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Old 08-22-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Need some help picking new wheels

Unfortunately I trashed two of my WedsSports, and can't find replacements. I need a new set of wheels for my 02 wagon.

so I picked out a few wheels, you'll have to tell me what you think:
These are 17x8


(these might be 18's on this car)

These two are 17x7.5


I wish I could get these grids in 17x8, but all I can find is 17x7.5.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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I like the first option.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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The first option looks the best. I personally like 17x8 Rota Gforce if you are trying to stick with that size. The Rota torques in that face are fairly standard looking IMO. I know alot of people with the 17x8 and 17x8.5 WORK Emotion CR KAI (the torques are copies of those) and they are ready for a newer/better looking design.



Check out www.wheeldude.com if you haven't. They will give you the best price for Nasioc members, and they have the best selection of Rotas.

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I love my new 17x8 gunmetal g-force.....mmmmmm.....
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Check out www.wheeldude.com if you haven't. They will give you the best price for Nasioc members, and they have the best selection of Rotas.

I'll be going through wheeldude for the Rotas. Do you know if they stock more than they show on their webpage?

I'd like to stick with a 17x8 so I could run either a 225 or 235/245 width tire on them. Seems like that size is kinda lacking on the website. I want something in bronze 17x8 all they have are the torques (or the DPT's which are $100 more expensive than anything else). I suppose I could get something and have them powder coated later on.

The G-Forces look pretty nice. I really wish they had a set of Grids in 17x8.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #7
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so here's something else I'm thinking about.

What's going to be the difference between running a 7.5'' wheel vs an 8'' or 9'' wheel in terms of rotating mass?

EDIT: google tells me there's a 0.2lbs difference in weight between the 7.5'' torques, and the 8'' torques

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I like the first option.
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Those are gorgeous.
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