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Old 12-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #11
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Use wheel acid. Do one wheel at a time. Just spray it on & watch it work & make sure you have a hose handy 1st. The second you spray it around, hose it off. You may have to do it again, depending on how bad it is.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:33 AM   #12
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Where can i get this wheel acid and what brand is it?
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #13
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Ouch ditch the wheels man! Get the multi spoke ones!

Also the vibrating noice might be the heat shields on header or cat. Get underneath the car until u can touch them and shake them around with hand, see if thats it. Please make sure the exhaust is cold lol

And the oem flywheel is dual mass, its noisy and rattles a bit
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #14
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Ditch the wheels? No. I like the wheels I have, they look better in person. It's not a vibrating noise the steering wheel actually vibrates when I let the clutch out
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #15
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Engine mounts? Rpms change when clutch is used, causing it to vibrate. You can check the top 2 just by opening the hood but u have to get ur back dirty to check the bottom/trany/wish bone mount
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How would you check them? I'm kinda new to to automotive focus thing but I've had a lot of expirence with 4 stroke dirtbike/atv engines witch are basically the same thing but a lot bigger
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:59 AM   #17
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Look for cracks in the rubber or missing chunks

Yup i know what u mean, im not a mechanic either but owning a turbo car in the past i was obligated to learn the hard basics, and fast lol. I used to pro motocross back home but that was ages ago
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You could pick up a cheapo aftermarket shift knob in the meantime, they usually attach with set screws and would work for the time being. I don't really care for the shape of the factory shift knob and actually changed it right away, but eventually drilled out and re-tapped the set screw holes to use bigger hardware to keep it more secure.

Congrats on the newish car, you found the right color IMO.
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Best color imo followed by the sonic blue. None in my area when i was searching to buy :(
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