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  Reply # 1068560 18-Jun-2014 15:25
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well done.

many underestimate the role of good tyres in braking.

most of the clowns who fit big brake kits to their cars would be better off investing in some decent tyres.

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  Reply # 1068595 18-Jun-2014 15:49
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many underestimate the role of good tyres in braking.


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  Reply # 1068663 18-Jun-2014 17:01
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Lately have been really regretting selling my toy - my handle on this forum is from it!

Had a Toyota Hilux 4x4 and got a bit sick of the 2
4 diesel so went a but silly and put a Chevy 350 in it, hence the 'chevrolux' was created.
After that I got rid of the 33" tyres and went to 35" as well as doing all the clearance related things like widening the wheel arches, shaving the bottom of the diff's etc. Was amazing off road and just as good on the road. Not the quickest off the line but it was so much fun screaming past a skyline with an enormous ute.

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  Reply # 1068723 18-Jun-2014 17:49
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Looking to get rid of my stock v7 sti wagon ... any takers? Pm only. Dunedin.



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  Reply # 1068812 18-Jun-2014 19:51
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chevrolux: Lately have been really regretting selling my toy - my handle on this forum is from it!

Had a Toyota Hilux 4x4 and got a bit sick of the 2
4 diesel so went a but silly and put a Chevy 350 in it, hence the 'chevrolux' was created.
After that I got rid of the 33" tyres and went to 35" as well as doing all the clearance related things like widening the wheel arches, shaving the bottom of the diff's etc. Was amazing off road and just as good on the road. Not the quickest off the line but it was so much fun screaming past a skyline with an enormous ute.


"Power is nothing without control"

:-)

I'd love a big old 4x4 for playing off-road, I had a Mu for a few years which was fun but no-where near the same league as your Chevrolux, and I never got to use it properly, just commuted mostly (did get it airborne at Muriwai beach though :-)

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  Reply # 1068814 18-Jun-2014 19:54
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I have a BMW E36 325I from a E30 320I.




 


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  Reply # 1069158 19-Jun-2014 11:58
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many underestimate the role of good tyres in braking.

most of the clowns who fit big brake kits to their cars would be better off investing in some decent tyres.


Yep.  The tyres are the only point of contact, and therefore the limiting factor in braking.  All the brake sit he world are no use if the tyres start to lock up.

The only down side is that high grip tyres not only cost more but seem to wear faster.  Especially if you do a lot of km's on winding roads.




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  Reply # 1069184 19-Jun-2014 12:48
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many underestimate the role of good tyres in braking.

most of the clowns who fit big brake kits to their cars would be better off investing in some decent tyres.


Yep.  The tyres are the only point of contact, and therefore the limiting factor in braking.  All the brake sit he world are no use if the tyres start to lock up.

The only down side is that high grip tyres not only cost more but seem to wear faster.  Especially if you do a lot of km's on winding roads.


Softer rubber compound :)





 


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  Reply # 1071053 20-Jun-2014 15:33
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Wear rate of high performance tyres is down to the user.

I once got over 18months of road use from a set of Dunlop semi-slicks on a turbo'd, awd jap rally rocket.

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  Reply # 1071059 20-Jun-2014 15:38
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a time period is irrelevant when it comes to the wear rate of a tire :) its measured in kilometers :)

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  Reply # 1071075 20-Jun-2014 15:47
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'92 Evo 1 RS




Copy/paste from Trademe as I have it for sale:

Engine: 
Fully forged 4g63 
Engine rebuilt by previous owner 
Balanced bottom end 
Overisze Wiseco forged pistons 
Eagle H beam rods 
ACL race bearings 
ARP bolts bottom end and head 
Metal permaseal performance head gasket 
Kelford 272 cams 
Kelford Beehive Valve Springs and Titanium Retainers 
HKS cam gears with HKS cambelt 
Forced Performance HTA GT3582 with ATP twinscroll exhaust housing 1.06 A/R 
Custom fabricated exhausted headers by Bam Blakie ex STM 
Dual 38mm Tial wastegates plumbed back 
3.5” straight through exhaust from the turbo back 
Custom stainless intercooler piping 
FMIC, 100mm core, with black joiners all round 
Tial BOV 
Walbro 255lph fuel pump 
Turbosmart fuel pressure reg 
Link G4 plugin ECU tuned by STM 

Driveline: 
Cusco lightweight flywheel 
Exedy solid single plate clutch 
Very heavy pressure plate 
Fully rebuilt evo 3 rs gearbox 
Front and rear limited slip diffs 
Front and rear Cusco strut braces 
Drive shaft hoops 
Fortune Auto 500 Series Suspension 

Interior: 
Momo steering wheel 
Defi RS boost gauge and control unit 
Brand new RS door trim with wind up windows 
Genuine Bride Zeta III in black gradation

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  Reply # 1071081 20-Jun-2014 15:52
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^^ power? and times if any

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  Reply # 1071083 20-Jun-2014 15:53
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322kw atw

Haven't bothered with doing a 1/4



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  Reply # 1071130 20-Jun-2014 16:41
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JamesL: '92 Evo 1 RS



Nice!

Has it ever seen a puddle ?  :-)

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  Reply # 1071180 20-Jun-2014 17:24
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Once or twice, promptly wiped down after ;)

Granted it spends most of its life in the garage and only comes out for WOF's is largely the reason why I'm selling it

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