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    Thread: The genesis of ARI's Build

    1. Member bronz's Avatar
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      07-16-2009 12:51 PM #26
      i think ive seen you at energy or mission. werent you a dj like 3-4 years ago?

    2. 07-16-2009 01:24 PM #27
      wow, cant wait to see hows those wheels will look!

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      07-16-2009 01:25 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by hexagone »
      haha, get ready to throw down mad cash

      yeah i know its gonna be a wallet buster, but I already went shopping around and found a guy that knows what hes doing and gonna be quoting me by the end of the week. Kind of word of mouth hook up so hopefully it wont be too bad...
      Quote, originally posted by bronz »
      i think ive seen you at energy or mission. werent you a dj like 3-4 years ago?

      haha yeah you prolly saw me at both places haha i haven't been there for a couple years though, i kind of tend to stay away from teen clubs.. i still spin once in a while but mostly the 21+ clubs/cafes..

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      07-21-2009 09:40 PM #29
      haha so this is the thread you told me about....you think after class tomorrow will go pick up the other faces from Mark?

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      07-21-2009 10:51 PM #30
      what spec did you torque them down to?

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      07-21-2009 11:59 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by glimark &raquo;
      haha so this is the thread you told me about....you think after class tomorrow will go pick up the other faces from Mark?

      LOL well its coming along slowly, yeah possibly we can get the faces and put the other two wheels together and seal them... And i think im ready for tires.. I think im gonna go with Falken 452s 225/40 rear 215/40 front.
      Quote, originally posted by hexagone &raquo;
      what spec did you torque them down to?

      BBS RS bolt torque is 22-25 lb/ft

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      07-22-2009 12:26 AM #32
      alright im gonna run 225/40/18 rear and 215/40/18 front....
      well now BFgoodrich G-Sports or any of the Falkens? maybe 452s?

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      07-22-2009 01:14 PM #33
      Sickkkk. Everything is looking great! Love the step up lips.
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      07-23-2009 10:00 AM #34
      awesome looking, i wanted to do some custom RS's but never had the cash to do so. i am definitely envious

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      07-24-2009 01:56 PM #35
      Heres a little update.. im still waiting for two of the centers to get painted.. they should be ready today or monday.. then the other two wheels will be put together... I purchased both of the 225's for the rear and ordered two 215's for the front.. theyw ill be here on tuesday or wednesday... but i was a little curious of how much i would stretch and how to do it...
      so here is the rear 10' with the Flaken 512 225/40/18




      Well then after about 5 tries with starter fluid and fire and no success i had to go to the store and get some more starter fluid....
      when i came back i walked in to the sound of an air compressor and the "PING"
      My dad took a swing at it, even though he thinks stretching tires is stupid... he did his own SAFE WAY... haha he took industrial zip ties, linked them together around the middle groove of the tire and with a cordless powerdrill started to tigthen.. The middle of the tire pressed down and the sides to flare out. Then with all the sides sealed he shot air into the wheel through the valve and the sidewalls expanded onto the wheel... Cut the zip tie and done..

      The tire stretched right before the zip tie broke.





      Modified by TheyCallMeARI at 1:02 AM 7-26-2009

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      07-24-2009 02:00 PM #36
      Lookin pretty crazy man. Thats alot of stretch! Hahah How do you like the way the 512s look?
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    12. 07-25-2009 02:33 AM #37
      strech looks great
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      Welp Timmy you were right.

    13. 07-25-2009 08:02 AM #38
      very cool

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      07-26-2009 01:43 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by idwurks &raquo;
      Lookin pretty crazy man. Thats alot of stretch! Hahah How do you like the way the 512s look?

      im liking the 512s alot.. they are pretty aggressive, good price, and they stretch nicely molding to the inside of the lip

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      07-26-2009 02:25 AM #40
      Yup. There is just something about them that makes them look incredible stretched. I think its the rim protector and the super round sidewall.
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      07-26-2009 10:43 AM #41
      looks awesome, get them on the car asap

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      07-26-2009 12:00 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by kish0000 &raquo;
      looks awesome, get them on the car asap

      im waiting for the 215/40/18 to arrive from california for the front, but then it will be straight to the body shop so i can have them work my fenders around the wheels

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      07-26-2009 02:34 PM #43
      do a test fit for us w/ the rears on haha.
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      07-26-2009 08:44 PM #44
      Quote, originally posted by OWENthatsmyname &raquo;
      do a test fit for us w/ the rears on haha.

      Yes i will probably tomorrow.. haha even without the tire and the test fit they stuck out quite a bit... but thats what fender molding is for
      well today was a nice sunday, beautiful weather so i decided to polish the hexagons. aircraft stripped them, then sanded from 400-2000 grit then with a polishing wheel black rouge then green rouge and finished with some mothers polish.. they came out great.









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      07-27-2009 12:26 AM #45
      I approve.
      Now where's the rabbit build thread?

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      07-27-2009 12:38 AM #46
      will be started very soon gonna be working my ass off this week to get the suzuki done and get the vw 1.8L 8v running before it goes in. hahaha

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      07-27-2009 01:07 AM #47
      Caps look sick. Do werk.
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      07-27-2009 01:40 AM #48
      Quote, originally posted by idwurks &raquo;
      Caps look sick. Do werk.

      CORRECTION: DO WURK

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      07-27-2009 02:21 AM #49
      I Du Wurk.
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