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I am very happy with the TME's. This is the best mod you can do to an R IMO. Drives like a different car. Anyway, here are some pics I just took (need new camera lol).<p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/driversidestraight.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/driverrearanglelow.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/leftfrontangle.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/driverrearangle.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/rear.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/rearanglepass.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/passengerrearangle.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/passfrontangle.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/passfrontanglelow.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And thanks to the alignment shop:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.anonforums.com/builds/volvo/tme/damagedwheel.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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did u do all 4 tires? it doesnt even look lowered which i like. does it drastically improve handling? how much was the job?
 

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Re: TME Stance Pics (nikhsub1)

Scott, can you measure the stance. From the center cap of the wheel vertically to the point lowest point of the wheel well? I'm curious to see what measurements you got. Thanks!<p><br>BTW, do you have spacers on the car?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mike_c70 at 4:36 PM 6-9-2006</i>
 

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It's LA, you MUST have aftermarket wheels or no one will notice you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Looks great bud. It should settle about another 1/4-1/2 inch all the way around. Keep an eye on the camber. As it settles the back wheels will lean in a little more. Could you please post another pick specifically targeting one of the back wheels so we can see what kind of lean they have (if any)? Thanks in advance, Rick
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont want to pí­ss on your parade... BUT.... really nice car.... prefer 18" Pegs, get rid of the moose.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Good thing it is not your car then eh? You may like the Pegs as do I but losing 9lbs a corner is a wonderful thing. The moose are magnetic, sometimes off sometimes not.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont want to pí­ss on your parade... BUT.... really nice car.... prefer 18" Pegs, get rid of the moose.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lay off the moose Dude. They are cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I think the wheels look nice as well, but I agree, it is hard to beat the look of the Pegs.
 

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Re: TME Stance Pics (nikhsub1)

Looks nice. <p>Don't worry about the pegs. That's 4 less 'R's that need to be on the car. They're a poor design anyways.<p>I think people around here can pick up the clue with the other 6 R's that are left on the outside of the car. <br>
 

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I have those wheels on our Lexus GS, (in titanium).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have those wheels on our Lexus GS, (in titanium).</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yeah I saw those, LOVE that color but not available in the 18's. I'm considering having these powdercoated as the silver/silver is starting to bug me. Black?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nikhsub1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah I saw those, LOVE that color but not available in the 18's. I'm considering having these powdercoated as the silver/silver is starting to bug me. Black? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nah, go with a light graphite, just like the 17's come in. <p>Of course, I'm not the flashy type. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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No, you won't even see the wheel in black. Even the titanium is darker than I would like on my car
 

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Looks awesome! We should try to get all the R owners together in SoCal someday. It'd be nice to meet some people and see their cars/mods (since mine is still stock!)
 

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Re: TME Stance Pics (TomW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is the shop going to pay for the wheel they wrecked?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yup, and the tire.
 

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Re: TME Stance Pics (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Scott, can you measure the stance. From the center cap of the wheel vertically to the point lowest point of the wheel well? I'm curious to see what measurements you got. Thanks!<p><br>BTW, do you have spacers on the car?<p><br><i>Modified by mike_c70 at 4:36 PM 6-9-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><br>No spacers. Here are the measurements BEFORE the TME install:<p>Drivers Front: 14 1/4<br>Passenger front: 14 1/2<br>Drivers Rear: 14 1/2<br>Passenger Rear:14 3/4<p>And After:<p>Drivers Front: 13 3/4 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Passenger front: 14<br>Drivers Rear: 14<br>Passenger Rear:14<p><br>Nice and even except for driver front.
 

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Re: TME Stance Pics (nikhsub1)

Hmmm - I have the TME sports exhaust and I used heat resistant matt black on the bread box and pipes that are visible from the rear. I also embossed the "TME" immediately after painting and the TME shines almost chrome-like. This makes for a little more polish without being too ostentatious. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Looks good all round. Thanks for posting the pics.<p> <IMG SRC="http://idisk.mac.com/barrysharp-Public/P5270019.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://idisk.mac.com/barrysharp-Public/P5300004.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://idisk.mac.com/barrysharp-Public/P5300012.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://idisk.mac.com/barrysharp-Public/P5300014.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://idisk.mac.com/barrysharp-Public/P5270005.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>The spray paint I used<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by barrysharp at 9:38 PM 6-10-2006</i>
 

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Try again and post back success or failure - forgot about the pw. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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