Sickspeed Spiked Lugs – in orange, of course! I got these in the mail a few days ago, and wanted to add them before the Midwest Dart meet next month. FYI, you will need the adaptor bolts to convert our wheels to lug nuts. The converters use a metric hex bit to install, and you will need a hex socket and an impact driver. The entire install only took a few minutes, and cost less than $100.00. My wife even snapped a pic when she saw them, and she never says sh!t.! My kids’ friend asked if I could run someone off the road, James Bond, style. Then he asked how sharp they were, and if he could touch them – we took him to the hospital after that. (jk)
You’ll need this:
20 PC ORANGE SPIKED 60MM LUG NUTS WITH 12X1.25 TO 12X1.5 CONVERSION KIT
Oh Sweet Jesus, i overdid myself this time! This may show my age, but I don’t care – circa 1979 – from tirestickers.com. I purchased the permanent kit in “Toyo” font.
New custom tires with Horse-Drawn Productions branding on them – circa 1979! One of my new favorite mods! In this picture, they are 1″ letters – I later changed them to 3/4″, as these rubbed too much on the pavement during heavy turns, etc.
Progress Sway Bar Installation Complete! Not much else to say about it – only took about 30 minutes, but I did use a lift. Stiff setting, of course! I recommend lubing the bar with axle grease, else it may squeak.
Next up… one of my favorite mods: Eibach Pro Lowering Springs. Couldn’t do the sport, being all Dukes-of-Hazard in Chi-town, but these are great. In fact, I didn’t mention it to my wife, and one day we were driving home and I took a left turn pretty quick. She got all excited and said, “Wow, this new car really feels like it sticks to the road when you turn!” I just grinned Then I told her.
I took it to my buddy to help with the springs, as I didn’t want to lose any appendages if the springs released on me. I have not done any of this kind of work, but this is one of my favorite mods. It’s like this is how the car was meant to feel from the factory. Below is my baby on the lift getting her treatment. I highly recommend New Star Transmission, if you are in the Chicagoland area.
The rotors were previously painted, but not removed to do so. The next time I have these off to replace the brakes or wheels I will be re painting those bad boys,
Here is after the Eibach Springs installed: