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Old 01-09-2006, 09:42 PM   #11
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UPDATE:

Come to find out, the lower air dam with the fog light openings just won't work with the safari gaurd. I think another factor is my aunt (Original and previous owner) hit something on the passanger side forcing the bumper upward. So here are the final pics, for now. I want to get the hitch installed next and get some nice baja PIAA type ditch lights to install on it. It has 2 mounts already drilled for it.





Noticeable bumper movement upward:



Never-the-less, I'm happy
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:05 PM   #12
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the X looks great
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Shouldn't the new tires be mounted on the back? I heard that they should be mounted on the rear for stability and traction. and don't you mean downward instead of upward?
However, it looks cool, now all you need is a 4 inch lift and 33 inches tires
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i make westin business cards at work good products
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Shouldn't the new tires be mounted on the back? I heard that they should be mounted on the rear for stability and traction. and don't you mean downward instead of upward?
However, it looks cool, now all you need is a 4 inch lift and 33 inches tires
I honestly don't know... Still planning to get new rear tires later before summer...
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your best tires should be up front.as they are.
better steering traction even on RWD cars.
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I'm sorry but I think you might be mistaken

I found this on Motor Trend when they did an article on tire testing, etc.

"The problem is that, in reality, you don't get three chances to avoid an accident. Next time you buy two new tires, insist that they go on the rear, not the front of your car. It doesn't matter if it'* an all-, front-, or rear-wheel-drive car: Always put the fresh ones on the back"

Just a thought

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i also agree that you need your best tires on the front....afterall that is what is used the steer the car...it really makes no sense to have the best on the rear, and a further note Tires should ALWAYS be bought in 4 at a time.....
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I don't know, Motor Trend did a testing along with major tire companies. I'm inclined to go with them.

Here read this article.

http://www.motortrend.com/features/c...res/index.html

Make sure you pay close attention to the last paragraph of page 3 and the top of page four.

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Without even reading that, I know where they're coming from.

With the less superior tires in the rear, these rear tires will be the first to give up traction. When the rear tires give up first, you get oversteer - which you just might panic with. Understeer is a little more safe and predictible. And obviously, less fun when you're doing it intentionally
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