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Old 09-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Borbet LV5s are being ordered soon, 17's or 18's?

Cant decide which size i want on my silver hatch, so im looking for some input
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Cant decide which size i want on my silver hatch, so im looking for some input
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...racite+Painted
Probably worth mentioning that i also have Steeda Coil over springs on my Focii, dropped about an inch on the front and back.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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I say 18". You should be fine on your springs. I think FocusBoy58 has springs and is running a really nice set of 19" wheels just fine.

if you go 17" you may regret it as you'll have like 3.5"+ of tire sidewall under the lowered car. That and I have the stock SEL 17's and I want to go 18" preferably but the main styles I've been looking at come in 19's as the smallest.

But nice looking wheels. Good choice on whichever size you decide.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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I have stock SEL 17"s... there's definitely not 3.5" of sidewall... they won't be as low-profile as 18"s but they'll look nice, and the ticker sidewalls will give you better ride comfort, less road noise, etc. and if you ever decide to auto-X or quarter mile smaller wheels with thicker sidewalls are better, you can let a little air out and get more rubber on the road.
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The only thing I wish my SEL had were 17inch wheels (16 inch ). I think they would have been the perfect size for me when it came to looks while still having a little enough sidewall to cope with the horrible roads around here.

On a lowered car with an emphasis on looks, the 18's would probably have more presence. And judging by Tireracks wheel configurator I actually think the 18's look better.


Sorry that looks like shite. I tried to lower it.
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Those are some REALLY nice wheels.

17s or 18s would look good, I don't think you could really lose, honestly.
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18s...nice subtle choice on wheels
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I have been looking at those exact wheels for awhile now on tirerack... They are very nice looking wheels. As far as 17" or 18", its a compromise in style vs ride comfort and gas mileage. 18's look awesome, but are going to ride rough with low pro tires. 17's are a "little" lighter and have more air between you and the road.
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18's look better but tires are more expensive, like way more expensive in some cases. I'd still get 18's though, they just fit the car so much better.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #10
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18's look better but tires are more expensive, like way more expensive in some cases. I'd still get 18's though, they just fit the car so much better.
Defintily a pretty penny more than the 17's, I just dont want 18's to seem to large for the Fo', but 18's do suit the car very well.
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