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Old 06-05-2014, 11:09 AM   #21
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That was it - feels stable now all the way well past legal limits. They put a little scratch around the hub bore... but overall I am happy!

The rear has rubbed slightly on the left tire over a bump at highway speeds - but I think its probably just due to that quarter panel having been replaced in the past. When I first got the car it had 19-inch BBS CHs that were 10 inches wide in the rear (!) so I am guessing the right fender is rolled - the (new) left is not - hence the rubbing.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:12 AM   #22
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:22 PM   #23
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #24
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:33 PM   #25
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Looks Damn Good! I love the stance, I'm not big on slammed cars. I plan on doing the same wheel with stock height.


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Old 06-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #26
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Well the Firestone that TireRack shipped the tires to wouldn't install them! They said it's a new corporate policy to not install tires on loose wheels. I called around a bit and got shockingly high quotes to mount them - Firestone's prices were $68 or so for all 4 - the next cheapest was $180(!?!?!?!). I called up TireRack and they quickly found an installer (NTB) in the area that would do it for the same price as Firestone.

Kudo's to TireRack for some awesome customer service! Here is hoping that they take Firestone out of there recommended installers list.
Uhh... PM me the store number for the Firestone you dealt with. That is not Firestone company policy and I am disappointed that you were treated that way. To me it sounds like they were nervous about messing up your wheels so they gave you a line about policy instead of being honest and upfront about an inability to do something. Not all mechanics are created equal and most choose to stray on the side of overly cautious when it comes to aftermarket wheels. Wheels look amazing though and I'm glad you found someone to take care of you
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:58 PM   #27
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Rears are definitely rubbing on the fenders. The back right looks slightly rolled and its still rubbing a bit - the other side is definitely rubbing at speed when I take even a slight turn or there is a bump or long dip in the road.

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Old 06-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #28
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I can tell you went with Hankooks what sizes did you end up going with?

Only rubbing we've ran into is a gent that ran super fat (275 or 285 on a 9 wide wheel) tires out back, he fixed his rub with a mild roll and another degree of camber.

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Not too fat - just a 255/35R18
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:54 AM   #30
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Wow...I was thinking of spending a bit extra for the vmr's but these look great! Nice pick dude


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Here is a video of where its rubbing - looks pretty minor in the middle top of the arch (where the painter's tape peeled a bit). I think I'll be able to roll it enough for it to not be a problem - but I have to remove some of that nasty rubber undercoating which looks like a major PITA. For what its worth I kinda wish I just went with all 18x8s.

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Hi, James, have a question. --- I just bought a set of Alzor 18" staggered from ECS, style 716, now when I measure the diameter its 19 1/2 " from edge to edge. Is that the norm ?????.( See attachment) Also just ordered a set of tires can't wait to put them on
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Hi, James, have a question. --- I just bought a set of Alzor 18" staggered from ECS, style 716, now when I measure the diameter its 19 1/2 " from edge to edge. Is that the norm ?????.( See attachment) Also just ordered a set of tires can't wait to put them on
Yeah thatís normal - go measure the ones currently on your car and they will be bigger too. The 18" is the diameter of the tire opening - or the lip on the wheel where the tire sits - not of the total diameter of the wheel.
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The wheel size (18 in this case) goes by the tire seat area, it's normal for the faces to be a bit larger than the tire seat area.

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MK153 said is very very well.
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Sorry to hijack MK153, and thanks for the reply. Now I am over excited
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #36
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Shipping a few days ago was $51 - now its $87. Why?
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Shipping went back down to $50.67 - strange.
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Getting ready to order these tonight I think - but now shipping on both is $89. Before the square setup was $50. Any way you can help me out? 63122 is zip.
I was looking at a squared set of 18x8's a few days ago and the shipping was $107.00!! Checked today and the shipping is now $170.00!! WTF???

I've ordered from you guys over two dozen times totaling thousands of dollars and never seen price gouging on shipping before like this.


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Old 06-18-2014, 06:06 AM   #37
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I just kept adding and removing stuff from my cart - eventually it went down to $53 (which is when I ordered). Definitely a bug in whatever API they use to calculate shipping costs.

Just a FYI - I'd recommend getting the non-staggered set - I'm rubbing in the back =(
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Just a FYI - I'd recomm end getting the non-staggered set - I'm rubbing in the back =([/QUOTE]

Ohh s#; £,---- I got the staggered Set with Hankooks will be putting them on in a few days. I read that they should not rub. Now I am worried. wtf . Is it a major rub or just on big dips and hard cornering ????
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:50 PM   #40
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Yes - it rubbed pretty bad especially after I filled up my gas tank. I'm switching to 18x8s square.
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