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Old 11-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:10 AM
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Put a few sheets of ABS plastic (or similar) underneath the battery to raise it up so that when you tighten the battery down there is no need for a shim.

That's true! I'll probably do that.

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Looks like its time for some smaller wheels and tires. Get that thing sitting on the pavement.
I am hunting for some cheap temporary wheels as we speak. Kind of hard to find cheap, decent looking 4x100 16's for some reason... Or maybe i'm just picky.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:03 AM
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I had the same problem after putting my optima in last week. Got home from work and fabbed up this with nothing more than Home Depot strip of aluminum, edge of a table, drill and some snips.

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Old 11-23-2013, 06:36 PM
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The cap that comes on the optima batteries is actually a base that clips onto the bottom. I ended up just filing it down to fit with the curve at the bottom of the box.

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:54 PM
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The cap that comes on the optima batteries is actually a base that clips onto the bottom. I ended up just filing it down to fit with the curve at the bottom of the box.

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Yeah I tried to do that but didn't like te battery sitting up so went this route. Both work well I think.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:19 AM
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Debating picking up some Rotiform NUE's during their black friday sale to use until next summer.. Only $536 for a full set of 17x8 et20 or et30. Tempting..

Not sure how they would fit on a bagged R53 though. Would be pretty cool if I could tuck wheel but i'm not sure if they would tuck very well up front.
If I did I would probably run 195/40's all around.

Or I will just try and find some fake wheels to run all through winter.
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Not sure how they would fit on a bagged R53 though.
R53 and R55 will tuck nearly the same presumably

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:06 AM
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You think with a little extra camber in the rear it would tuck a little more or would the metal fender rest on the tire first?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:15 PM
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Not much of an update but I ordered a StanceWorks windshield banner decal and plate frame.

Also, I'm either going for skinnier tires for my S-lites , or trying to find some factory 16's to use until spring. I decided to wait to get wheels I really want since it's winter anyway.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:44 AM
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Have some good stuff being shipped my way pretty soon. Stay posted for another update.
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I will have an update worth looking at soon. I ordered some wheels but they are on back order until between the middle to end of January. So they should be here by the end of January!

I did get the tires already though.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:42 AM
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In the meantime, does anybody know where I can get some European bumper trim? As in the part of the arches with the reflectors on them that attaches to the bumper (without the reflectors on the Euro arches).

Also, I was wondering if anybody in the Nashville, TN / Franklin, TN area has any pointers as to where I could take my hood and front bumper to get sanded down and resprayed for a good price.
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CB collision on elmhill pike. Tell them i sent you
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Alright awesome. Thanks.

Good news, changed my mind on wheels, bought a set used earlier this week, and they're already at my house. You guys will recognize them when you see them. I am going back home tomorrow afternoon (Friday) and if all goes well, they'll be on the car by tomorrow evening.
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