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Old 12-23-2009, 02:24 AM   #1261
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i get back on the 11th. what are you replacing your car with??


rofl ya i had a crazy idea to try those out. it looks like i am going to try and make it work for my track/autox setup using a 285/30 square setup. rich was pretty aggressive when we rolled my fenders and they ended up getting pulled. i guess it worked out in the end for me to stuff 285's on a 9.5 et 35 wheel in the rear.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:30 AM   #1262
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generic: is you car jet black or black sapphire?

i have the hardest time with jet black. i'll get at least 80% of the swirls out and then a week later they'll start to come back...and i don't even wash it with wash cloths, it's only pressure washed
What's your LSP? I've found that a good sealant helps keeps swirls away a bit.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:35 AM   #1263
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i don't use a proper sealant i guess. which could be why that happens. usually after i polish it, i will apply a few coats of wax on top. i was using zymol wax....but i haven't done a full detail in a while since it's winter
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i get back on the 11th. what are you replacing your car with??


rofl ya i had a crazy idea to try those out. it looks like i am going to try and make it work for my track/autox setup using a 285/30 square setup. rich was pretty aggressive when we rolled my fenders and they ended up getting pulled. i guess it worked out in the end for me to stuff 285's on a 9.5 et 35 wheel in the rear.

It's a surprise

lol a 285 square will be insane! I wonder what it would feel like
How was clearance?
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phooey i don't like surprises ....any hints? haha

ya...funnily enough the 285 is the ONLY tire that will work. the 275/35 and the 265/35 were too tall. and a 255/35 would not be worth it since i could run that on a more conservative offset 8.5" wheel.

clearance was pretty decent in the rear. i could fit a pinky in between the tire and the fender...in the front it stuck out about 1/2-3/4 of an inch from the fender because of the spacer i had to use. most likely i will either get stiffer linear springs all around for the kw's, get rid of the helper springs and camber plates to get rid of the need for a spacer, or i will try and find a GC/TCK setup and go from there. also, using camber plates and race camber, even with the spacer it will tuck those fronts in very nicely (my friend has an m3 with 18x10 et 25 that he's running square and his fronts looked pretty similar to the 285's up front). i have some clearer pictures with the wheels that i'll post up a little later on.

i'm sure it will be stupid fast in corners. i rode along in a car with 265's square and that was already ridiculous
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phooey i don't like surprises ....any hints? haha

ya...funnily enough the 285 is the ONLY tire that will work. the 275/35 and the 265/35 were too tall. and a 255/35 would not be worth it since i could run that on a more conservative offset 8.5" wheel.

clearance was pretty decent in the rear. i could fit a pinky in between the tire and the fender...in the front it stuck out about 1/2-3/4 of an inch from the fender because of the spacer i had to use. most likely i will either get stiffer linear springs all around for the kw's, get rid of the helper springs and camber plates to get rid of the need for a spacer, or i will try and find a GC/TCK setup and go from there. also, using camber plates and race camber, even with the spacer it will tuck those fronts in very nicely (my friend has an m3 with 18x10 et 25 that he's running square and his fronts looked pretty similar to the 285's up front). i have some clearer pictures with the wheels that i'll post up a little later on.

i'm sure it will be stupid fast in corners. i rode along in a car with 265's square and that was already ridiculous
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lol I'm sure it'd be pure bliss once you work everything out.
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yeah definitely. here are those 'clearer' pictures:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...postcount=3719
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yeah definitely. here are those 'clearer' pictures:

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The fronts are ridiculous


and O hai m3 mirrors
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #1269
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yeah...still not completely feasible at the moment. we'll see what happens when i get back. oh and thank you i lucked out on those mirrors. i wasn't even on the euro-division group buy but apparently they got a wrong order in for my color sedan. i had to jump on that deal

soooo when is this car of yours being purchased
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #1270
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generic: is you car jet black or black sapphire?

i have the hardest time with jet black. i'll get at least 80% of the swirls out and then a week later they'll start to come back...and i don't even wash it with wash cloths, it's only pressure washed
Azzy, my car is actually jet black which I kind of like better than the black sapphire. How do you get rid of the swirls? What product are you using? Some types of polishers contain fillers that will "hide" the swirls temporarily and come off as soon as you wash the car. Products with fillers also don't help your LSP wax/sealant bind to the car as well. If your swirls come back within a week this might be what is happening to you. Let me know what you are using and I can look it up for you.

Using a pure polishing product will completely remove the swirls and once the swirls are gone you have to use a high quality LSP to help protect it from future micromarring. Here is the one I recently used:

http://www.detailedimage.com/Blackfi...P205/16-oz-S1/

Using a good LSP is important because it really helps protect the car and I hope the blackfire last at least 3 months.

On a side note I don't have a pressure washer but do you use a high foaming gun to gently pre rinse the car and foam it up before using the pressure washer? The foam helps lubricate the dirt so there is less chance of scratching the clear coat. Here is what I am talking about

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It's a surprise

lol a 285 square will be insane! I wonder what it would feel like
How was clearance?
I bet he got a 335i....or 135i? Or could it be a 4 door M3
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yeah definitely. here are those 'clearer' pictures:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...postcount=3719
Really aggressive setup you got there, those fronts really stick out. What is the fitment for the fronts?

What type of wheels are those? I can't really see the side profile from those pictures.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:15 PM   #1273
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ssr comp's and ssr comp h's. they are 18x9.5 et 35 for the fronts and the rears. the fronts are that ridiculous because i had to run a 10 mm spacer to clear my coilover perch bringing the effective spec to 9.5" et 25. with some work and with race camber in the front, i'll hopefully be able to tuck that under the fender and use these as my track wheels.
this is the closest thing i can find to a side profile.

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Azzy, my car is actually jet black which I kind of like better than the black sapphire. How do you get rid of the swirls? What product are you using? Some types of polishers contain fillers that will "hide" the swirls temporarily and come off as soon as you wash the car. Products with fillers also don't help your LSP wax/sealant bind to the car as well. If your swirls come back within a week this might be what is happening to you. Let me know what you are using and I can look it up for you.

Using a pure polishing product will completely remove the swirls and once the swirls are gone you have to use a high quality LSP to help protect it from future micromarring. Here is the one I recently used:

http://www.detailedimage.com/Blackfi...P205/16-oz-S1/

Using a good LSP is important because it really helps protect the car and I hope the blackfire last at least 3 months.

On a side note I don't have a pressure washer but do you use a high foaming gun to gently pre rinse the car and foam it up before using the pressure washer? The foam helps lubricate the dirt so there is less chance of scratching the clear coat. Here is what I am talking about

oops didn't see this until now. i was using some sort of meguiars polish and meguiars glaze. i'm not too serious into detailing but once in a while, i see the swirls and it makes me sad lol..

yes i do presoak the car first. i use a low pressure setting with soap/foam and go around the entire car before i start the actual wash
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i don't use a proper sealant i guess. which could be why that happens. usually after i polish it, i will apply a few coats of wax on top. i was using zymol wax....but i haven't done a full detail in a while since it's winter
Yeah. I usually apply a sealant like Jetseal 109 before waxing.
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