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Old 08-25-2015, 01:42 PM   #3181
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They did. These kitty decals are much higher quality than the ones Scott had
Wait what? I am pretty sure the ones I sent were printed at the same time as the ones Scott was sending out.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:43 PM   #3182
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<p>The ones he sent out were kinda papery. The ones you sent had like a textured kitten face and were more like vinyl.</p>
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:45 PM   #3183
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<p>So I accidentally got my girlfriend started on a pet shopping spree....</p><p>Were pretty much set on adopting an old dog, or finding a kitten.&nbsp;Options so far:</p><p>Siamese and Ragdoll kittens Seal Point, Lynx Point</p><p><img src="http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/379x450/80-00q0q_7yqylyjiz22_600x450_e23402b1dd89ae7f7fc29fb0 e0ff8c45a930a4dc.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>http://www.oregonhumane.org/adopt/details/116738/[/URL]</p><p><img src="http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/500x375/80-4cv0j5l_a80d3c64d707bbedd0bfbdbf3c0d7a770b064c87.j pg" title="" /><br />&nbsp;</p>http://southwesthumane.org/dogs-and-cats/dogs/dog-details/?id=65851[/URL]</p><p><img src="http://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/413x600/80-th0fovi_4f77de7f3ce78c94e1bcb3900c9a32d71c998bf1.j pg" title="" /><br />&nbsp;</p>https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32958709/[/URL]</p><p><img src="http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/632x474/80-orf5efu_0d8c703bf34e5c8abaf5c4e81f4192479aea53a0.j pg" title="" /></p>https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31787128/[/URL]</p><p><img src="http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/632x632/80-ss85ifg_7dfd305752f87aad372cc558cce07c0fc3437805.j pg" title="" /></p>http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pet/5189286137.html[/URL]</p><p><img src="http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/600x450/80-00r0r_5sikdk905lj_600x450_df7a72e72c06e2b6cc0bc9fb 14f261db243dde83.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:16 PM   #3184
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When I got my pup I just went to the local shelter and picked him out, he'd been there long enough they about gave him away for free.

60+ lbs dogs make renting tedious, in case you didn't know already.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:18 PM   #3185
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Yep, current house doesn't allow pets, but well find out in a week whether we get the new one we just applied for. Which allows any pets that aren't pits/rots/etc. It also has a huge lot.
<br />I don't plan on renting again after this house.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:43 PM   #3186
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So I got these...



Decided to test things. 11.5" lightly used mini rotor...



It fits!



Well, kinda...



Damn wheel weights.

How much clearance is too little? At this point I'm thinking I'll just use the $16 pair of lighter 11" rotors, then I can find stock 15" wheels for winter tires.

I'm down at the wear bars on the outside of my neogens but not the inside, it's been about 15-20K miles of street driving, so that's not half bad. I think I am 1.5/1 degree f/r camber, so I can see how they handle camber well, obviously I need more camber lol
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:48 PM   #3187
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<p>Wow, that actually looks like a lot of clearance. Can you measure?</p><p>An idea for clearance is to search for where Mobius ran his 11.75 brakes without wheel spacers on 11.75 TSE brakes. He had clearance static, but under braking he didnt have clearance anymore. There were numbers dropped there. I'll see what I can dig up.</p>
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:50 PM   #3188
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<p>I'm pretty set on the 11.5&quot; rotors. Especially if they fit on my x8s. Then I can put winter tires on my x8s and get some x9s for track duty next year.</p>
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<p>BAM!!!!</p><p>Reality Check: TSE 11.75 & spacers</p><p>TLDR:</p><p>0.125&quot; clearance preferable.</p><p>Which reminds me. Check out this schwag I got at work, its holographic and has decimal to fraction conversions:</p><p><br /></p>
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:12 PM   #3190
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I want one!

I've about 1/8" of clearance, but my wheel weights take up all .125" of that at the moment, the caliper would knock them clean off.

What would I do about wheel weights, if I wanted to run 11.5"? I don't know squat about wheel balancing, other than I put tiny beads in motorcycle tires I mount myself...
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<p>Recent post by Savington</p><p>
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Single-plane balance on street cars, no wheel weights on race cars.
</p><p>Tell your tire guy not to put them on the inside(outside?). I think my guy already does.</p>
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I did one track day without spacers; didn't notice any contact afterwards between wheen and caliper.

It was a cool day, and I didn't push very hard though. If Andrew says spacers are required, they are. I did get some 3mm spacers off eBay, and they seemed to work fine. I was uncomfortable running 5mm spacers on stock wheel studs.
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<p>I ended up finding the post I wanted to, just thought I remembered you had some sort of contact, must have remembered wrong.</p>
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Totally balance race wheels. The outer weights just need to be placed inside the barrel far enough to clear the calipers. Even my local Les Schwab guys were able to get this right for me every time. Just communicate clearly *with the dude doing the balancing* what you need.
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<p>I found a guy near my house who mounts and balances in a one man shop by himself for 55. Bet I could talk him down too if I go there enough.</p><p>He only put wheel weights on the inside for me, works great so far.</p>
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Oh ha I'm contradicting Andrew. Whups.


Balancing has worked for me. But Andrew knows more than I.
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I don't think anything short of 1/2" of spacer would help me gain more clearance radially, the barrel of my wheel is pretty flat, about 1/2" worth of flat, actually.

I guess if I had the inner balancing weights stuck about 1" off the back face of the rim I'd get back to 1/8" of clearance all around, which is apparently cool, don't think I'm anywhere near the spokes. I'd like no spacers, if I could. I think my wheels are dual plane balanced right now, may as well keep it if possible.

Guess I'm back to making 11 and 11.5 brackets, haha
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<p>When you get new tires you will need to rebalance anyways. Just get the single plane balanced.</p><p>I'm really pumped the 11.5 fit for you. I hope dial-ins have similar clearance.</p>
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The flatout has to have a tight barrel because it's a deep dish wheel, the dial with the spokes mounting so far out, like a high positive FWD wheel, I doubt you'll have any clearance problems.

I donno, maybe it still has the same barrell size. I'll pull my wheel and measure again later with solid numbers if you want.
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<p>Solid numbers would be awesome. Maybe I'll pull my wheels too and get some measurements.</p>
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