New pics...painted wheels and dropped


TorchedStealth
03-25-2010, 12:35 AM
Just got my wheels powdercoated 2 weeks ago and lowered it on B&G springs last weekend. I also got 2 new tires since I hit a pothole a few weeks ago, but they are a little bigger than the rears so it sits a bit weird until I can get 2 more NT555's for the back. And I really need to extend my exhaust tip! But anyways here ya go!

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1906.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1906.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1907.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1907.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1897.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1897.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1898.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1898.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1899.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1899.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1900.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1900.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1902.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1902.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1903.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1903.jpg)

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/IMG_1904.jpg (http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee138/Taylor_Redlines/?action=view&current=IMG_1904.jpg)

More to come!

Polygon
03-25-2010, 12:42 AM
:smokin:

That looks kick ass. Quite an improvement!

TorchedStealth
03-25-2010, 12:51 AM
Thanks poly! I gotta turn one of those into my sig pic now instead of that monster truck with polished wheels I have in there now lol

CivRacer95
03-25-2010, 01:17 AM
Downright gorgeous. I don't say that about any Saturn...at all.

This is the only exception.

CassiesMan
03-25-2010, 01:38 AM
I can dig it man, looks pretty good.

TorchedStealth
03-25-2010, 12:45 PM
Thanks guys! Ive gotten a lot of compliments around town in the past few days. Its amazing what some simple mods will do

CivRacer95
03-26-2010, 01:14 AM
Thanks guys! Ive gotten a lot of compliments around town in the past few days. Its amazing what some simple mods will do


Amazing that not many people can grasp that concept. Always gotta go big when it doesn't need to be applied.

Or in Matty's case...too small (if anyone has seen his G8 that is lol)

:grinno:

CassiesMan
03-26-2010, 02:11 PM
Amazing that not many people can grasp that concept. Always gotta go big when it doesn't need to be applied.

Or in Matty's case...too small (if anyone has seen his G8 that is lol)

:grinno:

I like the 17s, lol.

VR43000GT
03-26-2010, 09:47 PM
Wow, that really does look nice. Perfect ride height. The only thing I saw which is clearly 100% because of the angle/lack of light is this picture where it looks like the back is dropped into "ridin dirty" mode. :D

http://redirectingat.com/?id=252X400&url=http%3A%2F%2Fs235.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe e138%2FTaylor_Redlines%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26curren t%3DIMG_1900.jpg

TorchedStealth
03-27-2010, 03:12 AM
Yeah if you look close at that pic you can see the cement goes up in the backgroud to our shop door so it makes the back look all saggy lol. Its pretty even and actually a little bit raked in the front, i love how it sits!

VR43000GT
03-27-2010, 12:18 PM
Yeah if you look close at that pic you can see the cement goes up in the backgroud to our shop door so it makes the back look all saggy lol. Its pretty even and actually a little bit raked in the front, i love how it sits!

Oh yeah, I could tell from the other pictures it wasn't like that. It's just the one that was taken that way that gave me a chuckle. :p

TorchedStealth
03-27-2010, 01:45 PM
Ok you caught me, I packed a bunch of my homies tippin on 44's in the back ridin durty lol

-The Stig-
03-28-2010, 03:06 AM
Amazing that not many people can grasp that concept. Always gotta go big when it doesn't need to be applied.

Or in Matty's case...too small (if anyone has seen his G8 that is lol)

:grinno:

What are you trying to say?

My wheels server a purpose... Lightweight = Racey = Sexy.

jeepgclwj
03-28-2010, 12:03 PM
I love it!!! Looks nice and clean. Has a nice stance to it...

CivRacer95
03-28-2010, 03:01 PM
What are you trying to say?

My wheels server a purpose... Lightweight = Racey = Sexy.


Touchy subject? lol...

Stock wheels serve a purpose too. Otherwise your ride wouldn't go anywhere. Why not just powdercoat your stock wheels like Torched did? A black finish like his would make your wheels look shmexxxy!

Sorry Matty my boy, but your ride looks a bit...how do I word this..."from the country below the US-ish" if you know what I mean.

VR43000GT
03-28-2010, 03:56 PM
Sorry Matty my boy, but your ride looks a bit...how do I word this..."from the country below the US-ish" if you know what I mean.

Hahaha! Post pics now!

CivRacer95
03-28-2010, 04:00 PM
Hahaha! Post pics now!

I soooo would. But I'll leave it to Matty to post them. He actually should to let us have a stab for some criticism...

I mean, we need something to do around here since its getting a bit dry...:lol:

VR43000GT
03-28-2010, 04:20 PM
I agree. We need pix Matt!

-The Stig-
03-28-2010, 07:55 PM
The stock wheels are ugly for one.. and two, they're 54lbs a piece.

I dropped a bunch of weight off of the unsprung weight of the vehicle by going to a smaller wheel. It serves a purpose. Especially since the car is going to be track raced this weekend.

I'll post pics then.

It does need to be lowered, it came from the factory with an 'ass high' stance anyways. Just needs to be leveled out.


I agree. We need pix Matt!

Alex, Just look on my Facebook, you'll see it. I'll take better pictures this weekend with a real camera and not my phone... phone pics FTL.

VR43000GT
03-28-2010, 08:15 PM
I just checked it out. So are you currently using the 5 or 6 spoke wheels? I can dig the 6 spoke but the 5 spokes aren't my bag....baby.

-The Stig-
03-28-2010, 08:30 PM
The 6 spokes... I guess nobody reads what the pics say beneath them.

The 5 spokes were just for test fitting the actual 17" wheel size, see if it would clear the brakes/suspension. They weren't even on for an hour. Just long enough to test drive around the block.

I ordered the 6 spokes the next week, and that's how it sits now. Pics are coming later this week after it's been tracked.

Sorry for the thread Hijack Torched. :)

CivRacer95
03-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Sorry for the thread Hijack Torched. :)

Twas me who hijacked this thread! Har har har har....

TorchedStealth
03-28-2010, 10:51 PM
Ha I dont mind the hijack! Your wheels were fricken 54 lbs a piece? HOLY HELL! My stock forged aluminum wheels are 21 lbs a peice, granted they are 17's

-The Stig-
03-29-2010, 12:57 AM
Ha I dont mind the hijack! Your wheels were fricken 54 lbs a piece? HOLY HELL! My stock forged aluminum wheels are 21 lbs a peice, granted they are 17's

Oops, typo on my part, they're 53lbs and thats with tire mounted to the wheel.

My new wheels are 19lbs, plus 25lbs of tire... 44lbs.

9lbs off each corner = 36lbs total. BIG savings.

TorchedStealth
03-29-2010, 01:34 AM
Ok that makes sense lol I was like are your stock wheels like 26" chromies?! :lol:

CassiesMan
03-29-2010, 01:48 AM
Sorry Matty my boy, but your ride looks a bit...how do I word this..."from the country below the US-ish" if you know what I mean.

Round these parts we have some colorful terms for such looks...

CivRacer95
03-29-2010, 01:14 PM
Round these parts we have some colorful terms for such looks...

I know of these terms, but I feel I should not express them...lol.

Did a PS for you Torched. Like Poly's it was quick, crappy, and I because of the picture I couldn't give you the "depthy" look on the wheels because it's just a picture overlaying a picture. But I guess it's something to give you an idea of what it looks like. So here you go:

Torched with TE37's:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e70/Chrisjion/TorchedTE.jpg

TorchedStealth
03-29-2010, 04:13 PM
Thanks Civ! That looks pretty sick! I wish they made them in my bolt pattern lol. If I ever got them it would have to be in a little darker shade I think though

CivRacer95
03-29-2010, 11:24 PM
Thanks Civ! That looks pretty sick! I wish they made them in my bolt pattern lol. If I ever got them it would have to be in a little darker shade I think though


I can actually just add an overlaying color to darken the wheels themselves (just a minor adjustment really). But I'm a bit too lazy at this point.

Just repay me with some rep. I asked Poly to do the same :) Trying to make rep a useful tool around here.

TorchedStealth
03-29-2010, 11:32 PM
I just repped the shit out of you! lol

CivRacer95
03-30-2010, 12:21 AM
I just repped the shit out of you! lol


I can feel it...:eek:

TorchedStealth
03-30-2010, 12:25 AM
Haha that will happen!

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