Originally Posted by bue car
I'm a sucker for 00-01 6 spokes.
So am I. Sadly they wouldn't clear the front brakes.
Originally Posted by CO671
I think they'd look better in 18's with some meaty tires.
Yeah I was weighing up 17's vs 18's. But you gotta get stuff while it's available. And I hadn't seen anything I liked in 18's for sale.
Originally Posted by SoCoNoHa
Saaaaaame, though the Advans look close enough for one wanting larger wheels.
Hadn't even thought of that though it's true.
So I ended up buying the wheels last Thursday. I got them for $770 AUD ($530 USD) shipped and given I just saw an add on here with identically spec'd wheels for nearly 3 times that I think I got a good price. I'm thinking a 235/45R17 tyre will fill the wheel well and leave plenty of sidewall. Plus it's a common size and you can get cheap RE003's for them.
I finally picked up an exhaust on Saturday. NA left and turbo right.
But in true fashion it didn't fit. It was about 100mm to long and the flange was wrong. Luckily the guy I bought the exhaust off gave me an XT midpipe so I cut the flange and cat and got them welded.
The rear exhaust hangers need a bit of persuasion from a hammer as the exhaust sat to high. Still needs a tiny bit of adjustment but here's what it looks like at the moment.
I started working on the rear finally. I swapped out the rear bump stops to liberty style ones. You can see the difference. Liberty on the right
And I also painted the wheel well and caliper on the passenger side. There is so much dirt is takes forever to clean.
On the way back up to Sydney today I picked up a Liberty B4 rear sway bar (17mm) which I've also been after for a while now.
Anyway that's all for now as I only really got to work on it today.
Thanks for reading