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Old 07-31-2002, 10:01 AM
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newb

i picked up a 95 green/grey svx yesterday for $4k

thought it was a pretty good deal so i got it

97k looks good, feels tight

body has a lot of small scratches that i can buff out mostly and there're two small dents in the pass door

http://home.triad.rr.com/mattpierce/svx

planning on just driving it

i'll end up modifying something though

i've got a 86 grand national too

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Old 07-31-2002, 11:11 AM
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Since you are new you can get away with having your front driver and rear passenger tires on backwards.......for now
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:22 PM
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heh...just noticed that

i'll have to change them when i get off
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:32 PM
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heh...just noticed that

i'll have to change them when i get off
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:47 PM
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:56 PM
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welcome to the madhouse!

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this svx fever is catching rapidly, is there a cure yet?
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Old 07-31-2002, 02:05 PM
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If your wheels are on backwards, make sure your tires are on the right way too, If they're directional. (after you get off)
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Old 07-31-2002, 02:13 PM
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If your wheels are on backwards, make sure your tires are on the right way too, If they're directional. (after you get off)
yeah

the tires are pretty new

they goofed up there i guess
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:45 PM
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Yep. mine are directional.

They always seem to be going the same direction as the car and me.

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Old 07-31-2002, 05:53 PM
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Question backward wheels?

Is there a big issue of having the wheels..... 'backwards' other than the odd look..
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:54 PM
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Thumbs up congrats on ur purchase.

by the way.. congrats on that good lookign car (almost as good looking as my green 92) hehe.. joking
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Old 07-31-2002, 06:09 PM
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Re: backward wheels?

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Is there a big issue of having the wheels..... 'backwards' other than the odd look..
Kam [got a twin?], the wheels are designed that way to feed air to keep the rotors cool. Which if you have warped rotors you will know doesn't work anyways, so just put them on right to go along with the principle of the thing.

The REAL problem only comes into play if your tyres are "directional" In this case, if they are on backwards, the sipes will not handle the rain properly, so they will grip really badly in the wet. They probably also won't brake properly. In theory, handling could be pretty hairy, mostly at high speed in the wet.

Not all tyres are directional, but most modern high-performance ones are. Look at the side of your tyre[tire] If there is an arrow on it, and the arrow is going against the rotation of the tire, then your wheels are on wrong, switch them, have them all the same.

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Old 07-31-2002, 06:58 PM
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Lightbulb my wheels are good

ahhhh!!!!! The idea of ventilated brakes is good, but it doest seem to work. I remember when i did the 120k service the tech mentioned something about a wheel being backwards but i just checked some pictures of the car and it seems they are all correct..
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:18 PM
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Smile Welcome to the club...

You are the second Matt in a week, to join the gang! Your car looks great! Nice find. Hope you have as good of luck with yours as I have had. You will find it really grows on you.
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Old 07-31-2002, 08:08 PM
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You will find it really grows on you.
Grow on you? My friend told once told me, "You realize that, one of these days, you'll become so much a part of that car, it will absorb you."
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