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Old 01-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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is 7.5 rim worth it?

ok so for next season i have decided on 225/50/16 REO-1's tires

but i'm not sure which wheel to go with.
the two good option are:

16x7.5 with a 42mm offset at 20lbs for 82 bucks each

the other option

Rota Slipstream or rota grid 16x7 with 40 or 45mm offset at ~14lbs at 125 each



i really like the rota grids, but i wonder if it is worth it to get the cheap ~6lbs heavier wheel with .5 in wider rim.

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on the side note the tire choice might change if i can get other new option at 225/45/16
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If you're going for performance, I'd take the Rotas for sure. However, the other ones are nice, and they weigh the same as SVT Euro wheels, which you and I both have. I've been thinking about getting a good sticky 16 inch tire and a set of Rotas myself. Where's a good place to get them?
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i was going to give these guys a call to see if they had them in stock


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Excellent, thanks.
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dude, thats a lot of extra unsprung weight... i think the 225 would be fine on a 7" rim; if you are going to go wider (like 245) then it would make sense, but the handling gains will be neglegable with a 7 vs 7.5, but you will notice the extra unsprung weight; just my .02c
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thx i apriciate your comment, you are very correct (akward sentance),
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and do u plan on keeping the svt euro's?
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Lighter weight wheels improve acceleration, ride quality, and cornering on bumpy surfaces. All good qualities, as far as I am concerned.
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and do u plan on keeping the svt euro's?
yes, the new set will be track use only.
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