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Old 08-25-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Plenty of room.




Emilio was right, this combo fits with no metal work. I'm going to roll the rear fenders a little for insurance.

The tires are still slippery, but the amount of grip is already
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That's a clean *** sunburst you got there....oh yea bad *** wheels too, but I thought all of the 9" wide 6ul's required a lot of pulling and rolling.
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but the amount of grip is already
1.11G at yesterday's autox was the highest peak number I hit.

1.07/1.06 L/R is what I hit the night before in "skidpad" form at a parking lot the night before.
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That's a clean *** sunburst you got there....oh yea bad *** wheels too, but I thought all of the 9" wide 6ul's required a lot of pulling and rolling.
On NB's they don't.
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Oh sexy! So the 225/50/15s don't fit?
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Looks nice. I want me some 15x9's... More pics are needed though.
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That bronze is sick.
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Oh sexy! So the 225/50/15s don't fit?

I can speak definitively, but it would be really close, especially in the rear. Then again, a reasonable ride height might allow them to fit.
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bronze 9" wide wheels, how I love thee.
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I really like the look and am contemplating the 9s on my 96....I know I am going to have to roll the fender(no biggie) but I hope I don't have to pull the fender....
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huge. We need some front and rear track (as in rubber width to car comparison) shots!
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I'll take another rear shot soon. All the pics I have tuned out really dark:

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Hey Patrick,
I just sent you an email since I can't send PMs here yet
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When Emilio comes out with the 15X9 in gunmetal, my 17X7.5 SSR comps are history. I really need new tires but am going to nurse them through the fall hoping the new wheels are available by spring.
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Do WANT!!!!

I know what i'll be saving up for...
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That looks sick.. can't wait til i get some 15x8's
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Assuming this is a street driven car, what's the advantage of the 15X9 compared to the 15X8? What's the widest street tire? 225?

They look awesome, makes me re-think my want of the nickle 6UL. Those would look totally bad *** on a black car.
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Assuming this is a street driven car, what's the advantage of the 15X9 compared to the 15X8? What's the widest street tire? 225?

I'm just hedging my bets. If a 245 street tire comes out, I'm covered. Likewise if I want to run a 275 in the future. If not I'm stuck with a little stretch. I do come from a Euro background, afterall.
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seeing this car in person, I have the say the bronze wheels look absolutely amazing
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