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2013 Summer Setup – Wheel & Suspension Teaser


Introduction

Hello! This year’s warm weather wheel & suspension gear is all here, and I’m just waiting for the right time to put it all together. Here are some teaser pictures.

wheels

Wheels

These are the wheels – Rota Grid 17×9 +25. They weigh about 18 lbs or so if I’m not mistaken (a little on the heavy side!), but for the price I consider it to be reasonable. Finish and paint look good, and its well constructed.


tires

Tires

The wheels are wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW Max Performance Summer tire. The specs are 225/45/17 – nice and beefy! Nothing else to say except they look amazing and I can’t wait to put them on the road.


lugs

Lugs

These neochrome lugs are made by Zerg Industries. They look great and, though they are exceptunately light-weight, are reasonably solid lugs. The machining quality, however, left me disappointed. I have to use two different sockets to get all of them off since the edges on some aren’t machined correctly. I purchased them from e-bay, so it could be a batch containing some erred product, but it is kind of a hassle.


skunk2

Camber

Despite having Ingalls camber sliders, the -1.75 degrees of camber is not enough to facilitate the size of the tire with the offset of the wheel on my car. In order to fit them, adding a larger amount of negative camber is needed. This is where the Skunk2 V2 camber arms come in. Giving me +/-3.00 degrees of camber, I will have more than enough to get them to work.

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