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    Smile New wheels and tires on my Foxfire

    So after searching and searching and some help from VXorado I chose my new wheel and tires combo.

    Tires are 33"x12.50x15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws, chose this tire for being one of the most aggresive mud tires there are, not as aggressive as the Mud Grapplers but I have never liked that tire that much.

    Had to do a lot of trimming on the front and rear of the front wheel wells and there is still some rubbing while flexing.
    Had the Terra Grapplers before.

    Wheels are 15"x8" 6x5.5 Cragar Black D series. Could have gotten a 10" width wheel but liked the look of the 8"

    Im not a big fan of black wheels on Foxfires so hopefully I can wrap the VX in a monster green vinyl.





















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    where's your roof rack buddy??!!!
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    nice tires too!
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    Purdy!

    I have always liked the Foxfires (was my backup color choice), and yours has always been sweet. Now, it is even nicer! Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VX KAT View Post
    where's your roof rack buddy??!!!
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    nice tires too!
    I havent installed it yet nor had time to take a look at it! I was waiting till i got it installed to say thanks and show off the great work you did!

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    Looks great Pepino and ready for the rocks!!!


    ...and Monster Green vinyl would be very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepino View Post
    Im not a big fan of black wheels on Foxfires so hopefully I can wrap the VX in a monster green vinyl.
    IDK about that. I think it looks pretty friggin sharp as is!!!

    I'll have to check out those tires for my next set.


    Put a smiley after you say that Bub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepino View Post
    I havent installed it yet nor had time to take a look at it! I was waiting till i got it installed to say thanks and show off the great work you did!
    I'z juss messin' whitchya!
    And I think I agree with Tom4Bren…looks pretty dang good the way it is…the black wheels with those tires on the Foxfire are growing on me!

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    Did you go to Mexico to install the wheels and tires?

    That place does not look like Milwaukee, WI
    Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by VX KAT View Post
    I'z juss messin' whitchya!
    And I think I agree with Tom4Bren…looks pretty dang good the way it is…the black wheels with those tires on the Foxfire are growing on me!
    There we go, installed the roofrack, easiest thing ever, thank you for the great job at restoring it, it looks almost like new. Ill probably be taking the load stickers off.

    I dont know how much trimming or how it was supposed to be done, I knew how to trim the front of the cladding but not the rear so I ended up cutting some metal which I hope isnt important.


    Yes yes I am in Mexico now, its been almost 4 years since I moved back to Mexico City, I miss Wisconsinian winters full of snow!

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    Glad ya like the rack! Wipe it down with Aerospace 303 every couple months it will stay like that.

    I took the stickers off mine too, I like it all black. It's really easy to scratch the black paint behind the sticker, so take it really slow and gentle if you're using a razor blade.

    I just had to have that exact same area trimmed to fit my new rims which stick out much further than OEMs. Trimming on the rear part of front wheel well is usually done by bashing the living tar out of the bolt head right there at the bottom of the well. I know there was no problem bashing the bolt back a little, and I'm guessing no problem for you either with cutting it off, but not sure.

    I just realized what stands out and makes your new tire/rim set up really pop .… it's the rim striping that matches the Foxfire….I've only seen that in red before, but that looks awesome!


    Quote Originally Posted by Pepino View Post
    There we go, installed the roofrack, easiest thing ever, thank you for the great job at restoring it, it looks almost like new. Ill probably be taking the load stickers off.

    I dont know how much trimming or how it was supposed to be done, I knew how to trim the front of the cladding but not the rear so I ended up cutting some metal which I hope isnt important.


    Yes yes I am in Mexico now, its been almost 4 years since I moved back to Mexico City, I miss Wisconsinian winters full of snow!

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    has a nice "old school" vibe to them...
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    05 x-runner; 98 eclipse gs (sold); 99 stang

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    Quote Originally Posted by VXD959 View Post
    Did you go to Mexico to install the wheels and tires?

    That place does not look like Milwaukee, WI
    I knew he was in Mexico but my first thought was "What the hell is he doing installing tires on the street?!?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by vt_maverick View Post
    I knew he was in Mexico but my first thought was "What the hell is he doing installing tires on the street?!?"
    hahahaha you really made me laugh, I guess you are right, that kind of stuff only happens in Mexico.
    This is a little tire shop by my house, they do a great job taking care of the wheels when mounting them. They send Ferraris and Porsches to that same shop. They also did a great job at mounting my new tires on my Focus RS without scratching the wheels plus they work really fast.

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    looks good ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepino View Post
    I dont know how much trimming or how it was supposed to be done, I knew how to trim the front of the cladding but not the rear so I ended up cutting some metal which I hope isnt important.
    Yer good. Mine was trimmed by PO & I think he took off a lot more metal. I just got through filling the gap with black RTV. Looks a lot better that way.

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