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    Look what arrived today! Quickly fitted them up too, need more adjustments tomorrow.


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    looking goooooddd... i dont have any wheels to put mine on
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie_s13 View Post
    looking goooooddd... i dont have any wheels to put mine on
    Stop selling your wheels!
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    http://omgpham.com/wheels-tyres

    Tyres finally arrived from TireRack in the US. Took a bit over a week because customs held it back for further inspections.... totally BALLS.

    Quickly got them fitted up and installed on my MX-5 yesterday, first impressions were good but the alignment was all over the place. Had way too much toe and was crab walking all over the road. Turn-in was excellent though, steering is a bit heavier going from the 185 wide tyre to my new 225/45 Hankook RS-3 but still not too bad.


    Today I got my alignment done at Rick's Wheel Alignments in Albion, I've been to these guys in the past and each time they have exceeded my expectations. Definitely recommend them =)

    Aligned for mostly daily/hard parking with a bit of track work. Final alignment settings are:

    Front
    • Camber : -3.0 degrees
    • Toe : ZERO
    • Caster : 5.0 degrees


    Rear
    • Camber : -2.0 degrees
    • Toe : ZERO


    The 15x8 +25mm wheels are a very safe fitment, I could probably do with a 10mm spacer on the rear and 5mm spacer on the front.



    And just some preview shots before I get some real photos taken.



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    looking good man! the car was running rich ay! sorted the leaks yet??
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneypit View Post
    looking good man! the car was running rich ay! sorted the leaks yet??
    Yeah was running slightly richer than normal, all fixed now though.

    Nearly got all the leaks, was meant to do the sump but that won't happen until next week.
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    fat tyre

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    Nice car!

    I should've got me some fat tyres...

    *opens tirerack.com*
    *shakes fist at mrpham*
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    Looking good. Why the Hankooks? I need some new tyres for the NC and these are in my price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilch View Post
    Nice car!

    I should've got me some fat tyres...

    *opens tirerack.com*
    *shakes fist at mrpham*
    DO IT! seriously, go order them...

    Quote Originally Posted by autechlol View Post
    Looking good. Why the Hankooks? I need some new tyres for the NC and these are in my price range.
    Chose the Hankooks because they are a good performing street tyre, heaps of feedback from guys in the US, they come in 225/45 which is a pretty rare size and price was good. I was going to get some Kumho KU36 but they're about $160/each for a 205/50/15, so it seemed logical to pay an extra $30/each to get something better.

    From my very brief experience, the tyres perform amazingly. Will update this though after some laps at Lakeside.

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