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Old 09-21-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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no more "?" wheels hehe....10 pics of my new wheels and tires

finally got it all sorted out.
wheels and tires are mounted, and balanced, took it for a spin to take some pics.
tomorrow morning im getting an alignment.
i ended up only needing to put a 5/16" spacer (does anyone think i still need longer bolts? i will be getting them next week so ill put them on)
tires fit and feel fine. they are Kumho Exsta ASX all seasons....i guess i jsut got myself a winter setup hahahahahaha too freaggin funny



















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Old 09-21-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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thx man, i call it obsession hehe
i was always a sucker for photography and cars, so here it is hehe
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:28 PM   #4
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wow...huge improvement.....those things look vicious
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Nice, D.J. They really change the personality of the car. Great photos, as always.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:15 PM   #6
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Kumho Exsta ASX are Good tires for the $$$$ but

They are not great (or even good) "winter tires." Better than summer tires, but not much. I have had two sets on different vehicles including a current set of 17s on a Boxster. Decent tread wear, a bit noisey after 10-15K mi, solid but not ouststanding grip, good in wet. In Blacksburg, they come off the car in November and 16" snows go on until late March. If Chicago is as bad as I remember, don't think of these as winter tires.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:17 PM   #7
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i agree with that, but they are better than summer only tires i had and survived winter on

btw, this is my 4th winter on summer only tires, so this will be a first, and hopefully much better.

btw, i highly doubt that with my driving style they will even last close to 10k haha, so im not worried about how loud they get
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nice pixs....hey what did you do to your front ambers? are those painted? if so does the light still go through?
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:48 AM   #9
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i prefer your old wheels, but thats just me

nice choice, I had my eyes on those too. Are they 19's?

ASX are decent tires, mine were good for 30k miles so get use to them because youll have them for a while.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:52 AM   #10
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They look terrific! More inspiration to have my spokes done in gloss black in a year or two when I get bored with my wheels.

Did you need an alignment before the new combo was installed? Or are you doing it just for good measure because of the new combo?

I think the bumperettes would look great in body color.
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They are beautiful wheels. Completely suit the boxster, I like the chrome lip it really forces an emphasis on to the shapes of the bodywork especially the rear.

well done, take a bow!!

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HI, Nice DJ very Nice
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Wow.

Nice wheels.

Nice pictures. Great angles/perspectives.
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:12 AM   #14
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OMFG, DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

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thx for the responses guys.

waynes986, i painted the front ambers silver, and then put a clar film over them so i dont get any chips, light still goes trough very well, but i must admit it is less than without it obviously. i need to work on signaling when i turn as well

boxstar, thx man, i know you like my older ones for some reason hahah

ddb, im getting an alignment because of the new setup, if everything works out with this place that is doing it i will have 3ys of alignment, i can come in anytime i want within that period as many times as i want so that should be a good investment

blkboxster, is that all the !!!'s as u can put, or did you run out of space hehe, thx

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Looks Good!
Your car is a unique mix of colors.
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Ive gone from not liking your car, to loving it. Those wheels turn your car into a mean looking machine. Good job!!
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I like them! Nice photos...

Two things...

Whenever you use spacers you need longer bolts....
And those 275/40 look huge in the rear... your speedo is going to have be off. Do you have PSM? That could be messed up as well as the ABS too...
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Ive gone from not liking your car, to loving it. Those wheels turn your car into a mean looking machine. Good job!!

Exactly. Love the wheels.
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Nice improvement. Looks very unique. But Mladen, c'mon... I'll let you keep the color coated side markers, but those headlights just KILL me. Just because you CAN paint something doesn't mean you should. This is just the designer in me talking (I'm actually writing this while IN a design conference.). I know, I know, it's your car and you can do what you want... But with the high gloss of your new wheels and the ever-shinyness of your paint, the painted silver up front isn't flowin'. Let's get you some clears -or better yet, Litronics. I only say this because I care about the well-being of you and your car.
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