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Re: New tires and brakes!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024245 posted 10/08/11 01:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Optical illusion. I noticed that as well after I uploaded the pic, but that's not how it really sits. I think the pavement in that pic just sloped the direction the car was facing.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024249 posted 10/08/11 02:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Probably the shadow under the car too. Big tires make me happy, I gotta get a new subi soon and plan on going back to that size or bigger on whatever I get. Right now I have those nice hankooks, but they just aren't tall enough for the deep snow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024252 posted 10/08/11 02:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like this size because it fits well, and is the cheapest out of all the other sizes. These tires are great bang for the buck.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024254 posted 10/08/11 02:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yep, I think its cause all the outbacks and fozzies run that size. I'm definitely going back soon, makes the car a freaking monster in the snow!

Dude, now all the grey car needs is some Hella lights on the front bumper fitted with some HID's and it'll be complete for winter adventures!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024281 posted 10/08/11 04:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024480 posted 10/09/11 12:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mark,

Is your car lowered much compared to stock as it sits now? After fitting the Bilsteins to the GTi in the UK the best ride height I could get due to the back sitting too high was this









I am already using lowering springs at the back and have cut three coils off those so this is as low as I can go. I'm just wondering if going to these tyres will fill the wheel wells or if I'm still going to have a big gap like you had originally





BTW your new General Altimax Arctics look much bigger than the previous Toyo Observes



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Edited by cheekychimp (10/09/11 09:08 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024494 posted 10/09/11 01:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's lowered probably an inch from stock as it sits now. I had it pretty jacked up from stock in those two pics.

And yeah, these new tires are a little bit taller than the Toyos. I'm not sure why, as they're labeled as the same size. These Generals are probably 1/2" taller when I put them side by side. Some of that might have to do with the brand new tread, which is pretty deep.

BTW, I'm really jealous of those O.Z. wheels you have.



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Edited by turbowop (10/09/11 01:39 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1024570 posted 10/09/11 09:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Well it might not look too bad then. I think the GTi maybe sits an inch taller than stock now. It's hard to tell just from photos. I have a picture of a supposedly stock AMG on my iPad and that looks to be at least as high if not higher.

If you really like those wheels, I'll keep you in mind for next year. I am going to be doing a 5-lug conversion on the VR4 in the spring and once that's done, I won't be able to use my AMG rims on that car anymore. I might put the AMGs on the GTi. I figure tyres this tall are the best protection for rare wheels. I doubt you can find a curb tall enough to inflict curb rash anymore right?

Edit: Can you take a few more pics with the car on the level and from a few different angles. It looks really cool. It reminds me of Nate's car wearing the Hoosiers. That picture he did in the graveyard with water droplets sitting on the freshly waxed paint was a classic.



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Edited by cheekychimp (10/09/11 09:07 PM)

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