Archive for February 12, 2010

Go slow, +1jj

Posted in Car stuff on February 12, 2010 by Stanley Carter

I’m currently using a cracked 14″x6jj rims on front with 185/60/R14 tires fitted, on the rear I’m using pathetic 13″x5jj pussy rims from Nissan (not sure which vehicle), but I got them dirt cheap, since I wanted to replace my steel rims back then.

Charmant side view

A while back I mentioned about the 13″x7jj rims that my wife’s brother owned, with teh luck’s advise, I went and look for acorn nuts and decided to test fit the rim again, unfortunately it wasn’t just the nut, but my studs are just too short for the rim…

13" 7J Mangkuk Rim

Never knew such rims would require longer studs, I can actually go buy some longer studs and get those rims fitted, but the fact that those rims aren’t exactly mine… well, let’s save the hassle~

Few days ago I went and visit Ah Lung’s house again which I’ve featured in a post last year, and then I saw the Enkei 8jj wide 13″ are still there, I asked if he intends to sell them (now I have teh moneyzzz!!), but he refused since he has decided to have them fitted on his Mini once the interior is fixed, sorry no pics here (forgot to take’em!)

Enkei 8jj

Then I walked deeper into his garage and noticed the other rim that I’ve noticed back then, an unknown 13″x6jj but 0+ offset rim lying on the floor:

13x6jj rim

I wasn’t that much interested in it but I’ve decided to asked Ah Lung how much would he sell those, then he told me a price which I thought was also, dirt cheap!  The cheapskate in me was very tempted, I know it still looks like a pussy rim to many of you, but IMO it would’ve looked much better compared to my current 13″x5jj at the back, LOL!

And so I’ve told Ah Lung to reserve the rims for me (he already posted them up on Mudah for quite a while, but no responses yet), I’ll be visiting him very soon and will be doing 1 last test fitting before I actually buy them, for real!