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Speaking of wheels...

Post by zaxrex » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:04 pm

I have a nice big slice through my sidewall. First time having to park on the zoned streets of Arlington, and I get popped.
Anybody have a spare wheel/tire or a 235/45/17 tire I could borrow to go get my set from down south?
I don't want to do the 220 mile trip on the donut.

Pretty please?
Or how about 3 more spares? Wait, no, that would still be driving on donuts...
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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by complacent » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:11 pm

zaxrex wrote:I have a nice big slice through my sidewall. First time having to park on the zoned streets of Arlington, and I get popped.
Anybody have a spare wheel/tire or a 235/45/17 tire I could borrow to go get my set from down south?
I don't want to do the 220 mile trip on the donut.

Pretty please?
Or how about 3 more spares? Wait, no, that would still be driving on donuts...
that sucks!

sorry dude, i've only got fxt sizes now. :(
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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by sirwilliam » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:29 pm

complacent wrote:
zaxrex wrote:I have a nice big slice through my sidewall. First time having to park on the zoned streets of Arlington, and I get popped.
Anybody have a spare wheel/tire or a 235/45/17 tire I could borrow to go get my set from down south?
I don't want to do the 220 mile trip on the donut.

Pretty please?
Or how about 3 more spares? Wait, no, that would still be driving on donuts...
that sucks!

sorry dude, i've only got fxt sizes now. :(
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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by Sabre » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:37 pm

zaxrex wrote:Anybody have a spare wheel/tire or a 235/45/17 tire I could borrow to go get my set from down south?
Actually, I have several 225/45/17's that you can have. I've been meaning to get rid of them, but have just been lazy in getting them out the door. They are in my attic right now.
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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by drwrx » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:53 am

Sabre wrote:Actually, I have several 225/45/17's that you can have. I've been meaning to get rid of them, but have just been lazy in getting them out the door. They are in my attic right now.
I have a complete set of 225/45/17s Sumitomo HTR+ on SDR wheels that you could come and swap for your trip if you like.
I also have 4 225/45/17 Falken 512 Ziexs in various stages of wear that you could have as well.

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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by zaxrex » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:53 am

Well now. that is an enticing offer, Dr D.
Would you mind if I took you up on your offer to borrow some of your wheel stash? Swing by this evening maybe?
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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by drwrx » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:10 am

zaxrex wrote:Well now. that is an enticing offer, Dr D.
Would you mind if I took you up on your offer to borrow some of your wheel stash? Swing by this evening maybe?
I should be around all night.
The wheels are in plastic in my basement.
I'll pull them out for you.
Do you want all four?

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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by zaxrex » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:46 pm

How about two wheels? Do a whole right side replace.
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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by drwrx » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:04 pm

I was thinking front/rear, but whatever.
I'll pull the two best out for ya.

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Re: Speaking of wheels...

Post by Sabre » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:44 pm

I would recommend both front or both rear... That way the extra loading is limited to your center diff. If you do both rights or both lefts, you put stress on both your front and rear diff.
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