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Well after about 3 hours of cleaning, prepping, and placing the letters one by one. The job is done for the most part its a pretty easy mod a lot of attention to detail. The new letters came with a clear protective covering instead of the blue. I called them thinking they didn't have one and the told me they had just changed over to this new covering. The letters look amazing only one of them had a an issue where it was peeling apart from its rubber backing, but I sorted that out with the provided glue. This is where you can pick them up at when I called I found out its a local business in Alabama where I live which was cool.

Tred Wear Letters - Raised White Letter Tires in minutes- CUSTOM TIRESTredWear | A new concept in self expression for your tires

Tips, take your time, especially when it comes to cleaning I used spray on carb cleaner. Go back over the letters after the initial hour and make sure there all 100% secured. Here's a before and after pic I think it really gives it that muscle car look now.



 

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I'd imagine it would be really hard some of the letters have very thin parts like the E and top part of the G for example. I foresee attempting your idea would result in tearing the letters up. I took the car out tonight after the letters had a good 3 or so hours to really dry. I hit it pretty hard spun the tires a few times and the letters didn't budge. It honestly looks like the tire shipped from the factory with them on you would be hard pressed to tell that this was an after market mod.

Does anyone know if you can cut em off (like maybe a thin guitar string) to reuse when the tires are bald?
 

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I have them on mine. Just be careful not to scrub the curb. Keep an eye on any loose edges. You will love the compliments!
 

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I have them on mine. Just be careful not to scrub the curb. Keep an eye on any loose edges. You will love the compliments!
Yah that's why I went back over them to tighten up a few loose edges after the first hour. This is were patience pays off after the first tire I had came up with a process where I could hold one letter while it set and get a second one going. If only my wife cared about the Challenger as much as I did she would of been right beside me helping 8).

So I guess, just rebuy them or don't drive the car much?...that kinda sucks
If I get 20k miles out of the first set of tires that will probably take me 3 years I consider that pretty good. In my situation when I put the next set of tires on I plan on staggering the rear so I'll need new letters then anyways. For $100 bucks to make your tires/challenger really stand out I'd say its well worth it. I see tons of challengers where I live and I've yet to see one with RWL's so that alone is worth it to stand out from the pack.
 

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I feel the same way!....and like I said...I don 't believe any of these rumors until dcx,makes it official!:rolleyes:
I've been looking at doing this too. I like the look of the raised white letters. Did you take your wheels off to do this or did you do it while they were on the car? I see you lined up the wheels too so the lettering is at the same angle of each tire. Nice job!

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They have my car on their web site.


Looks nice.. me being OCD, I would have to turn the wheels so the lettering was at the same spot on each tire to match their positions.
 

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They were until the back tires left their mark on the asphalt :)

Hahaha... guess you're just going to have to leave more black on the asphalt to get them even again! LOL
 
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