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      02-14-2012 03:46 PM #106
      for those that do not know, 80s are coming back around!

      I know Nash saves all his clothes, as a matter of fact ive seen that jacket in the closet.

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      02-14-2012 04:06 PM #107
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      02-14-2012 11:57 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by tobiwonkonobi View Post
      x2
      x3 (and Tobi was the copycat, meeeoooooww)
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      02-15-2012 08:20 AM #109
      lovin this!
      You totally nailed the offsets!
      Where'd you end up afterall?
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      02-16-2012 04:34 PM #110

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      02-16-2012 04:45 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by hellmeroma View Post
      You can't tease us with pics like that!! What model and offsets are you running?
      opps... guess i forgot to post a pic of the actual wheel.... and below are the exact specs.


      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post
      FRONT WHEEL A = 7 ½ “ (191mm) B = 4.6” (118mm) C = 2.8” (73mm) D= 1” (25mm) ET = 23

      REAR WHEEL A = 8” (203mm) B = 5” (127mm) C = 3” (76mm) D = 5mm ET = 26

      Quote Originally Posted by grizzlyone View Post

      Oh wait you'll have sold it before it needs pads


      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post
      when's this one rolling out? i haven't been to a meet in forever.
      very soon. and i haven't been to a meet in forever either...

      Quote Originally Posted by rabbidmk1 View Post
      Common Nash! You know what Image wheels I am running, why can't I know what Image wheels you are running?

      Keep up the good works as always

      Quote Originally Posted by tobiwonkonobi View Post
      x2
      Quote Originally Posted by mk216v View Post
      x3 (and Tobi was the copycat, meeeoooooww)
      shame on you guys... peer pressure is NOT cool!!!! as for you tobi, i had personally told you over the phone what wheels i got... you must have been busy dodging deer out in the boonies and not heard....



      Quote Originally Posted by melmer View Post
      Image F40's?
      somebody must have went back into my pic album and saw the one pic that show'd just enough to tell what they were... am i correct mike?

      Quote Originally Posted by Thecleaner View Post
      The later style calipers should clear without grinding.
      Looking already!
      you know it joe! the 9.4's and 10.1's are much easier to manipulate wheels specs... but figured i'd go with the worst brake setup, so if i ever sell the wheels, they'd fit just about any rabbit....


      Quote Originally Posted by loopsnew View Post
      You are such the little b!tch, Nash. lol!
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      bad sister! bad! should you be buying a new soccermomgasguzzlingoverweightvagproduct instead of harrassing your brother????

      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      or

      compomotive?
      one of my all time favorite wheels... i'm pretty boring when it comes to wheels. do a search and see ever car i own i always buy a set of 5 spoke wheels.... the next wheel purchase however might not be......


      Quote Originally Posted by Elvir2 View Post
      What is that small red thing on the rotor, i never seen one of those?


      Elvir

      Quote Originally Posted by rabbito View Post
      early brake pads.
      elvir was being sarcastic...


      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Nash...

      Glad you decided to go with the square light conversion on the Cinnabon. Turned out great.
      Color match is working too my bro...
      Your fashion on the other hand.

      Quote Originally Posted by Elvir2 View Post
      for those that do not know, 80s are coming back around!

      I know Nash saves all his clothes, as a matter of fact ive seen that jacket in the closet.

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      Quote Originally Posted by urogolf View Post
      lovin this!
      You totally nailed the offsets!
      Where'd you end up afterall?
      thanks again homie!!!! and what do you mean where did i end up? if you mean specs, look up....

      anway, pic of the wheel. facemount f40's



      and another angle of how the fronts sit....



      the windshield has a large crack in it and the seal is dry rotted, so i'm going to cut it out and see if there is any damage then have a autoglo install the new seal and glass. once i do so, i'll get the tire mounted, put combo on the car, give cinnabon it's first cleaning and take a few pics...

      take care,
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    8. 02-16-2012 06:34 PM #114
      Looking good Nash
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      02-16-2012 06:45 PM #115
      proper
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      02-16-2012 07:04 PM #116
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      02-16-2012 08:49 PM #117
      Purrrdy, nice choice!

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      02-16-2012 08:54 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post

      somebody must have went back into my pic album and saw the one pic that show'd just enough to tell what they were... am i correct mike?

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      02-17-2012 01:28 AM #119
      Solid choice on reemz! Image is great in that there is a myriad of not only wheel styles, but front mount or sandwich mount, colors, etc etc.
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    14. 02-17-2012 12:30 PM #120
      Classic. Looking good man.

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      02-17-2012 12:51 PM #121
      O yeah I forgot the model you stated to me.....enough babble get this heap pounding pavement
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      02-17-2012 01:43 PM #122
      those Image wheels are awesome!!!

      best bang for your buck i think...100 more styles than BROtiform and can do anything they do for a 1/3 less the price


    17. 02-17-2012 01:52 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by BROsiah View Post
      those Image wheels are awesome!!!

      best bang for your buck i think...100 more styles than BROtiform and can do anything they do for a 1/3 less the price

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      02-17-2012 06:08 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by BROsiah View Post
      those Image wheels are awesome!!!

      best bang for your buck i think...100 more styles than BROtiform and can do anything they do for a 1/3 less the price

      Image makes good stuff(their custom build process could use some refining) for the money indeed, but I don't think that Image has quite the finger on the pulse of the wheel world that Jason and Brian at Rotiform do. Heck, when I had my B60P's built, I messag'd Brian and Jason for the width/offset I should run for the look/fitment I was going for, as Image honestly wasn't any help with what would fit vs what would rub.
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      02-18-2012 08:56 AM #125
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      02-18-2012 10:01 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by mk216v View Post
      Image makes good stuff(their custom build process could use some refining) for the money indeed, but I don't think that Image has quite the finger on the pulse of the wheel world that Jason and Brian at Rotiform do. Heck, when I had my B60P's built, I messag'd Brian and Jason for the width/offset I should run for the look/fitment I was going for, as Image honestly wasn't any help with what would fit vs what would rub.
      True...Image has a simple chart though with 4 measurements that you take.Each and every car could/would be different (based upon brakes,suspension,arches,flares,camber,control arms,bj extenders etc etc etc))so you follow the direction they provide.Its all up to you since you are ordering them to spec.How the heck would Brotiform know what fits my car when they are not here with it? They dont know all the details nor should they since they are not physically measuring the vehicle.
      regardless this babble is getting sidetracked...We are all free to do as we wish.Keep on keepin on Nash
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      02-18-2012 02:18 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by tobiwonkonobi View Post
      True...Image has a simple chart though with 4 measurements that you take.Each and every car could/would be different (based upon brakes,suspension,arches,flares,camber,control arms,bj extenders etc etc etc))so you follow the direction they provide.Its all up to you since you are ordering them to spec.How the heck would Brotiform know what fits my car when they are not here with it? They dont know all the details nor should they since they are not physically measuring the vehicle.
      regardless this babble is getting sidetracked...We are all free to do as we wish.Keep on keepin on Nash
      hahahahaha Brotiform ,so true though when you make assumptions on wheels fitment by a calculated guess of other set ups you've done it ain't never gonna be exactly how it should fit....
      Trust me [THEY] Brotijunk have messed up a few offsets i know fo' sure...
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      P.S Tobi hit the cawk on da head....hehehehehe w/ his statement its all different per set up even taste....
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      02-18-2012 02:25 PM #128
      When have you ever depended on a wheel company for fitment.. You have a tape and the car infront of you. You tell them what you need.. not the other way around.
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      02-19-2012 10:18 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by mk216v View Post
      I don't think that Image has quite the finger on the pulse of the wheel world that Jason and Brian at Rotiform do.
      ....i was gonna go on a rant about this but i will leave that alone
      its not my place to start new topics in Nash's thread and take away attention from a awesome car
      i will just say lets see if BROtiform is around in 25 years like Image is

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      02-20-2012 04:10 AM #130
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      02-20-2012 01:52 PM #131
      white emkaywonz are the best

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      02-20-2012 02:04 PM #132
      BROtiform........lol, I like that.........hahahaha........they should merge with SchtanceWerks.....lol

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      02-26-2012 09:53 PM #134
      thanks for all the comps guys.. i really wanted to give this car a classy older feel, because it is a classy older car... lol... so nothing to wide or too stretched or too whatever... don't get it wrong, i like the fat wheel look on stretched rubber, but something about this car ooooze's classy, so just kept it simple...

      in regards to the different wheel companies. to each there own. i've met brian from rotiform last year at sowo and he was nice enough to come by and check out my other rabbit and give me some thoughts in regards to wheels. obviously the guys at image have been nice enough to build me a set of wheels for this car. i tried to have them build the wheels before i recieved the car from oregon by asking friends what setups they had and pics, but in the end, i had to take the measurements myself and send it to them. they took them, and pretty much nailed it...

      in regards to the build, this has been a pefect example of two steps forward, one step back...

      1) TJ (aka vwrabbitjunkie) saw i was looking for a smoothie hood and offered to sell me his. As imagined I spent more in shipping than for the acutal hood, and even more aggravating is they had damaged the upper driver corner. TJ did a great job packing the hood, but as many here know, shipper's don't care and judging by the box the hood was in, they really didn't care... he sent it with insurance, but i seriuosly doubt it will be worth the headache so will have autoglo repair the damage... thanks again TJ for the sale, you were awesome to deal with...



      and the damage:



      2) so i only recieved 2 of my 4 wheels from TNT shipping. Long story short, i recently recieved the other two after 10 days of waiting for them. for some reason they didn't realize they didn't ship the second container so it sat in the TNT warehouse till i finally got a hold of a competent person on their end and they realized their mistake. i wasn't happy with TNT shipping.... but they got here and i got the tires mounted up at grand turismo (love these guys!!!!) i've used them for years and they decided i should be awarded for my loyality and they gave me a single ronal race actual race wheel. don't know much about it except that it measured 19" across and 8.5" in width, i need to measure the offset to get a better idea of what they might have gone on... but cool garage piece none the less....





      3) the wheels themselves have some superficial issues that have been addressed with Image, and am waiting to hear back from Jason at Image, but so far, he has been more than helpful and am sure he and Image will address these concerns... I did get them on the car and want to clean the car and get some pics of them on the car. I personally feel they look just right... but that's just my opinion...

      4) got my wheel locks from BFI and there was a sweet surprise.... not sure when they started this, but brought back memories of all the stuff i use to get from potterman's...



      5) took windshield out and to my surprise, very little rust found. the worst spot was on the passenger side and it penetrated through forming a small hole. Autoglo applied rust mort on the few superficial spots, did the same to the bad spot on the passenger side as well. they went back over the passenger side and filled it with kitty hair. however, when they went to install the new seal, they couldn't get it to fit. we tried the second one i had and it didn't work as well. spoke with ben at mk1 autohaus and he informed me that he got a bad batch of front seals and looks like i recieved mine from that batch. ben was very apologetic and all is good, but i didn't want this car sitting for another weeks so i went ahead and had autoglo install the new windshield using urethane. its in and i'll put the new seal in once ben sends over a correct seal.





      i've always been in love with the 2002's and couldn't resist taking a pic of a complete resto they are doing on this one... these cars or so damn sexy!!!



      6) suspension went on with ease, however after finally playing with the ride height, with the front's wound all the way down, i'm about half an inch to high up front so the car is sitting a little higher than i wanted, so i will probably end up buying strut spacers....

      anyway, thanks again for the kind words and will get some pics of the car tomorrow.

      take care,
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      02-26-2012 10:02 PM #135
      very nice, Nash! Have you sourced a place that makes center lock adapters for less than a G?

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      02-27-2012 02:04 AM #137
      Nice score! That Ronal looks like an old IMSA/GTP wheel.
      Oh, and your wheel's are some sex!

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      02-27-2012 01:32 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post

      6) suspension went on with ease, however after finally playing with the ride height, with the front's wound all the way down, i'm about half an inch to high up front so the car is sitting a little higher than i wanted, so i will probably end up buying strut spacers....

      take care,
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      Nash,

      sorry I missed your call, and then also didnt call you back

      I made up my rasied mounts using the old multi-pc style of strut mount, and got 1.5" of rise. So needless to say that would be more than enough for you, and you would then still get more travel back...which you will want for ride quality. You could also buy some from Terry. But if you are only .5" from your desired height I would ask if you have taken out the helper springs yet?

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      02-27-2012 01:42 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by Thecleaner View Post
      Nice score! That Ronal looks like an old IMSA/GTP wheel.
      Oh, and your wheel's are some sex!
      YUP yup,and yuperz....
      can't wait to see this
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    34. 02-27-2012 02:18 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post
      had autoglo install the new windshield using urethane.
      They installed a "seal type" windshield with urethane? I didnt even think that was possible. Assuming you have a new windshield... are you sure it is not a Late Westy glue in version? The glue ins are slightly bigger IIRC. If so, this would make installing it with a seal impossible.

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