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New wheels ?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Simon, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. Simon

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    New wheels ? , Updated: wheels on

    http://www.rarerims.co.uk/product_d...d60d0be7b0&colour_id=test2&size_id=2&pcd_id=2

    Thinking of getting some of these for my S2000. Current wheels are not staggered offset or wider at the rears. Also they are 18s and hence not the lightest of wheels.

    Pic of current wheels - sorry still havent took any decent pics.
    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/sigurney/untitled8.jpg

    Would be going for 17s with 7.5 wide fronts and 8 inch wide rears.

    Any thoughts? Other option is to get 2 new rear tyres for mine (18s so expensive) and also the wheels need a refurb as you probably saw at RR day.

    Thanks in advance
     
    Last edited: 14 Oct 2006
  2. penski

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    8 wide at the front, 10 wide at the rear.

    Woot.

    *n
     
  3. Oakesy2001uk

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    yay!
     
  4. olv

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    the current wheels do look great. but if new wheels will offer better handling and performance from unsprung weight saving and wheel/tyre size then that can only be a good thing.
     
  5. Simon

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    This is a finely balanced sportscar - a scalpel not a sledghammer :p
     
  6. penski

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    Oh shush.

    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    ;)

    *n
     
  7. kaiowas

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    ARGH!!! I knew it'd be those before I even clicked the link.

    WILL EVERYONE PLEASE STOP BUYING ROTA SLIPSTREAMS IN GUNMETAL WITH A POLISHED LIP

    I'm not usually one for aftermarket wheels and very rarely see any that I like but I saw these about 6 months ago and I've wanted a set since, seems they've suddenly got very popular though and loads of people are taking a liking to them.
     
  8. NickXX

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    Win :D
     
  9. merlin

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  10. Simon

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    Dont give me new choices :mad:

    :p
     
  11. BillytheImpaler

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    I've got a Olds 455 for which I could arrange shipment. :D
     
  12. merlin

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    Gloss Black Pro Race 1.2's with a Diamond cut rim.

    :)
     
  13. Zip

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    I would hate to think of the shipping costs :eek:
     
  14. Simon

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    They are nice, they the wheels you have? They look like they have a good finish from when I saw them
     
  15. merlin

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    Yeah, same but mine dont have the diamond cut rim.

    Paint seems really thick.

    £450 fitted & balancing inc wheel nuts & locking wheel nuts.
     
  16. Jonnycoupe

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    Without tyres?
     
  17. merlin

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    Yeah no tyres - they took mine off the old wheels and slapped em on the new wheels within the price.
     
  18. Jonnycoupe

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    Get some Rota grids, then you can pimp the Volk Te-37 look. :p
     
  19. Firestar_3x

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    Such a good looking wheel the Te-37, going rota on mine very soon, just trying to get rid of my current rubber!
     
  20. -Neil-

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    Love the wheels that are on the later year S2000's like these:

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    Or, some nice multispokes.

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    Neil.