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Old 06-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Alright well today after I got outta class I went down the street to get tires at my dad'* friend/old boss at Firestone. I wasn't able to get the Goodyear Eagle GT'* that I wanted but I most def needed something. Besides with getting the tires through my dad'* friend, he gave us over 200 buck discount on the final bill. I get free alignments & balances for life & my tires have the 70,000 mile guarantee warranty on them. Oh I ended up getting Firestone Affinity Touring tires lol almost forgot to tell you what they were.
Anyway, here are some pics of my tires back in September while I was living in Pensacola
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Here are 2 pics I snapped on Sunday when I changed my oil. As you can see, my front left tire'* cords were starting to show really bad so I was obviously running outta time. && yes I realize I got tons of rust starting to develop. I plan on taking care of that within the next week or so
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Here are my new tires today. I shouldve take pics of them before the drive home while they were still clean but it was raining so I had to wait until I got home.
One great thing about this whole new tires thing...NO MORE UGLY WEIGHTS!!!
This was before I cleaned the rim off
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After I cleaned the brake dust off...ignore how dirty the rest of the rim is lol. When I first wipe the dust off, it looked like tobacco chew ICKK!!!! I gotta use my handy dandy power cone to get the rest of the stuff off
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YAYY! Tread! I can't remember the last time I drove a car with nice, deep tread
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So yup I'm excited to finally not have to worry about my tires exploding on me as much lol i also should be getting new center caps & lug nut covers for the wheels too once i get some moola after all this lol && here are 2 random pics of my car yesterday after a bad storm...you can see the line in the first pic
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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Ya, those look much better, and much safer then what you had. how'* the ride?
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Nice new tires Love that feeling.
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thanks! i was soooo nervous that they wouldn't look good bcuz i had never seen affinitys before. & the ride is awesome so far. I only drove like 10 miles with them but I could tell that they had tread on them lol i'm not use to that at all while driving that car. Those RS-As that were on it were still from the factory so they were like 6 years old
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Now for the hard part, keeping the tread on the tires and not in small pieces on the road behind you.
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Looks like alot of negative camber on the one tire that is down to the cords...(camber kit is your friend!!!)
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Now for the hard part, keeping the tread on the tires and not in small pieces on the road behind you.
lol very true. i dont even do burn outs but i lovee turning off the traction control to do a hardcore peel out of places my dad will kill me if i dont keep these tires good

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Looks like alot of negative camber on the one tire that is down to the cords...(camber kit is your friend!!!)
lol yeah they were most def rough. i wish i couldve seen the inside of the tires but i was more concerned with the condition of the wheels with all of the dry rot but they were in great condition he said. i'll have to post up the alignment test in a few, the car was a freakin mess & i didnt even know it lol
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lol very true. i dont even do burn outs but i lovee turning off the traction control to do a hardcore peel out of places my dad will kill me if i dont keep these tires good



lol yeah they were most def rough. i wish i couldve seen the inside of the tires but i was more concerned with the condition of the wheels with all of the dry rot but they were in great condition he said. i'll have to post up the alignment test in a few, the car was a freakin mess & i didnt even know it lol
Ive done a few alignments on the newer Monte Carlos and you should be able to correct everything on that car except front caster.
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Ive done a few alignments on the newer Monte Carlos and you should be able to correct everything on that car except front caster.
yup the caster was the only thing they couldnt fix but my dad said it isnt that big of deal right now
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do u really change ur own oil or did u just word it that way? LOL
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