The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:10 am

I figured a reasonable reason for that suspension installation pocket. There's no alignment needed after you change a blown shock! Guess it's not so bad after all for regular peeps.
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:22 am

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:40 am

lolz. Yes Randy- that's gotta have some weight. I can tell you that the car tracks just as straight (if not straighter) than it did with the old suspension. A tad more wander on the hwy like you had hinted at, due to the lack of sway.

PS any wheel gap seen in pic 2 is due to the car being high sided and the wheel sinking into that crater. I have exactly 1 finger clearance all the way around the tire when it's turned. Pretty good guessing stance if I do say so myself.

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby square head » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:36 am

Yes
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby tripwalking » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:23 pm

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:54 pm

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I'll snap a couple real pics with a real camera when it's clean. Or you'll just see me on Thursday.
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:02 pm

solo

it was nice to be in a low static dropped car again
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:22 pm

what would these be worth to you?

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I bought new wheels so these have to go.
Tires were on the car for 3 weeks, so they are basicly new. Dunlop FM901 with smothed sidewalls. I will also include a brand new set of hub and wheel centric 5x100 adapters that I picked up from a friend.
18x7.5 Steels powdercoated wrinkle black. I have over $1200 in them but I will take a $1000 with tires, hubrings and hardware.
there is absolutly nothing wrong with them and reason is that I needz new tires for my new wheelzzzzz


That's 1000USD, he said he's do 1000CDN if I picked them up... in Ottawa. Or $100 for shipping to my door.

The adapters are 15mm... so they'd sit like an aristo or RC (also 18x7.5) with a 9mm spacer. But with smaller tires... should be perfect offset wise. 1k seems like a bit to drop on some steels but I think they'd look killer... and the FM 901 (which I had on my dsm and they were great) are ~500USD themselves... and this includes adapters as well... think I should go for it?
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:17 pm

That sounds good to me
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby professor science » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:57 pm

then get some huge wheel covers
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby square head » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:32 pm

DO IT!

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:41 pm

get 15" wheel covers
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby wide_load » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:15 am

Please purchase and ensure rim is tucked as much as previous owner.

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby tripwalking » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:57 am

waaaaaaiiiiiiitttttt

hang on... Grant Schwartz said that GM or Ford pickups come with 18" I think spare steel wheels... nice width too. Let me check.

+ edit = full size Dodge trucks have 20" spares. No idea on cost.
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:18 pm

wide_load wrote:Please purchase and ensure rim is tucked as much as previous owner.

Cheers.


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@DW: Problem is even if they're like $50/piece I'm at $700+ with tires, and then custom adapters will need to be made... it won't end up being any cheaper. Plus these offsets work nicely... and I like the face design. And 5x112 adapters can be used for many other fun wheels.

You should put the 20s on your w8 :D
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:52 pm

that'd be perfect if I were building a donk!
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby professor science » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:33 pm

Upgrade your grey matter 'cause one day it may matter.

Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because they don't do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today...

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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:40 pm

I got the car for less scratch than that lol

they would look great with the tan.... my birthday is coming up.
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:45 am

So after weeks of daily scraping the point where the big plastic splash shield comes down from mounting under the lip had worn completely through, and has been sagging.

Fast forward to this morning on my way to work. Going about 100km/h I hit one of those traffic survey drive over car counter rope thingies and I guess the shield got caught? Huge noise, shrapnel everywhere in the rear view mirror... I pull over and the shield is all intertwined with the lower control arms and is rubbing on the accessory belt... I backed the car up and yanked it back into shape. By the time I got to work it somehow spit half of itself out in front of the lip lol. I'll hve to cut it off of the other shield it's attached to right now before I try and drive. I hope I didn't break their survey equipment :oops:
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Wed May 20, 2009 11:13 pm

It's time for a terrible iphone photo update!

Big time thankz and hugz to my homebro DW and his skill set! Check it... before:
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Pay special attention to the trick flat machined bolt heads.

Watch this space... I'm 20 lug nuts away from some gigantic steelies.


I ordered some smoked bumper markers from parts4euros as to try and match my votex smoked fender lights... I'm still on the fents about 'em. First off the fitment is TERRIBLE. It's like somebody made them from memory. I had to sand the isht out of them just so it was close enough for me to press them into place from behind the bumper (not how this should work)... once in the rubstrip the fitment looks fine. They're darker than I wanted and you can't really see the orange bulb through them (like you can with my fender turns)... but the darknessocity is pretty much the same as my paint so they blend really nicely.

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24k gold and fresh apple essence ... serious opulence.
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Thu May 21, 2009 12:11 am

Time for those wheels!
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Thu May 21, 2009 12:16 am

I'm gonna pick them up tomorrow night if I can escape the asylum that has been my work week so far.

Got a baseball bat?
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Dreamstate » Thu May 21, 2009 1:43 am

I have access to stainless tube.. no bat though.
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Re: The 99.5: Uncharted mental territory.

Postby Maraschino Larry » Thu May 21, 2009 9:43 am

That'll work.

YTBD... They will stick out something like 20mm more than the winters on there right now. All I know is I don't want to be raising the car.
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