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Old 02-22-2012, 11:36 PM   #11
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update!

i weight the spacers, they are 1.5lbs. so that puts total wheel + spacers at just over 15lbs. And i mounted the tires.

Also, i found that the 4x108 studs were just barely contacting the back of the wheel (too long) so instead of shortening the studs, I drilled some divots in the back of the wheel.


There is about 1/2 a finger width between the tire and the strut.


ugh, its dirty and my hacked fenders... soon will have flares to cover it. This is the car I'll be running the wheels. the red SVT was just to check over the brakes (which the grey car is soon upgrading to)


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Old 02-23-2012, 05:55 AM   #12
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Looks great, keep us posted on how well the wider tire performs.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #13
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Looks great, keep us posted on how well the wider tire performs.
i already know how the tire will perform, I've used it for the last two seasons.
But i am curious how much of an effect losing 5 lbs of rotating mass on each corner will have.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #14
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Nice. Dig the dogs in the car shot. lol.

Good luck with running with those and definitely let us know what the performance difference is between your old setup and these.

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So i ran my first event on the new wheels.
I really like the reverse stagger, even so, it still took a few runs in the morning to heat up the rear tires (225/45R15).
I made so many changes to the car recently, that it is hard to tell the difference that the weight loss (in the wheels) made.
but overall the car feels very fast.
in the slaloms, the car is faster than i can smoothly move my arms, so i have some learning to do.
i updated some pics and vids HERE
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So i ran my first event on the new wheels.
I really like the reverse stagger, even so, it still took a few runs in the morning to heat up the rear tires (225/45R15).
I made so many changes to the car recently, that it is hard to tell the difference that the weight loss (in the wheels) made.
but overall the car feels very fast.
in the slaloms, the car is faster than i can smoothly move my arms, so i have some learning to do.
i updated some pics and vids HERE
good to hear. I understand about first events, mine was frustrating - too many changes
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:10 AM   #17
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update.

Car is running well. I took first in FSP at the Packwood National Tour in a class of 7 (paxed 41 out of 269). However Omni wasnt there, so didnt have that benchmark to compare to. I also took FTD at a local event (first time in my own car) hosted by the Porche club.

A few event ago I ended up breaking one of my spacers. Fortunately the wheel stayed on. I found the dmg when I was changing tire at the end of the day. So, ebay.... u get what you pay for I guess.

I had my friend who is a machinest make me some custom spacers. I made the dimensions bigger compared to the ebay ones, so now it has twice the cross sectional area (twice as strong). It also meant that i made them thicker, 19mm, and they gained some weight (now 2lbs). And i can be certain on the alloy and heat treat of the metal. (6061 T6)

anyways, thats all i got for now.
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congrats on the win!! I totally spaced it to check the FSP results.. that's awesome.
any videos of the run?
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Congrats on the win!
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #20
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thanks, Videos exist, but they're on my co-drivers GoPro and he is slow at uploading them.
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