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  1. #101
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    Got everything ceramic coated finally and let everything cure for 48hrs. Yesterday during the big snowstorm we got, I sprayed everything down with the provided ceramic boost and dry fit all the components together. I was also able to get two of them fully bolted and torqued and that's where I stopped for the day. I was going to do a video showing how hydrophobic the surface is but I didn't want to worry about effecting the thread lock with water while it set up. I'll make a video the next time I go to bolt the remaining two wheels together.




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    Since I haven't updated this thread in almost a year, I figured I'd share what I've been up to and what I'm working on for this season.

    Most of my free time has been taken up by my side buisiness I started, Dutch Parts Co. I work a full time job as a Product Engineer aside from this so it's been a little difficult trying to find time to make more designs but there are always a lot of requests.

    Back in August I finally got around to designing a set of DPC Side Skirt Splitters for my car, so I got those prototyped and the final versions are on in 3/8" thick HDPE.

    (prototype design pictured)




    Sometime around October I decided this wheel setup had run its course. I love them and will always love them, but when you have to worry about loosing clearance to your calipers just by putting new pads on you start to look for other options. This is around the time that I started digging everywhere for a particular set of centers that I knew was going to be really hard to source.

    When you're desperate enough for a rare spec on a set of wheels you end up making connections with people who weirdly have what you need in stock. In Europe a lot of older OEM wheels are stored for long periods of time until someone like me shows up and wants to buy them. I wish that was the case here in the US and I'm not entirely sure why it happens.

    Luckily after a month or so I made contact with a guy in Russia that had them in his barn... then another guy contacted me (also from Russia) with the same set of centers in the same spec. The smart thing to do would have been to pick the best set and go with that... but I'm not that guy... so I bough both sets.

    It took about a month for everything to show up, but it all finally did in multiple packages (I think it was 3 in the end) from Russia.



    So, I'm not entirely sure how long I'll last keeping these a secret, but I do know what the sizes are going to be. I'm going back to tucking b/c I want to have my fenders fixed and I want to go as low as I can... driving. So, here are the sizes I'm going for:

    Stock Body (This season):
    19"x9"et45 Square (1.5" Lips)

    1.5" Wide Body (Hopefully next year):
    19"x10.5"et26 Square (3.0" Lips)

    These wheels will also be up-sized with 18" centers because I think the face to lip ratio looks so good with a conversion.

    Can't wait to have these built. The centers are already in the mail to Nick's B&P to have some work done.

    Oh and here's two of my favorite photos with the old setup:




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    HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, I don't normally drop stuff but OMG that's beautiful, im sitting ummmmm'n and ahhhhhhhh'n here thinking of something to say lol
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    i really like this! and now you have made me want to fully ceramic polish my Equips!
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    You wouldnt care to drop a hint as to what the new wheels are would you? It will be wild seeing this car with a different look. I was so used to the futuras on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven_318ti View Post
    HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, I don't normally drop stuff but OMG that's beautiful, im sitting ummmmm'n and ahhhhhhhh'n here thinking of something to say lol
    Haha thank bud.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benwalsh91 View Post
    i really like this! and now you have made me want to fully ceramic polish my Equips!
    Always a classic look. When I first had them refinished like that I didn't know if I was going to like them, but now I love that look.

    Quote Originally Posted by kittenpuncher View Post
    You wouldnt care to drop a hint as to what the new wheels are would you? It will be wild seeing this car with a different look. I was so used to the futuras on it.
    No, no hints. (yet) It's more of a setup change that I'm going for. This one was the lip to fender look and I love it, but I was to be able to drive the piss out of the car more than I already do. So I want to get rid of the camber and also be able to go as low as possible. Stepping up to 19" will look really good sunk into those fenders.

    Here are my measurements for the new setup:


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    Always much love for this car from me. Sad to see the Futuras go but I am excited to see this at Wolfsgart on the new setup

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    New fenders have been ordered and showed up at the shop yesterday. I also had the 17" polished OZ center replacement powder cleared and that should be ready for pickup today. So plan is to go grab fenders and that center this afternoon and finish putting together last years setup.

    Next week I'll be stopping by my painter's shop to figure out what it's going to run me to get my new front fenders painted, and my rear quarters fixed. They're missing some paint and are a little deformed from the staceboi fitment I had the last two years. Can't wait to clean that up.

    I also have lips and barrels on order for the new wheels, but that's a 4-6 week lead time so those will be done anytime between 4/9 and 4/23. I think I have everything else I need for that wheel build except for the assembly bolts and tires. I'm trying to get OEM bolts, but I may be forced to run newer chrome ones this season if that doesn't pan out.

    As for tires, I plan to run the Nitto NT555's in 225/35-19 next year. I've read great things about them and I loved their NeoGen's as I've run those for several years. Plus I'm looking for a lot more grip this year without the camber to take away from that.



    I'll make sure to post photos of the 17"-18" Futura's once they're all back together and ready to be sold. Gonna be sad to see them go, but I need to pay myself back for all the cash I'm out on the new setup.

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    Which ceramic wheel sealant did you use for you futuras and did you like the result? Is there any particular brand you would recommend?
    Quote Originally Posted by s t a y g o l d View Post
    and don't trash talk people, that's for hos at the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kittenpuncher View Post
    Which ceramic wheel sealant did you use for you futuras and did you like the result? Is there any particular brand you would recommend?
    I used Adam's Polishes, but they didn't really do the job I was expecting. About halfway into summer I had to start polishing them again. Not sure if the product didn't function properly, or if I did something wrong when applying it. (although I followed their instructions to the letter)

    If I was to do it again, I'd probably go to a place that does Ceramic Pro 9H. I have friends that had that applied by professionals and it works great.

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    Just bought pads/rotors since I'm right around 80k and still on stock pads/rotors. Went with StopTech pads and Adam's Rotors all around:

    StopTech Sport Front Brake Pad Set
    StopTech Sport Rear Brake Pad Set






    Still waiting on lips/barrels from WheelFlip. They said Triangle was finally able to spin/cut them last week and that they should be delivered to WheelFlip today(ish).

    The lips will be polished by them and then shipped out to me so I can FINALLY put these wheels together. It's f*cking June and I'm still not ready for the season...

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    Can't wait to see how this turns out with the new wheels. Excited to see what they are. I loved the look of the Futuras tho.
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