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10 Replies and 349 Views Mounting/Balancing new tires...  349  10 Started by  jsarino Will AutoTire (or any other place) mount and balance tires for me Here's the catch...the tires/wheels are one size larger than my stock tire/wheel combination. I have 17s on my car size larger than stock. The other catch: they are EXPENSIVE aftermarket wheels...I'm worried that they'll get scratched (I've seen the wheel mount that most places use). Any advice
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by  jsarinoJump to last post
01/05/2002 11:57 PM
13 Replies and 381 Views Gear Box Swap  381  13 Started by  RobBzx2 I was wondering what the advantages of a Six speed gear box verse a Five speed one I was just reading that the new SVT Focus which has the same engine as my car is going to have a Six speed gear box and I was thinking about getting one put in my ZX2. I just wanted to know if this is a good idea or a bad one. Also, is this a task that I should take on myself to install or is it just a big pain to do. Any info would be great.Thanks
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by  RobBzx2Jump to last post
12/05/2001 12:03 AM
18 Replies and 353 Views Mandrel bending?  353  18 Started by  Wolve 80 Does anyone know of a shop in the STL area that does Mandrel bending I want to upgrade my exhaust to 3"e; (maybe bigger), and I need someone to do the bends/install.
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by  SchreibGJump to last post
12/04/2001 3:21 PM
3 Replies and 330 Views JRZ/KONI 8041/Stock Shocks  330  3 Started by  robj The stock shocks are pretty good on my car. 95 of the mechanical side of the fast ticket is a tree trunk sized front sway bar. However, I have an opportunity to get a set of JRZ shocks (setup by Fordahl Motorsports) from a former national S2000 driver. Koni also should have their single adjustable sport shocks out for my car by EOY.I'm looking for somewhat improved damping, ability to alter my setup to provide more balance, and more flexibility to fine tune in grid when I get the setup wrong...
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by  AndyJump to last post
11/19/2001 8:21 AM
7 Replies and 341 Views FYI: Race Harness  341  7 Started by  krek You guys may already have this information, but I found these harness that mount to the stock location for the lap belts and the shoulder belts clip into the rear seat belts. No drilling or roll bar needed.&91url=''&93Schroth Harness&91/URL&93
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by  krekJump to last post
11/09/2001 4:10 PM
2 Replies and 365 Views Header size in relation to Turbo (Joel stay out of this one)  365  2 Started by  Scooby Do I am Turboing my Impreza in the spring. The stock, cast iron, restrictive and poorley designed manifold is about 1.75"e; od. I currently have on the car 2.25"e;od tubular headers, mandrel bent but still unequal length. Is it better to go to the smaller diameter OEM manifolds to keep velocity up, or stay with my tubular headers and get the flow improvement I have a 2.25"e; od up and down pipe set up, with a 3"e; cat back. So back pressure after the turbo is not a concern. Whats y...
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by  Wolve 80Jump to last post
11/09/2001 9:54 AM
1 Replies and 300 Views F-body suspension parts  300  1 Started by  SpikeLS1 Can anyone help me out by recommending or describing good suspension upgrades for a 4th generation Fbody CamaroMy initial thoughts are to start with the '02 style 17x9 "e;SS"e; takeoffs sold by SLP, followed closely by upgrading the springs, shocks and swaybars with a package like the "e;G2"e; setup from LG Motorsports. Going for panhard rods, subframe connectors and tower braces last once the checking account has a chance to recover.Does this sound correctThe reason I am lean...
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by  christocJump to last post
11/05/2001 7:56 AM
10 Replies and 524 Views Tranny Shops  524  10 Started by  MattG Can anyone recomend a good shop to install an LSD in a 00 GSR. I would prefer a shop that has done a similar swap before or knows Honda/Acura transmissions. Thanks for your help.
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by  Q2teamJump to last post
11/03/2001 12:16 PM
4 Replies and 437 Views RX-7 wheels  437  4 Started by  BDSCT51 Hey racecardaddy! Any suggestions on 13x7 wheels for my ITA car that don't cost an arm and a leg Vehicle data:1984 RX-7 with a full up Ground Control suspension. Any suggestions/recommendations would be helpful.
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by  BDSCT51Jump to last post
10/28/2001 9:25 AM
8 Replies and 320 Views chassis dyno tune?  320  8 Started by  jerrya Is there a shop in STL that can do a dyno tune job I'm having the hardest time finding something on the net that's local.Thanks!
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by  jerryaJump to last post
10/25/2001 5:49 PM
8 Replies and 328 Views Bad Noise  328  8 Started by  tngrntree I'm getting a bad noise from the front right when I make a hard right turn. I heard it for the first time last sunday on racing tires and now it happens at least once a day. Anyone have any suggestions as to what might be wrong :confused:
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by  AlpinaB12Jump to last post
10/20/2001 7:21 PM
6 Replies and 310 Views Subaru SVX  310  6 Started by  Falkonn I just started going to a couple of the St Louis races, and wondered if anyone could advise me on whether or not this is worth buyingI found a 92 SVX for $4300. It was in a wreck that took out the side panels. Those were replaced, but the patch and paint job were very unprofessionally done. Frame is fine. Engine is clean, no leaks and runs smoothly and quiet. Tranny shifts well (EC shifting works well)... suspension allright but right front strut is after factory. I got it up to 100, no shak...
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by  Scooby DoJump to last post
10/17/2001 12:02 PM
0 Replies and 507 Views Mustang Subframe Connectors  507  0 Started by  krek The gentleman who teched my car (I think his name was Drew) and drives the Xtreme in ESP mentioned he could hook me up with suspension mods for my Mustang. How do I get in touch with him (before this weekend)Jeff
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10/09/2001 5:50 PM
3 Replies and 471 Views Winter Tires  471  3 Started by  MattG Keith, and anyone else.....What is a good winter tire for St. Louis on a 2000 Integra GSR True snow tires seem like overkill but the stock tires are horrible. What does everyone run in the winter around here
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by  RacerinLSLJump to last post
10/02/2001 9:29 AM
7 Replies and 446 Views Welcome to our newest Forum! Sponsored by Autotire of Ballwin.  446  7 Started by  christoc Welcome to our newest forum. Discuss anything parts/mechanics wise in here. And remember when you need tires mounted/balanced or anything done with our suspension call Keith at Autotire of Ballwin, 636-227-6051.-ChrisDon't forget to tell him sent you!
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by  Q2teamJump to last post
09/29/2001 11:39 PM
1 Replies and 457 Views Tire Warmer Blankets  457  1 Started by  CSPTypeR Why do you need blankets for your tires Cold tires don't win! I have manufactured tire blankets that work. These blankets have been tested and used for the last year. I recommended using tire blankets when air temperatures are below 90 degrees. This is especially important for those driver's using Kumho tires. For those drivers using Hoosier tires: recommended temperature below 80 degrees. Why are blankets important R tires best work at optimal temps. Maintaining these temperatures ...
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by  CSPTypeRJump to last post
08/28/2001 9:12 PM
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