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My New Used LS Mesh

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by CAFROG, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    So I searched and searched for some OEM 15" wheels
    (well not that much searching...only a few weeks worth)

    I found mostly bad rims with too many curbs, clear coat peeling
    (overall rapid deterioration)

    I would ask Guys (mostly Craigslist) what condition the rims are in on a
    scale of 1-10.....I got a lot of 7.5's and was disappointed when I showed
    up...waste my time and gas. Most have bad tires (they irritate me as they pose
    to have 2 good tires/2 need replacing) Ends up being bad rims that need new
    tires in the next 50 miles. Some have 2 different size tires and most have 3-4
    different brands so its all junk if the rims look like crap.

    I finally found some decent ones (claimed to have 80% on tires...uh...no!) He sent
    decent pictures and didn't lie about the amount of curbs/etc two had good tread but
    one of them had 2 nails...one going through the top and poking out of the sidewall.
    the 3rd tire had 50% tread left and the 4th had about 60%

    Well...he was a cool guy and after I saw the nails...I said "So what are you going to
    do for me? How much we talking now? Lets work" He wanted $250 firm and he
    shot out $200 with a shrug of his shoulders

    I agreed and threw them in my back seat (thank you Goodwill for the $2 bed sheet)

    So here one of the rims (prob #2 or #3 in terms of looks)
    Bought some cheap V rated 'Negotiators' (205 50 R15) $300 out the door
    They're going on tomorrow (tire guy had to order them)

    [​IMG]
     
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    cjvictoria New Member

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    nice deal bro, i like the look of these but they wont fit a neon, sadly...
     
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    nice. I always liked mesh's but I don't think I could part with my flat black Sis. I do think those are the best wheels for a hatch though.
     
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    Nice find. I want a set for my rex as well.
     
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    Well....I woke up (after 4 hours of sleep) in some hard core pain. Muscles under my shoulder blade
    were irritating me a little last night (no big deal) but it did a number on me! I think its tendon or nerves all upset at me for working on my car yesterday, The pain is an easy 7/10

    Suppose to take my rims (off the car b/c tires suck) to get new rubber this morning but seems
    stupid to be lifting that shit.....but I want them on! I'll post some pics when its done (most likely I
    will still effing get 'er done)
     
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    Got them on and I will take pics when I can wash it
     
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    Been a while and forgot to post the pics. (I have some on my swap thread though)
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    are 50's the smallest ratio for 15 inch tires?
     
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    ^Yep....but I found this out after lol. Maybe next set I'll run those. Only lifted my car a little but looks like a ton at times. Although I like the wider tread in the corners. 45 series would have been choice for me.
     
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    Heres a Toyo 205 45 R15
    Store
    ...215 45 R15....I figure that's close to the same profile height (of my 205 50 R15's) but wider tread
     
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    Looks great. Nice find.
     
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    Wow your car looks great!
     
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Nice to have a site that people appreciate the beer can. Many of my friends make fun of me....but wont dare race the beer can...they talk shit until I tell them..."Lets take your turbo diesel pick up with its bullydog chip and exhaust...and lets roll!" Once I did this with one of them...and whooped him bad...all they can say is how they'll climb their truck onto my beer can. And i say "Don't forget to stop by the gas station first" But the race actually scared me b/c he took me off the line pretty hard...real hard. But I caught up pretty quick and he knew it was over. It was about as satisfying as beating a GT Muffstank
     
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    805teggy lnly onceda boost is gone

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    fukin mustangs!!!!!!!:d
     
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    I always liked the meshes, they look great on your hatch. And yeah, the damn truckers suck sometimes. They'll get you off the line but gearing kills them midway through.
     
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