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New tires and brakes!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1021995 posted 09/30/11 03:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For 503 . Last drive over the pass to see my girlfriend was a bit white knuckle. My brakes are horrible. Low on pad and super warped. And my old Azenis summer tires are almost bald. Bad combo when it's pouring rain.

So on Monday I ordered up some General Altimax Arctics in 205/70r15. They're big, but I used the same size in a set of Toyo Observes all last winter, which are now dead. $350 shipped from Tirerack and a $25 Visa coming back to me for purchasing a set of four FTW. Had a local place mount them up this morning.

For brakes I ordered from Rock Auto. Just some Raybestos rotors and a set of Wagner pads. Nothing special, but came to only $190 shipped to my door.

I'm just happy that my car won't kill me now due to poor tires and brakes.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022011 posted 09/30/11 05:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022013 posted 09/30/11 05:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
great looking tire size, cant wait to see them on the car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022014 posted 09/30/11 05:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
damn, those tires are just a touch larger diameter than the 225/50-17 combo im running. that's going to look rowdy.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022015 posted 09/30/11 05:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Their gonna look like drag tires haha, should look pretty good



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022022 posted 09/30/11 06:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, the last set I had this size looked pretty big, but they fill out the fenderwells pretty good. They even work lowered and only rub a tiny bit on the plastic inner fender liner up front. I'm not sure if they'd work with stock struts though due to the height. I'm running GC coilovers on this car so I'm not limited by the wide stock spring perch on width or height.

I'll get some pics up once I get them on the car. Busy weekend...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022024 posted 09/30/11 06:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well, like i said, my 17's with tire combo is the same diameter as your set up, i have a little room, very little between the stock suspension and the tire.

pics of past fat tire set up?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022030 posted 09/30/11 07:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I put them next to the tires on 1051, which are 245/40r17, they look substantially taller. They're pretty damn tall, haha.


Here are pics from last year. Tires were on GGSX wheels.





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Edited by turbowop (09/30/11 07:27 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022031 posted 09/30/11 07:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are u going to put JDM headlight or corners on that one?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022033 posted 09/30/11 07:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No. I can't stand JDM headlights. They don't look much different than stock and are aimed for cars that are RHD and drive on the left side of the road. I actually don't mind the stock headlights and corners. It's the USDM bumpers that I think are hideous, hence the JDM bumpers on both of my cars.

BTW, the paint on the 503 bumpers is rattlecan that I did myself. It's holding up well even through ski seasons up and down the mountain passes. I did a thread on that, but figured I'd mention it again.

*edit*

Let me rephrase what I said regarding JDM headlights.

I don't hate them...To me, they just don't look different enough to warrant their install. '93 headlights on the other hand, do, IMO. I only installed JDM corners on 1051 because they have a big enough bulb that can be used as a blinker. I retrofitted a dual filament bulb in them so that I can have a running light as well as a bright blinker. This was done because the JDM projector fogs don't have blinkers and because I don't have JDM headlights with a city bulb to be used as a running light.

I'm not a big fan of installing JDM stuff "just because". If it looks better or performs better than I'm all for it.



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Edited by turbowop (09/30/11 08:12 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022066 posted 09/30/11 10:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^ amen.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022126 posted 10/01/11 09:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
93 headlights > JDM

JDM headlights are a waste of a mod.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022150 posted 10/01/11 12:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Speaking of 93 head lights. I have a set to sell if any one is looking.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022152 posted 10/01/11 12:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'd really like to see the new tyres Mark. The GTi still looks too high with the Bilsteins on and I think I may well put some of these sized tyres on it, just to fill the fender wells as much as possible.



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Edited by cheekychimp (10/01/11 12:55 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022155 posted 10/01/11 01:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
While you are there, please inspect your brake lines. 2 years ago I was going over Hwy-12 right before xmas to visit my folks. There was a pretty serious snow storm rolling through so the roads were wrecked. (aka, awesome fun in the GVR-4) but on the way down the pass towards Packwood I lost BOTH rear brake lines at the same time. It was a tense the rest of the way to parents house.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022200 posted 10/01/11 05:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Alpha Male:

93 headlights > JDM

JDM headlights are a waste of a mod.




Lol yeah right



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022203 posted 10/01/11 06:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Alpha Male:

93 headlights > JDM

JDM headlights are a waste of a mod.




Bugger I have limited number of mods im allowed to make?
Wish someone had told me that earlier.

Im going EDM headlights, just to be different(or because the US ones aint legal here)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022204 posted 10/01/11 06:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What makes you think JDM headlights are such a worthwhile mod?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022205 posted 10/01/11 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would think EDM headlights would make more sense than the JDM ones for US, since they are for lefthand drive.
and they are pretty much the same, are they not? except for the black backcasing ofc.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022209 posted 10/01/11 06:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The EDM ones have that neat little adjustability thing to them. I believe Garfield has them on his car.

And the reason I like the JDM headlights is mainly for their aggressive look, I've always wanted a set and think they look alot meaner than the Usdm ones. They just look soooo much better and look like they were meant to go on these cars more than the US ones do. Plus now that the galant uses H4 now this makes it pretty convenient with my other cars also being H4 aswell. They also seem to be alot brighter than my USDM ones too but who knows.



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Edited by GSX_TC (10/01/11 08:31 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022217 posted 10/01/11 07:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol that's not true, everything JDM on my car is not put there just because. I chose certain pieces because I think they go better with the car as opposed to the USDM stuff. There's a reason I don't have the JDM rear bumper, becase I don't like the way it looks, it looks like if someone hit the VR4's ass. Lots of Those Japanese parts just look way better in my eyes man.

I would like to get the JDM rear windshield so I can have a rear wiper like my 1g's have though



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Edited by GSX_TC (10/01/11 07:14 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022244 posted 10/01/11 08:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I really don't feel the need to have those since they look the same and add a bit more weight anyways, not to mention how my mirrors can already fold if I wanted them to, but I never really fold them unless I park all 3 cars ridiculously close together.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022249 posted 10/01/11 08:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I don't know what the hell I was thinking. If I had alot of extra money laying around and if they were cheap enough and if they were already black i might consider picking up a set.



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Edited by GSX_TC (10/01/11 08:47 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022252 posted 10/01/11 08:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
503 looks good on those tires, I'm running 175/70/13s on my wagon and coupe. Need to find some 14" tires for the wagon.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1022270 posted 10/01/11 10:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Blah and I think my tires look porky when I got my 195/65 Winter forces on.

PS - I want GGSX wheels.



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