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Old 03-13-2015, 02:17 PM   #621
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I'm more worried about the Hankooks absolutely sucking on the track. Like unusable bad. Seem's like they could chunk and stuff with all of the small tread blocks.
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Nitto Neo gens man. They're dirt cheap, and mine have lasted years now. They're also great in the rain. Although your Hankooks are probably a rough equivalent, although yes, the tread quality is untested.
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Hindsight 20/20 I wish I had gone with Neo Gens. As has been discussed I was told that it would be a good idea to run R-comps, so I bought the cheapest tire I could find, and didn't do any research. I guess my main question is should I stick it out on the Hankooks or buy something a little more performancy.
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Just got in on a DIYRoadster door bar group buy. Hope they fit with my seats.
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Aidan ... lol



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I should stop spending money...
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I should stop spending money...
i would have put that money into more better tires, although door bars are highly appealing to me.
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I haven't actually paid yet. So I might still back out. Going to sleep on it. I keep reading these threads that say "omg door bars are the greatest thing ever" At the same time i might just want to try and build my own.
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i might just want to try and build my own.
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exactly
But that involves a tube bender....ah **** it. I don't need door bars. I should just go spend money on something else.

Oh and thats been a problem since before online shopping existed. I do everything before I think. One of the awesome perks of ADHD.

Sometimes I think back when my only hobbies were Android phones and fixed gear bikes. When you aren't paying insurance on any cars, and don't spend money on gas money piles up in your bank account really fast. Then I bought my truck...
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But that involves a tube bender....
the only reason mine dont exist yet. we both should be able to find a local place that madrel bends tubing. and theres always a welder as much as i hate saying that

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Oh and thats been a problem since before online shopping existed. I do everything before I think. One of the awesome perks of ADHD.
before track days and a kid, i had a really awesome dirtbike addiction. i know your pain, or at least my bank account does.
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the only reason mine dont exist yet. we both should be able to find a local place that madrel bends tubing. and theres always a welder as much as i hate saying that



before track days and a kid, i had a really awesome dirtbike addiction. i know your pain, or at least my bank account does.
I think I'm going to browse some local 4x4 forums. I used to spend a bunch of time lurking on Pirate4x4 and people have them everywhere. Also mandrel bending is unnecessary for something like this.

Or...build your own?

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Also mandrel bending is unnecessary for something like this.

Or...build your own?

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thats true, im being a fabrication snob. i have access to a number of not mandrel tubing benders. and yes, i have thought about building numerous different versions myself, but rarely have the need for a tubing bender.
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Is mandrel bending even structurally superior? I thought it was only important for flow?
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Is mandrel bending even structurally superior? I thought it was only important for flow?
if the tube gets crushed, yes. but not having bent a whole lot of tubing myself, im not sure if the thicker wall stuff keeps it shape better or what without a mandrel, as im lead to believe.
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Hmmm. Wonder if this would work from Harbor Freight tool rental program: Compact Bender
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Wow or even this: Hydraulic Pipe & Tube Bender - 12 Ton
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Hmmm. Wonder if this would work from Harbor Freight tool rental program: Compact Bender
absolutely not. i use one of those at work. its for scroll work- small stuff
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