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Old 04-07-2003, 12:57 AM   #1
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Well, i finally got a chance to put these wheels on and check it all for fitment. The wheels are 17x8" ET45 and 15.5 lbs each. Tire are 235/40/17 Potenza S-03 with a section width of 9.7" and a tread width of 8.5". The overall diameter of this tire is 1/2" shorter than stock at 24.5". Stock is 25" diameter so this should be more advantageous for gearing but not enough to throw everything off too much--its 2% smaller then stock which translates to reading 1 MPH less at 60 MPH. Realistically, not a cause for concern.

Back to the wheels though. My car is lowered about no more than an inch all around. There is *no* rubbing whatsoever with this setup. There is plenty of space between the strut body and the tire (About 1 - 1.5 cm still, front and rear). There is less space between the tire and fender lip than there is for the stur, but still no rubbing and my fenders are *not* rolled and the rubber strip is still retained.

This wheel looks gorgeous and has a nice lip on it! The W-I-D-E rubber has a great feel to it and looks mean and wide! Did i mention wide?

Here are some pics. Click on one for a larger image. For more pics than what you see here, go to this link:

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Old 04-07-2003, 04:41 AM   #2
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those look sexy as sin!
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Old 04-07-2003, 11:46 AM   #3
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nice riyums
is that the prodrive front lip?
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Old 04-07-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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WOW!! Super nice.
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Old 04-07-2003, 01:06 PM   #5
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lighter wheels = faster
smaller tires = slower



Nice wheels tho
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Old 04-07-2003, 02:33 PM   #6
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since when does smaller tires = slower?
with a name like 'navy seal', I thought he might be at least a little bit smarter than that.
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Old 04-07-2003, 02:46 PM   #7
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Damn, that looks really nice Cosworth. You've got a nice little contact patch there. I bet you're about stock weight wheel right (Lighter rims + heavier tires)?

I also like those paint matched sidemarkers and those Orciari fog covers.

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Old 04-07-2003, 02:53 PM   #8
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lighter wheels = faster
smaller tires = slower



Nice wheels tho
smaller tires = faster acceleration
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Old 04-07-2003, 03:05 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the comps guys!

Yes, its a prodrive front lip.

As far as weight goes... its heavier, but i'm not sure how much. I still have the stockers so perhaps i could weigh them on my scale and see what i come up with. These wheels are 15.5 lbs and the stockers are about 16 lbs i believe. This tire i'm using (s-03) is no doubt heaver than a stock re-92, but how much i'm not sure. so all in all, its a heavier setup but not a tremendous amount like an 18" P1 would be but realistically only the scale will tell for certain.
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Old 04-07-2003, 05:18 PM   #10
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Damn should have gotten a set of those when ninos had them.
Nice
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Old 04-07-2003, 05:20 PM   #11
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sweet!!!
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:01 PM   #12
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Too bad they're ET45. Sounds like theres no way they fit a wagon with that wide a tire.
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:39 PM   #13
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looks good!

What kinda exhaust is that?
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:32 PM   #14
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Prodrive muffler.
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Old 04-09-2003, 02:25 AM   #15
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Wow... That combo looks absolutely stunning. Great job!
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Old 04-09-2003, 06:38 PM   #16
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Quote:
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smaller tires = slower
NavySealSTI = slow

Nice wheels Jon....mine will be here soon!
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:01 AM   #17
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Solid, i saw your photoshop'd car... it was indistinguishable from reality! What tire and size are you going to use?
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:25 AM   #18
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Sumitomo HTR+ 225/45WR17.... Going for an all-year tire.
Selling stockers soon to pay for AGX's....

.."p-shop skillz 2 pay d' billz"...
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:34 AM   #19
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got any bigger pic? btw nice set up.
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:36 AM   #20
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click on the images above....they're just links to bigger pics.
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Old 04-11-2003, 01:42 PM   #21
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those RPF-1's are nice. I was actually wondering how they would look on a rex yesterday.....hmmmmm. I might have to pick up a set for spares!

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Old 04-11-2003, 01:51 PM   #22
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They are ok for a show car... you know, all show and no go

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Old 04-11-2003, 02:10 PM   #23
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They are ok for a show car... you know, all show and no go

chris


I don't think you know what you are talking about here. These wheels are semi-forged in a manner similar to the SSR's yet cheaper than the SSR's. They weight only 15.5 lbs and at 8" wide, are wider than the 17" SSR currently available here in the US allowing for proper mounting of wider tires. furthermore, thier spoke shape and offset allows generous clearance for big brake kits. So you comment about thier lack of functionality seems purely ignorant. They may not be the end-all, be-all of wheels, but for the money they offer several positive attributes and good performance over a lot of the alternatives. subjective looks aside, you need to be able to identify certain key concrete features for descent performance. I don't mind discussing pros and cons of anything, but please don't come in here making things up just to be inciteful.

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Old 04-11-2003, 02:36 PM   #24
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someone needs to try that combo on a wagon
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Old 04-11-2003, 02:47 PM   #25
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I don't think you know what you are talking about here. These wheels are semi-forged in a manner similar to the SSR's yet cheaper than the SSR's. They weight only 15.5 lbs and at 8" wide, are wider than the 17" SSR currently available here in the US allowing for proper mounting of wider tires. furthermore, thier spoke shape and offset allows generous clearance for big brake kits. So you comment about thier lack of functionality seems purely ignorant. They may not be the end-all, be-all of wheels, but for the money they offer several positive attributes and good performance over a lot of the alternatives. subjective looks aside, you need to be able to identify certain key concrete features for descent performance. I don't mind discussing pros and cons of anything, but please don't come in here making things up just to be inciteful.

Someone can't take a joke. I already told you they look good! What I should have said is that they really complete one of the best handling WRXs on the road today. The only problem is can a n00b like yourself control such a beast?

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