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Hello my fellow Armada owners! I've been a member for a couple of months now but never formally introduced myself. I purchased my 2006 SE November of 2004 and I finally have a picture of my Armada. So here she is along with a picture of what I used to drive. So far I've changed all the front bulbs to hyperwhite, installed OEM foglights, OEM hitch receiver, Yakima snowboard rack, locking gas cap, and domed decals of my country flag (the Philippines). Sitting in my garage and waiting to be installed are mud flaps/guards front and back, 22x10 ATS CETUS wheels, and 305/45R-22 Falken Ziex STZ-04 Tires. Anyone know a good installer in the Washington D.C. metro area? =)
 

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05BLIZZARDLE said:
welcome to the club!!! Is that an acura or honda? Looks like and late 90's accord w/ an integra front end.
Thank you for welcoming me. It's actually a 1997 accord with after market single piece projectors (stock accords come with the headlamps and turn signals as separate units), but it does look like an integra conversion.
 

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Aloha and welcome,

Please post some pics in the members gallery when you get the shoes on.
 

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New Shoes!

Hello Everyone,

I finally found a shop that can mount and balance my tires for dirt cheap without scratching them! It was done oldschool style (by hand) for about $20.00 per wheel. As I stated previously, the wheels are 22x10 but with a 15mm offset. If you look at one of the pictures closely, the tires actually stick out a little bit past the fenders. Looks cool, but I know I have to be carefull not to bottom out the rear end or I'll have my self some bent rear quarter panels, YIKES! The only other clearance concern that I have is how close the front tires are to touching the front of the running boards while the front wheels are steered to the max (left or right). So here are the pics, let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
 

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Welcome! Those rimz are soooo nice!! If you don't mind me asking, how much were they?
 

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Nice, very nice
 

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Paspasero said:
Hello Everyone,
As I stated previously, the wheels are 22x10 but with a 15mm offset. If you look at one of the pictures closely, the tires actually stick out a little bit past the fenders. Looks cool, but I know I have to be carefull not to bottom out the rear end or I'll have my self some bent rear quarter panels, YIKES! The only other clearance concern that I have is how close the front tires are to touching the front of the running boards while the front wheels are steered to the max (left or right).
I've seen some Armada's rolling around here that has it's tires sticking out as much as yours and they stated no bottoming out on the fenders so far but they don't take their Armada off roading. How about getting some ATS fender flares. Here's a pic from the internet.
 

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Ha ha, I had my eyes on those too! They look sweet, I'll keep that in my wish list among other things. Stereo/Audio system is my next step. Thank you for the suggestion!

Oh, by the way, while we are at this subject, since we have independent suspensions in the rear, do the wheels and suspension angle/tuck inward the closer they get to bottoming out? Or does the whole unit just go straight up (which I believe is unlikely since it will give the Armada terrible handling). I drew out a diagram of what I'm talking about.
 

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I would love to say that most engineers designs the suspension to increase to a negative camber as it compresses as it aids in better handling. But it all depends on the design especially the mounting points and the lenght of the upper and lower arms. I haven't looked under the Armada to verify the rear suspension setup. Maybe you can get under yours and take a few snaps and post them here.
 

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Maybe I should have asked several friends to cram themselves in the 3rd row seats and make them hop up and down to see if the wheels will actually angle in, LOL. Ok, I'll try to take a good pic, but not sure if that will be enough to figure out the geometry of the suspension.
 
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