++ ATOT official NEF thread part IV ++

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MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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That jacket looks far too impractical.

I can take any jacket I own, and go outside to do physical activity, with no real concern that it will get torn or stained.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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I did not work out this weekend, which is bad. Largely, I didn't have time either day. Yesterday was spent working on a car, moving tires, swapping tires, patching up a transmission, then going to work. By the time I got home, it was below freezing. Today was spent tarping over a damaged roof, then hooking up the heater in the shed. Now I'm totally fatigued, and that makes going out to lift a possibly risky thing.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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I found some 235/50R17 Dunlop DZ101's that I could actually put on my current wheels... and priced at just $120 new... $480 for a set, plus $40 shipping. Right now Dunlop has $80 off four sets, so that's $440 to my door, then about $60 to mount. $500 for high performance summer tires that fit on my current alloys. That's... not terrible at all.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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235 on 7" wide wheels is pushing it a bit (235 goes on 6.5 to 8.5), but it is approved.

My current all seasons could probably sell for a couple hundred tops on CL.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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Each year I'll be spending somewhere around $120 to swap the tires twice.

If I buy a second set of wheels, then I'll have a problem with TPMS, where the car computer can only remember four sensors at once, I'd want eight.
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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Oh, and I realized my car has a dip in the headlights... right behind the facing piece, there's an edge dropping down, leading to the upper bay sunk reflector.

Now, the relevance: I've seen a few projector retrofits for sedans, and they'll all appeared to have a cut through the facing piece. What I thought was a cut was actually this dip, it's already there from the factory, and that may make the difference I need to fit the FX-R in shrouds into the top without doing damage to the headlights.

:awe:
 

MotF Bane

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Dec 22, 2006
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I'm tempted to buy new ones... 55W. But I'm pretty sure you can swap ballasts later, and the projectors will beat the reflectors even at 35.
 

MotF Bane

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TRS has introduced the G37-R shrouds... yes, inspired by the OEM G37 shroud design.

Will require trimming to fit to FX-R.
 

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