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Old 09-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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I am at a point where I am on the verge of buying new wheels and tires. But before I dump over 1 grand into it, I just want a little more advice and suggestions.

So my 05 RS is running stock wheels/tires currently. Wheels I want to stick with Rotas (sorry to all the Rota haters) the DPT especially. I wanted them in white but they only come in 17x9. Sooo my question is... is that too big for my car? 17x9 with 245/40/17 or 235/40/17 wheels was something I was considering. If that is not a good idea i'll just stick with the 17x8 Grids/Gforce/ or maybe even Boost and go with a different color. (It's Rotas.. I can always repaint them)

Couple friends of mine on Nasioc keeps telling me to go wideee and that I will regret it if I don't... I have no experience with buying wheels sooo I need some help here, thanks. My main concern is that, I just want something that is good for the car that will not damage it in any way. Oh and I don't mind rolling fenders either.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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what suspension mods are you running? are you willing to do the required fender mods to fit a 17x9 +42 with a 245 tire?
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm running BC racing coilovers. I don't mind rolling the fenders.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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then roll and pull the rear fenders.

i don't understand why you would think the wheels/tires are either too big or too wide...
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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I might not have the power and I heard there are downfalls for running to big, but I don't know what they are.

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:51 PM   #6
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:51 PM   #7
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bumpity bump.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:06 PM   #8
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i dont think you should have a problem. Like you said you dont mind rolling your fenders so whats the prob ? I have 18x8 235/40/18 on my RS and there is almost no differnece in acelleration compared to the stock 16's. My next set will prob be 17x9 with 245's.
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you're not going to notice any bit of difference driving around the streets on a daily basis. you will, however, notice a big difference if you take your car out to autox
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So no down falls really what about the axle and what not? And what is this gear advantage I hear about? Thanks guys!
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:50 PM   #11
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anyone.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #12
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yes sell all parts on car and your car save your money and go get a real car like a sti
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big heavy wheels and tires will make the car feel(and BE) really slow and sluggish
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The DPT is 18.9 lbs so it's not too heavy is it? plus tires.
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17x8 rpf1 with a 235/40 and done
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:15 AM   #17
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I want my damn DPT 17x9 in white though .
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bump for my question to be answeredddd.
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stop worrying about your wheel weight so much. i have a set of 17x9s that weigh 18.9lbs and a set of 18x8.5s that weigh 17lbs, both have 255s on them. i don't notice any difference other than the shorter sidewall on the 18s in daily driving and in autox.
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Okayyyy thanks.
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Another question... so what would be best 245/40/17? or 245/45/17?
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235??? and why 40 over 45? I was told to do 245 to offer the rim more protection, being it is only 1 lb heavier than the 235.
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forget it

just totally forget it

If you do not understand why NOW.....the answers will become glaringly apparent when your car is so slow that grandma in her '72 Pinto is faster

that's just fine....as you will look s000000 k0000000 being s000000 sl000000w
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