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Old 03-29-2005, 11:52 PM   #11
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factory GM locking lug nuts are easy...take a set of Craftsman (brand name matters you will soon find out why) 12 pt millimetric sockets out to the car...usually 18-21 mm is all you need, next take a hammer (hand held kind) and find what size socket almost slides over but doesnt quite slide over the locking nut, hammer it on and take er off...then take the socket with lock lug attached to the nearest vice and pound lock nut out with hammer and screw driver, if vice is not available then set the socket on the ground and hit it square on the side as hard as you can, this causes the socket to shoot the locknut out the side so be carefull. Now the important part is they are craftsman cause there is a good possibility you will crack the f*ck out of the socket...simply return to local Sears store for exchange and continue. Or you can take it to a Sears Auto Center and pay them 5 bucks a wheel and they will do the above while you drink cofee and read a magazine.......trust me thats exactly the way we do it at SAC....the tools you can buy are about worthless on most GMs
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We'll just let the smiley do the talking. The ranting and raving smiley.
That was my dad when he realized I burned up my 4th set of tires on my P/U in one year lol
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Guys, you realize that more than 75% of the rubber you bring home from the track is from other people'* drag slicks, right?
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Ditch the locking lugs (unless you got some bling bling going on). Mine started rounding.. Got rid of them that day. I think I showed Nate some of them. It got annoying having to get the key anytime it was worked on near the wheels too.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:23 AM   #15
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Guys, you realize that more than 75% of the rubber you bring home from the track is from other people'* drag slicks, right?
My truck was never on a track....IT WAS ALLLLLL MINE BUDDY!

Ya Jason you showed me that one.....I really don't car for them....Don't need'em in MN...No ones gonna steal your rims. Unless like Jason said...If you got some bling.....But even then the chances aren't that high.
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The BF Goody'* I got in November are destroyed up front. I came out of the house to find my friend and his dad looking at my tires laughing. I was like whats going on? They where like, " do you have any idea what you did to you're tires?" I looked and Chunks of rubber where all over my wheel well and splashed up on my car like road spay. The tread, well over half gone. At that track I erased a good 10,000 miles of tread wear!! There goes another $500 down the shi**er.

Another one bits the dust do do do.
Before you go replacing your BFGs, take a look at the Falken Ziex ZE-512. I got my 225/60R16 98V'* for $408(all 4 tires) mounted and balanced, from Sears. You do have to special order them, but it'* worth waiting a few days for these bad boys.Think about dry road performance just a hair off the P Zero Nero, and wet/icy performance as good as any snow tire, for the price of an economy tire.

Get a set of those, and then buy some el-cheap steel wheels and put some good drag radials on 'em. If you go with a smaller profile on the same 16" wheel, you can drop a little off your 1/4 as well, old trick (you'll also have to pull your ABS fuse while you have the draggers on.).
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:32 AM   #17
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The BF Goody'* I got in November are destroyed up front. I came out of the house to find my friend and his dad looking at my tires laughing. I was like whats going on? They where like, " do you have any idea what you did to you're tires?" I looked and Chunks of rubber where all over my wheel well and splashed up on my car like road spay. The tread, well over half gone. At that track I erased a good 10,000 miles of tread wear!! There goes another $500 down the shi**er.

Another one bits the dust do do do.
Before you go replacing your BFGs, take a look at the Falken Ziex ZE-512. I got my 225/60R16 98V'* for $408(all 4 tires) mounted and balanced, from Sears. You do have to special order them, but it'* worth waiting a few days for these bad boys.Think about dry road performance just a hair off the P Zero Nero, and wet/icy performance as good as any snow tire, for the price of an economy tire.

Get a set of those, and then buy some el-cheap steel wheels and put some good drag radials on 'em. If you go with a smaller profile on the same 16" wheel, you can drop a little off your 1/4 as well, old trick (you'll also have to pull your ABS fuse while you have the draggers on.).
Ya I seen them Falken tires in the local ad paper a few weeks ago......Pretty screamin deal on them too...Like $45 a tire??? I think it was...If I had the money I would have part-taken in it but trying to pay off ALL my bills before school.
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My dad has the Falken Ziex ZE-512'* on his Turbo GP, his were $360 mounted/balanced for his 245/50/16'*, so you can find a pretty good deal on them as was already said. They also have a pretty aggressive tread pattern. They are good on dry pavement (the car won't even break the tires loose unless you brake torque it), and are really good on rain/snow as well. They actually seem stickier than the P Zero Nero'* IMO...we have those on the SSEi and for a performance tire, they really aren't that great IMO. They stick good and everything, but not that good, and they seem to have a lot of sidewall flex. Don't get me wrong, they are nice tires, there are just better tires out there for the $ IMO. I have Bridgestone Potenza G009'* on my STE an they were pretty much the same price as the Falkens for a 225/60/16 and they also have good dry traction and good wet traction, although I don't know about what they do in the snow, and I probably won't find out. They also have an aggressive tread pattern. They are MUCH stickier than the RSA'* I had on it before. Start looking around for tires before putting exactly what is already on it back on.

I know what you mean about the tires though. I am on my 3rd set for the STE, although I bought good ones this time so I tried to take it easy on them as much as I could. I've put about 2k on them and the rears look brand new...I did a couple nice burnouts so the fronts have about 80% tread left, but I probably won't be doing many of those anymore. Going to the track puts a LOT of wear and tear on your car. This is why for a daily driver its not recommended except occasionally.

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The thing about the PZeroNeros is they ARE better than the ZE-512s, IF you get them in a low profile on a Civic. They use an ultra-soft, quick-wearing compound for grip. They're also really more of a small-car-oriented tire. The Falkens on the other hand are just a very well designed tire. They didn't use an ultra soft compound to get grip. And the design of the sidewall is slightly different according to height, so you don't have to worry about squirm with bigger tires or a heavy car.
I don't know how Falken managed to put out such a great tire without having to charge a freakin' arm and a leg, but they did, and I won't quibble with the price. I'll just enjoy beating the tar out of the local rice without worrying about expensive-a$$ tires.
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Before you go replacing your BFGs, take a look at the Falken Ziex ZE-512. I got my 225/60R16 98V'* for $408(all 4 tires) mounted and balanced, from Sears. You do have to special order them, but it'* worth waiting a few days for these bad boys.Think about dry road performance just a hair off the P Zero Nero, and wet/icy performance as good as any snow tire, for the price of an economy tire.

Get a set of those, and then buy some el-cheap steel wheels and put some good drag radials on 'em. If you go with a smaller profile on the same 16" wheel, you can drop a little off your 1/4 as well, old trick (you'll also have to pull your ABS fuse while you have the draggers on.).
Thanks for the reference. I wish I would have known that before the BF goody'*. Sounds like as good of deal as it gets. I have pics and will upload them shortly.
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