First off...gave the car a much needed bath. Its not black!
Also decided to get out of hibernation and put on the "new" Summer wheels. I've been working on this FOREVER...getting custom adapters made, re-finishing the wheels, etc.
This is also the first picture I've posted showing the final ride height on the Vogtland GT suspension.
The wheels are 19 x 9 and came off a 2008 Range Rover Sport. Props to mitchfalk for doing this first and giving me the idea! Also big ups to Jr. at Motorsport Tech
for fabbing up these awesome custom adapters...in under a week. I highly recommend them if you are looking for some spacers or wheel adapters that are outside the norm or just want a custom size.
Tires are 255-35-19 and on these wheels there is a little bit of stretch. Also a little bit of poke with these adapters...which I normally am not a fan of, but this is pretty subtle. If I were to do it again I'd probably shave a few mm off the spacers but for the moment I'm going to rock with them the way they are. I had to remove the upper torx bolt holding the fender liners in place. I was getting a little rubbing. But the good news is I don't need to roll my fenders.
Some closeups...I found some OEM centercaps that fit the bore on these wheels perfectly. Not sure what to do with the rings...might paint them black. The wheels are finished in a gunmetal/granite color, which I love.
...and the rear:
These Range Rover lug bolts are a bit absurd. I went with aftermarket bolts but OEM ones are @ $15 EACH. F that. I'm not a fan of the chrome so will probably re-finish them in a matte black or some other color that is not so shiny/blingy. Anyway...I've only had them on the car for a couple of days now and am already turning quite a few heads. For the price of these I'm very happy! I paid $300 for all four, did the re-finishing myself, and already had the tires. If I bend one I can pick up a replacement on eBay for under $100. I'm so DONE with expensive wheels...at least on the crap roads here in DC.