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Old 12-21-2011, 10:11 AM   #57
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any bending concerns on those nurburgrings in the mid atlantic?
No problems here with my Nurburgrings - lots of potholes and extremely uneven roads in South Jersey, took the abuse from that like a champ.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:20 AM   #58
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Anyone has pics of 17" PF01s?
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #59
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I generally avoid potholes when I drive, but I've hit a couple of fairly large ones and they've held up fine. Tough wheels relative to the weight.

As a general rule, if you're looking for light AND durable, go with wheels that are flow-formed (TSW Nurburgring/Interlagos, OZ Alleggerita HLT, RAYS, Forgestar) or if you've got money to burn, true forged wheels (HRE, DPE, certain BBS). A lot of the lightweight gravity cast wheels out there are pretty fragile.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #60
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To the guys with the Nurburgrings what tires specs are most of you running? I plan on lowering in the spring so I'm thinking 215/40??
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:55 AM   #61
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To the guys with the Nurburgrings what tires specs are most of you running? I plan on lowering in the spring so I'm thinking 215/40??
I'm running the stock size tire for 17's - 225/45.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #62
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I'm running the stock size tire for 17's - 225/45.
You lowered or lowering?
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:14 PM   #63
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You lowered or lowering?
I'm lowered on Bilstein PSS10's. I think my fender-ground measurement is around 25" or 25.5" at all four corners.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #64
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When you get a chance post some pics of your ride Id like to get a look
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:22 PM   #65
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When you get a chance post some pics of your ride Id like to get a look
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I was running, earlier this summer, close to 24" fender-ground. But, when I autocrossed at this configuration, the front fender liners were scraping the ground constantly. So, this necessitated the ride-height increase.
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My main concern is rubing. I will be going with 18s but with stock tire on them Im not sure if it will rub.
Im planing on putting on streetlines in the spring. Not slamed by any means.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #67
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My main concern is rubing. I will be going with 18s but with stock tire on them Im not sure if it will rub.
Im planing on putting on streetlines in the spring. Not slamed by any means.
If you don't set the Streetlines to such a low setting and you use the stock tire size for the 18" wheel (225/40), then you shouldn't have any rubbing issues. I'm sure other people will chime in here.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:31 AM   #68
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My main concern is rubing. I will be going with 18s but with stock tire on them Im not sure if it will rub.
Im planing on putting on streetlines in the spring. Not slamed by any means.
I have the streetlines and I have minimal rubbing only when I turn the wheel all the way.. Also roll your fenders just to be safe. Chopped up my tires pretty good... However I'm almost as low as they go so i don't think you'll have an issue. I'm on stock tires btw.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #69
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Will be mounting these as soon as I have time. Which I don't have.

TSW Interlagos. Tires are Conti DW 225/40/18

Equals over 11 lbs of unsprung weight per corner versus the Detroits and Pirellis
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39.8? That sounds way too light that scale may be off. The tire alone is about 26lbs which would put the wheel at 13-14lbs.
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