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Old 01-06-2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default I go through wheels like underwear, y0!

Well, since I couldn't find any Work Equip 01s or 03s (for a decent price), I settled for some 002s.

Traded my Volks for these and $300.

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Had to raise it about 1/2"

Anyone wanna sell me some Yellows and GC's?

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Also...

Best way to roll the rear fenders?...sans using a fender roller, haha.
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Baseball bat. Maybe wrap it in a towel. Heat the fender lip with a heat gun without bubbling the paint. Get someone to push on the trunk or sit on it while you roll it back and forth. Do it slowly and it won't crack the paint, hopefully.
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hey i've got my SM suspension for sale. Bilstein shocks with GC coils and eibach springs. Can you say adjustability?!?!?!? $401 shipped
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Baseball bat. Maybe wrap it in a towel. Heat the fender lip with a heat gun without bubbling the paint. Get someone to push on the trunk or sit on it while you roll it back and forth. Do it slowly and it won't crack the paint, hopefully.
Wanna help when I get back up to Cookeville? :P

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hey i've got my SM suspension for sale. Bilstein shocks with GC coils and eibach springs. Can you say adjustability?!?!?!? $401 shipped
Wow...wanna hold on to that for a few weeks so I can buy it when I get my next paycheck?
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Those wheels look like they'll get curb rash if you look at them wrong.

Other than that though, nice!
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Yep, gonna have to be extra careful with these!
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Sure I don't mind helping. I should be able to help whenever, just let me know.
Warning: Never done it personally, just read about it.

What size tires are those?
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you traded volks for some sportmax's? WTF!?!?!?
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Sure I don't mind helping. I should be able to help whenever, just let me know.
Warning: Never done it personally, just read about it.

What size tires are those?
I've done it on my Mazda 3 when it was dumped, but didn't use a heat gun...do you have one by chance?

Tires are really random...195/55 F, 205/50 R...the tires are brand new, so I really don't want to spend the money getting four new 195/50s.

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you traded volks for some sportmax's? WTF!?!?!?
Function > Form

...right?

Plus I really needed the cash.

ZOMG JDM VOLKS ARE WORTH $1000000000000000
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I like the curb feelers.
Look hella sexy on the car. Would be even better with the fenders rolled.
Post better pictures when it's all done.

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Don't skip the heat gun!!! OMG!

I helped a friend once, WITH a roller (which was a HUGE help, made things come out nice) on a DSM. Didn't heat the first fender, paint cracked like mad. The rest came out good. Go slow, lots of passes. Maybe with miata light guage metal it will be easier - but easier to bust the paint, too.

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OMG, why I posted pics of this, I'll never know. But notice the missing paint on the driver's front....
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Nope I don't own a heatgun. Depending on where you're at now. Look up harbor freight. Pretty sure they have a store around nashville or Mt Juliet. Something like that anyway. I'm sure the gun wouldn't be more than $20.
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wow you must rub when you sit in the car with that 0 offset, i like the look, but wouldnt want to have to deal with rubbing issues personally.
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Those volks were ******* ugly as hell....-1 for blue wheels on a red car...

I'd support the trade
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wow you must rub when you sit in the car with that 0 offset, i like the look, but wouldnt want to have to deal with rubbing issues personally.
I didn't drive around like that, I raised it up 1/2".

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Nope I don't own a heatgun. Depending on where you're at now. Look up harbor freight. Pretty sure they have a store around nashville or Mt Juliet. Something like that anyway. I'm sure the gun wouldn't be more than $20.
Nice! There is one about 20 minutes from me with two guns that are $9.99 :lol:

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Look hella sexy on the car. Would be even better with the fenders rolled.
Post better pictures when it's all done.

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Will do!
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Those volks were ******* ugly as hell....-1 for blue wheels on a red car...

I'd support the trade
Yeah the blue wasn't doing it for me, but I did like the style of the wheels. The offset was too high anyway.
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I liked the blue. At least it's a little different
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Yeah the blue wasn't doing it for me, but I did like the style of the wheels. The offset was too high anyway.
the wheel was pretty sick..just blue and a red NA don't play well together.
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Nice. Now sell them and get yourself a set of 6ULs.
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