|04-02-2013 09:20 PM|
|Red01Focus||I had 18's on my car, et45 with 215/40/18 with the svt suspension. even though its a mild drop it looks better and handles nicer|
|04-02-2013 02:32 PM|
|felixthecat||I'd lower it, before 18''s.|
|04-01-2013 01:22 PM|
|03-31-2013 01:13 PM|
|03-31-2013 12:49 PM|
|03-31-2013 12:46 PM|
|zx5fanatic||The reason I was considering 18s is because I've always been a fan of larger rims on a car and I prefer the lack of sidewall, but I really like my 16s that I currently have and couldn't imagine swapping them out for only 1 more inch with 17s. My plan was to make my current wheels for winter and 18s for summer, but I have sort of decided against that for now. I think I'm gonna stick to my 16s for now.|
|03-31-2013 12:38 PM|
this is just my personal opinion, but i think 18s are too big for a Mk1.
I like 17" for looks. and the sidewalls would cushion just a bit more. thirdly the tires are significantly cheaper. fourthly, 17 wheels would be lighter.
|03-31-2013 12:14 AM|
|B-Ship||I had 18's on my 01 with svt suspension with no problems, it in fact handled much better with good ride quality.|
|03-27-2013 03:17 PM|
|YellowJellyBean||et35-et40. I suggest lowering your car at least a little bit first, because having more fender gap than sidewall is going to look silly.|
|03-27-2013 02:44 PM|
Thinking About Getting 18s
I'm thinking about getting some 18" Enkei wheels for my zx5. I don't have any of the detailed specs like width or offset yet for the set that I would be purchasing (going to be calling about them later today). I was wondering if anyone had trouble with 18" wheels in the past? I'm not sure what size tires they currently have on them (I'm assuming 215/35/18, but like I said I'll find that out in a bit). I have stock suspension. I know that I should look for no wider than 7.5" width, but what would be the best offset for a zx5?
I've read through the general wheel/tire size thread on here, but wanted some opinions.