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Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 15, 2005, 02:04:17 PM
Dave buys 337 and sells wheels to Rob.
Sarah buys 337 and sells wheels to JR.

Rob and JR swap wheels.  Can you picture it :?:
Believe me, the real thing is better than you expect :P

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Title: Re: I heard tell that a big wheel exchange just happened...
Post by: s4josh on April 15, 2005, 02:21:25 PM
Man I was expecting you talk about real Big Wheels, not car wheels and not only that, then I run into this coloring fading text again! *cough* AOL user *cough*

This is a Big Wheel.  Come-on get with it!
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Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: SweetVW on April 15, 2005, 02:28:42 PM
I kind of like the color fading!

Carla still gives me grief for getting rid of the Flik Artic's.  She really liked them.  I just could not see replacing tires every 1.5 to two years.  Those Falkens wore fast, great tire though!
Title: Re: I heard tell that a big wheel exchange just happened...
Post by: jayryan on April 15, 2005, 02:52:27 PM
Quote from: "s4josh"
...not car wheels and not only that, then I run into this coloring fading text again! *cough* AOL user *cough*


Violated.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 15, 2005, 02:56:15 PM
Quote from: "StarlightB5"
I kind of like the color fading!

Carla still gives me grief for getting rid of the Flik Artic's.  She really liked them.  I just could not see replacing tires every 1.5 to two years.  Those Falkens wore fast, great tire though!


Yeah. I keep telling Tish I'm gonna sell stuff and she keeps telling me not to. I love the Fliks. I think they look amazing on my car. Tish acutally likes them too which is a bonus.

I've got Kuhmo ASX's on them now so hopefully with some winter steelies, I can go 2 years or so before buying a new set.  :P I'm happy, it rides better than ever. Hopefully with the new TREs, it'll be even better than that :P
Title: Re: I heard tell that a big wheel exchange just happened...
Post by: gragravar on April 15, 2005, 03:20:54 PM
Quote from: "jayryan"
Quote from: "s4josh"
...not car wheels and not only that, then I run into this coloring fading text again! *cough* AOL user *cough*


Violated.



<Nelson voice> HA HA!  </Nelson voice>
Title: Re: I heard tell that a big wheel exchange just happened...
Post by: s4josh on April 15, 2005, 03:26:05 PM
Quote from: "jayryan"
Quote from: "s4josh"
...not car wheels and not only that, then I run into this coloring fading text again! *cough* AOL user *cough*


Violated.


OMG!!! I HAVE BEEN TAINTED!
Title: Re: I heard tell that a big wheel exchange just happened...
Post by: SweetVW on April 15, 2005, 04:13:20 PM
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OMG!!! I HAVE BEEN TAINTED!


'Putting on the latex gloves'...."Just turn your head and cough, this will not hurt a bit."
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 15, 2005, 04:40:49 PM
*waiting with color fade for Dr. Dave's word*
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 18, 2005, 05:22:44 AM
Pics added to profile.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: SweetVW on April 18, 2005, 11:22:24 AM
Ahh!  Very nice!  It's good to see them on a sweet ride.

Now if we could just sneak you out to one of the old taxyways or if there is still a runway left (doubt that!), that would be a good run.  Actually could you imagine a chance to hit the new 6th runway at DIA.  Isn't that something like 16,000ft long!  Oh man would that allow you to get up to speed!  8)
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: coveredbytheblood on April 18, 2005, 11:41:47 AM
I agree about the rimmage action!!  Those do look sweet JR.  Congrats!!
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: 03Indigo on April 18, 2005, 03:32:54 PM
ok, I know you got the fliks JR...but what did Rob end up with, I don't remember what you got from Sarah...
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 18, 2005, 03:56:45 PM
17" Ronal R28's with (pending) Nokian WR's.

I love the bling, but I'm a little bummed. I think the 18's raised my car back up a couple inches. I don't have clearance issues anymore though.

And since I rolled my fenders last night, I don't have any rubbing issues either.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: 03Indigo on April 18, 2005, 06:43:38 PM
sweet, I just put some new wheels on my car tonight, 18" as well...now to drop it with the coil overs sometime next week.

Can't wait to see your car in person now.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 19, 2005, 05:21:20 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Can't wait to see your car in person now.


Thanks! I want to see a slammed Legacy  :P
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 19, 2005, 10:00:41 AM
Quote from: "jayryan"
17" Ronal R28's with (pending) Nokian WR's.

I love the bling, but I'm a little bummed. I think the 18's raised my car back up a couple inches. I don't have clearance issues anymore though.

And since I rolled my fenders last night, I don't have any rubbing issues either.


Sweet JR, I just rolled mine Sunday.  I really needed to do this anyway, but it's funny how we were both checking that off our list...
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 19, 2005, 10:23:13 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Sweet JR, I just rolled mine Sunday.  I really needed to do this anyway, but it's funny how we were both checking that off our list...


 :P It kinda started as a fluke then I realized I could do it. The paint cracked on the inside in a couple of places, but I touched it back up with my factory touch-up paint.

How'd you end up rolling them? I'll let you go first since mine was well, brutish :roll:
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 19, 2005, 12:39:36 PM
I had a couple cracks as well.  I am going to pick up some touch up paint when I go to get some power steering fluid in the next day or so...
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 19, 2005, 01:13:20 PM
So how'd you roll them? I used a cloth four times wrapped end of a socket wrench, two beers, hip-hop and my remaining energy for the day.

It feels so nice now though and I can fly around the twisties again :P
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 19, 2005, 01:24:30 PM
I used a wooden baseball bat.

It gave more than a metal one, but I knew it would do a little cracking anyway.  Since my front end needs painting so bad, I wasn't too worried about it for the short term.  I want to get it painted in the next year or so, so a little touch up paint will do the trick until then.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: gragravar on April 19, 2005, 02:15:39 PM
baseball bats and wrenches - ouch.  I wouldn't want to slip.

you guys know they make a tool for that.  rent one for $10 or so.

:mrgreen:

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Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: tweakeDub on April 19, 2005, 06:19:09 PM
Thats a slick little tool, where can you rent one of those at?
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: gragravar on April 19, 2005, 08:16:54 PM
I understand Tire Source in Boulder will rent one for $10/day.  I have also heard tirerack.com will rent one essentially for the cost of shipping.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 20, 2005, 06:25:52 AM
I know they make a tool, but I did it without a tool and I was fine. I guess that makes me the tool 8O  :P
It did slip a couple times, but as I said, it was wrapped for 4xs in cloth so no damage. I had to use the wheel as leverage though. Smashed my knuckle a couple times on the rim...that hurt.
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: s4josh on April 20, 2005, 06:49:20 AM
You are a tool!
Title: Wheel exchange...pics added.
Post by: jayryan on April 20, 2005, 07:05:20 AM
Quote from: "s4josh"
You are a tool!