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Slipstreams w/ Tires for 600??

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by LSCRX, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. LSCRX

    LSCRX New Member

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    I got a friend that said he could get some slipstreams with tires for 600, from what i have searched that seems like a good deal? Anything better out there? Also what do you guys think of those rims.....i know they are trendy, but they are simple thats why i like them.....i have always ran steelies and this is going to be my first rim purchse :huh:. Is there any difference between those and steel rims that will be noticable?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Slips
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    I like the slips a lot, light, good looking wheel. And $600 with tires is pretty good deal.
     
  3. LSCRX

    LSCRX New Member

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    haha....but my steelies are spray painted black so they are a little better than that :p

    But besides the "cool factor" is there any benefit in performance? Is the tire wheel weight that big of a difference? I need new tires anyways....
     
  4. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Well your steel wheels are lighter than the Slips, but they will make your car look way better, they arent going to make your car any faster or any slower. What size are the 15s or 16s?
     
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    Jared759 Well-Known Member VIP

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    bronze grids are sexier.

    :D
     
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    I am not sure what size they are, i was probablly going to go for some 15s But i thought the slips would be lighter, but i wasnt expecting any performance gains just wondering if there way any benefits besides the bling factor, and of course needed tires.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Your wheels do look good.

    Well they will have more of and offset than the steelies and will be wider and with lower profile tires the car will corner a lot better, because of a larger footprint and less sidewall roll. If you like them just buy em, Im not really a salesman, but Im trying to tell you everything I can.^_^
     
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    umm the last time i check stock steel rims are heavy as hell
     
  9. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    a stock 13-14" steel wheel with those big tires are heavier than a 15" rota slip with a fairly low profile tire.

    On my turbo hatch I had the real deal Spoon Sports Sw888's in 5 lug, 16" and they were lighter than the 15" rota slipstreams. They were also $2200.00 without tires. I'm a fan of slips, I like the look of black wheels, but the flat black, not the gloss black.
     
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    i think 14 inch steel rims are 17lbs just the rim
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    The spoon sw888's were something like 5.5lbs each without tire. Slips are 8-9lbs I believe.
     
  12. E_SolSi

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    15x6.5 spoon sw388: 8.9
    15x6 rota slipstream: 11.9
    15x7 rota slipstream:12.9
     
  13. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I just figured that factory steel wheels where lighter than the slips. But the real Spoon wheels have to be super light. I think its funny that the Slips are Spoon copies and they make copies of the Slips, must be a damn popular wheel.^_^
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    :werd:

    "I rock steelies cuz they be lighter than rims" is just a ricer excuse...
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Or "The steelies keep it sleeperish."
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Ha, yeah that too...
     
  17. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    no, they make it look straight ghetto.

    i have a saying that i tell people, "just because you take your hubcaps off, doesn't make you a racer."

    steelies make you look broke. (not to the op, just kids in general)

    they are heavy, ugly, and come in shitty sizes.

    $600 is a steal if they are brand new with GOOD tires.
     
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    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    everyone hatin on the steelies. i for one have always been partial to the steelie. theyre free, they look relatively clean, and sometimes(usually always in my case) its either roll steelies and get that much needed dyno time so the latest project can dd, or rock a set of slips or volks while my fmu burns up my mortgage payment. do love the slip's knockoff spoon look, tho. plus i know everyone here has had their pride and joy on steel at one point or another:D
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Only during the winter months... :D
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    we are hating on steelies because they look like shit and come in horrible sizes and are heavy as hell.

    it's not hard to get $200 together and get some fat fives or some webs.
     
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