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Old 11-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #651
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Yeah, I saw that site. Discount Tire quoted me $154 each or $616 for the tires and a total of $756.22 mounted and balanced and with the free road hazard coverage.

This site you linked to wants $139.72 each or $558.88 + $51.50 S&H or $610.38 for four tires. Then you need mounting and balancing.

I need to call discount and find out their rate to mount and balance 4 tires. The guy also was vry clear on the phone that he'd be willing to work on price if I found a better deal online. Maybe I can get them to come down on mounting and balancing. I was aiming for $700 out the door. If I went with 225/45/17, I could hit that easy, but the 235/45/17's are more expensive. I think the extra 0.6" width per tire is worth it.

235/45 will be a meaty tire on the wagon body with an 8" wide rim. We'll see if they fit.
I've got 235/45/17 on my car, look meaty on the bbs's, just do those flares and wait a little for the gr bbs's
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #652
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Want to come over and let me throw one on my car just to see fitment? I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for the links on the flairs. We're getting close to a good solution, but nothing yet that I've really liked. Everything is a little to... rigged? Maybe hacked is the word? I'll probably have to make custom ones or something.

I'll get tires for the GR BBS's next year.

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Old 11-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #653
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I have rs-3's (235-45-17) on stock BBS'
Maybe you can try em on with an exchange of replacing my stripped stud. Lol. I have a new one.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #654
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I have rs-3's (235-45-17) on stock BBS'
Maybe you can try em on with an exchange of replacing my stripped stud. Lol. I have a new one.
Front or rear?

Front, sure, no problem. Rear... that requires separating the hub from the knuckle and a new wheel bearing/seals.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #655
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Front or rear?

Front, sure, no problem. Rear... that requires separating the hub from the knuckle and a new wheel bearing/seals.
it's a front
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #656
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Yup. Passenger front.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:12 PM   #657
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Deal. Come over this weekend sometime. That should take only a few minutes.

How do you like the R-S3's? They seem to review favorably. As good as the Dunlop Star Specs. But they are like $300 cheaper.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #658
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I have rs-3's (235-45-17) on stock BBS'
Maybe you can try em on with an exchange of replacing my stripped stud. Lol. I have a new one.
How long have they lasted you so far? Whats expected lifespan of them?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #659
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Good work as always. I'm still working on those new flares but no word yet If you want to borrow one of my uncut zg flares to tape up and check out fitment you can too.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #660
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Deal. Come over this weekend sometime. That should take only a few minutes.

How do you like the R-S3's? They seem to review favorably. As good as the Dunlop Star Specs. But they are like $300 cheaper.
Deal.
I love them. Worlds better than the old Michelin pilot sport A/S plus I had.
I've only been able to break them loose once (rears) mid-turn and they were cold. So much more confidence taking corners once they're warmed up. I don't feel like im understeering all the time.
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How long have they lasted you so far? Whats expected lifespan of them?
Ive had them on a little shy of 2,000 miles. Flame pattern on the center tread is gone but that's expected as it wasnt engraved in too much.
I don't know the expected life span but I would guess they aren't a 40,000 mile tire.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:58 PM   #661
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Deal.
I love them. Worlds better than the old Michelin pilot sport A/S plus I had.
I've only been able to break them loose once (rears) mid-turn and they were cold. So much more confidence taking corners once they're warmed up. I don't feel like im understeering all the time.

Ive had them on a little shy of 2,000 miles. Flame pattern on the center tread is gone but that's expected as it wasnt engraved in too much.
I don't know the expected life span but I would guess they aren't a 40,000 mile tire.
Im kinda looking at the nitto invo or nitto nt05, found both decently priced, i'd like to know how tread wear compares to the rs3 tho, both have supposedly a harder compound, but id imagine there is more that factors into tread wear than only compound
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #662
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Thanks. How's the new STi? When are we going to fix that AC?

It's an awesome car man, I love it! I have more R134, o-rings and a manifold kit so whenever is good for you, just let me know. Thank you!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:40 AM   #663
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It's an awesome car man, I love it! I have more R134, o-rings and a manifold kit so whenever is good for you, just let me know. Thank you!
Glad you are enjoying it, was a nice car and wish I could have kept it
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:15 AM   #664
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Front or rear?

Front, sure, no problem. Rear... that requires separating the hub from the knuckle and a new wheel bearing/seals.
You can open up the abs sensor hole a little and get the rears out. Not saying that's the right way to do it but it works.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #665
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Thanks! I try to be thorough and I really dislike half-assed jobs/hack jobs. My car might not be crazy built or over the top like some of the amazing rides here on NASIOC, but at least I hope it's built well. I'd totally appreciate some pictures at some point.
Just let me know when you feel it is ready for some pictures!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:37 PM   #666
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Yeah, I saw that site. Discount Tire quoted me $154 each or $616 for the tires and a total of $756.22 mounted and balanced and with the free road hazard coverage.

This site you linked to wants $139.72 each or $558.88 + $51.50 S&H or $610.38 for four tires. Then you need mounting and balancing.

I need to call discount and find out their rate to mount and balance 4 tires. The guy also was vry clear on the phone that he'd be willing to work on price if I found a better deal online. Maybe I can get them to come down on mounting and balancing. I was aiming for $700 out the door. If I went with 225/45/17, I could hit that easy, but the 235/45/17's are more expensive. I think the extra 0.6" width per tire is worth it.

235/45 will be a meaty tire on the wagon body with an 8" wide rim. We'll see if they fit.
Give me a call if you need a quote on tires. I'll see what I can do for you.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #667
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #668
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Give me a call if you need a quote on tires. I'll see what I can do for you.
I didn't even think of that. I'll let you know.

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Hurry up.
I got some bad news from the powder coater yesterday; the color we ordered for the intake manifold and the valve covers didn't work right. It was supposed to be wrinkle finish, but came out gloss and smooth and dark. So the things will need to be stripped and then we'll try again or perhaps try another color/type. But this will add a couple of weeks I think.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #669
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I'm really happy for you, and I'ma let you finish. But this thing had one of the best build threads of all times.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #670
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Dammit KP! Out! NOW!







(Where did her boobs go?)
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #671
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I'm really happy for you, and I'ma let you finish. But this thing had one of the best build threads of all times.


That is horrible...
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #672
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I'm really happy for you, and I'ma let you finish. But this thing had one of the best build threads of all times.

Right? It's so amazing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #673
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Im kinda looking at the nitto invo or nitto nt05, found both decently priced, i'd like to know how tread wear compares to the rs3 tho, both have supposedly a harder compound, but id imagine there is more that factors into tread wear than only compound
stay away from the invo. absolute trash.

i clear 245/40/17 starspecs on my wagon but i also do not have the sedan laterals.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #674
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Why are the Invos trash? I have them.. used them for this summer since my RE01's were done.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #675
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Deal. Come over this weekend sometime. That should take only a few minutes.

How do you like the R-S3's? They seem to review favorably. As good as the Dunlop Star Specs. But they are like $300 cheaper.
RS3s are amazing. It's like an R-compound with a street tire UTQG.

Ran them this season and have had zero complaints, other than we couldn't use them at SLB on Wednesday

I'd put it this way when comparing RS3s to Star Specs, AD08s, RE11s: Why pay more money per tire, to go slower on a track. They are great bang for the buck tires.
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