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Old 04-26-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question Which rims and tires should I get?

Ok guys I need to get rims but I am not sure which ones to get. I have seen Rota, Prodrive's and OZ's which are made by Prodrive. I havent seen many rims I like but so far its between these....

these which I like the most


2nd


3rd


and everyone has these so I dont know...



also which tires should i get for All season that are good for the rex? Toyo Proxi's? Kumho's? Any suggestions?

Also what are your guys thoughts 17's or 18's?
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Old 04-26-2003, 11:45 AM   #2
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anything but gold.


17 inchers will give a harsh ride. the 18 inchers will give an un-bearable ride if you daily commute.

i would get the last rim in your pics, the 17 inch version.
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Old 04-26-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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hmm yummy, except for 3rd, dunno about those rivits.

I've been looking for P1s int silver forever at a good price. tire rack only have 18s
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Old 04-26-2003, 12:39 PM   #4
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hmm yummy, except for 3rd, dunno about those rivits.

I've been looking for P1s int silver forever at a good price. tire rack only have 18s

pic?
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:22 PM   #5
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pic?
no no no , i've been looking for them, i still have stock.
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:36 PM   #6
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no no no , i've been looking for them, i still have stock.

oh ok i misunderstood. yea those P1's are nice
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:59 PM   #7
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the 3rd is the new forged oz its like 750 a rim it looks goog though
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Old 04-26-2003, 04:18 PM   #8
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The OZ superleggera in pic number 2 are significantly lighter than the P1's (pic#1) and the P7's (last pic). Arguably the P1's and the P7's are stronger. I personally dont care for the rivet look either but that my tastes not yours.


You could get a ROTA SDR which looks identical to the P7 or the ROTA tarmac which are very similar to the P1's. Less $$$ but most likely not as strong as Prodrive stuff.

All season tires for CT well hmm. It rains alot there am I right? It snows alot there too. Might be wise to consider both winter and summer tires.

I have the sumitomo HRTZ II's and they do good in dry and are acceptable in rain. I ran them once in the snow heading over the pass from Oregon to Calif and the car slid sideways as I slightly tapped the accelerator.

Though I am going to move where it rains more and will probably replace them with either SO-3's or a Dunlop 900 or the Toyo T1's when its time. I would ask in your local area (east coast) what those guys run...

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Old 04-26-2003, 06:26 PM   #9
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The OZ superleggera in pic number 2 are significantly lighter than the P1's (pic#1) and the P7's (last pic).
The wheel in the last pic is not a P7. It is a PFF7; ~$360/wheel. I have heard that it is available in 17", but I have only seen vendors selling 18x8". If I could find it in 17", that would be my choice. Though, there are two other Prodrive wheels that are pretty sweet - GC07C and GC06D. Both are around the $400-450 range.

gc06d

gc07c

These are nice too:

Advan Model 6

Advan Model 7

edit: added pictures

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Old 04-26-2003, 10:31 PM   #10
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PFF7 okay

A member in the BAIC has a set of those gc07c's on a black GD body and they look real good!
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Old 04-27-2003, 12:18 AM   #11
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GC06d hands down.
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:16 AM   #12
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I suggest sticking to 17" rims. Anything bigger might look nice, but there's a tradeoff: more unsprung weight. Do a search, you'll find an Excel spreadsheet that can compute weight added from rotational inerta. You'll be suprised how big a difference a few pounds makes.
Also, If you don't care whose name is on the centercap, Rota is a great alternatve. Exact same design, but they're 550-ish a set.

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Old 04-27-2003, 10:49 AM   #13
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The OZ superleggera in pic number 2 are significantly lighter than the P1's (pic#1) and the P7's (last pic).
Just for clarity these are the Prodrive 7s(top set) made by Speedline:



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also Prodrive GC010E:



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Old 04-27-2003, 12:31 PM   #15
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Did you see that Subydude has Rota Tarmac's at a really good price right now in the Vendor section ? For the money, great wheels, and yes I rock the gold wheels on WRB.
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XMEDIC- Finally a man who understand that the blue and gold is where its at.

Speedshift-Come on man. Silver and black may be nice, but to
sport the gold is so so rice.

Peace, Jabbar
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Hey subysouth I've only seen those wheels on actuall rally cars. I thought they were mags and not for street cars. Where are they sold? And for how much?

Jabbar


also Prodrive GC010E:
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Hey subysouth I've only seen those wheels on actuall rally cars. I thought they were mags and not for street cars. Where are they sold? And for how much?

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also Prodrive GC010E:
Here ya go. AFAIK forged and expensive, but not just for rally cars. http://wrxrsparts.com/wheels.html

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OUCH!!!

Thanks SS

Too rich for my blood.
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Old 04-27-2003, 07:52 PM   #20
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anything but gold.

you are a tool

17 inchers will give a harsh ride.

do you even HAVE 17's on your car?!

the 18 inchers will give an un-bearable ride if you daily commute.

hmm..that's funny because I drive 30mins to work in pothole invested NNJ and I've never found my 18's to be unbearable
Listen, man. You sound like what you say is "law." Let me guess,...um you just got your WRX...and you are still on stock wheels n' tires. Am I correct? I thought so!

Until you DRIVE a wrx for a considerable period of time with both wheel sizes...dont go shooting your mouth off.

and u have teh suck cuz gold rules!

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the lower the profile of the tire, the harsher the ride. it is fact, and common sense.
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...and until you drive in a WRX with a lower profile tire..all bets are off

nuff said-
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well thanks for the tips everyone I will probably get Prodrives or Rota's but I am not sure which kind yet. Also tires I am thinking Kumho Exta supra's or soemthing like. I gotta go my research but I will do that tomorrow at work while I am getting paid for it
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Old 04-27-2003, 11:41 PM   #24
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may I recommend Yokohama AVS ES100's. Very good tire for the money
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may I recommend Yokohama AVS ES100's. Very good tire for the money

are they anything like AVS db's? thats what i had on my maxima and they were excelent just terrible in the rain
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