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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    R-Compound USA 562/726-5777 have them in stock. $111 each.
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    Purchased and mounted for under $450. WOW. Even a poor soul like me can drive a Corvette. The tires are loud-they make more noise than a bag of cats-but they grip something fierce. I haven't driven in over three years, I recall the RS3 not having as much grip as these tires. The most surprising thing to me is how well the oem suspension is dealing with these tires. It feels much more flat than I was expecting. Outstanding.
    I got 255's for the front and 265s for the rear. Too bad they don't have larger sizes.
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    $450 mounted is excellent !!! Trackhq BMW / Porsche / Mustang boys must be choking on their Latte now.....

    when I called last week, they had 275/35-18 in stock for $111 each.

    they are more like autocross tires. great first lap, but drop off once heated. great winter track tire, but not so great summer track tire.

    someone needs to start a series with spec RS-RR tires.... $75 each for Miata sized.... and $111 for Corvette sized....
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    I heard the loudest car noise ever today, while making a hard right turn at about 40 mph. I heard two sounds. The first resembled a metallic snap. It was so loud that I am surprised I felt no feedback in the chassis or wheel when it happened. Immediately after I heard a clunk, as if something hit the undercarriage. Again, I felt nothing in the chassis. The road was free of debris and I didn't leave any car pieces behind me. The car seems to drive fine.

    A visual inspection from the outside shows nothing. Based on what I've read, I suspect one of the hubs cracked. A google search suggests it's the exhaust near the H-pipe, or the axle nut, or the sway bar end link.

    Anyone have experience with this issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    I heard the loudest car noise ever today, while making a hard right turn at about 40 mph. I heard two sounds. The first resembled a metallic snap. It was so loud that I am surprised I felt no feedback in the chassis or wheel when it happened. Immediately after I heard a clunk, as if something hit the undercarriage. Again, I felt nothing in the chassis. The road was free of debris and I didn't leave any car pieces behind me. The car seems to drive fine.

    A visual inspection from the outside shows nothing. Based on what I've read, I suspect one of the hubs cracked. A google search suggests it's the exhaust near the H-pipe, or the axle nut, or the sway bar end link.

    Anyone have experience with this issue?
    Check for a broken or binding sway bar end link.

    Then check around the round center of the hub for a crack starting with the front ones first.

    If not that, I am not sure what it would be without more postulating.
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    +1 for sway bar end links

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    If it turns out to be end links, I think I have a few C6 laying around the garage that I can donate if they will work on a C5.

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