Yea, I had to wait until we got the hauling with the rocks done before I could make the switch. I only go on pavement with those and no snow! :naughty:
I just had that discussion about tire sizes. I was wondering that too. As it turns out, the stock 235/75's that my winter tires are are about 28.8 inches and my current 255/70's are 29.1 inches plus they're wider with more tread. I can really hear them on the road. Check this link that MDPuckett84 showed me: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
You're right about the roof racks. I guess I really havent thought about those
Thanks for the input
But Im sure right when I take them off, Ill need them
Yea, the Duelers are awesome, except that I dont use them the way they're meant to be used but the tread is pretty thick and drives great on the road. Ive had them for a year and 1/2 and about 15k miles and hardly a trace of wear
I noticed the Rust, but I'm sure Andy was aware of it
I am beginning to fix the rust on my step bars and rear bumper. It isn't to bad, but one more Minnesota winter, and there might not be any possibility of saving them. The step bars are basicly rusting from the inside out.
I don't want to buy new ones either. (Note: because my sister will be driving the Ex, the parents will not allow removal of step bars.) I don't mind them, but they do get my pants dirty sometimes. :roll:
I didnt even notice the rust on the pics. Thanks for noticing guys!!
You should have seen my step bars. I took them off last summer because the rust was so bad. When I took off the "Explorer" plastic insert, a hole was right through both of them about the size of a silver dollar. I was able to bend them in half with just my hands so they could fit in the garbage. Thats how bad mine were!
I can't wait until mine are that bad. :roll: I hope all my hard work can make them last a little longer. There was some rust around where each clip snaps in. I have ground it off and primered it though. I broke two of the bolts for the endcaps when pulling those off. I hate rust, because even if I think I have eliminated it all, it will still return.
Most likely, if you take your Ex into the shop for the rust, they will cut out the section and weld in a new one. That is really the only way to completely eliminate rust.
..they stoped using it here back in the early 80's..my dad's 84 ranger has only 2 SMALL spot's of rust now..they use this other stuff that does not hurt anything(or so they say)..so nothing here has rust anymore..unless it's from out of state or it's older then 82
They use this blue stuff on our roads. It is probably still salt, but I still swerve around the spots where there is a ton spread on the road. I personally don't think they need to put anything on the roads. I don't have any trouble in the snow