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Old 01-05-2019, 01:09 PM
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MARCH2019 - Finally found a splash guard for the car. It was a real chore due to the 7 not sharing designs with the 8/9 version. Only paid $20 for this and then proceeded to spend $22 on all the necessary retainer clips. Not only does it keep the engine bay a little cleaner it also somehow reduced some of the wind noise, I guess directing air under the car and not allowing it up into the engine bay(?).



APRIL2019 - This is hopefully the last suspension adjustment I will make. The front end didn't have enough travel, so after a quick tinker I know have ~55mm of front droop and ~60mm in there rear. Now I can run the coilovers on the softest setting and no more bump stops, although I usually run it on 14/21 front and 11/21 rear which is firm but comfortable. With all the changes over the past few months I will probably need a touch-up alignment by JF-Autosports but that can wait until I get the new wheels on the car.


Finally got the Enkei RP03's back from Aeroplate and as usually Anthony did a smashing job. Nice gunmetal powdercoat with a metallic flake that looks great next tothe white paint! My metal valve stems also arrived so now they are ready for a new set of tyres.

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nice work wheels look great....
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Finally got 255/40R17 tyres on the rims! Heard some good reviews of the NS2R, plus the price is hard to pass on so will be interesting to see how they are.
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Enkei RP03 17x8.5 +30 & Nankang NS2R 255/40R17


No rubbing (yet) but probably worth a visit to AutoFX for a little insurance.
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Looks good Dan. I doubt they will scrub. Famous last words. Keen to hear your thoughts on the nangnangs.
What other true semi's have you used?
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Wouldn't throw the NS2R into a semi-slick category, that would be a Nankang AR1. With a 180 tread wear they closer to an AD08R, R1R or RS3.

First impressions are good:
- not nearly as loud as my Kumho KU36's, but louder then RE003's.
- the turn-in is crispy because the sidewalls are very rigid, and ride quality is still decent.

Will try and do a hills run this week to see what they are like with a little spirited driving.
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Roger that I misread their labels on the website.
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It sure looks semi-slick but even in the 120TW rating the are not a true semi-slick, they would be a good weekend / part time track tyre. The Nankang AR1 is super slick.
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