As some of you know, I picked up a set of 7 spoke rims in St. Louis on my way to NALM. They have 65000 original miles on them and they're in great condition. Its a shame that the coupe of the guy I bought these off of didn't make it to NALM because his coupe was in just as good shape. His coupe is in such good shape actually, that he tossed these 7 spoke rims, rims that I would describe as a smidge short of mint, because they were too beat up for the rest of the car.
In any event, I've been on the prowl for a set of 7 spokers for December ever since I saw Blingting's car at NALM '08. December's GS rims are certainly in good shape but they fall considerably short of mint, especially in direct sunlight. I had Yokohama H4s mounted yesterday and I christened my hydraulic jack by installing these rims.
Oh, right... I put them on the coupe because I wanted to put these new and expensive tires through their paces. December can't do this because she needs a timing belt and therefore does not see revs above 4 grand. Rims can be changed easily as I planned to do anyhow, it just turns out that the coupe gets the first shift.
I have to say, I've always found the coupe's slightly smaller nature to fit the 7 spokers better while the sedan can make use of the extra metal in the GS rims because of its larger, longer, more stately look.
I love these tires
. (December's GS rims have the same yoko V4s)
A couple of Mark's NALM pictures inspired me to experiment with angling shots...
Heres a little bonus. Passed this little milestone a couple days ago. Unfortunately my cluster has been replaced at some point in the past so this is approximately 200k miles. The coupe is officially broken in.