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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-25-2016, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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New Shoes for the Project

I ordered new shoes for the bird yesterday. Just figured I would share.

Edit; I thought about this more and realized I should disclose more of the plan. The wheels are 18x9 on 5x114.3 with a 30mm offset. I am planning to use P275/40-18's all the way around the car. I will obviously be doing a hub swap. I plan to road race the car and since I needed new wheels this is what I settled on using. These wheels are flow formed since I wasn't willing to pay for actual forged wheels. I realize that they may stick out a little but inside clearance was the bigger concern because of the tires. This isn't a daily driver so the usual concerns don't concern me.
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I like those! Can't wait to see them on the car.
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Very nice! Those will look good!
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18x9 with a +25mm offset?







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18x9 with a +25mm offset?
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They are actually being customized to my needs. They will be 5x114.3 bolt pattern and 30mm offset. The chosen offset is both a limit to how much can be removed from these flow formed wheels and of the fact that I plan to run 275's all of the way around.

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-10.5:1 Compression Ratio
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Trick Flow Stage 1 cam
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Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
FRPP 42# injectors
3.27 gears
Custom aluminum driveshaft
M5R2
Burned Chip for SN95 T4M0 ECM
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They are actually being customized to my needs. They will be 5x114.3 bolt pattern and 30mm offset. The chosen offset is both a limit to how much can be removed from these flow formed wheels and of the fact that I plan to run 275's all of the way around.
That's pretty cool..

Are they starting with a fresh wheel custom spec to your needs, or simply removing some meat from the back of the wheels?

Basically bringing them inboard for every mm of material they remove from the wheel..






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That's pretty cool..

Are they starting with a fresh wheel custom spec to your needs, or simply removing some meat from the back of the wheels?

Basically bringing them inboard for every mm of material they remove from the wheel..
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They are "blanks" in that they don't have a bolt pattern drilled but they will machine off the 5mm needed since they are already formed.

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail."
"Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
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-Low Tension Oil Rings, Zero Gap Seconds
-10.5:1 Compression Ratio
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads
Trick Flow Stage 1 cam
Trick Flow Street Heat Intake
Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
FRPP 42# injectors
3.27 gears
Custom aluminum driveshaft
M5R2
Burned Chip for SN95 T4M0 ECM
OMGHI2U

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