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Old 12-22-2000, 02:41 AM   #1
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hey i been readin the board recently and am planning to get a new rs coupe soon. wondering what mods i should get for my baby.. there seems to be a lotta stress on changing wheels...do they really suck that much? what are the best and 'safest' ones out now? thanx for ur help
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Old 12-22-2000, 04:36 AM   #2
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Jig,

Welcome........As far as mods go.....You don't need to change out the wheels, there actualy VERY good and light (16.5lbs) It's the TIRES that would be the first thing to go if you ask me. They are terrible, if you take them off when there new you might get 200 bones for them if you were to sell them to someone. That 200$ would be half of what it would cost you to get some decent tires. You would be lookin at bout 300-500$ for good tires depending on what you go with. Alot of peeps are buying Kumho'z 712'z They seem to be the biggest bang-for-the-buck right now as far as a good "summer" tire goes.
Being from NJ, you might want to consider getting some "winter" steel wheels and winter tires.

That my sugestion....you have to get the car yet though.....hurry up man.....whatta u waitin for...??

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Old 12-22-2000, 05:34 AM   #3
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hey thanx arron. as far as those kumhoz tires are they good for winter whether as well? i dont really know much about whats good or not...do u suggest anything else besides tires that are needed/hot mods

o yeh dont worry my coupes definitely gonna be ordered within the next week or so...just gotta find the dealer with the right car color...they seem to be all outta coupes here in nj..sux but itll just make it sweeter when i get it .CANT WAIT!
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Old 12-22-2000, 06:33 AM   #4
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jigcrates,
Welcome to the club.

Summer tires are no good for winter. You can use them in the rain, but not in the snow.
If you want tires which you can use all year round, you could try hih performance all-season tires. They don't grip as well as the summer jammies, but still better than regular all-seasons.

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Old 12-22-2000, 06:40 AM   #5
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Old 12-22-2000, 01:19 PM   #6
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Old 12-22-2000, 01:30 PM   #7
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Jigcrates, welcome! My suggestion for your first mod would be NOTHING! Actually what I mean is, drive the car for a month or two before you do anything. This will get you acquainted with the handling characteristics of the car. Then go for new tires...
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Old 12-22-2000, 06:11 PM   #8
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can i get some names of good high performance all season tires...r they all compatible wit subes? thanx all
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