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Old 08-05-2007, 04:05 AM
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It's like Christmas early...

That is a decent price for all the goods! Should be a big jump up in stopping performance.
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:16 AM
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I will smoke you eric. SMOKE YOU... i dont really know what that means, but you get the idea.............................smooches
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pfffttt... ur all the way in texass now... and im in cali i guess. It's a long way away for you to smoke anything...

but i will accept your challenge and make it down to texas eventually.
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Studs are a good idea when you're running spacers - they pretty much ensure that the wheels center.

With regard to hub extensions on the spacers, the 5mm spacers will never have a hub extension as the hub still sticks out of the spacer (it is longer than 5mm). With something like a 15mm spacer, it is a very good idea to get one that extends the hub.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:49 AM
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Not to sound like a turd... but the Detroit Tuned kit would fit with out spacers... and well... Its pretty cheap... like 900.. maybe you cold sell the kit you have to someone who needs it... and get the DT kit....

I don't like teh spacers
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:18 AM
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Why don't you like teh spacers?
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:57 AM
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well from my expirence... unless you get the right ones you get a terrible vibration.... I would rather not run spacers and jsut have the "right" offset... with a bbk and like when I put the super sized wheels and tires on my car... have the off set be right.... so not to hurt the hub.. etc... blah blah... who knows... maybe I am just superstitious....
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:45 PM
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I think the key is using quality components and making sure that you mount everything carefully. I know a lot of road racers who use spacers (5-20mm) with no ill effect. If you use crappy spacers that don't center on the hub, or that don't have a hub extension (on larger ones), then you may be asking for trouble. I also don't think I'd use spacers without studs.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:16 AM
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point taken on the studs. ill order a set tomorrow. are they all the same? I was thinking of going tire racks or tsw.

I'm not too worried about the spacers at this point.

as for the bbk... I thought about the dt kit. it's nice... but I had outlaw 2500 calipers on my old alfa track car and had some issues w/them. I'm sure it was just a freak occurance but none the less. I am eager to try st's vaned rotors and calipers. I've heard nothing but amazing things about their heat and flex resistance.

if they aren't mind blowing ill dump them and go with a dt kit.

for the record chad is the ****. he helped me source some parts to get this all working.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:12 AM
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I only know not to get a cheap stud kit. I think it was the Pilo kit that a friend had a stud stretch and break on the initial install. Cheap hardware sucks.
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I've had only good experiences with TSW. They know their track stuff.
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Yeah I've installed a couple of TSW stud kits and they seemed to be of good quality. They are stand up guys too, so they'd be helpful if something did go wrong.

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just signed for the brakes. Still at work so I haven't had the chance to really look at them... but ahh... the calipers are enormous. Juding by their size (and size does matter lol jk) I wont be disappointed.
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They are very large, and they work quite well!
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I highly recoment TSW studs, the product is good (they'll rust when they get wet) but the customer service is bar-none in my opinion.

I've also been running the 5mm H&R spacers for about 4,000 miles with bursts as high as 125mph with no vibrations.
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