Gizmo's Daily Driver Build

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  1. Gizmo

    Gizmo Good news, everyone! Platinum Member

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    Attempted to plasti dip my emblems, ended up messing it up when i was cleaning up so i need to redo it.

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    I am in need of new summer tires as the stock dunlops i have ran almost bald.

    Here what i'm looking at for replacements

    Hankook Ventus v12 evo 2 $212C
    https://www.1010tires.com/Tires/Hankook/Ventus+V12+evo2+(K120)/1015414?vehicleid=96444

    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 $167C
    https://www.1010tires.com/Tires/Firestone/Firehawk+Indy+500/012360?vehicleid=96444

    BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2 $199C
    https://www.1010tires.com/Tires/BFGoodrich/g-Force+Sport+COMP-2/11558?vehicleid=96444

    Goodyear Eagle F1 $215C
    https://www.1010tires.com/Tires/Goodyear/Eagle+F1+Asymmetric+3/783163388?vehicleid=96444

    I'm leaning towards the Friestone Firehawks as they are getting great reviews everywhere and are the cheapest.
     
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    SharksInSpace Planets and shit. Silver Member

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    I put Firehawks on my front wheels about a month or so ago. So far, so good, but I haven't REALLY put them through their paces yet. They do seem a great value for the price based on the reviews that I read before buying.

    @JohnnyTightlips has the Hankooks and likes them.
     
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    I had the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season tires before. They were very responsive, but also turned out pretty noisy. I know they are not the same tires as the summer tires, but might want to do more research on those with regards to tire noise.
     
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    Been running the hankooks, nice and quiet, seem to grip really well. I have not really beat on them. 17x9 245 40 17
     
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    Talk to my Tire guy and he said they can't keep the firehawks in stock there flying off the self and has heard nothing but positive feed back from customers, so I went with them as the price can't be beat. He said they should be in by Friday.
     
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    Gizmo Good news, everyone! Platinum Member

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    Firehawks are on, did some errands last night and noticed there actually better ride then the stock dunlops and I seem to have more grip all though i have not really tested that yet.
     
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    A buddy of mine with a bolted up Stage-Dingleberry GTI has the firehawks and really likes. His only gripe was the low wear rating, but even with that in mind he said for the price they were great tires.
     
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    They're 340tw, iirc; not too bad for a good summer tire, imo.
     
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    the Firehawks were super noisy, but I had all seasons so maybe that was to blame. I never went back to them.

    decent super cheap tires - Riken Raptors - decent in a straight line/cornering is meh, but for the price, awesome.
    good Cheap Tires - Sport Comp 2s - awesome tire for the price.

    Notice mentions - RE760 (now RE71) - Great Choice. but $$$$$
     
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    Firehawks summers don't seem any more noisy then the stock dunlops, in fact i think there little better.
     
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    I run Firehawks, and don't have any complaints about them. They have pretty decent wet performance too, fine to drive after a heavy rain.

    I also have all 3 damond mounts though so I'm sure the vibes probably overpower any tire noise, lawlll
     
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    vibes are life
     
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    Life is good vibes
     
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    Gizmo Good news, everyone! Platinum Member

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    solid shifter bushing and JBR hood scoop ordered.

    going to test the bat's pre and post install of the vented hood scoop insert.

    Test there calm that it does not effect tmic
     
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