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Old 12-21-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Sport Edition CD Mesh Wheels @ tirerack - suitable for HPDEs?

Still looking around used and new. These are a nice price. Any reason they would not be good for a daily driver and few HPDEs a year? I'd go with 225/45-17 tires.

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Old 12-21-2008, 01:32 PM   #2
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Honestly, that weight is about on par with some of the Rota's and it looks like a pretty attractive price point. I'd say if you like them, grab em while you still can.

Wow, 16 x 7.5 is only $69/wheel, that would be fairly cheap if somebody is either looking for replacement wheels because they bent a stocker or if they wanted to go wider. They're a bit heavier than the stock wheels, but the stock wheels are only 16 x 6.5".
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Wow!

Killer price! They'd be fine. Much better choice than getting used wheels.

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Thanks, I may be getting a big present this Christmas! Now, I need to shop tires to fit the wheels and my wagon. Will the steering with 225s feel a whole lot heavier than the stock 205s?

I really want non-directional so that I can rotate all-around at home. Kumho Ecsta XS, Sumitomo HTR Z III, or Hankook Ventus S1 evo are at the low end of the price range in 225/40-17 for summer tires.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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They also have 18x8 at the same price. Would that be too large for a wagon with RCE wagon springs, Konis, and everything else stock?

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Old 12-21-2008, 10:50 PM   #6
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People complain about Rotas supposedly being fragile, and those are a step below Rotas. Maybe for winter wheels, but I don't know if I'd trust them on the track.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:28 PM   #7
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Vendors that sell "JDM" wheels and Mackin Industries employees complain about Rotas supposedly being fragile, and those are a step below Rotas. Maybe for winter wheels, but I don't know if I'd trust them on the track.
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Those of us who actually run Rota wheels and have experience with them know they are strong quality wheels
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:34 AM   #8
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what a find - 16x7.5?!

any idea if they will clear FHI 4/2 brake setup?

they'd look killer in rally gold
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:10 PM   #9
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So I think that I've decided to just get a separate set of wheels for the track. The ride is stiff enough on the street with 205/55's. I would still like to know if 18x8 +48 offset wheels with 225/40 tires would clear a wagon's rear fenders and not rub struts. I have RCE wagon springs, koni inserts, all else stock.

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They also have 18x8 at the same price. Would that be too large for a wagon with RCE wagon springs, Konis, and everything else stock?

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #10
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yeah thats a good price.. the 17s are cheaper than the 16s.. weird
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:50 AM   #11
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While they are not the lightest wheels out there they are very duarable and I know of several people who run them with r-compound tires for HPDE's with no reported issues
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While they are not the lightest wheels out there they are very duarable and I know of several people who run them with r-compound tires for HPDE's with no reported issues
Luke,

After a lot more reading threads, I'm leaning towards the 17x7.7 size because i don't want the possibility of rubbing. Will a 215 tire fit a 7.5 wheel well for the track? Or is a 225 better?

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I would go with the 215's you have a wagon
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I would go with the 215's you have a wagon

OK, thanks, a 215 won't look like a stretch on a 7.5 wheel.
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I saw this posting in the classifieds. It's a stock '06-07 215/45-17 tire on the stock 17x7.5 (?) wheel. Is it just me, or does it look stretched a bit? This is the size i am looking at for HPDE wheels & tires for my wagon and I want it to be a good setup at a reasonable price.

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:34 PM   #16
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i ordered the 17x7.5 wheels and am also wondering a good tire setup for a wagon. I have 225/45/17 tires on my 17s now but there 17x7 with a +50 offset. So with a wider wheel and a 48 offset, what size whould i go with?
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^^ 225/45 is perfect for a 7.5 width. Just use the size you have now.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:29 AM   #18
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^^ 225/45 is perfect for a 7.5 width. Just use the size you have now.
Does your comment consider the lower offset of +48 versus his current +50? Are you assuming the rear fender lips need to be rolled?
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i ordered the 17x7.5 wheels and am also wondering a good tire setup for a wagon. I have 225/45/17 tires on my 17s now but there 17x7 with a +50 offset. So with a wider wheel and a 48 offset, what size whould i go with?
Are you lowered? Do you get any rubbing empty or with a full load of passengers?
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still stock springs installed. I haven't had any rubbing issues yet, and no one goes in my back seat really. Mostly boxes for work. I looked up a tire and wheel size calculator, and the 225's should work.
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