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Originally Posted by djpathfinder Pretty easy isn't it? I had trouble with lining up the bracket and one of the bottom holes on the right rear side, no matter what

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Old 10-31-2011, 09:42 AM   #241 (permalink)
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Pretty easy isn't it? I had trouble with lining up the bracket and one of the bottom holes on the right rear side, no matter what I did. I eventually used a dremel to enlarge the hole on the OEM plastic part...then the clip went in ok.
Hmm....I didn't have any issues. Installing the rears are a pain in the a$$ though. And I love how the short screws are impossible to get a screwdriver on on account of the heads being just an inch from the tire. I had to improvise with a phillips bit clamped in a crescent wrench.
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Hmm....I didn't have any issues. Installing the rears are a pain in the a$$ though. And I love how the short screws are impossible to get a screwdriver on on account of the heads being just an inch from the tire. I had to improvise with a phillips bit clamped in a crescent wrench.
I placed the bit against the tire and applied pressure while rotating the plastic clip by hand.
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I took a few pre-snow pictures (with shark fin antenna, mud flaps and winter tires installed) yesterday, cause when the white stuff flies, it'll be a while before the car is this clean again.







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What winter tires did you go with? I'm about to do Michelin Alpin PA3's on my Evo. I don't expect heavy snow, but it is going to be <50 degrees for three months in a row.
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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60's
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DJ, looks good. Mud flaps and winters actually look pretty great
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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60's
I'm torn between the Michelin's and these. I only lean towards the Michelin's because of the survey results below.

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I expect more plowed + salted streets than deep snow which is why the Michelin's may be a better target. Also the better dry performance should carry me further into Spring.
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DJ, looks good. Mud flaps and winters actually look pretty great
Thanks! I definitely like the look better without mud flaps, but they're going to really help reduce spray onto the body.

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I'm torn between the Michelin's and these. I only lean towards the Michelin's because of the survey results below.

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I expect more plowed + salted streets than deep snow which is why the Michelin's may be a better target. Also the better dry performance should carry me further into Spring.
I don't think you'll lose with either. I know you guys get some early morning ice on the streets and they'll both bite into the ice about the same.
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ugh, I need to buy a new winter setup but I am so cheap. Any suggestions?
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Did you run winters last year (ie. do you have some existing rims already)?
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yeah, but I ran them on some 03ish WRX rims that fit like ***. I may run them again if I need to though.
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I opted to run winters on the OEM 2011 rims, and going to find a set of aftermarket rims for summer. So long as yours clear the calipers and such, they'll do for winter. You could always put on a set of spacers, if you want to push the wheels out a bit for cosmetic purposes.
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I'm also running Blizzak LM-60s for the winter, but I opted to get a set of extra rims for them.

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Those are nice wheels. Brand and specs?
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