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Old 10-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I'm sorry guys, I was out of the country for a bit and super busy catching up with work. Thanks for the update
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Haha, I have like a million PMs now.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #83 (permalink)
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I'm confused. Was there going to be 2nd group buy?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #84 (permalink)
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I'm confused. Was there going to be 2nd group buy?
I may set another one, since I've gotten a couple of requests from forum members. I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Latest update. The wheels have arrived from Japan. But due to SEMA. Rays USA won't be able to ship them out until mid next week. Woooo
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Latest update. The wheels have arrived from Japan. But due to SEMA. Rays USA won't be able to ship them out until mid next week. Woooo
I had a feeling that this was going to be the case. Guess I should finally order some tires...
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a suggestion on what size tires would be most appropriate for these wheels? My Elise has Ohlins so I'm a little unsure as to clearance issues. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Got mine in today; now I just need to find the time to go have the tires mounted...

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #89 (permalink)
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My Diamond Black wheels arrived today as well; tires are getting mounted tomorrow (Dunlop Direzza Star Specs - 205 fronts, 235 rears - went safe size wise to start with).

They came packaged well, fronts in one box, rears in another:


Rear wheel in outdoor shadow lighting:


Same rear wheel indoors under my shop fluorescent lighting:


A front wheel in my shop lighting:


Photos do not really do the Diamond Black justice as it varies colors so much with the pearl. I will post up photos of them on my yellow Elise in a couple days. They are sent with red valve stems but I happend to have a set of black Rays valve stems as spares from another set of Volks so I installed them instead. I am leaving off the red spoke decals as well (just the red TE37SL decals that were already on them will remain for now).
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #90 (permalink)
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My Diamond Black wheels arrived today as well; tires are getting mounted tomorrow (Dunlop Direzza Star Specs - 205 fronts, 235 rears - went safe size wise to start with).
Haha, those are actually the exact tires I have waiting to be put on, as well.

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They are sent with red valve stems but I happend to have a set of black Rays valve stems as spares from another set of Volks so I installed them instead. I am leaving off the red spoke decals as well (just the red TE37SL decals that were already on them will remain for now).
Yeah, I was a bit surprised by the red valve stems; luckily my interior is red, so I think it should work okay. I'm still debating if I want to put the spoke stickers on or not...
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Haha, those are actually the exact tires I have waiting to be put on, as well.


Yeah, I was a bit surprised by the red valve stems; luckily my interior is red, so I think it should work okay. I'm still debating if I want to put the spoke stickers on or not...
Put them on so people don't mistaken them for Rota Grids
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #92 (permalink)
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My Diamond Black wheels arrived today as well; tires are getting mounted tomorrow (Dunlop Direzza Star Specs - 205 fronts, 235 rears - went safe size wise to start with).

They came packaged well, fronts in one box, rears in another:


Rear wheel in outdoor shadow lighting:


Same rear wheel indoors under my shop fluorescent lighting:


A front wheel in my shop lighting:


Photos do not really do the Diamond Black justice as it varies colors so much with the pearl. I will post up photos of them on my yellow Elise in a couple days. They are sent with red valve stems but I happend to have a set of black Rays valve stems as spares from another set of Volks so I installed them instead. I am leaving off the red spoke decals as well (just the red TE37SL decals that were already on them will remain for now).
I can't wait to get mine in. Sucks I'm all the way in Florida. I'll have mine by Friday.
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I now have them mounted on my Elise. I took some night photos just because I could:





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I now have them mounted on my Elise. I took some night photos just because I could:
this may be a bit needy... but could i request you take some pics of the front & rear of the car so i can get an idea of the width from the star specs... im interested in going with those tires as well on my rims & want a perception of what those sizes look like on the car

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I now have them mounted on my Elise. I took some night photos just because I could:
Looking good, man; I'm dropping mine off to get the tires mounted in the morning. How's the fitment?
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I now have them mounted on my Elise. I took some night photos just because I could:





Awesome shots!! Color combo is perfect! Anyone else has these installed?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Finally got around to mounting mine today; unfortunately, I ran out of light (my garage doesn't have power, so I ended up having to use my motorcycle as an expensive flashlight, haha), so wider-angle shots will have to wait until tomorrow. I grabbed these long-exposure shots with a tripod to illustrate the fitment with 205/50R16 and 235/45/R17 Star Specs; I focused on the rear, as it had the more drastic change in offset.







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More pictures!







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Looks great, Ken. Thanks for posting these photos. I'm going to have to live vicariously through you until I can mount Direzza ZIIs on my gold SLs.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Heads up guys. Who needs hubrings for their wheels? I'm going to get Rays to ship us some. Let me know.
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