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Jailbreak and an epiphany

Got the call this morning from my tire guy that the BFG's were in and booked it for 9 am tomorrow. Then called my buddy and said I'd be over to get BadFast out of his shed where it's been stored since Halloween.
I left it on the battery tender so I rolled up the cover, disconnected the tender and it fired right up like it always does.
The bounce sheets I'd sprinkled everywhere kept the rodents out and the only issue was the right front tire was down to 5 lbs. for some reason the tire inflator in the trunk wouldn't work so I borrowed his compressor and topped it up - the other three were at 35 just as I'd left them.
I let it idle til the needle came off the peg and then idled on out. It was plus 5 up here - about mid 40's for you 'muricans and sunny - absolutely no grip on the pavement - as in lots of spin and only mid throttle with 5K up shifts - just good fun!
About 5 mins in it hit - see I'd been bitching all winter about payments and insurance but all of a sudden it was "oh yeah - that's why I do it - I LOVE this thing - like it's almost unhealthy how much I like this car"
Off to get tires at 9 am and yes I've been out to the garage just to look at it 3 times since 10 pm ....lol





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Looks beefy. What size tires?

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I'm going with the stock sized 255/40/19 front but 275/40/19 out back - a little more sidewall for looks and a little more flex to take a bit of the harsh out of the Whiteline springs.
Plus a bit of old school stance - I'll post a couple pics tomorrow

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I'm going with the stock sized 255/40/19 front but 275/40/19 out back - a little more sidewall for looks and a little more flex to take a bit of the harsh out of the Whiteline springs.
Plus a bit of old school stance - I'll post a couple pics tomorrow

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I'm a big fan of the slightly taller tire in the back. My rear tires are pretty much done. Not sure how that happened as the fronts are good. Always rotated each year. Rear rubber seemed to have gone defective about when I added the blower. I'm still on original 255/40/19 that came with the Brembo wheels and have been wrestling with whether to just replace rears with 275's or do all 4 so I can rotate. Think I'm leaning to rears only so I don't waste half the life of the ones on there now.

Looking forward to seeing your pics to make my decision easier.

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I stuck 285/35/19s on all four corners of my BBP 2014 last month. They squared up nicely on the rims, added traction and steer just fine.I'd recommend that for all BBP cars. Overall height is about the same as the stock 255/40/19.

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. . . About 5 mins in it hit - see I'd been bitching all winter about payments and insurance but all of a sudden it was "oh yeah - that's why I do it - I LOVE this thing - like it's almost unhealthy how much I like this car" . . . .
is it bad to love a car?

I get the same joy from my 2010, can only guess how much fun an additional 100 HP (or 300) would be

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I stuck 285/35/19s on all four corners of my BBP 2014 last month. They squared up nicely on the rims, added traction and steer just fine.I'd recommend that for all BBP cars. Overall height is about the same as the stock 255/40/19.
I don't want to go too far off on this tangent, or start an argument -- but I bet tires that were correctly sized for the wheels would work even better (9" wheel is out of recommended size range for 285 tires)

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They fit completely fine and the installer had no issues with the install. They are completely square on the rim and not bulgey. 10" is recommended and the BBP wheel is 9.5" so it isn't miles off.

I'm a guy who stuck 10" wide slicks on my 7.5" V6 Mustang wheels with SN95 offset and banged off an 11.3 1/4 so, it ain't always what the book says.

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. . . . 10" is recommended and the BBP wheel is 9.5" so it isn't miles off. . . . . .
hmmmm . . . I thought the Brembo wheels were 9" wide?

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hmmmm . . . I thought the Brembo wheels were 9" wide?
Brembo wheel is 19x9.
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Anyway if 5LHO is happy, that's all that matters

I am running 275's on 9.5" wide wheels and was led to believe the wheels were a little on the skinny side; though they look fine

Back on point: these cars are a lot of fun, can't wait to get mine out, but it's still a bit cold here in Massachusetts

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Let me just show you...that'll be easier. You be the judge if it's "too wide". Bear in mind Goodyear likes the big curb-check lip on the sidewall.
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Honestly, they look a little wide to me but if they work for you then keep doing it.

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