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Stance project VE SSV (help & input required please)

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by JNew, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. JNew

    JNew New Member

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    What was the price tag per each wheel? It still beats the $1400 a corner for genuine. Na, I looked at the ebay ones and decided against that.
     
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    If I remember correctly, they were about ~$700 per corner.
     
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    Do you remember what your offsets are?
     
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    Still can't remember bud. How you finding the +20s all round? Looks like there might be some serious work requried to get it slammed down.
     
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    The front's will be alright with some neg camber, however my front coilovers are out of adjustment, as low as they can go. Will need some shorter springs I suspect. Rears have plenty more play in them, but you're right, if I want some reall slammage action the +20 will far too wide, to get ultimate tuck I would think I'll need a +30 to get the tyres well in the arches.
     
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    Yeah, if you want some slammage, you'll have to back off on the offset, unless you want to REALLY massage the quarters and get it resprayed lol

    If you do plan on selling the rims to chase some more slammage (and as long as the guy you got them from can vouch they're not from ebay haha), I could be interested in buying them off you cos I've got a mate who is keen on them, but doesn't want to slam the car (what a waste LOL).
     
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    They're definately not from ebay. The guy I got them off owns an import business bringing in all car stuff from China. I was put onto him by a mate who got some off him in the spec's he wanted and he's had no issues. I might take you up on your offer. PM me.

    I'm just sussing out how to go lower on my front coilovers now.
     
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    Been away on holiday back home to NZ. So back now and thought I'd update with a few extra photos of the project.
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    Since having taken the above photos before I went away, you'll notice that the front isn't quite sitting right. I have added 5mm spacers to take the front wheels out to a +15 offset. Too be honest 7-8mm would be perfect. Tried 10mm but was too much. I've also put a shorter spring in the front coilovers because the ride height in the photos are the coilovers adjusted right down to their lowest setting. Below are a few pics of how the car was looking last night after the shorter spring install and ride height dropped another 25mm. If the weather is nice on the weekend I'll get it out for a few better pics.

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    Looked better on the standard wheels, Such terrible fakes. And it doesn't matter if they're from eBay or your "mate" All the fakes come out of the same place.
     
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    dem bbs badges tho
     
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    Yep each to their own. I agree with you, I could even go and buy a mid 90's 5 series. Even the tyres are like $80ea. But you've missed the point, this was my first project so didn't want to throw **** loads of cash at it with a chance of getting it wrong. Basically it was a learning curve for me. And that is why I've posted up here to help those who intend on trying something similar. Now I know what to and what not to do, next time I will spend the money and commit to the genuine items. But to splash out $1500 on genuine BBS rims in the wrong offset or width seems a tad daft to me. The original wheels were stuffed, and the time is close that I want to move on from this car to a E92 M or a E60 M. So in learning all about offset and rideheights etc I also managed to tidy the car up for its eventual new owner and when time comes for me to buy then I can go into a new project with plenty more knowledge about what I am doing. Thanks anyway for your constructive feedback.
     
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    Didn't get them becuase they were 'BBS' I got them because of the red colour made the wheels colour pop a bit more. The black centres looked a tad dull. Thanks though.
     
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    I personally do not like the wheels...do not take me as having a go....just an observation....now down to the itty gritty....how do you roll the guards...is it just turning the underside up or actually rolling the guard out...I am mystified by this rolling out and I assume that the shaving of the plastic is removing excess plastic off the lower part of the guard....would not that look not right....I may be wrong.

    The other observation is their are no mudflaps...is this to create the muncho effect.....not really responsible for the motorist following behind....with you throwing up all the road base.
     
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    Guard rolling is only rolling the lip up to create more clearance, google search guard roller. Guard 'pumping' is generally more involved process and fabrication. Forgive me if I'm wrong but the car never came with 'mudflaps' so I don't know the answer to this. Do any of these models come with mudflaps or is it a factory option?
     
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    Ummm both. The bit that's normally 90% is rolled up but the pressure used to bend this also pumps (pushes) the guards out wider


    Ummmmm what??? Mud flaps aren't a factory fitted item there a option. I would assume 90% of the time it either cos they look ugly or the car doesn't go on dirt roads so the owner doesn't worry about stones getting hitting there own car
     
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    Mid 90's 5series? I've always been a fan of the E34 as well. But for the price you paid, You could've built genuine wheels. This is what happens when you don't look in the right places.
     
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    I meant E39. Regardless they still 20yrs old. Anyway good luck with that and thanks for your positivity and contribution to this thread. I'm sure others reading through while researching for their projects will look find you very helpful.
     
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    hopefully theyll not spend stupid money on cheaply made replicas!!
     
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    Far from 20years old and less km's than your VE. Keep it up, It's adorable.

    I said your car looked better before the overpriced fake wheels. If that's an opening for you to attempt to rustle my jimmies you have a lot to learn.

    Cheers
    Mat
     

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