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Old November 23rd, 2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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looking to put different wheels on...

Right now i have the stock 4 banger wheels and tires, but I'm looking to go larger. I'm going to do the 5 lug conversion and then put on some 17s or 18s. Here's the thing - I want bigger wheels than stock, enough to fill up the tire gap, or fill it a little more. How big of tires can I get without it looking stupid, or like a monster truck or something? has anyone here ever done that? The only thing I've found it larger wheels on tiny tires and then lowered like crazy.

Any suggestions? pictures would be mighty helpful.

Also, how much will this affect performance and gas mileage? That's my main concern. I'm planning on getting some pretty lightweight wheels -

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...eelModel=K1+TS

those, in either 17 or 18 they are kosei K1 TS
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:10 AM   #2
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Are you dropped? That will fix your gap issue without buying huge tires..
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:52 AM   #3
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everything is stock. man that's a deal. i'd get those if i had the money now, unfortunately i'm out of a job until january. it's good to see what they look like with the tire size that's recommended.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:22 AM   #4
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personally I dont like seeing fat tires around aftermarket rims.or im just not use to them.Lower it and put some cheap khumos on them and call it a day.

and the car would look alot better lowered with rims...instead of rims+big tires.. just my opinion.

and bigger rims you get it looses some performance..i went from 17s to 19s and even boosted i felt a difference.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:20 AM   #5
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You must lower the car to avoid any aftermarket wheels from looking stupid.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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i'll probably lower it a little bit, but only enough to close up any wheel gap. but then you get this upside down U over your tire that looks kind of funny

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and bigger rims you get it looses some performance..i went from 17s to 19s and even boosted i felt a difference.
it should only affect performance is the wheels/tires are lighter than what you had before. I think having a larger diameter wheel would be good. it's kind of like putting a different gear ratio rear end in your car (front end?) how much do stock wheels weigh?
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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not only the weight but the larger diameter takes more to turn them.it dosnt bother me cuz im not trying to race people.im just a ricer at heart and go for looks..
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:50 AM   #8
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so what would be heavier, 17s with tires like these: 215/50-17 or 18 with these tires: 215/45-18?

these are just what tire rack recommends. i'll go with that since any bigger would look funny.
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nice

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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #10
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They are light that's for sure. 13.7lbs for a 17 is pretty good. add about 20lbs for the tire depending on brand. The real question you should be asking yourself whether to go 17 or 18 is the ride lol. once you get past 50 you'll feel every bump on the road.
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