got the 215s in yesterday... mounted one already i will post pictures up later, the stretch came out great... and i belive i might be dropping the car off at a new body guy this weekend.... hopefully
another update is that ive been looking into brake kits for future power, but will match nicely with the wheels NOW... The ecs stage 4 kit is a little overpriced and supposedly the metal that's used on the rotor is not top notch... there are some other kits available but i really want to stay with Porsche Calipers... i did some test fits with my RS' on my friends car, hes running 933 calipers, everything clears but i really wanna go the Cayenne route... I downloaded ECS's wheel guide (for cayenne calipers) and it rubs my barrel with about 1 millimeter so i believe the cayenne calipers will work, with just some minor shaving.
I have been in close contact with JHM motorsports as they were designing there new two piece rotors 350mm that will work with cayenne calipers (direct bolt on).... On monday i was the first person notified and ordered my set instantly I am first on the list so they should be here within a week or two.
look at how beautiful these babies look
The guys over at JHM do top notch work and from my experience with them their customer service is top notch as well. You wont be disappointed with that kit at all when the day comes I will be purchasing this kit as well..
Quote, originally posted by Dowskeet » The guys over at JHM do top notch work and from my experience with them their customer service is top notch as well. You wont be disappointed with that kit at all when the day comes I will be purchasing this kit as well..
yes i know i have spoken with them on the phone about various parts and they are always very helpful. I am still trying to locate cayenne calipers, but i should be able to find some this week... As for body shops i have been speaking with multiple people and trying to find someone that will do everything the right way and not rushed... I think i might have narrowed down my search though...hopefully this week body work will begin, so at least i can take my car to Midwest Treffen with the wheels on.
FCKkkk.... BAD NEWS and GOOD NEWS
BAD NEWS-I received the other two centers and was very disappointed.. the previous owner tried to use a stripper and my hours of sanding each spoke was not enough the metallic silver revealed alll the imperfections and basically the centers looked like s***... basically i would have to sand them again and have my guy repaint them... more $$
GOOD NEWS- I became pretty good friends with the guys at "wheels America" (local wheel repair shop) since they fixed alot of my wheels (very good work) and i told them about my dilemma... they gave me a VERRYYY good price to sandblast all four centers down to bare metal then powder coat to any color i want and finish with an extremely high gloss clear.. I chose this Mercedes AMG silver, it has very small but silver flakes everywhere.... i should have two centers done on tuesday and i will be pulling the centers of the DONE wheels tomorow
sucks... but the price and quality is worth it, i do not want to cheap out on the wheels.
Modified by TheyCallMeARI at 11:42 PM 8-2-2009
Quote, originally posted by TimKouch » i can't wait to see these wheels at h2o
oo you will! I just cant wait till i drop the car off at a body shop so i can ride with them on soon hahah
Any H20 Veterans can recommend a place to stay at in ocean city????.. doesn't matter hotel or condo, but i need to book something soon with my friends.
Quote, originally posted by TimKouch » i say get a bayside condo or town house set up
usualy whare i end up
Thanks Tim, do you have any links or do you find it on craigslist...
well for everyone thats been waiting and kind of been watching this thread good news.... i finally found a body guy and im dropping the car off on saturday.... the newly powedercoated "AMG silver" centers are being assmebled right now.. and tires will be put on tomorrow...
I will take pictures of the process because i will be stoping in occasionally to check out the status...
other then that i ordered multiple little parts..
-JH Motorsports Rear Big Brake kit (slotted)
-Brand New Front Cayenne Calipers 6 piston
-Pagid OEM brake pads for the calipers
- Rear Hawk HPS Pads
-New Oil sensors ( been getting errors)
- Motul RBF 600 fluid
POSSIBLY my car will be ready and be able to show in the MidWest Treffen show.. surbubs of Chicago...
I will only have the body work and wheels on... the brakes will have to wait till H20 because the rotors are still being manufactured..
Quote, originally posted by TheyCallMeARI » I will only have the body work and wheels on... the brakes will have to wait till H20 because the rotors are still being manufactured..
pick yourself up a set or Merc rotors as a stop gap till the JHM ones come out... ~100 bucks and I'm sure you can sell them after the fact with all the people swapping to this setup.
I run them with the cayenne caliper and they will infact sit inside the barrel of a 17" BBS RF (Design 5000) wheel so they should also clear the RS, pending your offsets are similar to mine.
So after finding out that i mighttt be able to show at Treffen and gonna be dropping my car off on saturday i took action. Took some measurements of my trunk...
Oak 3/4 wood
Im thinking about a dark/ blackish stain with some high gloss... but then i might add a little twist to make access to the wheel well..
And sorry my subs not in the picture but its a JL W7...
here some amp shots
Also i got some packages int he mail
H&R 25mm Spacers (For Cayenne Calipers)
Porsche Pagid pads, Hawks for the rear, CV boot cause i think mines almost out (don't want grease on my wheels), Oil Sensor, etc...
Nice Schwaben sockets for the wheels.
Pictures before any body work, front with 25mm on
haha ok guys i will do it today... i need to change that oil sensor first...
but here lol the NON pyrotechnic of strecthing a tire..
225 on a 10" wheel... basically i shot a mixture of water and soap around the wheel, both sides. Then lined up the tire to touch the beads, gotta play around with the tire, then removing the needle from the valve you shoot air into the wheel... as the PSI increase the tire will pop and stretch into place. put a little more psi in if it is not completely stretched.
LOL sounds like i scratched the hell out of my wheel when i connected the air.. but nothing in real life... i taped around the nozzle for protection.