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Old 01-16-2017   #1
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Hello to everyone! It's been a long while since I was last logged into the GTA Source Page forums. I'm still around. Much has happened since I was on-line last...

Personally, I ended my Air Force career after 20-years and six months back in April of 2015. It was a long road, but a road that I was very fortunate to have taken along with the adventure that came with it. Now, I am happily retired and working on a new career in civil service. The past couple of years were rough, but everything has begun to level off and get back to a sense of normalcy.

Updates with Vader, with everything going on in my personal life and the transition back into civilian life upgrades and work on Vader trailed off. Before I retired I did manage to complete the suspension upgrades and the car now rides on a full BMR tubular suspension. I also upgraded my wheels with some custom Boze mesh wheels (17x8 upfront and 17x9.5 out back) that I order through Hawks. The upgrade in larger wheels, fatter rear tires, and the suspension truly adds to the performance of the car further enhancing its abilities.

Now, I'm looking to finish Vader. After over a decade, it's time to stop fooling around and get it finished. I've contacted Hawks and had a lengthy conversation with Bruce about my car and what they can do in order to translate what's in my head into reality. I'm really hoping that within the next couple of years it'll be done with the exception of some very minor things. It's pretty exciting.

I'm not sure who all is still around that I would know here on the forums, but I will be stopping by from time-to-time now that I can finally get back into my account on my new laptop. I hope everyone is doing well and had a great Christmas and that 2017 brings you all great things as we continue to celebrate these great cars.

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Old 01-17-2017   #2
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Re: Greetings

Welcome back!
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Old 06-09-2017   #3
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Welcome back mate. Even though this is old, just thought I'd answer, since there was only one reply
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Old 06-28-2017   #4
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Welcome back! What tire size are you running? I just bought 17x8 wheels and I'm thinking of getting toyo tires in 255 size. I also heard that 245's will fit and look good.
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Old 06-28-2017   #5
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Welcome back! What tire size are you running? I just bought 17x8 wheels and I'm thinking of getting toyo tires in 255 size. I also heard that 245's will fit and look good.
I love my Toyo tires. I have 27540R17 on my 88 GTA.
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Old 07-04-2017   #6
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I just got my toyo tires. So far, I like their grip and handling.
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Old 07-10-2017   #7
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Welcome back to the forum, mate! Enjoy your stay here!
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Old 11-19-2017   #8
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Welcome back! What tire size are you running? I just bought 17x8 wheels and I'm thinking of getting toyo tires in 255 size. I also heard that 245's will fit and look good.
I have 17x8 wheels running BFG KDW2 245/45s up front and 17x9.5 wheels running 275/40s out back.
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