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Old 01-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #96381
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I would go with a low grade acid based cleaner. Enough to remove some corrosion, but not too much to melt the finish on the wheel.

I agree on the 215/50/16 tire, 215/45/16 would give it a little more of the "low profile" look. Not sure that's necessary on 16" wheels though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #96382
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What color car are these going on? I like them. Maybe could be a tad bit darker but cool just the same.
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I would go with a low grade acid based cleaner. Enough to remove some corrosion, but not too much to melt the finish on the wheel.

I agree on the 215/50/16 tire, 215/45/16 would give it a little more of the "low profile" look. Not sure that's necessary on 16" wheels though.
Going on my sonic blue SVT. I might just get'm sand blasted and powdercoated, haven't decided yet.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #96383
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That's gonna look sweet with the blue. I've always been a sucker for the sonic blue. Such a awesome color.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:02 PM   #96384
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im running 205/50/16 now and want 215/50/16 and those set of wheels are same size as my asa wheels are. with my drop i dont think theres any issue with that size. its only +1 size over stock.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:33 AM   #96385
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:42 AM   #96386
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I can dig it. Needs to be lowered a bit or have a larger tire though.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #96387
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:02 AM   #96388
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Ok, back to my question. Best tire size for my wheels. 205/45/16 or 215/45/16 or 205/50/16 or 205/40/16 or 215/40/16

Also open to any suggestions for cleaning these corroded wheels
some air craft stripper would potentially work but would also eat the rest of the clear coat off.

the 205/50/16 and the 225/45/16 are the same diameter and also the shortest diameter so for track use those would be my choices.

both are able to be mounted on a 7" rim tirerack lists the ranges for the 205 as 5.5-7.5 rim width while the 225 is listed as 7-8.5 rim width

the 205 is going to look a bit more square/stanced sidewall while the 225 will look a bit pinched.

the 225 would be faster on the track time-wise but the 205 will give better "feel" for what the car is doing by having a more responsive tire profile.


these are just the tire sizes listed for the new star spec 2 215's would be another option from others perhaps.

heres what the 225 looks like on a 7" wide wheel


and heres the 205
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #96389
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #96390
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225s on a 7 inch wheel look perfect.
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