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k, if u dont know my car yet, check it in my sig. i need advice on what size wheels to get and what type.
i got a flat & have been wanting new ones for a bit anyway, so i'll prolly just go for em now.
performance is a major concern and therefore weight. BUT not at too much expense of style & appearance. i LOVE how 18s look, but unless u spring for $3000 bux for RHs or volks they're too damn heavy. and 15s look like a$$, so they're not worth the xtra performance. and ride is a little important too. i live in the NYC metro area.
here's my considerations, and i'm open to suggestions:

**kosei K-1: white 17x7.5 w/ 215/40/17 REAR & 16x7.5 w/ 225/45/16 FRONT (r=38-40, f=35-37lbs)
**konig sub zero: white 17x7.5 F&R w/ 225/45/17 or 215/40/17 (37-39lbs)
**konig toxxin: white & silver lip 18x7.5 w/ 225/40/18 (40-42lbs)
**ASA JS5: silver 18x8 w/ 225/40/18 (???lbs)

plus let me know any suggestions...

thanks all. lookin to get em VERY soon cause i have 2 STOCK MX-6 wheels on the front & they look awful.

plus by the way, my current rims & 3 great cond tires (plus 1 with a small hole) are FOR $ALE!!! make offers & inquiries via e-mail.

thanks all!!
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i'd go with the 17" kosei;s. but why on earth go for 17" rear and 16" front?? i suggest 17" on both with 225/45/17. good match between looks and ride comfort.
 

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cause 16's are smaller & lighter = faster acceleration. and this has its greatest effects on the drive wheels. hence the 16's in front, 17s in rear. the rears to give a better look, and the 16/17 combo to be different :D

16s w/ 225/45/16 kumhos = 39.4lbs
17s w/ 225/45/17 kumhos = 41.9lbs

also the diameters:
17 = 24.98"
16 = 23.98" <-- plus an accurate speedometer.

smaller + lighter = faster :D
 

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I dont know, I have konig 18s with 235/40 and they look and handle great..... they throw off the speedo a TINY bit, but they rub... Im doin something to change that dont worry......

Just my 2 cents... go with 18s..... theyre niiiiice.

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definitely undisputed, 18s look better. but acceleration is a big concern. and those 18s prolly weigh about 45-47lbs each. if i go 16s i'm lookin at 39.4 lbs with kumhos. kumhos are about 2 lbs heavier than most tires too. with a toyo T1S, it would weigh 38. thats a decent difference in rotational mass. plus i would need a 40 series tire. i have those now & let me tell ya, 40 series + NYC roads = :(
 

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I tried out 17's and 18's, they kinda sucked in the performance arena, really slow to get off the line, and usually they change the effective gear ratio and slows it down even more than just sheer weight. I am sticking with a set of 16" enkei with 225/50zr-16. I didn't want to go with 235 since it would rub, it wouldn't have if i went with 235/40-16, but i went with the 50 instead, i just like the way it fills out the fenderwells without having to lower the car. IMO i like the kinda raised up look, it makes my 6 looks much shorter due to the visual effect, i never liked long cars and a 6 is definately not a short car. My car has like a short wheelbase rally-esque look to it, which i think is better than the lowered stretched look. Handling and ride is amazing with the 50's, better than 40's IMO. I wouldn't recommend the 16 front 17 rear deal since it would throw off the handling of your car in corners as the ratio is diferent from front to rear (unless you go 50 front and 40 rear). Of course if i drove a corvette and had money i'd go with the 18's :D . But a 6 is no corvette, and anything bigger than 16's would slow it down, not to mention i'm freakin poor, so 16's all the way.
 

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well, i was planning on doin 225/45/16 f, 225/40/17 r. they both match the stock diameter so there is no change in gear ratio or speedo accuracy. i may just go 16 f & r so i can rotate em. but the 16/17 combo would look HOT!
 

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I have a set of 18X8 with 225/40 series rubber. I can't believe how much of a difference it made in the handling of my car. I don't have a problem with rubbing either, plus they look AWESOME!!! Go with the 18's.:D
 
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