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Old 12-18-2009, 11:09 AM
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The snow set up- with pretty pictures too!

Hello all. I recently got my 2006 4.8is set up for the winter. I had been looking for wheel and tire packages for a long time on other websites and the forums here and I finally decided on stuff a few weeks ago. I found OEM 20" 87s for $550 (thanks Craigslist), and for tires, I got Pirelli Scorpoin I&S from TireRack for about $1200. Due to the great deal on the wheels, I stayed with the staggered 20's (looks great), but I undersized the width on the tires a bit: 265/45 front, 295/40 rear.
I have driven them for a few weeks now and I am very impressed. Dry, I have had them up to 110 and they are surprisingly quiet and stable (they are V rated, yay). On snow, I am even more impressed. I was initially worried about snow traction due to the size of the tires, but I was very pleased with how they preformed in the last few snow outings. The street I live on at Lehigh (which is already on the side of a huge hill) has a very steep slope which is never plowed. The tires provide fantastic traction on the snowy/icy hill and are just as good cruising on the highway in unplowed conditions.
Below are some HDR pics of my car with the new set up!




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Old 12-18-2009, 11:21 AM
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Great set up - these pics look really cool, I love the way the colors are illuminated.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:25 AM
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Great pictures, I especially like the 1st & 5th pictures..... what type of camera ? & what settings on the camera did you use ?
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:28 AM
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Are those staggered 20" rims?
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@sleepless- thanks- It's a Nikon D90, they are HDR (High dynamic range) pictures, they actually are many pictures (anywhere from 3-7) which are then computer processed.
It was pretty dark so the aperture was pretty open. For HDRs, the images all have different exposures to capture the shadows, midranges, and highlights.
@jbimmer- Yes, staggered, just like the stock set up. 9.5 in front, 10.5 in the back.
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WOW...$550 good condition? Great price.
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I'm trying to look for a place that repairs curb rash,but i don't want to have to drop tires off,it the only set i have..i would like to take the X and let them do it right there...and drive home same day.
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I'm trying to look for a place that repairs curb rash,but i don't want to have to drop tires off,it the only set i have..i would like to take the X and let them do it right there...and drive home same day.
That should be doable - we have mobile units around here that will come to you.
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Those pics are incredible - nice job!!!
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Siege, Outfookinstanding HDR pics!
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