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View Poll Results: 17 vs 18
17 13 43.33%
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:29 AM   #11
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RonMaiden, I love those wheels! Where did you get them and how much?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #12
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Got 'em from Discount Tire for $460/set.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #13
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what class of autox?

i voted 17. they are much better in terms of performance. the only reason to go with 18s in this case would be if you were in stock class and you wanted the extra inch of wheel width.

if you are serious about autox, come visit the autox forum. we'll set you straight.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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My main thing with the 18s is the better tire options while still keeping a stock tire aspect size. I'm not too sure with switching tire sizes on the 17s such as 235/40r17. (To get a better tire.)

Also I did post a thread over in autox about suspension.

Oh and I was thinking STF.
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18's look best on this car an give you some meaty options for tires...
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #16
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I agree that the 18s do look better. Just don't want to sacrifice performance.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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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.
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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.



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Old 10-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #20
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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.
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