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Old 04-06-2018, 03:48 PM   #71
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what size tires did you run with these? did the front and rear fenders sit on the wheels?
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:58 AM   #72
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what size tires did you run with these? did the front and rear fenders sit on the wheels?
I believe I was running 225/40's on those and yes, the fenders sat on the lips.


Just bought pads/rotors since I'm right around 80k and still on stock pads/rotors. Went with StopTech pads and Adam's Rotors all around:

StopTech Sport Front Brake Pad Set
StopTech Sport Rear Brake Pad Set






Still waiting on lips/barrels from WheelFlip. They said Triangle was finally able to spin/cut them last week and that they should be delivered to WheelFlip today(ish).

The lips will be polished by them and then shipped out to me so I can FINALLY put these wheels together. It's f*cking June and I'm still not ready for the season... :shifty
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:45 AM   #73
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Alright so since I'm such a forum junkie I figured I might as well spill the beans here first.

Way back last year I was ready to start thinking more long term on the R and since the 17" centers on the last set of Futura's weren't going to clear my brakes if I put new pads on, it was time to start looking for another alternative. I scoured the internet and ended up finally finding two full sets of 18" 5x112 original Futura centers which are damn hard to find let me tell you...

I got one of the sets refinished by Nicks B&P down in NJ. They're mirror polished with brushed faces, mirror windows, and black letters. (It's hard to get a good shot of the finish)



So once I had the new wheels in the works I decided it was time to get rid of my treasured full polished Futura's...



...but I couldn't resist the temptation to take this photo just before I let them go...



I also decided that since my setup this year was going to tuck, that my fenders and rear quarters better be crisp and clean. I had two new front fenders rolled flat and seam sealed on the lip, and had the body shop fix my rear quarters and paint everything.







After that I went to Sam's shop to figure out what size lips and barrels I was going to need, along with how tucking was going to go once we got all the parts. This was a 20" Audi wheel just for sh!ts and giggles.



I also decided to get my front bumper fixed at this time due to some overspray and overall beating it's taken. Had Pat do my grilles and GhostKnit lip at the same time to make sure everything was going to be up to par.





Then it was time to do a sanity check and to get some motivation since this process to get ready for the 2018 season has taken so damn long. Test fit the wheels and lowered the car as much as I felt comfortable on wheels that only had 5 bolts each holding them together lol.

The car will go lower than this and the wheels will clear the fenders without a problem.





After the test fit I decided I should take .100" off the inside of the barrels for peace of mind when it comes to clearance to the struts (and because I can...)



Last step was to get some new rotors and pads, because what's the point of going through all of this for the ability to work on the brakes if I don't actually do anything with the brakes? Rotors are drillled and spotted from Adam's Rotors and pads are StopTech Sport Pads.

I'll leave you with this until the next update...



Final specs on the new setup:
OZ Futura (Brushed Faces w/ Mirror Polished Windows & Powder Coated Clear)
- 19 x 9 et45 (225/35-19 Nitto NT555's)
- 1.5" Lips / 7.5" Barrels
- Reverse Mount Faces
- 5X112
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:29 PM   #74
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I'll leave you with this until the next update...
Not much else to say other than..... Jaw drop!

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Old 07-11-2018, 11:53 AM   #75
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Not much else to say other than..... Jaw drop!

Thanks man.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:51 PM   #76
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Finally got the car setup just in time for Wolfsgart last weekend.

Maxed out my low heights on the front and rear. The rear frame rails are actually sitting on the axles which I haven't heard of a 6 R doing before.

Tucking instead of fender to lip is growing on me but I think I made the right choice. Looks a lot cleaner than it ever did previously.

Here are a few photos from the show to hold over until I get some nicer HD photos.





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Old 08-08-2018, 09:13 AM   #77
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Here are a few shots from Wolfsgart last weekend.







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Old 08-10-2018, 11:56 AM   #78
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