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      01-07-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Talking New Shoes On!

Finally after what seemed like eternity, got some new shoes on. 360 Forged Mesh 8's.
















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      01-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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Very nice shoes my friend!! Looks really good.
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      01-07-2009, 07:19 PM   #3
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      01-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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Nicely Done! Car looks great!
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      01-07-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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      01-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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May I ask how long u waited all together?

Im at about 7 weeks into it.

BTW. love them. All u need to do is drop it. Did u go with a 25 profile tire? Seems a bit thin.

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      01-07-2009, 08:42 PM   #7
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Congrats. I love those wheels.
What tire size are you running in the front and rear? Your wheels are 20x?
I cant wait to get my set. Mine will be different though.
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      01-07-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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^ would love some more info also

looks good
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      01-07-2009, 10:20 PM   #9
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congrats. Looks great.
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      01-07-2009, 10:35 PM   #10
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awesome wheels now drop it lol
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      01-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #11
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Congrats on the new shoes for your car. They look gorgeous.

As others have asked - what are the specs on the size of the rims and tires? I ask primarily because your front tires look like they're too narrow for the rim and are being stretched (probably too much).

This observation is based on the close-up view in picture #5. There is a sizeable gap between the tire lip and rim. You can see the difference between the front and rear tires on the rims when you compare pictures 5 and 6.
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      01-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #12
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did you get the 10.5" or 10" rears?
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oh yeah! congrats!
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Alright, back from work, here are the specs.

Front: 245/30/20 - 9.5x20
Rear: 305/25/20 - 10.5x20

The front looks a bit stretch as noted by forum members. I'm going to have to find a solution to that. I'm thinking of going with the RDSport springs for the drop.. any idea on how much I can drop without need any more modifications?
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Sweet pictures! 255/30R20 is one that we list as fitting, and includes 9.5" as a recommended wheel width for mounting. It would still look a little stretched, but would be safe.
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Alright, back from work, here are the specs.

Front: 245/30/20 - 9.5x20
Rear: 305/25/20 - 10.5x20

The front looks a bit stretch as noted by forum members. I'm going to have to find a solution to that. I'm thinking of going with the RDSport springs for the drop.. any idea on how much I can drop without need any more modifications?
Wow no wonder they look stretched...245 width on a 9.5" wide wheel. Wheels look good though, but definitely needs a drop! How long did it take for the wheels start to finish? I ordered mine about 3 weeks ago and I think it will probably take them another 7-10 weeks to be honest.
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Lovely, waiting on my mesh 10's to arrive.

What size lip did you go for?
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wow those look amazing on your car.
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I waited 3 months... the lip is a 4" lip I believe.
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looks great, the front is a little too stretched.. run a 255/30. if you want to see what it looks like i have a 20x9.5 rim with 255/30 check my pictures..

my rears are 11.5 with a 315 tire.
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looks great, the front is a little too stretched.. run a 255/30. if you want to see what it looks like i have a 20x9.5 rim with 255/30 check my pictures..

my rears are 11.5 with a 315 tire.
What good is a 315 going to do you aside from the bragging factor of saying you are running a 315? They must weigh at least an extra 3-4 lbs per tire over a 285!
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Unless of course you are going FI and need the extra traction, which you may very well be planning.
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