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Old 12-09-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Time for wheels.

Yeah, I'm running dangerous old "Beijing Tyre Factory" tires (seriously) on the stock daisies that came with the car.

This isn't working out. lol.

I love Emilio's 6UL's, but they are a bit out of my price range.

I guess I'm looking for recommendations on a good 250whp capable wheel/tire combo for around $1000.

Any suggestions? What are you guys running?

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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You're going to want to be able to run 225 wide tires with 250 hp. The only cheaper option for 15x8s is the sportmax 002 but they're 0 offset and look like *** unless they're dropped, tucked, and your fenders are either pulled or flared. Not a good option.

The 6ULs are worth saving money for. I love them and you can't make a much better wheel choice, they're cheaper than forged, only 13lbs, strong, and they will fit large rubber.
If you just want to upgrade wheels and tires, get some Konig Heliums 15x7s and Falken Azenis RT615s in 205/50r15. You'll break loose in 2nd all the time at 250 hp but you'll be better off than you are now. Pretty sure the heliums come in 15x7s. Both of them are cheap and within your budget range.
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Im running a 16x7 rim with 215's all around. Falken ziex's or whatever.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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cjernigan, believe me: this is something that has been driving me nuts for a WHILE now. I want to be able to run 225 series rubber. Emilio did the work to make sure that would fit on an 8" rim without fender rolling. I respect that a LOT, and it's probably what I'll end up going with.

This car is quickly becoming a money pit though. I was going to try and save a little money on wheels, but I guess.................go big or go home.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:46 AM   #5
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Go Big.

6ul's ordered from 949racing.
RS2's ordered from edgeracing.

All I really needed was some encouragement.
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Konig heliums are 6.5" Save your money dude. I have the Heliums with 205 RS2's and at 8 psi they dont hold.
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16x8 Slipstreams?
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16x8 Slipstreams?
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I'm gonna get some 15x7 slipstreams to go with my 225 bfg's
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16x8 Slipstreams?
x2, I think these have a lot of potential to look good on miatas also
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any info out there on what they weigh? i have the 16X7 knockoffs and they look great and do the job really well, 16X8 would be better
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any info out there on what they weigh? i have the 16X7 knockoffs and they look great and do the job really well, 16X8 would be better
Well, the 15x8 are almost 15lbs so I'd imagine that the 16x8 are only heavier. (Credit to emilio of 949 for weighing them, not me)
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:12 PM   #12
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ouch, not so nice, but then again there are heavier and smaller wheels out there
i would just assume ROTA would make a very light weight wheel...but a 15X8 at 14.7lbs is not bad either...im just rambling
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Once you see the 949's in person, you can't resist them. They are worth the slightly extra money. I'm either getting those or used te-37 from a friend.
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if i didnt get a screaming deal on my 15x7.5 SSR's i would have ended up with some 949 ul's
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