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      09-20-2010 03:38 PM #71
      Thanks for the info guys. I am trying to avoid running spacers as I know people that have had bad luck with them in the past ...

      I know there are a number of you guys running them here and I have run them without issue, though not that big, I ran 3mm spacers on my G35 to clear a BBK.

      If I can stick with the stockers, I'd really like to for now.

    2. 09-20-2010 04:40 PM #72
      Even 5mm spacers should be enough to clear the BBK, though. Have you considered maybe the Brembo BBK? Haven't heard of any clearance issues, but maybe that's because I haven't really looked for them, either, since I know there's no way in hell I'll ever be able to justify a BBK on my .:R.

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      09-20-2010 04:56 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      I am trying to avoid running spacers as I know people that have had bad luck with them in the past ...
      Care to elaborate?

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      09-20-2010 05:02 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Care to elaborate?
      One of my good friends has a set of Brembos on his B6 A4 with some BBS CH wheels. He needed a set of spacers (don't remember how big) they were hub-centric ring spacers and he had all kinds of vibrations and issues on the highway with the spacers.

      I am just trying to avoid that.

      Perhaps I am letting one person's issues outweigh all the others that are using spacers without any issues at all...

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      09-20-2010 09:06 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      One of my good friends has a set of Brembos on his B6 A4 with some BBS CH wheels. He needed a set of spacers (don't remember how big) they were hub-centric ring spacers and he had all kinds of vibrations and issues on the highway with the spacers.

      I am just trying to avoid that.

      Perhaps I am letting one person's issues outweigh all the others that are using spacers without any issues at all...
      Okay. That's a simple fix.

      He was using hub centric spacers, but they weren't wheel centric.

      As in, they cleared his hub, but were flat all around.

      I don't care to explain it, so I will let pictures do the talking:

      Hub centric, but not wheel centric:



      Hub centric and wheel centric:



      See how the wheel centric spacers are contoured to fit the inside of your wheels?

      If you only run hub centric spacers you will get noticeable vibration. I used to run a set and sold them a week later.

      What sucks is that nearly all spacers under 8mm are not wheel centric.

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      09-20-2010 09:16 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Okay. That's a simple fix.

      He was using hub centric spacers, but they weren't wheel centric.

      As in, they cleared his hub, but were flat all around.

      I don't care to explain it, so I will let pictures do the talking:

      Hub centric, but not wheel centric:

      [clip image]

      Hub centric and wheel centric:

      [clip image]

      See how the wheel centric spacers are contoured to fit the inside of your wheels?

      If you only run hub centric spacers you will get noticeable vibration. I used to run a set and sold them a week later.

      What sucks is that nearly all spacers under 8mm are not wheel centric.
      You sir, are the man. Thanks for all the info! What about longer bolts and such? Is there a good rule of thumb for when to get longer wheel bolts? I would imagine I would need them for 10 or 15mm spacers.

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      09-20-2010 09:46 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      You sir, are the man. Thanks for all the info! What about longer bolts and such? Is there a good rule of thumb for when to get longer wheel bolts? I would imagine I would need them for 10 or 15mm spacers.
      Thank you, thank you.

      They say, as a rule of thumb, that you need longer bolts for anything above 3mm. I ran 5mm spacers on the OEM bolts and was fine.

      The general rule of thumb is: 27mm (oem length) + the width of your spacer = new bolt length.

      If you were to run 16mm spacers: 27mm + 16mm = 43mm bolts.

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      09-21-2010 12:18 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      Hello All,

      Long time no see.

      I lost my normal job just after I posted I had ordered parts. Well, that order got canceled while I went into extreme money save mode.

      Well, I start a new job on Monday and to celebrate I had to get my car a couple things I promised her 2 months ago.

      GIAC ECU and DSG flashes were applied today as well as a little VAC-COM coding.

      While it's not a kick in the pants the tuning made a noticeable difference in power especially in the mid range like everyone has said and being able to rev to 7200 is interesting. Sure sounded great in a tunnel I blasted through.

      The DSG tune is really where it's at though. It really wakes the transmission up. The shifts are *much* better. I never liked down shifting into 2 or 1 as my car was always a little jerky with it, now it's as smooth as me doing it myself! I do wish it held the gear in manual mode vs moving it up to the next gear, how do they expect me to do doughnuts in the snow bouncing off the rev limiter now? (). I haven't had a ton of time to play with it all but I am looking forward to getting to know it. I have the 4300 rev launch control file but not had a chance to play with it. I noticed a caution in the file: *4300 RPM LAUNCHES ARE HARD ON CLUTCH PACKS* so I don't think I'll be using that too often.

      R32 getting tuned:


      Just after a 4 hours 3 stage wax and polish:



      Trying to decide what to get for her next.
      how much did you spent on the GIAC ECU and DSG flash?

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      09-21-2010 01:33 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by dj08R32 View Post
      how much did you spent on the GIAC ECU and DSG flash?
      It was ~950 dollars including all labor to install. It seems like a lot for a little gain, but I think it was worth it. If you can get it done when they're having a sale, I'd jump on that.

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      09-30-2010 02:27 PM #80
      Alright.

      Thanks to Matt over at VMR, I've got my 19x8.5 et45 wheels ordered. I went with the V710 in gunmetal. I think that is going to look awesome on CW.

      Ended up going with the Continental Extreme Contact DWS Ultra Performance all seasons. I normally hate all seasons but these things seem to kick some serious ass. Normally I'd run some dedicated winters, but this is my last winter in a snowy climate. So I didn't see the need to get an extra set of wheels and tires for one usage.

      StopTech has started minting my calipers. They're going to be blue to match the rears.

      Now if only I could get tracking information from HPA about where my SHS coils are... They're saying that there was some delay on KW's end. And that I should have them next week. Here's to hoping!

      I'm too excited for everything to get done!

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      09-30-2010 03:31 PM #81
      From the reviews I've read, you will be more than pleased with those tires.

      <--- Jealous.

    12. 09-30-2010 03:36 PM #82
      I've had the DWS's on my car for about 10k now with no complaints at all. Not quite as sticky/grippy as a set of summers, but they hold their own quite well. It's a little easier to make them squeal in a corner, but they don't really seem to lose much traction. And even with my drop, they're wearing just fine. The Yokohama S-Drives I had preivously were on the wear indicators by this point. I'd say I've got at least 50% tread life left on the DWS's with no change to the suspension geometry. So you should be pretty happy with them IMHO. I'll be buying another set when these wear out.

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      09-30-2010 04:47 PM #83
      just curious what psi do you run your DSW's at jack? Ive seen alot of mixed opinions on what people keep there's at.

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      09-30-2010 04:54 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      Alright.

      Thanks to Matt over at VMR, I've got my 19x8.5 et45 wheels ordered. I went with the V710 in gunmetal. I think that is going to look awesome on CW.

      Ended up going with the Continental Extreme Contact DWS Ultra Performance all seasons. I normally hate all seasons but these things seem to kick some serious ass. Normally I'd run some dedicated winters, but this is my last winter in a snowy climate. So I didn't see the need to get an extra set of wheels and tires for one usage.

      StopTech has started minting my calipers. They're going to be blue to match the rears.

      Now if only I could get tracking information from HPA about where my SHS coils are... They're saying that there was some delay on KW's end. And that I should have them next week. Here's to hoping!

      I'm too excited for everything to get done!

    15. 09-30-2010 05:19 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Roberts_J View Post
      just curious what psi do you run your DSW's at jack? Ive seen alot of mixed opinions on what people keep there's at.
      I run them at 39 PSI, as recommended on the door plaquard.

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      09-30-2010 05:37 PM #86
      I just ordered a set of DWS's for my wifes Audi and very soon ordering a set for my OEM wheels for winter. I've been running the DW's for a couple months now on my summer wheels and have been very happy. From the reviews, it sounds like the DSW's are a great all around tire.
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      10-01-2010 01:23 AM #87
      No need for all seasons in FL

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      10-01-2010 01:33 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      No need for all seasons in FL
      I'm going to move to either CA or AZ next year. So I'll be right there with you.

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      10-01-2010 01:34 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post
      I'm going to move to either CA or AZ next year. So I'll be right there with you.

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      10-01-2010 03:19 AM #90
      All seasons for vacation in tahoe

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      10-01-2010 10:01 PM #91
      Just found this thread!

      Can. Not. Wait!



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      10-02-2010 11:11 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
      Just found this thread!

      Can. Not. Wait!

      Yeah man, way too stoked for words!

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      10-02-2010 11:29 AM #93
      Welcome!!

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      10-10-2010 12:47 AM #94
      Well, I was out of town last week but I got an email from my building manager, two large packages had arrive from a company called VMR and another from HPA.

      Went down to grab my wheels and threw them on today. Boy do these things look great. I can't wait to get my coils on an get those dialed in too.

      I decided to go for a drive and meet up with a buddy of mine with an 08 335xi. He was game for some pictures so these were the results.

      Let me know what you think!

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      [10]


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      I think #9 is my favorite of them all.

      Non-R content:

      Buddy being a spy / stalker:


      One I liked of his car:


      I can't wait to get stanced and the brakes on. It'll be time for more pics then!

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      10-10-2010 09:22 AM #96
      ^ Loving the wheels Echo!

      Not a crack at you, but I never realized how high the R sat until looking at your pictures.

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      10-10-2010 05:09 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Not a crack at you, but I never realized how high the R sat until looking at your pictures.


      It's all good. That'll be fixed this week.

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      10-10-2010 05:45 PM #98
      What are you lowing the car with?

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      10-10-2010 05:46 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      What are you lowing the car with?
      HPA SHS coils. They're sitting in my Den waiting to be installed this week.

    30. 10-11-2010 08:47 AM #100
      Wheels look good, man. Even better once you get those HPA's on, though. Pics after the install are mandatory.

      I think of all the pics, # 8 is my favorite. Got a nice upward angle on it and everything in the shot just works. What camera/lens for that shot?

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      10-11-2010 10:46 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by -jakrbt- View Post
      Wheels look good, man. Even better once you get those HPA's on, though. Pics after the install are mandatory.

      I think of all the pics, # 8 is my favorite. Got a nice upward angle on it and everything in the shot just works. What camera/lens for that shot?
      No doubt. Can't wait to get those puppies on there.

      That is my second favorite of my car. I shoot with an old Sony Alpha 200K and the basic lens that it came with. Got it about 3 years ago to learn how to shoot with a DSLR but I think I've out grown it at this point. I'd like to get something a little nicer in the near future.

      Thanks for all the complements everyone!

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      10-11-2010 11:46 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by infiniteecho View Post


      It's all good. That'll be fixed this week.
      My man.

      Are your wheels 19"s?

      I know you've probably told me, and I apologize for not going back a few pages and searching.

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      10-11-2010 12:22 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      My man.

      Are your wheels 19"s?

      I know you've probably told me, and I apologize for not going back a few pages and searching.
      Turns out it won't be next week. The guy I normally let work on my car is out of town on vacation. Who takes those?

      So, next week, I am hoping I can get them done if I am in town.

      I am running 19x8.5 et45. They sit pretty flush so I am worried about rubbing if I go much lower. Tires are 225/35/19 and there is a very slight amount of stretch so I am hoping I'll be able to just sneak by.

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      10-12-2010 12:24 PM #104
      wo0t, shop time on the calendar. Wed @ 9:30AM the coils go in!

      Now to not explode with excitement before then. Brakes are 3 week away as well!


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      10-12-2010 12:34 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      Infiniti, after seeing that image you just linked up dude, you're so not cool.

      What you do in your personal life is your business. Just keep it off the forums!
      hahahah, c'mon, my head just asploded from all the excitement! Get your mind out of the gutter!

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