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Posted by Dino on June 26, 2002 at 13:08:46:

In Reply to: Re: 9 x 17's..........mmmmmmm..... posted by Roops on June 26, 2002 at 05:08:40:

Thanks for all the info guys, you've got me thinking and I might just stick with my 16's.Cheers
I have to agree. If it is a cosmetic thing then go ahead stick huge great wheels on, but don't expect the car to behave like it used to. I have said this a million times, these cars do not need great big wheels to work. I run smaller wheels (15 x 7) at the track than I do on the road (16 x 7.5). The 15's with YOKO A032's provide enough grip to allow me to drive around the outside of Skyline's on the track (my passeneger complained that the lateral grip was causing the seat belt to cut into his neck !!!!). So if you want to look good and go slowly get the big "fancy dan" wheels, if you want to go fast keep your little wheels.....


The reason I ask is that my car came with 17" BBS when I bought it. I have to admit that whilst the car does look good on them on our crappy roads here in the UK I often question whether they're a good choice. The ride is really hard and on uneven surfaces the car gets really 'skittish'. Also, there's so much grip with 245 at the back I reckon you'd have to be going so fast (in the dry) to unstick the back end that a mistake on a public road at that speed could be disasterous....kinda takes away a little of the 'fun' of the car.

I reckon 16" might be a better compromise...I think that's what Darren M had? so he may be better able to tell you what 16" is like?
Hi Guys,
I'm looking to fit 9x17 rims (compomotive cx)and need to now what the offset would be i.e +/- ......I know absolutely nothing about this matter, any advice would be grateful.TIA.

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