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    Default The Grandmabile.

    Here's my winter build, little late to what I've been working on, but better late than ever.

    Put the car away for the winter like this





    Takes that plus jacking the car up under the rear subframe to get the lift arms to clear my pinch welds.



    Little bit o' shiny tire.



    With some bent top plate.



    Removed the cat for the ORP I'm waiting on.



    OH NO I BOUGHT REPS! ESM 004's 17x8 +38











    Test fit.









    Tires mounted. 205/40/17 Federal SS595



    New top mount. Going to have it machined it so it can be a functional camber plate again.











    Obviously need to pull some more camber in the rear.







    Removed most of the stickers.





    And that's all I've got for now.
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    diggin' it.

    keep her coming. any more winter plans?
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    i want your wheels! bad.


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    Holy shit.


    If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

    Your blast pipes look stupid.

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    I love and **** you all at the same time.

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    Looks great, but imo i would have bought smaller tires


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    Quote Originally Posted by 244Brick View Post
    Looks great, but imo i would have bought smaller tires
    he's already on 205/40s on a 8" rim, isn't that good enough? not everybody wants the skinniest tire possible.

    told you should have made a thread Blake lol. I'm lovin the new look!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 244Brick View Post
    Looks great, but imo i would have bought smaller tires
    205/40's are small enough for me on the roads I have to drive on everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckdee View Post
    he's already on 205/40s on a 8" rim, isn't that good enough? not everybody wants the skinniest tire possible.

    told you should have made a thread Blake lol. I'm lovin the new look!
    Thanks Chuck!
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    I'm liking this alot!
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    Thank you!
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    Dude, sick!

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    Why not opt for the 9's? I forget if the offset is too low for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckdee View Post
    he's already on 205/40s on a 8" rim, isn't that good enough? not everybody wants the skinniest tire possible.
    205/40s on a 8 is fine. Its the Feddys that fit quite bulky...noticed that when my GF needed new tires and got 595s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak- View Post
    Why not opt for the 9's? I forget if the offset is too low for you.
    I don't think they have 17x9 in our bolt pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak- View Post
    Why not opt for the 9's? I forget if the offset is too low for you.
    They make them in 9's in an offset that would work, but they don't make them in my bolt pattern.
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    Would get out there to work on the car, and provide some more updates. But we just got about 10" of snow the other day, and the drive to our shop hasn't been plowed yet.
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    Went out and worked on the car for about an hour today, trying to add some more camber in the back. As I suspected, everything was froze up after only 2 winter exposures.

    Had to cut the nut off that holds everything tight, and then I got the stuff to break free. Only did the passenger side for now, as that's all I had time for. I'm not sure if I have too much, or not enough camber yet, but I'll be able to tell once everything is tightened back up and I have the chance to drive it around. I only have three crappy cell phone pictures for now.. I forgot my camera.





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    Thanks!
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    I think you have room to roll your fenders still buddy.

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    Tonight, I had my friend who owns a detailing company, Mirror Image Detailing in the Kalamazoo area for any locals, start my paint correction tonight. For those that don't know what that is, it basically is a full polish with a polisher to remove the swirl marks that develop from washing your car, small dirt, and everyday driving. Bring A LOT of the clarity back to the paint. Also picked up some Grade 8 hardware for the ORP I'm currently awaiting from Keegan Komponents . The small bolt to the far right is for the clamp on my rear camber arm. Onto the pictures!



    What we started out with, hard to tell much difference by just the pictures.





    Doing work.









    Passenger fender after correction.



    Hood after correction.



    A few more before pictures.















    That's all I've got for now! More pictures once the car is finished with the correction.
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    Grandma gold never looked so good.

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    I like this alot....

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    Should pull the bolts off the wheels for the lols.
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    Donde esta el oro?

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