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      02-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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Possible new wheels, opinions?

So I'm seriously considering these wheels, did an old school photoshop . What do you guys think?

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      02-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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What are they? Rays?
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      02-14-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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Yep TE37SL pressed graphite without the stickers. I'm not a fan of the big red stickers.
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Yea the stickers are not necessary. Any enthusiast could pick them out even on a roll.
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      02-14-2013, 02:05 AM   #5
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Oh and I think they would look pretty sharp. Especially with the shit brown....ahem I mean Sepang.
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      02-14-2013, 02:31 AM   #6
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Thanks!

I should rephrase that, I think the stickers are definitely cool looking, on the right build they can look great. For my goals I prefer the cleaner look without them.
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Im running flat black te-37 on my poop brown. Looks great
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Like them a lot, go for it!
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TE37's look great on any car! Pull the trigger!
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      02-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for chiming in. I really like them, wanted to see what others thought.

For specs I'm thinking:
Front 18x9 et 45 with 10 or 12mm verstrasse spacers. I'm leaning for the 12s because I think those are the ones that have the hubcentric lip.
Rear 18x9.5 et 22

Keeping my 245/275 tires. This way the front keeps the rim/tire relationship from stock (more wheel for the tire, so less deflection on hard cornering), but the rear goes to measured rim width for the tire size, for a little less weight and easier fitment. Should also be about the widest with zero rubbing even under hard cornering. Been going back and forth with Finnegan on specs for a while now, thanks Finn!
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      02-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #12
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+1 on the 12s because those have hub extenders built in. You can also run the 10s with these, but it's only 2mm, so I wouldn't bother.

I haven't looked at TE37SL sizes. Nothing in the 33-35 offset range for front eh?
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+1 on the 12s because those have hub extenders built in. You can also run the 10s with these, but it's only 2mm, so I wouldn't bother.

I haven't looked at TE37SL sizes. Nothing in the 33-35 offset range for front eh?
That's what I was thinking, 2mm isn't a huge difference.

And yeah, 18x9" only comes in 45 for some strange reason. Otherwise I'd get a lower offset for concavity and so I don't have to run spacers. I considered 9.5" et35 fronts for 255 tires... but I figured that would rub.
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Looks awesome!
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Like them a lot, go for it!
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ricanbandit: what size/specs are your wheels, and what kind of tires are you running? I've been flirting with changing my wheels from stock, but can't find a 18" size that I like.
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I have the TSW Nurburing RF's

18's staggered 9 in front 10 rears.

I have them on Hankook Ventus V12 evo

Love the wheels, tires are very good, not amazing, but at that price point hard to object.
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The gloss gunmetal/graphite wheel looks great on our bronze babies. I like the stickers... but then again I like colored lugs too FWIW I have zero rubbing even on track days with:
19x8.5 et32 245/35
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      02-16-2013, 12:35 AM   #18
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I didn't read the chart correctly, so the sizes they have for us are actually:

18x8.5 et35
18x9.5 et22

Which would work fine with 245/275, but I was hoping for wider fronts. Or even 18x9.5 et35 front or square. But the 9.5 width only comes in et 22 or 15.
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      05-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #19
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Just put down a deposit, wheels are going to take several weeks to ship from Japan
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Nice!
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Did you consider 18x10's for the rear
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      07-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #22
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Looks like my wheels are finally in the states. Now to find some time to get them installed
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