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    Thread: Project fox: The progress continues

    1. 09-30-2006 02:43 AM #26
      that is exactly like the next fox project i wana start. its gona look like this and have a pete tong blown 2.0 16v.

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      09-30-2006 11:42 AM #27
      that fox....... just made a mess in my pants :x ...... my god that this is sweet, im still in awe
      my fox project that i wanted to pursue was this:

      but now i want to go green, that car is phenominal.
      as for caps or covers, i found these a while back but they never fit, i liked the look


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    3. 09-30-2006 08:43 PM #28
      Update: Finished the body work, and painted. Picked up the Rabbit roof rack put it on the car for a test fit, decided I liked the way it looked and installed it. Cleaned the hub caps up as best as I could, ill be putting those on with my new tires some time next week. I also plan on lowering it some time soon as well. I took the rear side markers off the Rabbit and installed them on the fox. I like the look, its different. All you have to do for install is drill 2 1/8” holes. The light socket on the fox slips right in the lens, and it’s big enough to cover the existing holes. I also smoked them…




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      09-30-2006 09:25 PM #29
      lookin goooooooooooooood dude

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      09-30-2006 09:31 PM #30
      I think I might have sent you one of the screws for my stock rear door rear door handles, because I can't find it.

    6. 09-30-2006 10:08 PM #31
      not to be an ass but at first i really didn't like it but it's growing on me and fast. keep up the work!!!!

    7. 10-02-2006 09:24 AM #32
      you may have ill look, if not ill try and find one and send it to you if you still need it, (no cost) Just email me your adress...
      Well bad news on the tires, i tried to mount them up last night and no go, i can not get the top bead over the rim lip with my tire machine ( its a new Monty unit to!) I get it to roll on about 1/2 way arround, then the opsite end lifts no matter how much pressure i put on it.. so im thinking the tire is just to wide. Anyone else ever mount a 175/50 on a stock fox rim? Advice?
      Ill have some daylight pics up soon, i do have the hubcaps on...

    8. 10-02-2006 06:40 PM #33
      Here it is: Its almost where I want it. I removed the fog lights, looks cleaner. All I have to do now is lower it, and spend a little more time detailing the engine bay (immediate goals). I have also been thinking about cutting the fender arches off, and splitting them, (all 4) and welding in a 3” wide arc of sheet metal to bring them out and down, I think it would look great covering up a nice set of deep dished 13’s on slammed suspension. That would about finish the Rice Fox out






    9. 10-02-2006 07:10 PM #34
      dude my stock wheels where 175's i'm going to try and put 205/60's on spiders. it's a 5 1/2 inch rim. i have no idea on how this is going to work but i'm will to try it.

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      10-02-2006 07:21 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by ryubiggie »
      i'm going to try and put 205/60's on spiders. it's a 5 1/2 inch rim.

      Please don't do that. You'll need a 7" for that to look or perform anywhere near like it should. Trust me. I did 215/60's on 5-1/2 (x 15") once. It was very bad. Very, very bad. If you can even get it to mount, you'll have so much sidewall roll that you'll think you're driving on Jell-O.

    11. 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.

    14. 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

    16. 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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      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 .

    20. 10-03-2006 03:15 PM #45
      thanks for the info [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      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 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      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.

    22. 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.

    23. 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

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