Last edited by Russell L.; 04-21-2012 at 12:40 AM.
Im thinking about getting the 18x8 front and rear Raderwerks MO-2 S wheels. I need help deciding which tire size I will need. Im dropped on ST coils (all the way down), so I'm looking for tires that wont rub. My local wheel/tire shop told me to look for 225/40. Would these be fine?
Went to this old tortilla chip factory that isn't in use anymore with my brother this afternoon. He took some shots of my car. He took one or 2 shots of his car also. You can check out some pics we took this afternoon at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethan_lowry/
By the way, I see you didn't lower the rear. Once you remove the perches, you will probably need to take off the front wheels and adjust the height to match the rear. Maybe not...
Last edited by azthegame; 04-22-2012 at 12:33 AM.
Just removed my rear perches today! Theres still about 1/4 of an inch between the top of the tire and the edge of the wheel well on both sides. My springs should still be working on settling out a little bit.
One question. I'm going to get Raderwerks MO-2 S wheels, but I don't know anything about lug nuts for the wheels. What size lugs would I need for these wheels? Thanks for the help!
Our cars don't use lug nuts. We have full length bolts. Unless you get spacers between the wheels and the hub, you should be able to use the same bolts I believe.
And, 1/4 inch? Really? Snap a pic. I find it hard to believe there is that much of a gap with no perches. Unless ST rear springs are simply higher than the SoloWerks ones. Everyone seems to say they are similar.
Last edited by azthegame; 04-23-2012 at 04:47 AM.
There isn't really a wrong part when it comes to removing the perches. The perch is the entire thing, so only the spring is left. (and the rubber that goes on the top and bottom of the spring of course)
What could have happened is when you removed the perch, the spring wasn't aligned properly so when the car was lowered back down the rubber on top wasn't seated properly. Make sure that spring isn't sitting partially in and partially out. Could be dangerous! I had to align it with my hands while someone lowered the jack slowly.
There has to be something that keeps the spring in place though? Does it really just freely sit there? I removed half of the perch because I figured something had to keep the spring in place. I unspun the adjuster and took that part off, leaving the top part of the perch with the threads on it.
Tires came in on Wednesday and my wheels came in today! This next week I probably won't have them installed. Next week I have to bring my car in to the body shop to get a dent repaired from the people that installed my coilovers. While my dent is getting fixed I'll be getting my windows tinted. Maybe Friday next week I'll get my wheels installed! Really excited to see what these things look like on my car!
First off, here are a few pictures of my new wheels, new tires and painted brake drums! Pics will be up in a sec when done uploading.
Second of all, I'm getting my windows tinted this week and need some ideas of what percent of tint I should do! Post some pictures of tinted windows on MK6's and specify what percent the tint is please. Thanks!
Last edited by Russell L.; 04-28-2012 at 05:18 PM.
if i were you i would do 35%. it looks clean and can be dark depending on the lighting. i took my dads truck and got 35 put on but when i took my car i did 15 and its super dark. if i were to have it done again i would have done 35 but thats just the learning process of being a teenager haha. oh and i have 2 tint tickets so far
also you could get away with rolling your fenders without your parents knowing. i did mine myself because my friend had a fender roller and its not hard to do.
Thanks for the replies guys!
I actually had a motorcycle accident and it was another persons fault, so I came out with quite a bit more money than I first started with due to injuries, etc. My parents helped me buy the car, but i've put my money into some of the car, coilovers, wheels, and whatever else i've done.My question is how does a 15 year old get the ability to get a new car like this and coils and new wheels lol
My parents told me that i can't spend anymore money until I get a job, but yesterday I just got hired for a job, so i'll be getting more stuff in the upcoming monthsim guessing he works. im 17 but i had a job that payed me a good amount of money. hopefully i will get the new job i applied for that pays $12/hour