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      08-08-2019 10:53 AM #22351
      Quote Originally Posted by Ecsta View Post
      Only downside is having to use hub rings.
      Proper lug bolt tightening, and a hub ring doesn't matter... that's why our wheels have bolts with rounded or conical seats... hub ring does nothing once the bolts are tightened... Just helps you get the wheel up and within shooting distance of the bolt holes...

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      08-08-2019 11:17 AM #22352
      Quote Originally Posted by Ecsta View Post
      Wow.. i love those wheels. Bookmarked haha.

      Only downside is having to use hub rings. How do the 245/45 PS4S fit? Any rubbing on bumps?
      No rubbing what so ever. I'm lowered on Bilstein B6s and Ground Control sleeves. But I am running the EuroSport Accessories front camber inserts; I think without that there may be some tire to front fender clearance issues.

      If you get properly made hub rings you'll be fine.

      Quote Originally Posted by pnwbrdr View Post
      Proper lug bolt tightening, and a hub ring doesn't matter... that's why our wheels have bolts with rounded or conical seats... hub ring does nothing once the bolts are tightened... Just helps you get the wheel up and within shooting distance of the bolt holes...
      Not entirely true. The contact point between the hub and the center hole of the wheel carries the weight of the vehicle. The wheel bolts are not designed to carry the weight of the vehicle - they just hold the wheel to the car. That's why hub centering rings are important.
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      08-08-2019 11:34 AM #22353
      Quote Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
      Not entirely true. The contact point between the hub and the center hole of the wheel carries the weight of the vehicle. The wheel bolts are not designed to carry the weight of the vehicle - they just hold the wheel to the car. That's why hub centering rings are important.


      absolutely not true. Please stop spreading false information. The hub carries nothing. The lug bolts tighten the wheel to the hub, and the friction force created between the wheel and hub, as well as the shear force of the bolts between the wheel/hub are what transfers the load.

      A very quick google search and you'll find your answers...
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      08-08-2019 01:32 PM #22354
      Quote Originally Posted by pnwbrdr View Post


      absolutely not true. Please stop spreading false information. The hub carries nothing. The lug bolts tighten the wheel to the hub, and the friction force created between the wheel and hub, as well as the shear force of the bolts between the wheel/hub are what transfers the load.

      A very quick google search and you'll find your answers...
      I took your advice - I did a quick google search and I found answers...

      https://www.machinedesign.com/fasten...centric-wheels

      Automotive applications usually use the hub centric design because the support and centering of the wheel better resists impact loads from being used on typical roads. Other low-speed and low-impact applications use lug-centric designs which are less costly and strong enough for these applications. Golf carts, for example, often use lug-centric designs.

      ...

      A problem arises when using a lug-centric wheel on a vehicle and suspension that was originally a hub-centric design. Without the hub’s support, road impacts can deform lugs enough to where the wheel is no longer concentric with the hub, leading to vibrations. This can reduce the clamping force of the wheel to the hub. Road loading conditions can then move the wheel around on the hub, as can be seen by the worn holes in the image below of a lug-centric wheel used on a hub-centric vehicle.
      https://www.wheelhero.com/blog/hub-c...entric-wheels/

      https://www.quadratec.com/c/blog/dif...centric-wheels

      https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/wh...b-centric-rims
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      08-08-2019 05:14 PM #22355


      Moving to Massachusetts and found out that my kick butt 20% tint won’t pass the car inspection; very sad having my tint removed that I’ve had on since day one of ownership. Welcome to Massachusetts


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      08-08-2019 07:07 PM #22356
      Quote Originally Posted by CTWalter2015R View Post


      Moving to Massachusetts and found out that my kick butt 20% tint won’t pass the car inspection; very sad having my tint removed that I’ve had on since day one of ownership. Welcome to Massachusetts


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      What part of mass ?


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      08-08-2019 08:43 PM #22357
      Quote Originally Posted by CTWalter2015R View Post


      Moving to Massachusetts and found out that my kick butt 20% tint won’t pass the car inspection; very sad having my tint removed that I’ve had on since day one of ownership. Welcome to Massachusetts


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      You might have trouble with your ride height too, a lot of shops aren't willing to inspect lowered cars. You have 2" allowed, plus an inch for "manufacturing tolerances"... So, 3". But proving what original ride height was gets tricky.

      Also hope you have catted DP!

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      08-08-2019 10:45 PM #22358
      Wow, Mass sucks. I thought California sucked!


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      08-09-2019 04:35 AM #22359
      Something as simple as putting clips over the door torx screw to make things look more clean makes me happy.

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      08-09-2019 12:03 PM #22360
      Quote Originally Posted by Jase R View Post
      Something as simple as putting clips over the door torx screw to make things look more clean makes me happy.

      Interesting, what's the part number on those? I also noticed I don't have any covers over my side mirror bolts - the DAP video showing how to remove them has some covers on them.
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      08-09-2019 01:04 PM #22361
      Today I’m having installed V3 MSS front springs with new bearings along with Euro Sport Street Camber Kit and new Genuine OEM Front Upper Strut Mount. Not for lowering but performance. Going from 034 back to stock camber plates.








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      08-09-2019 01:08 PM #22362
      Reinstalled my replacement CF fins.






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      08-09-2019 01:23 PM #22363
      Quote Originally Posted by emichel6888 View Post
      [QUOTEHaven’t been able to really give it a good spirited run yet, but in my normal daily commuting I can definitely tell the chassis feels more solid especially over bumps or cobblestone roads, which is what I was expecting. Will report back after the weekend when I can go on a nice little run.

      It definitely should come with instructions, there’s no reason a piece of this price is a leave it for you to guess and figure out game. Granted, it isn’t very hard to figure out how to install. I took 5-10 mins looking at all the pieces over and did some pre fitting and pre installed most of it before actually installing it. In hindsight what I’d do differently is not bolt in the side bars till everything else is fitted first.
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      RL did just release some instructions: https://uspmotorsports-gwh9ams6nbbjf...0VWR81G700.pdf

      They do seem a bit vague and slapped together, but it is better than nothing. I am sure someone on here will take the time to post something better. So after driving more, what do you think?

      I feel like it definitely helps, however with all the other changes I have made in the rear the car feels so much more responsive. However, when I just had the RSB and the front suspension mods I found I could get the rear end to come around without to much effort, so much so that I actually dialed it back a bit with sway bar and alignment settings. Now that I have improved the rear suspension so much with this and all the bushings, I could not get the rear to budge (at least on the street), but to be fair the car has so much grip now it is really hard to lose grip in general on the street without being extremely reckless. I am also running 255/35 18 MPS4's so...

      I will have to make some adjustments with alignment, sway bar settings and tire pressures to try and balance it out. But I have to say that the rear end always felt soft to me and not it is tight and responsive, just need to balance the front/rear grip a bit. I will be getting on a local track soon so...[/QUOTE]

      Yea those instructions are extremely vague but give you a decent idea of what’s involved. If I have some time one of these weekends maybe I’ll make a diy with better instructions.

      So, I’ve been able to get in a spirited run or two and I can say that while it doesn’t feel like it helps to rotate the rear more easily (as I’d assume a rear sway would) it definitely does make the car feel more solid and like one piece. Always felt before that the rear was lagging and had to catch up to the front when turning aggressively, now it almost feels as tho the whole car turns as a unit, if that makes any sense? Def still understeer but I feel more confident taking sharp corners or higher speed sweepers. Funny the front feels a little loose now to me, so a isweep front brace is in store and probably whiteline rear sways, endlinks and most likely springs.




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      08-09-2019 04:03 PM #22364
      Quote Originally Posted by TheMuffnMan View Post
      Interesting, what's the part number on those? I also noticed I don't have any covers over my side mirror bolts - the DAP video showing how to remove them has some covers on them.
      They are just an item from AliExpress.

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3282...6df24c4dckfmxu
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    16. 08-11-2019 09:26 PM #22365
      Installed 1 of my rear Focal speakers. Going to try to do the other one tomorrow in anticipation of my Helix P6 MK2 6 Channel amp + DSP arriving.







      I'll be keeping my JBL Club 4505 as a 500 watt amp dedicated to power a 10" 2 ohm JL sub in their proprietary ported enclosure I'll be picking up some this month :



      I have a bunch of install footage I'm hoping to put together soon if life stops kicking me in the balls for a minute.


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      08-12-2019 04:47 PM #22366
      Tried my hand at wrapping my pillars in CF wrap. Turned out ok, need to do the corners better. Will give it another shot when I can have a heat gun handy!
      Not bad tho, just could be better....




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      08-13-2019 08:18 AM #22367
      That CF wrap reminds me of...


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      08-13-2019 10:45 AM #22368
      Dropping her off for 40k service a bit early—I’m at 37k. Got a low oil pressure warning yesterday when I pulled into the driveway from a 40mile drive. Also experienced a slightly sticky clutch pedal.

      Cobb tuned via an Stratified etune
      Stage 3 BFI clutch kit
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      Everything else stock.

      I’m fearful for what it is.


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      08-13-2019 11:21 PM #22369
      Quote Originally Posted by Tibbs View Post
      Dropping her off for 40k service a bit early—I’m at 37k. Got a low oil pressure warning yesterday when I pulled into the driveway from a 40mile drive. Also experienced a slightly sticky clutch pedal.

      Cobb tuned via an Stratified etune
      Stage 3 BFI clutch kit
      Resonator delete

      Everything else stock.

      I’m fearful for what it is.


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      08-14-2019 12:06 AM #22370
      Quote Originally Posted by MiamiBourne View Post
      Crank walk?...
      That’s what I fear


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    22. 08-14-2019 02:17 AM #22371
      Hit a 5.0 data logging last night a 2am.

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      08-14-2019 08:10 AM #22372
      Removed the R badges. I think it looks 900x better.


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      08-14-2019 08:17 AM #22373
      Any time I see a debadged car I assume it was wrecked and they didn't bother putting the badges back on when they repaired it.

      But, if you like it, that's what counts!

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      08-14-2019 08:51 AM #22374
      Quote Originally Posted by Mother. View Post
      Any time I see a debadged car I assume it was wrecked and they didn't bother putting the badges back on when they repaired it.

      But, if you like it, that's what counts!
      It's just the two side badges. The car has 1700 miles on it so if it was wrecked, I'm an a-hole of a driver

    26. 08-14-2019 10:10 AM #22375
      Installed Pirellis 255 30 19

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