7" rims or 8" rims?
05-13-2012, 01:09 PM
Post: #1
7" rims or 8" rims?
Okay I will be getting some new wheels soon.

I was thinking 7x15" with ET20 would fit perfectly. I can then run 195/50/15's.

That's fine, but there aren't that many choices of wheels apart from say Rota Grid V's.

Most of other options seem to be 8" in width. Chay suggested I go for this, but an 8" with ET0 (which is what most seem to be) fit under stock arches?

Also I don't really want to over tyre the car, so am not that keen on going for more than 195's really and I don't think a 195 is going to fit well on an 8" rim, which means I'd need to go for a 7' really.

If anyone knows of other wheels that I can get in a 7" rim then I'd be interested to know about it.

I'm not a fan of the stretched tyre look really. I want my car to handle properly and it will be used on the road and trackdays.

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05-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Post: #2
7" rims or 8" rims?
Have you looked at the Rota aleica´s? They´re avaliable in 7" ET0 wich fits the stock arches very well.
With the grid´s 7" +20 you´ll need a 20/25mm spacer to make it look right.

Can´t tell you anything about 8", cause I´ve never tried them on my car...

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05-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Post: #3
7" rims or 8" rims?
I can get you Rota Grid-V 15x7 et20 in Bronze if you want.

Also available in 16x8 et20 as well.

And if you finally decide to go on lower offsets :wink:

Zero 15" 8" ET10 Black Polished Face

Grid-V 15" 8" ET0 Bronze
Grid-V 15" 8" ET0 White
Grid-V 15" 8" ET0 Black

BM8 15" 9" ET0 Black Polished Face

Aleica 15" 9" ET10 RLBronze
Aleica 15" 9" ET10 RLPink

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05-13-2012, 05:45 PM
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7" rims or 8" rims?
I don't like the Rota Aleica's. Not a fan of pink really.

I can get 15x7 Rota grid V's through driftworks or Rota wheels.

It'd be great if someone can help with answering my question. Cheers.

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05-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Post: #5
7" rims or 8" rims?
I'm running bronze Rota Grid V's 15x8 ET 0 under what i think is stock arches, they fit great and im running 195 rubber on them. The stretch is minimal and my 86 grips crazy in the dry!
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05-13-2012, 06:01 PM
Post: #6
7" rims or 8" rims?
15x8 ET0 fit perfectly under the stock arches.
(8" = 203mm, so 195mm tyres are not really streched)
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8285/dsc02989gn3.jpg

And how it was looking on my car:
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/3733/dsc02993jx3.jpg
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05-13-2012, 06:04 PM
Post: #7
7" rims or 8" rims?
Okay, that's brilliant, guys, many thanks. Smile

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