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 Post subject: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:29 am 
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Anyone got more pics.. loving the BBS RS wheels, something different!
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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:40 pm 
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Thanks bud, yeah ill throw up a few more tomorrow.


Its good to have some positive feedback about them!


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:00 pm 
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...I've always said....Simmons and BBS all the way.
how can you compare a proper racing wheel with syle as well?

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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Yeah they look sweet are they 4x110 or have u made some mods to get them on there??


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:46 am 
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Nah i've upgrade diff and brakes and as a result have ended up with a ford stud pattern. My hilux diff has been shortened a little and had to run a 20mm hub adaptor upfront. I'm looking into adding some more dish in the front and back but cant find a decent set of coil overs for the front and back.. Needs a bit more camber for clearance in the front when i add the extra dish.


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:57 pm 
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koka90 wrote:
Thanks bud, yeah ill throw up a few more tomorrow.


Its good to have some positive feedback about them!

You definately have made the right choice! It looks tough and different, I have always been a big fan of BBS rims (especially the RS), if you don't mind, i'd love to see more pics!


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:09 am 
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porn - more pics pls :)


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:20 pm 
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It's good to see other people doing different wheels.....they suit it well, but will look better with the deeper dishes! The fun begins when you undo 136 bolts, only to have to do them back up a few weeks later :?

After enjoying doing my first set of these for my wagon and the satisfaction once they're finished, I'll be doing some 15's for my 1200 coupe next. They should be here any day [-o< and I was hoping to get them stripped over the Xmas break.

Let me know if you find some F&R coilovers too, as I'd also like some for my RX2 one day.....and post some more pics of your sedan :!:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:02 pm 
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PSI:100 wrote:
Let me know if you find some F&R coilovers too, as I'd also like some for my RX2 one day.....and post some more pics of your sedan :!:


Found some :bounce2: :bounce2:

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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:25 pm 
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Yeah the deeper dishes have been set back by the purchase of a true trac which i hope to have installed in the new year and an impulse buy of a set of old school recaros!!

I have seen those coil overs before but im thinking getting a slip on DIY kit as i haven't heard of any feed back as to how they perform and how low you can get them (which i'd like to know before laying out 2k!) where as i can make sure the universal kits go as low as i need too, plus i can run some decent negative camber when i widen the fronts!


Here are the pics that have been asked for.. only have a few atm as my cousin is the photographer and hasn't passed all the good ones one yet.

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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Very nice George, can't wait to see the mesh old school Recaro's bolted in! I think you have a good grasp of what an old rotor should look like! keep up the good work and don't forget to update us when your cousin hands over those pro pics!


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:50 am 
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koka90 wrote:
a set of old school recaros!!

I have seen those coil overs before but im thinking getting a slip on DIY kit as i haven't heard of any feed back as to how they perform and how low you can get them (which i'd like to know before laying out 2k!) where as i can make sure the universal kits go as low as i need too, plus i can run some decent negative camber when i widen the fronts!



We are definately thinking along the same lines with our cars....I bought some old school Recaro's a few months back and will be having them fitted and then trimmed in the new year.

I was only looking at those coilovers yesterday and thinking the same thing about the cost and the unknown. Contemplating the DIY kits too, but I don't want to use my current struts in case I want to put them back in as stock, so I'd need to find another set of struts to use. Someone on here said they'd bought a set of those FF type 2's, I'll do a search and PM him for some feedback on them, handling and lowering wise, as I'm the same with you, I'd want them reasonably low. All this depends on another set of wheels I'm hoping to get for the RX2, if that falls through, I don't know if I'd bother with coilovers as it sits ok on the FR's.


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:24 pm 
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yeah i pick mine up tomorrow so i'll hopefully get them fitted up next week and then send them to get trimmed up aswell. I was also thinking of a second set of struts for the front and get something made for the rears (have seen how the strange coil overs work for the rear of rx2 and its a gas strut with a thread around it so i guess any suspension shop can sort something out in that regard) but i can't go too much lower in the rear as the diff will be smacking the floor over every bump. that's where i'm hoping stretching a lower profile tyre will get the ride heigh i'm after in the rear.

I did see that thread/post about the FF type two's but all that was mentioned is that they were installed and the car is still in the build process. Plus the HSD kits are 600 for coilover kit and camber plates so i wouldn't mind having a go at setting some up with some koni yellow's. The rx3 GOD12A has a good post on what involved and which parts were used (rx2/rx3 struts are very similar from my understanding) and doing it on a spare set of struts means that the car won't be off the road while i stuff around to make the struts work. but all in due time!


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:57 pm 
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The problem with stretching a low profile tyre is that the offset needs to be spot on and the guard needs to sit either right on top or over the tyre a little to pull off the look IMO, otherwise it just looks a little strange. I know what you're saying about having a smaller tyre overall to bring the car a bit closer to the ground though. For instance here is a pic of my RX2 with one of my 9in BBS on the rear I was trying for sizing(let me know if you want the pic out of your thread), they have a 215/40 on them and work well on my wagon(being lower), but poke a little too much on the 2 for me, plus I'd want it at least 1/2-1in lower if I was to run this sizing. The other wheel I'm thinking don't have as low an offset, but are still a 9in, I'd probably go a 225/40 on them with quite a bit less poke, this is why I'd want coilovers, to wind it down another inch or so.

What width were you thinking front and rear when you rebuild yours?

Keen to see how your seats turn out....I'm planning on having mine trimmed in as close to the wagon's original colour/pattern as possible, so they look like they might have been a factory optioned Recaro....either that or if I can't find the material I'd go something custom, but period custom, on both the front and rears then.

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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:57 am 
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Yeah i know what you mean.. Ive seen many cars sit just a little too high and cant pull off the look at all.

It doesnt look like it in the pictures but the rear tyres go up into the gaurds by almost 2inches. Iv got a set of chasers that it was on before and the overall rolling diameter is virtually the same as the tire size i want to run with the stretch so if anything could get stiffer slightly lower rear springs and maybe even some shocks to get it 100% in the rear.

Also the current rears are a +24 offset and i may even be able to squeeze another 1.5 inches of dish but itll most probably poke like it does on your coupe where as the extra inch shuld sit flush with the guard.

Ps if you have any more test fits on the coupe that you dont't mind posting out the up!


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:21 am 
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Hey koka the orange Rx2 looks awesome, nice job!

PSI:100 can you post a couple more pics of your coupe with the BBS's on? What offset are those 9" rears? Do they rub on the inner at all? :shock:

Where are you guys sourcing these second hand wheels from? And at what kind of $$ PM me if you like.. cheers, Mick.


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Looking good mate. Seen you around the area....i live on the same street :)


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:02 pm 
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cheers man

my street? what car have you got?


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:51 pm 
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MAD4Z7/koka90, I have some other pics on my camera(that one was off my phone), I'll chuck some more up tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: [RO-77-AA] RX2
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:48 pm 
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A few more from the test fit as requested......it looks a lot better from a front on angle than from the rear, but still needs a bit more low(mainly the front). If they weren't specifically coloured to suit the 808, I'd use them on this sometimes too, but I've got something else coming for this one.

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