Thanks Blue...makes sense. Going through VR withdrawals. I think i'm gonna have to pull him out for some tire destruction
Ok, after some measuring, i'll have an inch of thread which is perfect as the one stud/lug/barrel thingy has 1" worth of thread. I did some searching & the .485" is the size i'll need. The super bonus is i found someone selling a full BNIB set on flebay for $60. Would've cost me $100.
Hey dreadz, got any leads on those screw sleeves?
also, the hub bolt for 5 lugs are 14mm, about 25mm deep,keep a inch more for the lug nuts, as these conversions advise running open-ended lug nuts. Your ok with a inch and a half, add more for spacers and wheel center thickness.
Look up Mercedes sstud conversions, they use identical hubs and should work with your looking for
Most use screw in type which is fine. Something i should've done from day 1. Fine the cheapest ones you can find as they're all the same. Pretty much the same with the lugs. I've combed through many sites over the past week and they all might stick a different name on it but at the end of the day, they're all the same. I found that ARP & H&R are the only place that manuf. their own studs. All the rest are copies of the H&R studs but they're all based off the same design using the same material. What makes ARP stand out from the rest is they make various sizes. To use the press in studs as an example...Every place sells the same size/dia. .485/.275/12x1.5. You'll get 40,60 & 70mm lengths. ARP sells from .485 to .563 and in various lengths & threads.
I've said this many times in this thread & i'm gonna say it again...Paypal SUCKS~! All the orders i've made this past week has been "declined" due to not being verified and my limit was reached. This is the 3rd time in almost a year i've put in my info in....WTF Now i gotta wait till it clears...again... I've spent well over $10k in the last year through Paypal. That should be enough f*ckin' verification
alright thanks man
that sucks man you think they would know ok this guys like to use us alot and if we want to keep his business then we should accommodate his needs if he wants to spend 10k + a yr then we shouldn't give him problems paypal
Eva: 90 b3 wagon
96 4dr aba golf
My wife called Paypal today & they said it was a "glitch" & that they will fix the problem. Everything's reordered. Back on track. While i wait for parts, i got a ton of work to do on the house. Floors, baseboard heaters, mulching....Gotta love home ownership. And the kids are rushing to help daddy with a bad back.
If you wanna be struck by lightening. You're gonna have to endure the rain.
Studs came in yesterday...
Definitely got a sweet deal. Dropping them off in the morning.
And this is how Papa Smuff sits atm...
15" ROH's ftw.
Just finished playing catch-up with the last few pages of this thread... you have one of my favorite Mk2's. Giving me some ideas and making me wish I had some extra cash to drop into mine
The sidewalls are chewed to sh*t up front & the tires on the ATS' are dry rotted. I was talking in terms of safety more then stance-ness. I had this dilemma a awhile back. This is why i had my Tom's on all winter as it made no sense to buy tires for 2 sets of wheels.
And surprisingly i wound the coils up about an inch all around. Got tired of pulling the spoiler off the bottom of the bumper every time i pull out my driveway.
From day one this car has been my measuring stick in terms of the way it sits. (Forgot the owners name. I took this @ WF a few yrs back.)
That said; wheels still look like poop:p[/QUOTE]
Finally got off my ass & dropped my adapters off. I still haven't ordered the lugnuts yet. Trying to decide on the length & color (black or blue).
I was planning on buying the one tire i need but they're NLA. I dunno what to do. Buy 1 that's similar & move it to the rear. Buy 2 and keep the one i have as a spare.
I'm also looking into a new boost controller. My controller solenoid is not holding the boost past 12 psi. Turbo doesn't wake up till 15+ .Next on the list is new coils. The Racelands are showing their age. I had planned on changing them since i started this build.
Other then that i've been driving it alot this past week. More then any other time since finishing it. Trying to eliminate the little things & dial in the fan controller. I will definitely need an oil cooler in the near future. Also more efficient rad fans. The cheapo fleabay fans ain't cutting it. My temps are within spec (170 normally...200* in traffic) but i would like to keep them low while i traffic. 190* is the goal. Anything under 200 is acceptable. It will help keep the oil temps down.
I also wanna start hunting for a 3" DP so i can drop my car off to get a full 3" made. Its tuff finding a Kinetic 3" 4 bolt DP
And thanks to Blue for thinking about me on that link link to those seats. I want these so bad.
Are you rotund, or do you carry a utility belt often?
are those "cop car" recaros out of a beretta or something?
'87 GTI 1.8t, '03 20th GTI #2100, '96 Ranger 4x2
'01 TT 180Q, '98 Ranger 4x4, '01 Catera, '90 GLI 16vT, '94 850 Turbo, '90 Golf, '89 Golf, '90 Mustang LX, '91 Jetta, '88 9000S, '86 Jetta, '91 Continental