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Old 4/18/14, 09:13 PM   #1  
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I finished my mods.... yeah right

Today, my modding project has come to an end! I finished everything I wanted to do:
  • Eibach Pro kit springs
  • Koni STR's
  • BMR Panhard bar
  • 19 x 8.5 in the front: Mickey Thompson street Comp 255/40 R19
  • 19x10 in the rear: Mickey Thompson Street Comp 285/35 R19
  • GT500 axle back
  • Strut tower brace
  • Windows tinted

This was completely stock car:


And this is the end result:










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Old 4/19/14, 09:55 AM   #2  
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Looking good!
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Old 4/19/14, 10:15 AM   #3  
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Thanks.
I did it all by myself. I am so happy there is YouTube nowadays, otherwise I wouldn't have know how to do any of it.
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Old 4/19/14, 11:28 AM   #4  
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Looks good. Are those silver AMR's?
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Old 4/19/14, 12:29 PM   #5  
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Yep, they are the silver AMR rims.
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Old 4/20/14, 05:52 AM   #6  
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Very nice. I like the silver ARM wheels on DIB!
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Old 4/20/14, 06:13 AM   #7  
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Your 'never' done. I think some nice silver colored 10 inch GT500 stripes would look nice
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Love your car man, great choices on mods.
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Looks awesome! Are you going to tint it? I'd do the side marker lights too, really draw the attention to the wheels. I'd also paint the calipers black, for the same reason
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Any issues with the wheels or tires, any vibrations?
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I thin the care looks really good, sounds great and handles nicely with all of those enhancements. I have some of them myself. Biased towards the color. Tastefully done.
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Old 4/20/14, 10:36 AM   #12  
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The finish on the wheels is nice. Comparable to the OEM finish.
Balance on the other hand... I had to get them rebalanced and they were of by a large amount. I sent the invoice to American Muscle. I trust they will reimburse me. Now they are just great!

I finally decided to go with AMR because if price and convenience. All in one. But had to go to a tire shop anyway. So not sure if I would go that route again.
The Mickey Thompson Street Comp are fantastic!
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did you order one of their staggered wheel/tire packages? which one?

this one?

http://www.americanmuscle.com/silver...3-mt-stag.html

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Yes that is the one
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And after I had them rebalanced and took out about 7psi of pressure the tires are great.
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Your 'never' done. I think some nice silver colored 10 inch GT500 stripes would look nice
In my neighborhood, someone drives a DIB Shelby. And it does look good those stripes! My wife however, is no fan of stripes on DIB..... And although, this is MY weekend car, she did give me the initial ok to spend absolutely non functional money on the car. And also when I went over budget.... I feel I shouldn't push it with the stripes. ...... Yet ;-)
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I changed my American Muscle center caps with
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I changed my American Muscle center caps with
Can I ask where you got those caps? I've been looking to replace my AM ones with a different style and I've read that some caps are too big or too small. If these fit just right I'd love to know where you got them.
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Can I ask where you got those caps? I've been looking to replace my AM ones with a different style and I've read that some caps are too big or too small. If these fit just right I'd love to know where you got them.

I bought them on eBay:
http://stores.ebay.com/Quality-Cente...=IR33-1A096-AA

They are not a regular fit though ! I had to modify them to make them fit. I used my Dremel tool to grind off, part of the back (outer ring), to make the cap sit flush, and make the lips actually hook on the rim. After that, I still needed some duc tape to make sure I will not loose them (I guess, some soft glue would also work, as the caps need to be able to be removed, for instance when mounting and balancing a tire. I had to get my wheels balanced again.... apparently I lost some of the weights.
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What I meant is this:



grind away the outer edge (only about 4 - 5 mm) of the back side of the cap. Make sure you only grind the white plastic. Underneath it looks like there is double sided sticky tape and then the acrylic layer with the pony. Should you accidentally touch any of the acrylic, .... which I did, you can fix it with some black touch up paint (I happened to have Tuxedo Black). On the clear side you can't see the difference.

The metal ring, needs to be bent outwards (first remove). And the lips that hold the center cap in place can be bent outwards also a little. When that is done, the center cap sits flush, just like the AMR cap.
It just looks nicer, than the AMR cap.
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