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Old 02-01-2014, 04:26 AM
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Well I have spent the last 2 months going back and forth on getting some nice wheels for the T/A. Was looking at some RPM505's until a guy on the LS1Tech forum bought a set of Forgestar CF5 wheels and posted up a pic of his car and I just had to have them. I was not looking for the "murdered" out look but damn this car looks bad.

Here is a pic of his car with the wheels installed




His wheels are 18x11 and 18x10, I wanted to be able to rotate so I just ordered 18x9.5 all the way around.
Also have a set of Strano Sport lowering springs and Bilstein HD's to install all the way around. It will drop the car about 1.5"
Now I just have to wait 4-6 weeks while the wheels are being built, come on Spring!
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:43 PM
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Tires arrived last Friday, went with a Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 in size 285/35ZR18 on all 4 corners...



Wheels need to get her soon!!!
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I LUUUUUUUUUUV THE SMELL OF NEW TIRES IN THE MORNING !
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:03 AM
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Wheels arrived the day I left for vacation so I just put them in the spare bedroom and walked away! These are Forgestar CF5's 18x9.5 in a 40mm offset.







I hope to get the tires mounted up this weekend. I also have a complete set of Bilstein SLP struts and shocks along with a set of Strano front springs and BMR rear springs all brand new and ready to install in the next couple of weeks!
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:55 PM
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Finally it has warmed up bit, I have only started my car once in 4 months so it was nice to pull the cover off and take her for a spin today. Tires were mounted to the Forgestars yesterday, these wheels are just frickin awesome! Total investment for wheels and tires was $2800, I have NEVER spent that much for a set of wheels in my life but these things are beautiful




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Since this car has only got wet one time that I know of its kinda cool to see all the parts tags and markings still in place. I really need to put her up on a hoist and wipe down the undercarriage...or just drive the shit out of it!









Hopefully I get some free time in the next couple of weeks, put her up on jackstands, install the lowering springs and Bilstein SLP struts and shocks.
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That car should be fun on curve country roads when you get all that installed.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Swiley383 View Post
That car should be fun on curve country roads when you get all that installed.
I know, cant wait!

Finally some sunshine yesterday and I took a decent spin, total miles at the end of the day 1,957.



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2k miles is a 'little' spin ?! YOU, Sir, are coo coo for your 'bird !
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Originally Posted by TheYellaBrick View Post
2k miles is a 'little' spin ?! YOU, Sir, are coo coo for your 'bird !
No DD
That was the total miles on the car at the end of the day...
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