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I like the SSR's way better... but.... (m) (archive)

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Posted by Gideon Archer on July 31, 2001 at 15:53:35:

In Reply to: Rim choices... posted by (m) Animboy on July 31, 2001 at 03:42:41:

If you get the 18" BBS's you are looking at getting all new street tires, and then using your T1-S's as track tires.

18" tires cost more, but do come in many different kick ass sizes (the main reason to buy 18" wheels in my opinion). But then who cares how big your tires are for street riding, it is MOST important on the track IMO. Teh savings of 10 pounds between them doesnt really matter if you use the Cool wheels on the street. So you are stuck using your awesome looking wheels on the track, where you dont really care what they look like, and the ugly stock starfish wheels on the street, where you do care.

17 or 18, both look equally cool. Once again IMO.

SSR's are much rarer them BBS's and thus have somewhat of a unique look to them, but I feel tha the BBS wheel is probably stronger and less likely to get damaged then the SSR.



Okay, so I've narrowed down my wheel options to the BBS RXII and teh SSR competions. The BBS wheels are 18"x8" and 18"x10" while the SSRs are 17"x8 and 17"x9.5." Here are some pics of both rims. The first is the BBS and the other two are the SSR wheels.

If I went with the BBS wheels, I'd just have my current Toyos shaved for track use and use 'em on my stock 17" rims.

Are the BBS wheels really worth the extra money for the look and size? Has anybody actually seen a set of SSR competions on an M Coupe and how do they look? How about the fact the the SSR rims ate almost 10 lbs (!!!) lighter per wheel? Will they damage easier?

If y'all have any other suggestions regarding wheels, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know. Keep the correct offsets in mind (8mm rear and 41mm front).

Cheers,

Kevin
'00 M Coupe





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