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post Apr 29, 2019 - 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 29, 2019 - 9:24 AM) *
I forgot to post these up....
.....And right now it's on jack stands in the garage waiting for the new tires to be mounted.


What tires did you go with?


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post Apr 29, 2019 - 3:37 PM
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Zestino Tires


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post Apr 29, 2019 - 3:38 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 29, 2019 - 3:37 PM) *

Sounds like a brand of pizza rolls.


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post Apr 29, 2019 - 3:48 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Apr 29, 2019 - 3:38 PM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 29, 2019 - 3:37 PM) *

Sounds like a brand of pizza rolls.

laugh.gif It does. laugh.gif

Zestino Pizza Rolls!


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post Apr 29, 2019 - 5:54 PM
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I'm so getting bamnef from the next meet!


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post Apr 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM
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So true!


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post Apr 29, 2019 - 9:59 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Apr 29, 2019 - 3:38 PM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 29, 2019 - 3:37 PM) *

Sounds like a brand of pizza rolls.


Probably going to last as long as pizza rolls. One bite & gone.
post Apr 30, 2019 - 12:52 AM
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Ok but seriously, they look like a knock off of the Dunlop Z2/Z3 tread pattern with a little lower tread wear. What's the deal? Just cheap and sticky?


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post Apr 30, 2019 - 3:52 AM
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From what I can gather with a few minutes of Googling, they're a Japanese company that outsources and has their tires made in China. Personally I'd stick with Federal for low price range tires, brother just put on 595RS-R on the BMW and they have no problem with 500 horsepower and work surprisingly well in the rain though nothing too torrential has happened yet. The 595RPM on the Genesis were also quite good so far. Yes the Federals are made in Taiwan, but by a Taiwanese company and so far they've surpassed expectations. Will find out long term use on the BMW now that the Genesis is being sold, but being they're the second most extreme street tire behind the 595RS-RR I'll be surprised if he gets 20K with rotating them and yes I finally managed to talk him into a square setup.

Hopefully the Zestino tires are ok, the Chinese are more than capable it's just a matter of what they're being told to make that's always the issue...


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post Apr 30, 2019 - 8:08 AM
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Zestinos come highly recommended from from the local tuning shop. They use them on both their grip cars and their drift cars.

As this car is not going to see more than 3000mi/yr, I'm not really concerned about it. I know for a fact that they will be better than the 10 year old Riken Raptors that are on the wheels now.

Plus we need to consider that despite the fact that they outsource to China, they are still a Japanese company with Japanese quality standards.... I don't mind being the guinea pig for this group, knowing the customers that have run these in past years and been happy with them.

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post Apr 30, 2019 - 8:17 AM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 30, 2019 - 8:08 AM) *
they are still a Japanese company with Japanese quality standards....


Japanese products suck, and that includes automobiles.






You know I kid... smile.gif ha!


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post Apr 30, 2019 - 1:57 PM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 30, 2019 - 8:08 AM) *
Zestinos come highly recommended from from the local tuning shop. They use them on both their grip cars and their drift cars.

As this car is not going to see more than 3000mi/yr, I'm not really concerned about it. I know for a fact that they will be better than the 10 year old Riken Raptors that are on the wheels now.

Plus we need to consider that despite the fact that they outsource to China, they are still a Japanese company with Japanese quality standards.... I don't mind being the guinea pig for this group, knowing the customers that have run these in past years and been happy with them.

It'll be a worthy experiment.


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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 30, 2019 - 8:08 AM) *
Plus we need to consider that despite the fact that they outsource to China, they are still a Japanese company with Japanese quality standards.... I don't mind being the guinea pig for this group, knowing the customers that have run these in past years and been happy with them.

That doesn't mean anything, Japanese electronics made in China or elsewhere don't hold a candle to Japanese electronics made in Japan. Of course you also have the price discrepancy so they should withhold higher quality for the higher priced equipment, but a company that's making everything in China may not have that but that's up to them. Like I said hopefully they turn out well.

This post has been edited by Box: Apr 30, 2019 - 2:56 PM


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post Apr 30, 2019 - 9:01 PM
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A lot of it comes down to QC, there's plenty of things made in China with strict QC that are great products. These tires could be one, Chris will find out and let us know. In the mean time I'll be bringing some marinara dipping sauce for his Zestino tires.


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Indeed, hopefully this is an instance of the outsourcing company specifying a high quality product. It'd be nice to have more inexpensive tires, note not cheap, out there.

Mmmm zesty Zestinos.


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post Apr 30, 2019 - 10:39 PM
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Like the difference in quality between Federals that're Taiwanese made by a Taiwanese company are night and day over the Ohtsu which are a subsidiary of Japanese company Falken and are made in Indonesia or China. Yet the FP8000 are supposed to be an exact copy of an older Falken design.


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post May 8, 2019 - 11:07 AM
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No pics for this update, but the wheels are back on the car.

I've also replaced the cluster bulbs with LEDs since one of the three were out.

Auxito LED

There are hot spots, but at least I can see all my gauges at night.

Finally, I pulled the fuel sender to try and see why my gauge wasn't working. Turns out the entire sender had come off of the bracket and was sitting the in bottom of the tank. After wrestling the sender up with a magnet, I soldered the connections back together and I seem to have a working gauge again.

Although, It appears that the drive to and from Starved Rock for the midwest meet used 3/4 tank of fuel. I certainly hope that's not the case, as it was only a 200 mi. round trip.... Maybe it had something to do with my foot magically getting heavier everytime Luke gets next to me....

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post May 8, 2019 - 1:16 PM
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Starved Rock is minimum 1/2 tank for me, it was only 1/4 tank when I went in other cars.


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post May 8, 2019 - 1:23 PM
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That’s similar fuel economy to what we’re getting.


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post May 8, 2019 - 3:24 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ May 8, 2019 - 1:23 PM) *
That’s similar fuel economy to what we’re getting.


Really? Damn... I thought I was tweaking, that's why I kept asking you about how long it took to come up.


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