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I'm on those like white on rice... as soon as Christmas is over. lol. I think I will go with dark grey though and have 1/2" width added so I can run a 215/40-17 tire. Looks great though! :)
 

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Also, what is your suspension set-up? Looks like it is lower than stock.
 

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Lol stock suspension...its the 45 series that makes it look that way.

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Wow, not much gap. Looks really nice. You do know your speedo is off by 2 mph, right? ;) At least it isn't adding 2 miles to your odometer at 60 mph (or more depending on speed).
 

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Uhhh, private message sent. :p
 

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It was a sacrifice i needed to make for the crappy nyc streets. Thats a small percentage for me to notice anyway.
Gap? Thats huge and to much wheel gap for my standards lol

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and they have pilot super sports in 205-45-17. overall diameter is 24.3 vs 23.5 stock, rotations per mile 831 vs 860 stock. not too much off. at 60mph u would be going 62.1
 

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It was a sacrifice i needed to make for the crappy nyc streets. Thats a small percentage for me to notice anyway.
Gap? Thats huge and to much wheel gap for my standards lol

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I can stick THREE fingers between the tire and the wheel well on my car. Yours fills the wheel wells nicely and looks worlds better than my SUV looking ST! LOL :eek:
 

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I can stick THREE fingers between the tire and the wheel well on my car. Yours fills the wheel wells nicely and looks worlds better than my SUV looking ST! LOL :eek:
And here i was thinking mine looked like a CRV with the tall sidewalls and wheel gap lol

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and they have pilot super sports in 205-45-17. overall diameter is 24.3 vs 23.5 stock, rotations per mile 831 vs 860 stock. not too much off. at 60mph u would be going 62.1
I'm going with 215/40-17s on a 17x7.5 wheel. I've always preferred a slight stretched sidewall look for street use v.s. a bulgy sidewall. Some tires of the "same" size but different brand are actually much different width once mounted. I went through that with my MS3. Some 225/40-18s had a more stretched look on an 8" wide wheel while others looked more flush or even a tad bulgy looking. Just depends on the brand.
 

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And here i was thinking mine looked like a CRV with the tall sidewalls and wheel gap lol

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No way man... go look at my profile picture and then look at your car. LOL. These stock tires look like rim protectors. hahaha
 

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sparco tarmac in gunmetal look good, 140 a piece at tire rack. they have some OZ's but they are 270 each...
Yeah, I wanted the black O.Z. Ulteggeras but can't justify the price difference between them and the Sparcos. Either way, I need a set of 17x7.5s and 42 offset. I can get the 17x7s widened locally for around $100.00 a piece. I don't think a 205 width tire is going to be enough when I am done modding this car. heh ;) The 205s to me make the car feel a bit "darty" at higher speeds.
 

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And here i was thinking mine looked like a CRV with the tall sidewalls and wheel gap lol

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I'd be perfectly happy with the stock ride height with YOUR gap opposed to mine. ~grins~ Looks like your tires fill the gap about half an inch... I seriously DO NOT want to lower my car, but wheel gap is annoying as hell... :p
 

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Also With these wheels you have about 2 inches of gap between the wheel and caliper.

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