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Old 12-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #19
Patrick Olsen
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Originally Posted by JokerGT View Post
Which tire/wheel combo will be the best BANG for the buck for a stock setup subie? I like the aggressive look, would like to stick to 17' or 18' wheels that are 8'wide with an offset of +45 to keep them flush.
I recommend 17" or 18" wheels. I don't think 17' or 18' wheels would fit on any car.

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Originally Posted by JokerGT View Post
Would this be a big enough offset to make them flush?
Your definition of "flush" is probably different than anyone else's definition of "flush." Wheel fitment is just math. Look at your current setup, figure out how much farther out you want the wheels to sit to get the "flush" look you want, then do the math to figure out what wheel size that would be. It ain't rocket science.

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Originally Posted by JokerGT View Post
No, this will be my daily driver for now, I have had nitto invo tires on before which were high performance and nice.
If you were happy with Invos (which are really not that great a performance tire) then you'll be happy with just about any moderately decent UHP or UHPAS tire.

You need to make up your mind on 17" or 18" if you want folks to give you more specific advice.

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Originally Posted by JokerGT View Post
those look nice.. but they only come in 17'
I'm not sure what gave you that idea, but the RPF1s are available in a 5x100 bolt pattern in 16", 17", 18" and 19".

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Originally Posted by JokerGT View Post
never heard of these.. but their traction pattern looks nuts

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....n&autoModClar=
Fixed your link for you. Yes, their "traction pattern" is super wicked awesome. They're also a dated design - their replacement, the HTR-ZIII, has been out for 5 years or more.

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Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty View Post
rpf1's....17x8 +45 and225/45 or 235/40 Federal 595RS-R's
I know the RS-Rs are the greatest tire in the world, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but I'm not sure an extreme performance tire is what he's looking for based on his budget and the fact that he was impressed by the Invos.

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Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty View Post
the OP is in florida....he has no possible need for any sort of all season tire unless he goes north for the winter...then...mebbe
Or unless he wants the generally smoother ride quality that all-seasons provide (kinda like the smoother ride that a "luxury sport" tire like the Nitto Invo provides). Or unless he wants his tires to last longer than something like the gummy 595RS-Rs. Or unless he wants to spend less on tires, since all-seasons are typically cheaper than summer tires, and again, will last longer.

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Originally Posted by JokerGT View Post
I will be looking around for the perfect wheel/tire combo for the next 4 weeks. Is there any wheel or tire I should stay away from? The enkei wheels cant be THAT bad.. the weight is around 20ilbs
There's absolutely nothing wrong with any of those Enkei wheels you posted. There are more affordable wheel options out there, including used wheels, that might allow you more "bang for the buck".

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I am open to buy used wheels as long as they aren't damaged. Just haven't found any in the classified section.
You haven't found any wheels in the classifieds, or you haven't found undamaged wheels in the classifieds? Either way, are you sure you're looking in the right place? 17x8" is one of the most common, popular sizes, so there are always a bunch of sets for sale.
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