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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,510
Posted By ajp
Let me tell you somethin', son: A driver don't...

Let me tell you somethin', son: A driver don't pick the car, nuh-uh...the car picks the driver. It's a mystical bond between man and machine. ”
—Bobby Bolivia
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
New rear wheels arrived at Discount Tire...

New rear wheels arrived at Discount Tire yesterday, they are being shipped to Wheels Specialists, Inc in Tempe this morning.

If WSI can make the spacers by Friday, I could have the new wheels on...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By ajp
Knowing that came in handy when I was travelling...

Knowing that came in handy when I was travelling for work, different rental car every week.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 09-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 26,921
Posted By ajp
Fresh meat!

Fresh meat!
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Seems that Vossen has taken themselves completely...

Seems that Vossen has taken themselves completely out of this, they are not even going to provide spacers.

So they acknowledge that they screwed up with their manufacturing and they screwed up by...
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 09-10-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,991
Views: 200,779
Posted By ajp
Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic...really pops in...

Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic...really pops in the AZ sun.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-09-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
So need advice. How do I go about this? I should...

So need advice. How do I go about this? I should be able to return the rear wheels since they are new in a box.

How do I get Vossen to take back the fronts and get a refund? I've already asked...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
I have my facts straight, would be happy to...

I have my facts straight, would be happy to correct anything I have said if I am mistaken.

A week ago I would have accepted a different model wheel, not so much now.
Forum: Wheels / Tires 09-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By ajp
Where were you a month ago!

Where were you a month ago!
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
What is frustrating is that I asked DT to test...

What is frustrating is that I asked DT to test fit when I made the appointment and then again when I dropped the car off.

It was one guy that felt lazy on the day and decided to skip a step...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Not so happy ending to my story. Vossen will...

Not so happy ending to my story.

Vossen will not be exchanging the wheels, they are using the 'tires were mounted' on the wheels excuse to do nothing more than provide the spacers, which they...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Quick Update: I have to say Discount Tire...

Quick Update:

I have to say Discount Tire has been very easy to deal with. They are sending a check for the replacement cost of the rear calipers, and the replacement rear wheels should arrive at...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
I hope Vossen shares your view on this, I guess...

I hope Vossen shares your view on this, I guess we will find out this week.

I do like the VFS1 wheel, if I could get a replacement without spacers that would be ideal and provide closure to this...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Thanks Blazzin1 - its hard to get mad at one...

Thanks Blazzin1 - its hard to get mad at one party, because the shop *should* have done a better test fit, however Vossen/N4SM *should* have known about the spacers.

I am stuck in a grey area...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Thanks - I called, the guy seemed a little irked...

Thanks - I called, the guy seemed a little irked that I was calling after hours (I didnt realize you were on the E coast).

Anyway - so DT is sticking to replacing the rears, they want me to pick...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-04-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
What I heard is that Vossen designed the VFS1 to...

What I heard is that Vossen designed the VFS1 to fit without spacers, however when sent to the manufacturer, the manufacturer changed the specs slightly, and hence the need for spacers.

If they...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Thanks but I would still be stuck with VFS1...

Thanks but I would still be stuck with VFS1 wheels that will require spacers, which I wanted to avoid.

Unless you are saying they should replace with a different model wheel?
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Not that I can see.

Not that I can see.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
The saga continues... Discount tire is...

The saga continues...

Discount tire is ordering 2 new rear wheels, but they wont provide spacers and will not mount the wheels.

I cant return the wheels to N4SM or Vossen since they were...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 09-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By ajp
I received a replacement device Friday, with the...

I received a replacement device Friday, with the latest firmware (mayeb 7 or 8).

No issues over the weekend.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Discount tire says Vossen recommends 5mm...

Discount tire says Vossen recommends 5mm spacers....yikes.

Did not want that.

Also they wont install or service floating spacers, only machine finish hub centric spacers(?).
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-01-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Thanks - yes they said they did test fit, but...

Thanks - yes they said they did test fit, but obviously their test fit protocols are not very thorough.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Shop is going to contact Vossen on Tues. They...

Shop is going to contact Vossen on Tues. They didn't commit to anything but I am going to ask them to replace the rear wheels since they got scored from the inside (structural integrity) and have...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-30-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By ajp
Vossen VFS 1 wheels - beware of poor fitment

Vossen 20x10.5 with 42et in rear did not fit.

Beware and make sure you test fit (and have the installer rotate the wheels at least, mine did not).

The wheels sliced off a piece of the Brembos...
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-30-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By ajp
WTB - Rear brembo calipers

Ill fitting new wheels shaved mine down :mad0260:

Let me know what you have.
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-30-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By ajp
My tire shop just ruined my rear calipers, so I...

My tire shop just ruined my rear calipers, so I may be interested depending on what they offer as compensation.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-30-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By ajp
*** Rear wheels did not fit *** See 1st...

*** Rear wheels did not fit ***

See 1st post.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By ajp
Yes - me too! Headed to shop tomorrow,...

Yes - me too!

Headed to shop tomorrow, waiting on some powdercoated calipers arriving today. :happyanim:
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-29-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,991
Views: 200,779
Posted By ajp
Is the caliper swap pretty simple i.e. do I need...

Is the caliper swap pretty simple i.e. do I need any additional parts other than the existing nuts/bolts and the new calipers?

I am taking the powdercoated calipers to a small auto shop, and I...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By ajp
Edit: Sorry they are 20s. 20x10.5s are 25lbs...

Edit: Sorry they are 20s.

20x10.5s are 25lbs on the bathroom scales.
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