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Old 04-26-10, 08:03 PM   #16
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i use meguiars hyper dressing diluted 5:1, then after applying i wipe it down so theres no sling.
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Old 04-27-10, 04:28 AM   #17
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I use Meguiars Gold Class Endurance. I try to give it at least an hour to dry. Usually lasts a couple weeks even through rain.
What tire sizes do you have on those wheels? Have you rolled the fender lips?
I only ask becasue at that height you shouldn't have any real rubbing issues unless you have aggressive offsets but it doesn't look like that's the case.
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Nice ride, leave just the way it is, looks perfect for a daily IMO.
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Old 04-27-10, 12:53 PM   #19
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wont help too much as the washer bottle is there.

it's going to rub at lock as long as you run that front tire size. try a 225/35-20, that's what did it for me
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Yup, 225/35 front and 245-255/35 rear and you'll be set.
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Yup, 225/35 front and 245-255/35 rear and you'll be set.
ehh at his fitment and given the lack of rubbing i'd keep the 275s. wider tires=better unless you have fitment issues.
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I was thinking more aesthetics.
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yeah but stretching tires JUST to stretch tires (and not because you need it for fitment) = nono.
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245 or 255 on a 10" wheel is hardly a stretch. 225 yes.
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Old 09-04-10, 12:35 AM   #25
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Thats pretty clean and clever Jasbmo. Have you thought about putting it in the upper left slot above the extra CD cartridge cubby? I think That would probably be my second choice after the one you chose, but Due to the EDFC being eye candy for knuckle heads I would have to cover it up.
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Old 09-05-10, 04:38 AM   #26
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Yeah, I see what you're saying about easy access to it for changing road conditions. Also I wanted to ask how is your camber at that height, and the tire wear as a result? I had no finger gap when I first got my coilovers but raised it back up to a two finger gap due to rubbing in front from my 245/35/20. I'm getting tires soon and switching out to 225/35/20 recommended to me by Puredrifter a few months back. I didn't get an alignment when I lowered but managed to get about 34k miles on my Yoko S.drives so far. I might be able to squeeze 40k. What kind of mileage are you getting from your's?
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Ouch thats nasty :-( I feel for you. Damnit crap roads with potholes that a not fixed.

But instead of powdercoat?? I dont think i would like the look, take it to a good rim repair specialist. Do some research where to find a good one, i think you have change it can be straightent out again.
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Suxx... Hope the fix isn't to painful in $$.
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What tire shine do you recommend? I've purchased several recommended products, but they're all similar.

I thought about the monotone look, but I always go back to the fact that this is a 12 year old car and I don't really want to give it an ultra-modern appearance. I like the classy nuances that made the LS what it was at the time. Also, the 2 tone actually matches my wheels.
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It would look something like this if it wa all black. Looks beautiful tough!
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Old 09-18-11, 10:11 PM   #30
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Nailed a MASSIVE pothole a few weeks back, here's the damage...now thinking about powercoating the face black/gunmetal...

Lucky me, both front and rear driver side wheels were swallowed up.
Damn Hommie! feel your pain! I did the same last week, rollin stocks for now!
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