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#21 Toecutter

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 07:46 PM

I've got more of the stickers just gonna put a fresh one on.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:29 PM

yeah i was thinking they musta been some expensive tyres, i was thinking for $2500 you must of not been including the rubber, so i was thinking it must of been some expensive paint hehe, so guess it aint bad at all, specially for the look it now has!

can u see any colour difference from there being a sticker over the paint?

also about your rear lights, from looking at the panel behind my lights i'm just wondering if you had to join the previous holes [the main hole and the reverse light hole] that were there?

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:27 PM

damn, it looks right on the money... yer to go lower u will need to cut difinately, and i don't think u have full suspension travel,... better not go over a pot hole with those rear hehe....

does it handle heaps better with the wider track or not

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:22 PM

yeah i was thinking they musta been some expensive tyres, i was thinking for $2500 you must of not been including the rubber, so i was thinking it must of been some expensive paint hehe, so guess it aint bad at all, specially for the look it now has!

can u see any colour difference from there being a sticker over the paint?

also about your rear lights, from looking at the panel behind my lights i'm just wondering if you had to join the previous holes [the main hole and the reverse light hole] that were there?


Nah their was no colour difference under the sticker. Evan I swapped out the 260 lights and covered the reverse light hole. It was actually a very easy job. I do want to take them apart again though because I have bought some nice 3-4mm spongly rubber to make some new gaskets up for the rear lights.

damn, it looks right on the money... yer to go lower u will need to cut difinately, and i don't think u have full suspension travel,... better not go over a pot hole with those rear hehe....

does it handle heaps better with the wider track or not


As far as handling goes it does feel good but it is very hard to say because I have'nt really been able to go very hard in corners so I guess I'll find out once the guards are sorted.
However I have been very surprised by the steering, I expected it to be much heavier but I actually feel no difference. I guess it's only a 10mm wider tyre since the old ones were 215's at front anyhow.

I tried on a front spoiler at Ash's house that I made my mind up on. He's getting it ready over the next two weeks. One thing I noticed with the addition of the front spoiler was how much lower it made the car appear. I don't think I'll be going any lower, not for some time anyway.

Nate, wheres your car at. When are you expecting to have the paint done?
I spoke to Gav today and he told me he spotted some 17" ROH modena wheels in QLD that he really likes. You should rush out and beat him to the set up! :wink: :wink: :P

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:55 PM

Modenas are what I'll be going for with my next wheel upgrade too. Unless I run into some money first then its simmons RA18s. :)

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:35 AM

Hi Guys
I just signed up to this site and I wish this site a lot of success. Now, the reason I signed up is to complement Sulio on some niiiice wheels, bro. You know how much the local ROH rep wants for these? $680 Canadian each plus GST, shipping included.
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 05:32 PM

Welcome Dat260. Thats quite a mark up. CAD$680 works out to AUD$785. I assume your GST would be about 10% which brings your buy price to AUD$863 per wheel!!! phew thats alot. It cost me about half that per wheel but I suppose duty & shipping adds to the cost.
It would be interesting to find out how much shipping would be for just four wheels to Canada or the USA. The weight would be approx 60kG and dimensions of 150mmx70mmx70mm for the four wheels packed.
There you go Dat260 something to have a think about. PM me if you want further details, I would be happy to help you out if there is anything that could be organised on my end!

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 06:51 AM

Hi Sulio,
Thank You for the welcome. Our GST is 7% I also used UPS calculator and shipping would be F.O.B Welshpool Australia, approx 1K/AUD.
I appreciate the offer, will deffinately keep you in mind.
Cheers,

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:47 PM

Sulio,

How much more room do these flares give you? Ie, how much more past the guards do they stick out?

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:08 PM

Hi Dave,

Approxiamatley 1.5inch at the front & 2inch at rear.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:13 PM

Thanks mate. :)

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:17 PM

i just thought i may as well bitch and moan about the fact i still dont have my wheels with them not arriving on the last date i was told by ROH which was the 26th of april (was ment to b the 3rd of march i think, so before that date i was told it could be any day), which is basically a month after the first new set arrivial date they gave me of the 28th of march, since then they have ment to arrive about 3 times and havn't, but they gave me a much better update last week and said that this week would b it...and its not.

i ordered the wheels on the 6th of december, knowning they wouldnt start being made till the 15th of jan, so i'd get them late feb early march. they stopped making the wheels at the start of feb as they thought they guy had done a runner, as i thought later on when i called to c how far off they were to find the company had closed. although even with this delay they have had about 10 weeks to manufacture wheels they claim take 5-6 weeks. all i can say is that they had better have a perfect surface finish...apparently the wheels aren't powdercoated which i'm a bit surprised at, although i'm sure they have a reason for this, i'm assuming its as they are only cast they dont want to heat them up? so to some degree now i'm wondering if watanabes are better value for money, but i'll be happy with these for hopefully longer than i've wanted for them for...so a pretty long time!

i feel sorry for the vic roh guys though as they are nice helpful guys, and helped me get in contact with the shop again (which in a way doesn't make any sense as the reason they stopped making them was they coudlnt get in contact with him...) just i'm not to sure whats going on in their company! any ideas on what i should do? the only reason i care is if i'm defected for bald tires again i'm going to b annoyed that its because of them taking so long (although if i had the rims i'd prob be defected for them so...)

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 07:32 PM

went and picked them up at last, without seeing dom, and he hasn't returned my call so i'm thinking he probably isn't a good person to go through if anyone else is after a set...

i got tyres for them but they are a winter style tread, they were cheap and had the most thread left, and i assume they'd b quite a hard rubber so should last awhile? hopefully i'll get some nicer ones next time

i've stuck the front on the rears for now as they only stick out half an inch lol

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:17 PM

Oh finally, yer sounds like he's gone down the toilet. What size are the tyres fitted in that photo? Have you got the rear tryes fitted? Dodgy photo that one, can you post some better pics?

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 09:35 PM

hurray!! lookin shmik...
yeah post a better photo

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:26 PM

they are identical sizes to what you have sulio but they dont seem to have as much of a stretch as i remember your's having...mayb its because they are winter tyres so are wider than normal...but hey if they last me winter i'm happy enough :D (ppl at work commented saying they look like 4wd tyres in terms of the pattern on them) or i'll check back in there sometime and if they have some better ones i'll leave these sitting in the corner at my place. most of the other ones they had, had that little tread left on them i'd have to go back there in a month or get defected...

better photos will come in daylight, and since i dont get home before its dark and to lazy to get up earlier that may b in awhile...i might even hold off until all 4 rims are on there along with the flares

i think the centres of the wheels are slightly different to you'rs sulio as machineing them to suit the new centre caps was one of their excuses for why it took over 100 days to make them...

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 12:44 PM

lol, i had my 16's simmons, machined centres out to fit the z stubs/hubs but they left the front so the stock caps were all sweet, 1 day turn around and 36$$$$$$$$ / wheel!!

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:02 AM

yeah a lame excuse on their behalf i know! the sad thing is the front centre caps dont fit on as from the mounting face of hte wheel to the inside of hte cap is 50mm and the zed hub sticks out 65mm...atleast on my car, the worst thing about this is one of the wheels they machined after powdercoating so it looks a bit hack, i'm wondering what their solution is going to be...i guess i'll find out monday...

well i just got home to a camera at last and thought i may as well take some pics even though the flares are just on there with gaffa lol, i'll fix it up tomorrow and hopefully find my bro's dslr, wash the car and get some better pics :D there are only so many things to hold the camera anywhere near steady enough, specially when its cold amoungst other reasons...

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:58 AM

that looks really good. all the black looks excellent on the dark green. You mentioned it was sitting higher than mine Evan but it looks like it's t a nice height to me.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:51 PM

i think it was due to the slope my car was sitting on before, i can't work out if its higher or what!

the rear flares dont seem to completely cover the rear wheels, well not as well as i remember your's covering them, like its only just wider then the wheels at the widest point




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