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    Quote Originally Posted by brettr View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nauli View Post
    Baseball bat?
    Need one of those in a shed/garage, right next to the machete, mine is blue, lightweight aluminium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Hi Brett. Those roller rockers would be easier to adjust than the standard ones? Would love to know more about them if you wouldn't mind. Off the shelf for our 807's?
    Adjusting is the same exercise because they have the same adjuster. Probably easier on the timing gear being lighter.

    How much would you pay for a set?

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    Schlitz, see the ref in post #798 below if you want a quote and confirmation of the material details for those rockers.

    Nauli, the baseball bat is an old hot rodding trick to flare the guards for fat tyres. A bit of 2" pipe also works when you wedge it between the guard and the standard tyre then roll the car forward so the metal is stretched/formed. I seem to recall that BrettR described the process with his usual how to pics.
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    And here was i thinking it was for dissauding any body that got too curious about what was going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustamif View Post
    Schlitz, see the ref in post #798 below if you want a quote and confirmation of the material details for those rockers.

    [...]

    Okay, that mob only lists roller rockers for some american cars and they say it's cast stainless (?) steel, no reference to the material code, but I reckon I could do it with better material (stainless). The price just shot up though. In your picture they looked like anodized Aluminium. Could you confirm?
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    Prepped.

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    Sprayed....

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    Another job done.

    All steel guards for 7's.

    I know, too obscene for 99% of the establishment but a 7 rear with a 205 and 6 front with a 185 makes the car feel right and handle safely.

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    You make it look so easy. Proper work there!
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    Great job...very neat!
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    Dunno about 99% of the establishment disapproving. I reckon you've done a great and very discreet job. Most people wouldn't even know they were flared.

    Nice photos too - thanks for showing us the work.

    Now for your 2020 posts...
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    Who cares about a bunch of potential Luddites...the guards look great and are totally functional....the flared guards on my Alpine may even offend some people....who knows (and cares)?
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    New front tyres to match the rear for grip...

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    And these are the only tyres I have ever had mounted that both balanced 100% with no weights added.

    Never seen that before....

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettr View Post
    And these are the only tyres I have ever had mounted that both balanced 100% with no weights added.

    Never seen that before....

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    Can't make it out form the pictures, what tires are these and what size?
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    R888R Toyo's

    185/60/13 on a 6 inch rim.

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    Oh now I see Col beat me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettr View Post
    Oh now I see Col beat me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettr View Post
    And these are the only tyres I have ever had mounted that both balanced 100% with no weights added.

    Never seen that before....

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    I experienced that on our new 2003 Mazda6 Luxury Sport with the factory Japanese Bridgestone Potenza's. Through the 40,000 k's of their life, they were in perfect balance and remained that way all the way through. Never seen anything like that either. Freak tyres!
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    Back in the day when the R10 and R8 models were current, I had Michelin 135-15 ZX tyres that were perfectly balanced. I didn't realise it was uncommon, but the naivety of youth eh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I experienced that on our new 2003 Mazda6 Luxury Sport with the factory Japanese Bridgestone Potenza's. Through the 40,000 k's of their life, they were in perfect balance and remained that way all the way through. Never seen anything like that either. Freak tyres!
    Mmmm, potenzas on a mazda 6.

    Thats like michelin pilot sports on a camry...

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