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    1. 10-02-2006 07:26 PM #36
      it's for drag not turns.

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      10-02-2006 07:33 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by ryubiggie »
      it's for drag not turns.

      Ahhh...

      Very well. Carry on then.


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      10-02-2006 08:31 PM #38
      Don't worry about the screw OJ, I just strolled over to the local hardware store (1/2 a block away from my house) and picked up one that fit just fine.

      I think I might have 175/60's on my stock rims for the wintertime, I will have to check when I get home. Last winter I did blow off a bead because I hit a curb that I couln't see. Hence the need for the tires in my sig, which were originally mounted on my BMW. They were pretty unstable driving on dry pavement but absoloutly awsome in the snow.


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      10-02-2006 08:49 PM #39
      sounds good. I have put on a set of 175/60's (my old jetta) with no issue at all. these 175/50... like no side wall, and stff..

      if anyone knows if it can be done let me know. any tips on geting the bead over?


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      10-02-2006 09:50 PM #40
      very good transformation
      you went from this

      to this

      very very nice


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      10-03-2006 12:45 PM #41
      thanks, i like your Before After pic idea so i put these together....

      I also removed the GLI badge in the grill, and changed it to this: Goes better with the overall style of the car. Also added some chrome eyelids


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      10-03-2006 01:37 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      I also removed the GLI badge in the grill, and changed it to this: Goes better with the overall style of the car.

      I like the re-badge.


      Modified by snowfox at 1:14 PM 10-3-2006


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      10-03-2006 01:44 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      these 175/50... like no side wall, and stff..

      if anyone knows if it can be done let me know. any tips on geting the bead over?

      It's the 50 series that'll get you when trying to get those onto 5" rims. Your casing width is (theoretically) 6.9", so your looking at close to an inch of 'pucker' instead of the 'stretch' look that is the rage for little wheels. Also, this pucker will screw with your handling quite a bit. The short sidewalls really want to sit a lot more 'square' with the wheel to work properly. As for getting the bead over, your gonna need lube. A lot of lube. You would be a lot better off if you could at least find some 5.5" wide wheels. 6 or 6.5 would be even better.


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      10-03-2006 02:11 PM #44
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      if anyone knows if it can be done let me know. any tips on geting the bead over?

      Based on a couple of pics of your car in a gas station type garage, I bet you work there. Sooo... if you have a center post tire machine, the bottom bead should be easy, you may be able to just spin it on by hand, the top will suck. I would use a pry bar between the rim and the tire and push the tire twards the rim as the bar comes around. Lots o' soap. Rim clamp machine should work about the same way.

      Buyt like Snow says, it's not going to work quite right on a 5" rim, besides the sidewall issue, your going to have to run about 20lbs to keep from looking like a implement tire. I would try a 60 series, but go with what you got. I know how working in a small garage goes .


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      10-03-2006 03:15 PM #45
      thanks for the info

      yup, working at the local grage, it can be fun at times, and others well you get it... Pays my way through college...

      we have this machine: http://www.hofmann-usa.com/monty_1520.htm

      I dident try with the pry bar, its a good idea, ill have to try it, ill use a little more lube to. But my question is: Is it worth it? How will the handeling compare to the 175/65 im running now? any safety issues? The price was right for the tires, i could awalys get my $ back out of them if i decide not to go this way


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      10-03-2006 03:19 PM #46
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      thanks for the info

      I dident try with the pry bar, its a good idea, ill have to try it, ill use a little more lube to. But my question is: Is it worth it? How will the handeling compare to the 175/65 im running now? any safety issues? The price was right for the tires, i could awalys get my $ back out of them if i decide not to go this way

      On 5" rims? No. I think you will be disapointed with the outcome. 6" rims would be fine.


    12. 10-03-2006 03:46 PM #47
      I ran 205/60/13 Falks on stock rims with no issues and they handled just as well as the 195/60/14.

    13. 10-03-2006 03:48 PM #48
      ditch the wheels and lip and slam it. It would look a lot better

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      10-03-2006 04:12 PM #49
      I can't believe you actually suggested ditching the lip!

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      10-03-2006 04:44 PM #50
      gosh.
      you make me look really bad.
      you have done so much to that fox in what seems like so little of time.
      i have so many things i want to do to mine, but i never find the time for any of it.
      props

    16. 10-03-2006 04:54 PM #51
      LOL snow. I say ditch the lip cuz its from the newer model year s10. Its too wide for the car, sucks cuz you cant trim it.

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      10-05-2006 11:02 PM #52
      i know,, to many renforcements and crap.. to much work to cut them all out, and heat/ bend it.... so i just made some alu filler plates to make up the diffrence looks good IMO

      but...

      It may come off because its getting droped on its nuts soon


      i had to do it flame away!


      ill keep it posted!


    18. 10-05-2006 11:21 PM #53
      I have to be honest and point out that I think our cars look BETTER with the body side mouldings.

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      10-05-2006 11:30 PM #54
      my main modivation for taking the molding off was the stripe, would have looked way to cluttered with both the molding and the stripe on the side of the car,,, but other wise i think i would have left it on the car, belnds with the bumpers well


      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 9:56 PM 10-5-2006

    20. 10-05-2006 11:35 PM #55
      I love this car. It makes me thing of the Vespas that have all the chrome on them and they have so many things on them to make them personalized. I love how your car is so personalized!

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      10-06-2006 12:22 AM #56
      thanks! you got it,, im building the car for me.. im like that with just about everything i own, i like it personalized, not what everone else has, i dont like trends so much. I would rather build somthing that fits my personality, rather than the accepted "this is cool" set of modifications...

      speaking of vespa,, here is my scoot


      it has its share of modification


    22. 10-06-2006 12:57 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »


      i had to do it flame away!


      ill keep it posted!

      Well here is my opinion. The car looks MUCH better since i flammed you the first, so good job on that, although im not too fond of the blue engine bay or the bottle in it. The car has a very cool idea going for it, but as of now its just cluttered, not flowing very well imo. Your going for an old school look, all your paint lines are very sharp and straight, but u got new age rounded door handles? Doesnt go. I already told you about the lip but it does look much cleaner without the lights. The wing..................i dunno just looks weird. Lip spoiler would clean it up much better. The checkered top is cool, but the hood too.........its just too much. Go back all silver on the hood and the roof would be hot. Wheels............hubcaps are hubcaps. Find some nice classic old school wheels. Something rare, and that will set it off. But like i said its come a long way and its definitely getting better. Much better than those other cars u posted.


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      10-06-2006 12:57 AM #58
      hahahaha jesus dude....you're nuts. I love it.

      Big up yourself on the badge change...looks much much better....so does the rest of the car...diggin' that stripe...does away w/ the big blank spot your doorhandles left...keep on doin' what you're doin'...I think it's awesome

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      10-06-2006 01:11 AM #59
      thanks man, ill keep it up dont worie

      SN2BJDM: I agree with you on the hood, i think im going all silver, it looked sweet before the stripes and the roof, but now its just a little much. The rear spoiler i like, contomplating spraying it silver as well to tone it down a tad. I see your point on the handels, but i think they look sharp, the chrome looks good on them, and most of all its diffrent. As for the rims, def, i would love to have a set of real deep dish chrome 13" with some crazy offset, but im not sinking alot of $$ into the car. Te wheels would easly cost 3x as much as i have in the car. So ill stick with the caps for now , i was thinking about moding a set of old bug chrome moon's and set them on the stock steels with a red lip, cheap and sweet, with a set of white walls. Working on a duel round light settup, and thinking about some rabbit chrome flag mirors, also plaining out a swt of custom coil overs, ill let you know how it goes As far as the engine bay goes, the car still has alot of work to go, that is by no means a final product, i will probly carry the checker theme into the engine bay, or somthing neat. Its an on going process, who knows an ABA may end up in there


      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 10:19 PM 10-5-2006


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      10-06-2006 08:08 AM #60
      I hate to be a parts vulture, but if you swap dual round headlights, dibs on buying your drivers side Headlamp assembly.

      Love the roof by the way!

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    26. 10-06-2006 08:22 AM #61
      Your car is realy coming along.It's nice to see somebody doing their own thing.And the Fox side moldings really suck,I regret not shaving those and the side lights when I repainted.


      Modified by blkparati at 3:00 PM 10-6-2006

    27. 10-06-2006 09:04 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by DasBaldGuy »
      I hate to be a parts vulture, but if you swap dual round headlights, dibs on buying your drivers side Headlamp assembly.

      Love the roof by the way!

      that is just being a monger rightere

      God damn, I love this car, I love everything about it (except it needs to be slammmmmmmmmmmed) And I dont think the paint is too much, the styling is perfect


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      10-06-2006 10:29 AM #63
      I know there's a lot of folks who dig 13's, but here's a suggestion...

      These are 14's, but cheap and readily available at your local junkyard:

      With your connections I'm sure you or someone you know could swap the centers into some 7-8" hoops or widen them - whatever. Get them painted the stock silver they were available in and slap the old school bug caps on 'em. Just an idea. Take a photo-chop swing at it and see what you think.


    29. 10-06-2006 11:50 AM #64
      I'm liking your car more and more..just two things that I think makes it look too heavy... the first has already been pointed out.. the hood. It needs to be a solid silver, the second thing would be the bumpers. I think it would look better if they were left silver..Factory look. Just my 2 cents

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      10-06-2006 12:09 PM #65
      Everyone, thanks a lot for the comments! Really appreciate it.

      snowfox, Those 14¨ steelies do have a nice look to them, when I get the time I will do a PS, it may be the way to go Thanks for the suggestion.

      DasBaldGuy, there all yours, there is perfect condition as well.

      Communications, its getting slammed soon, as soon as I get my mental ideas for my suspension into an actual product

      Definitely painting the hood solid silver. Rien, I know what you mean about the heavy look, with the black bumpers it looks as though there is a lot bumper just hanging on the car. I do have a question for you. Are you running rabbit bumpers? If so, how did that install go? That was one of my considerations (the small polished alu. ones), I would only switch to the rabbit bumpers if I get the duel round setup figured out (ether the Brazil setup, or I have been eyeing up a couple headlight buckets from an old 60's impala, and a old GTO, dimensions are about right ) If I switched to the rabbit bumpers with the new style lights it just would not mesh very well IMO.



      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 9:12 AM 10-6-2006


    31. 10-06-2006 12:35 PM #66
      cut down the front bumper and pul it in tight to the car it is easy and looks good I did it it is easy
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      Modified by Banned wagon at 9:41 AM 10-6-2006


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      10-06-2006 01:20 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      Those 14¨ steelies do have a nice look to them, when I get the time I will do a PS, it may be the way to go

      OK, here's a little fodder for the ol' imagination... I confess, I went tramping through the Mk II forum for these, but I knew I'd find some stuff there...

      OK, the original poster claims these are 14 x 8.5. They might be just a smidgen too wide for your application and the offset is probably just a bit off, but here you go:

      Here's another idea that goes with your current paint scheme that is just WAY too wide at 14 x 10:

      Now these are actually 15's by an unknown width, but the black and chrome may be a good stylistic fit with your ride:

      Sorry none of these will be very useful for photo-chopping, but it's just some ideas...

      Keep making your mark, OJ!


      Modified by snowfox at 10:22 AM 10-6-2006


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      10-06-2006 02:25 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by oRANGEJULIUS »
      DasBaldGuy, there all yours, there is perfect condition as well.

      Sweet. Dibs on Headlights. Let me know when you remove them.

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      10-06-2006 04:30 PM #69
      ill let you know

      Banned wagon: I like that bumper idea, it looks great

      Snowfox, thanks for all the research!





      Modified by oRANGEJULIUS at 1:31 PM 10-6-2006


    35. 10-06-2006 11:05 PM #70
      diggin the "volkwagen" on the grille

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