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08-09-2013 07:04 PM
CunFFS13
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you really should start looking at the date of the last post of the threads you're commenting in. This has been dead for nearly a year.
omg!
08-09-2013 06:27 PM
dyn085 You really should start looking at the date of the last post of the threads you're commenting in. This has been dead for nearly a year.
08-07-2013 06:29 PM
CunFFS13 If you gonna spend some money in a set of new wheels, then go for 18"
10-30-2012 06:04 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog
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Originally Posted by thisisbenji View Post
So maybe the Sparcos + 235/45R17 RE-11s. The Bridgestone site says those tires are good down to a rim width of 7.5 so I'd supposed the Sparcos fit the bill.
But the question is... What color? ;)

the pink might look off on the Red Candy
10-30-2012 05:45 PM
thisisbenji So maybe the Sparcos + 235/45R17 RE-11s. The Bridgestone site says those tires are good down to a rim width of 7.5 so I'd supposed the Sparcos fit the bill.
10-30-2012 02:38 PM
rambleon84 I remember this article from a couple years ago about different size wheels/aspect ratios:
http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-tires-tested

It's not perfect but nice to see some actual testing done. They went from a 195/65-15 all the way up to a 235/35-19 (24lb difference between those two sizes )

generally they saw more grip as wheel size increased/aspect ration decreased but also increased acceleration times.
10-30-2012 10:56 AM
Joey D RPF1's would be awesome to have, apparently there are sets floating around with the 5x108 bolt pattern, but I've only seen one show up on eBay.

Sparco Asseto Gara's are still probably going to be your best bet for something lightweight and not overly expensive. They are 19lbs ea. for the 17's and 21lbs ea. for the 18's. 18" O.Z. Ultraleggera's are 18.5lbs ea. as well.

I agree though, our options for wheels is really limited.
10-30-2012 10:10 AM
thisisbenji Yeah... I got to say though I'm disappointed in the wheel options available for our bolt pattern.

I'd love to have some Enkei RPF1's in 17x8 form.



Only 15.6 lbs.
10-29-2012 08:38 PM
Joey D
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I agree that the 18s do look better. Just don't want to sacrifice performance.
If you get good wheels, 18's will still be light and offer better performance vs. OEM.
10-29-2012 07:44 PM
thisisbenji I agree that the 18s do look better. Just don't want to sacrifice performance.
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