in the area that i am about to run is like a lime green...... a lot of ppl run them but its getting "old" in some ppls eyes... i think a highlighter yellow would be cool or a highlighter pink would be cool too......... find a color that is fun to run with and then choose a tire that is good. if you are a "newbie" to autocrossing then i would suggest a less sticky tire that will allow the car to move a little... then you can add sticyness to your tire as you gain confidence in your car and in yourself.... once you know what your car can do then start adding slowly to your car.... a lot of ppl think that you need the stickiest tire you can find.... well if it is then you are going to overcompensate then maybe go off course.... start light and see what your car can handle with tires and yourself.... then start adding things to help out. also take your first run slow... stay on course, then as runs go on add speed. see what you can actually handle and what your car might handle.... so for tires... see what you can do. if you are into auto-x and have done it before go for a little stickier then see what it can do... FWDs you should only need two sticky tires being your traction under power and turning.... good luck man... i am hopefully starting this year
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