What Wheels To Get?

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B16

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ok, so i need new wheels, i want something lightweight, and something that can fit with these brakes:
(lsvtec, apparently you can't fit 15's on, at least mine wouldn't)
wheelClearance.jpg


so, i'm hoping 16's can fit on there, if so, what should i get?
or in a 17?
i found some racing hart cp-035 17x7's with tires for $1K shipped, thinking on those
the most i think i would spend is $1500
and if you know of where to get a certain wheel for a good price, post it up :)
thanks
 

posol

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meg flaked like all the rest.... probably close to 30 serious offers who have backed down.

b16-check pm's
 

E_SolSi

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more flakes than Rasin Bran
 

B16

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thinking on the volks, but to the other extreme, i'm interested in rota slipstreams 16x7. what color would you guys pick for my black EK coupe? i was thinking gunmetal
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also, for those of you who run 16x7's for autocross or road racing, what size tire do you use? i was thinking 215/45/16 but is the 215 too wide? has anyone ran with this size?
 

Hexen

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I like the bronze more than gunmetal, since your car is already dark.

But I like the polished lip steel gray's more than anything.
 

E_SolSi

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get the Volks.... theyre lighter... they are forged (stronger)... they will almost 100% surely fit over your brakes... and then we can all stop listening to B whine about needing to sell his rims ;)

ive seen the rims they are in great condition
 

B16

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yes, they look beautiful, i dont know about them being white tho... on a black car... can't seem to find a pic of a black EK with white ones on..
 

Hexen

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Originally posted by B16@Jan 23 2003, 12:30 PM
yes, they look beautiful, i dont know about them being white tho... on a black car... can't seem to find a pic of a black EK with white ones on..

True that.

White on black wouldn't look good at all in my opinion.
But I don't like white wheels period, on anything.

There's a red saturn in north Vacaville with those same rims I think.
I see it all the time in the guys driveway, I'm not a big fan of it.
 

Domeskilla

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There is an EG coupe here in town with white Konig Tantrums, they look good on it. I think you would like the Volks.
 

posol

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red/white/blue lettering... you will have a flag day car :)

balck/white/blue lettering.... see for your self :)
don't laugh... ETA 3 min in photchop


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B16

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damn, that almost looks real! haha, nice photoshopping... looks better than what i expected.
 
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