Grovel Express

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  1. nicodache

    nicodache Member

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    I got her last August, it's about time I post some pictures of my lady Grovel Express (hat tip to anyone who fully understands where the name comes from. Aussies should have it easy :D)

    This is the dark grey color, with matching mirror covers (which are not available in Benelux. I ordered those from japanparts), and STI pack (it was in promo when I ordered her ; paid ~450€ for the pack without gearknob)

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    She's currently riding on gunmetal Rota Gravel 18x8, and I also have Team Dynamics Monza in PowerSilver color for winter tires.
     
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    Nice colour and wheel choice.
     
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    Very nice indeed, what tyres are you running with the 18x8 rims 235/45R18?
     
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    running stock size, just went for tires with rim protection. I've gotten Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 225/45R18 for summer.
    Winter, the owner manual states we should use 17, so I got Dunlop Winter Sport 5 215/50R17 (on 17x7)

    I had a look at the table on page https://www.pneus-online-belgique.be/equivalence-des-pneus-conseils.html, which states 225 is completely fine, like 235 as well. Figured out (maybe wrongly) that stock size would be fine :p
     
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    Awesome!!!
     
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    Those wheels look fantastic - what offset are they?
    I was considering these for my car but now they will be my choice!
     
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    These are Rota Gravel 18x8" 5x114.3 ET44, Gunmetal.
    MFG reference would be GRAV8018D1P44PCGM0730-V

    [edit]If you want more pics, just ask ;)
     
  8. Matt_GT_AUS

    Matt_GT_AUS New Member

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    Thanks Nicodache,

    After checking with the supplier the Gravel in 5x114.3 is not offered here in Australia.
    However the supplier can organise a special order from the factory and they have a container shipping in 3-4 weeks!!

    One other thing
    Do you have any rubbing issues? Just don't want any problems when I get my wheels.

    Would it be possible to take a couple of close up so I can see how close to flush the wheel/tire sits in relation to the body?

    Many thanks
    Matt
     
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    Hi there,

    No rubbing issue whatsoever from what I do remember.

    You'll have to wait a bit for the close up pics ; I haven't got that in stock, and I'm still on winter tires for a few more weeks :D
     
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    Hey Matt, I finally got my tires mounted yesterday. Do you still want some close up pics, or you bought the wheels already ? :D
     

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