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Jet Black coupe pics anyone?
 

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Those pictures from before or after your new paint job? :lmao:

Speaking of which, was all that white paint successfully removed?
 

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Andawyr said:
Those pictures from before or after your new paint job? :lmao:

Speaking of which, was all that white paint successfully removed?
it came off :bigpimp:

 

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Did you get it all off yourself, or did you pay to have it done?

And, how did you get the paint off?

(man, talk about thread hihacking :angel: )
 

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Did you get it all off yourself, or did you pay to have it done?

And, how did you get the paint off?

(man, talk about thread hihacking :angel: )
Professional paint removal...

I think they used Clay Magic clay bars...
 

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Professional paint removal...

I think they used Clay Magic clay bars...
Cool. I'll file that bit of information away, where hopefully I'll never have to use it. :D
 

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Size isn't that important. It is the width that counts :p

225s are good all around :thumb:
LOL, I see you've been reading one of Maxim's "What Girls Really Want" articles. ;)

I nearly scared the crap out of myself this past weekend when my car went into a smooth tail-out attitude as I was pulling out of a side street. Fun once I figured out it was controllable, but makes me really wonder what novice drivers would do without DSC. My ASC didn't even blink once during the entire thing. :confused:
 

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I nearly scared the crap out of myself this past weekend when my car went into a smooth tail-out attitude as I was pulling out of a side street. Fun once I figured out it was controllable, but makes me really wonder what novice drivers would do without DSC. My ASC didn't even blink once during the entire thing. :confused:
How did you manage to do that?

I never have oversteer problems on the street. I do always leave DSC on, but get understeer usually. This is desirable. My car has a LOT more torque than yours and I don't have to catch oversteer very often. Unless you were going to fast and lifted ;) :dunno:

If you like controlled oversteer, try going to an auto-x. You will be tail out during much of the run ;)
 

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I neglected to add that the tires were still slightly damp in a few spots from an earlier rain shower. The pavement itself was bone dry at that particular location, but the tires probably still had a bit of water on them from a less-travelled street or something. I was simply coming from a dead stop in first, and at about 60% throttle I'd say. After realizing what was happening and gaining control of it I put 'er in second and continued the slow slide without any ASC intervention. Also, having the factory Conti's helped a bit too. :cry:
 

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I neglected to add that the tires were still slightly damp in a few spots from an earlier rain shower. The pavement itself was bone dry at that particular location, but the tires probably still had a bit of water on them from a less-travelled street or something. I was simply coming from a dead stop in first, and at about 60% throttle I'd say. After realizing what was happening and gaining control of it I put 'er in second and continued the slow slide without any ASC intervention. Also, having the factory Conti's helped a bit too. :cry:
ah, I see. Yea, if my rear tires are wet, I ALWAYS spin them pulling out on a street. Never have a tail out situation though. :dunno: How far out did the back go?

Contisports? It look as if in your sig pic, the tire is underinflated :eek:
 

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ah, I see. Yea, if my rear tires are wet, I ALWAYS spin them pulling out on a street. Never have a tail out situation though. :dunno: How far out did the back go?

Contisports? It look as if in your sig pic, the tire is underinflated :eek:
The back went out far enough to require about a 45* countersteer to land in the correct lane.

I dunno, I checked the tire pressure just minutes before that poor quality pic was taken. I have it set to the 4 passenger "summer" 225 specs, which is 29/33 I believe. I may try the fully loaded 225 specs (something like 33/37) to gain some sidewall strength soon, though. :thumb:
 
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