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I Finaly Got Me Some New Rims

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well i finaly did it! got some new 18" rims.

was going to go 19" but wanted to do that next summer now i have ordered my supercharger for fitting next week!

We tried to get a 255-35-18 tyre on there but it was just too wide. rim with is 8" and offset is 35mm

i love the deep dish look and polished lip, very funky. springs had not settled after taking these pics. so will try and get more later

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just got to wait for a few more styling goodies now!

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Nice wheels B)

Now i haven't seen your car for a while and i remember you saying on here something about it being on a stand at a show,forgive me but it doesn't look any different from the last time i saw it :o looks STD even down to the grill,shed some light for me plz Chris B)

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yes it still is gonna be on a stand at HIN, but we held back on the bodywork after change of ideas (mainly someone was copying them elsewhere!!) and we have decided to do the bodywork for the next seasons batch of shows. that way the car will have more time out of the view of other companies and body shops.

Plans are afoot and it will be done to the best possible standards, an di decided not to rush anything. thats why i just laid £4500 this week on the charger, clutch and rims. am getting the power b4 i get the looks.

plus it seemed a bit silly to get sexy new paint and bodywork just in time for the grit and snow of the winter!

So to answer your question, externaly it hasnt changed! apart from the rims. but scorpion. rome was not built in a day.

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thats why i just laid £4500 this week on the charger, clutch and rims. am getting the power b4 i get the looks.

look forward to seeing it then when its all done :)

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nice wheels... similar to mine... better than 5 spokers!

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very nice, hope you've changed the standard pads cuz they be a bitch to clean!

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a 35 mm offset is gonna rub like mad

in fact i would go as far as saying dangerously !!!!

and yes you are right Rome wasnt built in a day !

but then again it fell down :lol:

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Looks nice, they're similar to Wosket's alloys - is that Meguiars stickers in your windows then?

Don't ask me why but it made me laugh the way that bird in the pics is changing poses in the pics!

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That was my mrs, lol

am having the arches rolled, only a slight amount of rub on the rear arch. needs 1mm removed.

just drove to eastbourne and back with no probs with rubbing!

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also if they get on me nerves too much then i will get new ones.

They were bought for shows more than day to day runners, but they make the car feel a lot more stable on the roads

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Did you do springs as well then mate or just the alloys?

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Very nice wheels on a very nice car!

I really like the black colour. Everytimes I look your car, everytime I think that I made a mistake ! ;)

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black colour is great, but needs to be clean, thats why im so thankful that meguires exists. got some detailer clay yesterday and lots more detailer spray and cloths!

As for rome falling down, well its only coz they rushed it!

i waited this long to start touching my car! a few more months wont harm! lol

Have had the japsai springs on for about 6months, but the drop was only 25mm.

am considerin some coilovers or a set of the eibachs

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Looks nice!

Agree black is hardwork, without meguairs i'd be shafted!!

i'm into 14 weeks since i ordered my wheels.. :(

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i'm into 14 weeks since i ordered my wheels.. :(

14 weeks.........thats ok so far, took me a year to get mine :angry:

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very nice :)

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hi its chris here, am quickly posting under gordons sign in and am with him now. we have spent the day fitting the supercharger and the helix clutch. we realy took our time and are wondering how some people managed this on their drive lol!!!

clutch went on like a dream altho we had to use the retaining spring off the old push bearing as the helix one was wrong fitment but no worries.

cant wait to try it out with full power, the charger ripped the hell out of my slipping clutch, lol. so its gonna feel great with the helix one now!!!

the new wheels are bedding in well and have caused zero problems so far, no scrubbage or anything after 500 miles of a road and motorway. i think it was down to the dunlops profile used.

will give a full road verdict on my drive home from manchester tonight! i set off for here at 4am after 2hrs sleep and havent slept yet so may find myself in a travel lodge. so will post tomorrow

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damn the supercharger is fun, especialy combined with the HKS exhaust. scares a few children.

clutch is very on off in performance. which didnt help in the gridlock on the m25 this morning!

had to leave a 5 meter plus space infron of the car before i moved it as once it grabs it lurches lol.

but seriously, if you do town driving then its not the clutch for you. it also makes a strange little noise if you press the pedal a tiny amount. like a little warble?

also since having the charger fited i have noticed that either it or the extra heat is making the power steering pump belt sqeeal a lot more than normal? lexus changed it on waranty in april.

has anyone found a way of reducing the under hood heat quickly and without a vented hood?

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Chris,

The clutch should be just like the OEM one if not a bit lighter. Mine is as is Steves.

I'm a bit worried that something may not be quite right.

Dave

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