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Old 09-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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My new VMR V710's

First, I want to say thanks to Kevin at www.modbargains.com He talked me into going with a staggered setup and I'm glad he did.

Thanks to Skip at Clark Tire in Denver, NC. Anyone in the Charlotte area, he'll take care of your tire needs. Center caps are from Khoalty.com. I also put a set of OEM wheels locks on from ecstuning.com

This was my original setup. Staggered style 68's and OEM Sport springs.








VMR V710 18's and BFGoodrich G-Force Sport tires. Specs are:

18x8.5 - 235/40/18 ET +35
18x9.5 - 255/35/18 ET +45

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i'm extremely happy with the performance and look. i wouldn't change a thing. the BFG's seem pretty grippy so far (and extremely quiet). i'm waiting for another 100 miles, a retorque on the lugs, then i'll really see how they handle. the V710's are 5lbs heavier per rim over the style 68's, but so far, i haven't noticed a decrease in performance. my old tires were down to the wear bars too, so i've got more rim weight (supposedly) and more tire weight, but the car still accelerates like it did before.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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OMG! That looks awesome! 18s are a good fit. Tires don't look beefy. Low profiles nice. What are the offset on it?


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Old 09-25-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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Can you post more pics of side profile close up? Please


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Old 09-25-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
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Is that stock hight? That is perfect. Its perfect as is. Don't slam it


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Old 09-25-2010, 04:38 PM   #6
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drop it. congrats.
thanks. don't think i'm going to lower it. its got the factory lowering springs already and the ride is stiff enough. i don't want it any stiffer. fender gap is only about 3/4" front and rear. i don't want the tucked look.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #7
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OMG! That looks awesome! 18s are a good fit. Tires don't look beefy. Low profiles nice. What are the offset on it?
thanks. i'm happy with the 18's. the ride is barely different than the 17's. i think 19's would have been too harsh. i drive 50 miles every day, so i want comfort. offsets added to original post.
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Can you post more pics of side profile close up? Please
you mean like the last pic? not sure exactly what you're looking for.

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Is that stock hight? That is perfect. Its perfect as is. Don't slam it
stock for the sport springs. it sits about an inch higher if you don't have the sport package.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:44 PM   #8
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:36 PM   #9
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Could you have gone with 235/35/18 for the front? You back tires are 40s


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front are 235/40 and rear are 255/35. you can go with 235/35 in front, but in 18's that's not a common size. plus, that would lower your sidewall height, and with 235/40, there's not much there anyway.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:34 AM   #11
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Sport springs or not: 4x4 status.
I already said I don't like the tucked look. 0.5 rear and 0.75 front gap is hardly 4X4
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #13
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looks great, glad you're not lowering. It's perfect!
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #14
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looks great, glad you're not lowering. It's perfect!
Thanks! My thoughts exactly!
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Drop it dude! Dont be a pvssy!
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #18
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thanks Charles and Kevin! I love the way they look on the car. they're gonna be a pain to keep clean compared to my style 68's, but that's all part of it, right?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:28 PM   #19
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they're not that bad to clean..........besides its worth it haha nice wheels
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:32 PM   #20
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they're not that bad to clean..........besides its worth it haha nice wheels
it was a relative statement in comparison to my previous wheels. it's worth the work for the look.
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