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Old 01-13-2008, 07:43 PM   #61
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:05 PM   #62
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They look really good man!
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:23 PM   #63
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ben did you paint that style bar yourself?
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:56 PM   #64
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Yeah, nickel 6ULs are pretty much sex on just about any car. I had the KDW2s on my old 17s and they're a great tire with a great tread life. I liked them, just hated the 17" wheels. I also didn't like the $130 a tire price tag for the 17" tires either.

So we're like wheel buddies now. Your's just doesn't look like a 4x4 like me on stock suspension.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:04 PM   #65
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Needs more luggage rack. Very nice wheels!
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:11 PM   #66
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The KDW-2s are an awesome street tire, but a friend of mine chunked them on his Evo on the track. If you ever track it, switch back to the RA-1s.

A bit late, but the R-S2s are no 20k tire. Mine are gone (<1/32) after 10k and 12 track days.)
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:34 PM   #67
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ahh the kdw2. I have those and some rs2's and they are very different tires. the KDW2 are a lot heavier feeling.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:13 AM   #68
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My luggage rack is hot and you know it.

I've got a deal pending with Mike/grinder/authokneeensnsnxxxion for one of his new 'glass trunklids with integrated spoiler IF he can fit the bracket for the 3rd brakelight into it. He's going to try to cut out the metal bracket from a oem trunk and graft it into the 'glass trunk. I'm then going to get a LED brakelight for it (I saw how much faster DTD's LED 3rd light comes on than his tail lamps and think it's a real GOOD idea). I'll just lightly smoke the clear LED housing so it doesn't look JDM-tite.
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I have T1-S on my car in 195/55/14. Not the same size at all, and the slightly older version, but you're welcome to come test the tires if you want.
I have T1-S in 205/45-16, they are very loud past 50% tread wear. OKay for AutoX, but when they squeal they are at the limit (and break out) so they are less forgiving than my Azenis.
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T1R seems like a good choice. I actually have a like new set in 195/50, but they won't stretch over the 8" wheel. :(

T1R in 225/50/15 looks like $125/ea + ship & mount.
I might just keep the RA-1s, though I'm afraid I'll burn through them fast.
BTW you can stretch 195 over 8". If I am correct I have 195 in the front and 205 in the rear. I am on sportmax 15x8.
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BTW you can stretch 195 over 8". If I am correct I have 195 in the front and 205 in the rear. I am on sportmax 15x8.
Sure you can if you want to look like a Disco Drifto Potatohead ..
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:47 PM   #73
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nice lookin car!

whats your suspension setup?
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BTW you can stretch 195 over 8". If I am correct I have 195 in the front and 205 in the rear. I am on sportmax 15x8.
Emilio said he tried to get a 195 toyo on a 15x8 and it wasn't kosher.
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nice lookin car!
whats your suspension setup?
Thanks, nothing special suspension wise. Eibach springs on stock shocks
For now. Konis and ??? soon enough
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