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Old 10-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #81
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So why the failstaggered setup?
This isn't a friggen *insert domestic with huge rears and tiny skinnies* dude, it looks foolish and I'm sure handles terrible. I've tried it before. If its no longer a daily and you want traction why not just run slicks or something?
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The failstagger is because I'm an idiot and put fender flares on the back of the car. I regret it daily. I'm going to end up building a new tub because of it. It looks retarded in person. The 225's with 15x9's hide under them. It handles great. It brakes great. It accelerates okay.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #83
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I guess the complicated solution would be to remove the flares and do a little body work or....omg....add some to the front and run wide/low offset on all 4.
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If the 235/50's fit with flares on the front, they'll be on all 4 corners.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:42 AM   #85
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Default fender flares,

just bought flares, for 1990 miata, looking for good wheel and tire comb for this set up, flares are full wide body, and I know I will have to modifiy body, my quesiton is what works best and looks best, not race car, just tired of wife and child saying it looks like a girls car, im turning 50 in 10 days, looking at Enkie 92 15x8 with 25 mm setback,
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lol, if you read through the thread, you will find the best looks come from NOT putting fender flares on. OP just got done saying he regrets it every day.

Personally I think it looks ridiculous unless you are going to be running 275 Hoosiers on there, but its not my car.
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Even with 15*8's on a 0et, the wheels are tucked horribly. I'm going to 15*10's with the 235/50 R888's mentioned earlier.
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Interesting you bought narrower wheels for improved fuel mileage... Just finished off my first tank on 225/45-15 R-S3's. Worst street mileage I've had. Might have something to do with my right foot and seeking out clovers and other curvy roads to abuse...
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lol, if you read through the thread, you will find the best looks come from NOT putting fender flares on. OP just got done saying he regrets it every day.

Personally I think it looks ridiculous unless you are going to be running 275 Hoosiers on there, but its not my car.
I had 235/60's on the back after the V8R swap. It was the first regret followed by this cars remaining lifetime of regrets.

Don't flare the car. Roll the fenders and put some sexy nickel 15x9 6UL's on it with NT01's or RS3's if your a sally. Had I done that and just put a new front fender on the car to replace the one dad ran over with the truck, this would have been my dream car.

BTW- I'm averaging 14.2 mpg now. The car is a pure around town car and I didn't build it to hard park.
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Just trying different things... Nothing is permanent.
Dude,KEEP YOUR FEED SIDE-SKIRTS...THEY LOOK GOOD
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Funny. I'm now to the point I'm thinking about parting the car out. The stagger dropped a few RPM on the highway.
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Because you fail at wheels and tires, your gonna part it out!!

WTF, manic.
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Pay off everything, set the rest in the bank, and get a clean FD to swap after the shop is extended and finished with an apartment in it this spring.

I've had the car for 4 years and have over 40k miles on it, 15k of them being swapped. I'm bored. It actually has the RS3's and 6UL's on it right now.
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Like a sally, I couldn't do it. Instead I'm pouring money into it. New trans, new rear end, new fenders, new intake, new exhaust, and probably new wheels/tires.

Paint will be this fall. It'll be a rattle can job till then.
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I still have your rocker panel cutout sections if you still need them.
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Can you throw them in a box and let me know what you need for shipping?

Thanks!
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Can you throw them in a box and let me know what you need for shipping?

Thanks!
It depends on how small I can cut them down. Sketch up on a photo how much you need intact and I can go from there. As they sit now they are cut from the top of the arch of the wheel well, over to the shock tower to in front of the seam in the rocker so they are very large and heavy. As I planned to deliver (but forgot them) I figured more was better.
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As I planned to deliver (but forgot them) I figured more was better.
That's what she said!

Yeah, as long as you aren't in a hurry, I'll put the overlays on and see what all I'll still need.
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