As much as I'd absolutelyyyyy love to run those tires, an R compound on the street probably isn't the best idea. I drive it in the rain sometimes and that tread doesn't look like it would evacuate water very well lol. Thanks for the heads up though!
Check into some Nitto Neo Gens. Excellent traction, cornering, and wet weather performance. They are engineered for a lighter vehicle. I am really happy with mine. I currently have about 5,000 miles on this set, and they still appear fresh out of the box. I researched a ton of tires before my purchase, and for the cost, these won hands down. Everything that I have read about them were great. The tread pattern looks very aggressive, but handles rain like a pro. Look into them. You will be happy with the price.
So I'm pretty sure I said I wasn't going to complete a rim with the vinyl before the tires go on... but I got much to anxious and went ahead and did it anyways. Hopefully the tire shop doesn't scrape the vinyl.
Final product (minus the center caps)
I'm sure I'll have more updates soon... I think I found some tires, don't want to speak too soon.
I like them. I may powdercoat mine black after I wear out the first set of tires. If you don't like the extra holes for the second bolt pattern, I have some black plugs that will probably fit. Like these:
Amida, they're red vinyl but the flash makes them look pretty bright red maybe even orangish on your monitor. On my monitor they still appear to be pretty red but who knows, my settings may be different. Not really sure where I would get clear red tape but that would be a cool effect.
Just came across your build, and it looks very nice! You have alot of very cool ideas! Also you have done a lot of very cool things already. I'm in progress of my sc3800 swap right now.Keep up the good work!
Yeah I wouldn't do red plugs either. Actually, I don't think I'll be doing any plugs if I can't find a place in Canada that sells them. Summit and Jegs charge too much to ship/handle to Canada for an item worth a couple bucks. Its like 5 bucks for plugs and 30 bucks flat rate for shipping and handling for items 0 - 20$ or something like that. Then the brokerage fees from UPS once it gets to my door. No thanks
Edit to say thanks for the comments
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Just for fun, I took the old photoshop I did and touched it up with a few small changes that I'd like to make happen one day.
One of those changes is small, very subtle fender flares in the rear. I actually used the ones off of a lotus esprit for this photoshop. I didn't want to get too carried away and make it look too busy.
I just tested my new G-Force KDWs and they are really sticky. Even with a V8 and Big brakes, it's a fight to break them loose. And they're not even broke-in yet. These are my third set of G-Forces. You will not be disappointed.
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I like the photo shopped pic.. You have the chin spoiler on there now? Is it the closed mouth or open where it shows two openings? Do you drag sometimes being so low. My drop is about the same and I'm just worried about getting it caught on something and breaking. I was looking at The non notched extended GT front bumper from Fiero warehouse for mine... The rear looks like a defuser rear bumper... Very cool.
Cool rims. The detail is subtle and clean. They add a nice look to the ride. Nice tire too... I'm running Falkens 452's. These too are hard to let loose.
Thanks for the comments guys, I can't wait to get them on there either. However, that probably won't be until the spring. I go to school away from home where my car is being stored right now for the winter. A lot of the parts that I'm posting are parts that I've bought and that I've had shipped to my parents house.
I also have one other problem right now.
The tires I bought are wonderful, BUT I have 3 passenger side tires and 1 driver side!! I bought them from a buy and sell forum local to my parents, so I had my dad go pick them up. I forgot to tell my dad to check them because I knew they were directional. Turns out the guy gave him 3 passenger side and 1 driver side Do you guys think that maybe if I call around to a few places, that a shop might be able to trade me for a driver side? They're still brand new with the stickers right on them.
unboundmo, yes I have the chin spoiler on it right now. Its a closed mouth, and I can drag it on the right driveway. It doesn't happen too often, but once in a while I hear a scraping. Nothing has cracked yet (fingers crossed, knock on wood) but I occasionally repaint it from stone chips as well. As for the diffuser, thats the look I hope to get out of it
my rims are 7" by 16" .the 245's seem to fit well.the place where i bought the tires didnt mention that there might be a problem .i actually wanted even narrower tires on the front(185's)but apperantly you need to drop down to a 6 1/2 or 6" rim to do that .the fiero is not that heavy in the front so it really doesnt need that wide a tire in the front .and a narrower tire doesnt follow all the rutts and get tossed around like a wide tire does .i noticed that on my 85 4cyl .the lotus exige uses 185's in the front .