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Old 11-19-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
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what wheel size would be best?

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need some advice. i want to buy some wheels for my car but i'm not sure what size would be best for my car. nothing too big but nothing too small. i'm looking at some nice looking 18 x 7.5 but is that too big. i don't want any problems. HELP


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you will run into problems with that size depending on the tire size, but most likely will rub no matter. The best setup is a 17x7 215/40.
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:37 PM   #3
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well if your going to go stock hieght.. 18's would make you look like your off roadin..

i say some nice 17's would look very decent!
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Also remember that the larger diameter wheel you use the more rotating mass there will be. More power will be needed to rotate that mass. This can impact a low horsepower car significantly. Grassroots motorsports or Sport Compact Car (can't remember which one) did a comparison test on this not too long ago. They used a variety of different wheel diameters (If I recall they used the same SSR rim design in all tests) in timed speed runs with one car. The results were the larger the wheel the slower the times. Definitely worth reading.
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I say go with 17's for performance and 18's for looks. Depends on what you want out of your car.
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Okay, if you go with 18's, you must use a 18x7 on a 215/35 tire, you may end up rubbing and the ride will be very harsh. Also, it depends on where you live, around where i live the roads aren't that great and i would definetly end up ruining a rim in a minor pothole and bending the hell out of it. If you run 17's, 215/40. The stock weights are like 16-18lbs i think. the svt's are about 22lbs each. Any good aftermarket 17 will be 14-20lbs depending if it's forged and the design and manufacturer. The less weight the better. My next set of rims (my 3rd) will be 17x7 FORGED wheels, light and strong. Those tire sizes i mentioned were the ones that will keep your speedo on par with the stock tire height/diameter. You can go smaller or larger but you will throwi things out of wack. check out my sig, my gallery link is there with my 17x7 steeda's and a 1.8in drop. Another picture is there without my drop and my 17x7 ADR phase 2 multispoke rims.
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hey whoaz how much do you want for your taillights?
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I say go with 17's for performance and 18's for looks. Depends on what you want out of your car.
no i say 15's or maybe 16's for performance... 17's and 18's for looks
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I say 17x7 2 inch drop 52mm off-set XHP scortch also
avail in 18. 215/45zr17 my advise 17 no speedo differ
same over all height load rating specified for the vehicle
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