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Old 12-01-2012, 12:28 PM
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Possibly get pics of what you're trying to acheive.
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Sorry Mao, destroying the thread..
This is Rota Boost 18 x 9 +30


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Old 12-01-2012, 03:47 PM
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yes sorry mao

they are exactly how i want a set of rims to sit if you have anything like that i will take them : D
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GMax Drift 6 Wheels 17x8. These will fit the WRX and STi. RRP $1100, P.WRX Price -- $750 set of 4.
Stock update: 17x8 100x5H ET48, 17x8 100x5H ET48, 17x8 114.3x5H ET45 Gun-metal.
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do you have stock ?
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Old 31-01-2012, 10:05 PM
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Stock is in Melbourne. Takes 3 days to get here.

Edit: 5x114.3 in in stock in Perth. 5x100 in Melbourne

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Old 31-01-2012, 10:37 PM
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Hi Tristan,

Yes I agree 18x9 looks awesome. If you are after something like that, I will gladly put up a few options for you soon.

My approach in my business is to sell items that are reliable and safe for the car, whilst improving overall performance.

So for me to sell you something like that, I will have to indemnify myself by listing the pros and cons on this setup:

Pro:
1) Car looks awesome.

Cons:
1) Wait are they RAYS? oops no and I forgot to google 'Rota Fail'

2) 18x9 wheels are what I use on the rear of my 2JZ-GTE JZA80 Twin turbo Supra. Tyres I use are 18" 275/35. Will you be using 275s on your wheels? I guess not, so what tyres do you want to use? Narrower tyres will mean stretching it over the wheel. Hit a curb bad and the tyres will burst or fly off.

18x9s are also a good consideration for both the R32 GTRs I have at the workshop.

3)Tyres will wear faster when you use oversized wheels with undersized tyres. On the 18x9 setup, you have to run significantly a lot of camber which will wear the insides of the tyre. I will not give you more than 1 year of tyre life.

4) Weight of cheap wheels will put extra strain on drive train like gearboxes and driveshafts, so performance is lost.

5) Extra strain will cause car to go slower.

6) Handling characteristics are reduced significantly.

EDIT: I am not against oversized wheels as I myself love the HELLAFLUSH look and would personally put 18x9 wheels if I had a wrex. However, I personally would budget for tyre wear and drive the car within a certain limit. The above is from a performance and safety awareness pt of view.


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yes sorry mao

they are exactly how i want a set of rims to sit if you have anything like that i will take them : D

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ok cheers mao not sure what to get then haha i want my wheels to fill the guards do you have recommendations?

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Offset fills the guards, not rim width.
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Look around for an 8 - 8.5" wide rim with a +38 offset or thereabouts. That should extend your wheel out around an inch / inch and a half from stock and give you the look you are after. Hope your guards are rolled....
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Offset, width of wheels and wheel disk factor (x-factor) all play a part in the final seating of the wheels within the guards. Assuming same offset + x-factor, width of wheels divided by 2, will be how much it will fill the guards over the stock wheels.
 

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