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Has anyone done this? I would like to see what the difference between 17 & 18 would be. I've been looking at 17" Konigs (205/40 17 tires) and I like that setup. But now I am curious if that would make me happy ENOUGH... Hmm. So now I am thinking I might have to step it up to the 18s. What kind of mods to the car would have to be done?
 

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I have 205/40ZRs on my 17" rims and the offset is 38 or 42...? It is a proper plus size for an escort. Mine is lowered 1.8". If you want to go with 17s or 18s, I rec. "rolling" the rear lip for tire clearance and peace of mind. I can easily get a finger width between when at rest; considering spacing a little wider. ;) If you were to go with the 18s, I believe a set of 205 or 215/35R18 will fit with a proper offset. Are you still at stock height or plan on lowering?
 

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Yea I love the look of his car. Actually the first one I saw that made me want to join cardomain lol. I think I would be much happier if my car looked like that. If only he would come on sometime so I could ask about his setup.
 

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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 628AAnvIKc

Why do people spend large sums of money for rims?

Because they're stupid and shallow. They think that those big gaudy rims make their cars look cool and garner lots of attention ("Hey, look at me, I pimped my ride! Ain't I just the coolest thing on the planet?") when in truth they make the cars look stupid and make the driver look like ghetto-trash. These people are all about appearance and don't care one bit about substance.
 

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that's one person's opinion. I tend to disagree. The author of that answer probably drives a completely stock car. Why do we mod our cars in the first place? I mod mine because I like to be different, and I like the performance gains.

I would rather not turn heads when I am driving down the road. I have had my blue car stripped once... don't want to have it happen again
 

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I agree with Dave, the rims are the easiest way to give a car a completely different look. I got my rims used for a good price and ever since they have been on, I have loved them.
Yes, there are others out there that will put $8000 worth of rims on a $800 car. I agree that is a waste of money. Unfortunately, those are the people that are on some kind of financial aid, selling drugs, stealing, etc. Yes I am generalizing, but it seems all too common that those with such habits just take more from society than they contribute. I have little patience for "those". They tend to drive slow because odds are they are carrying, have no license, and no insurance.
 

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LOWETGT said:
....If you were to go with the 18s, I believe a set of 205 or 215/35R18 will fit with a proper offset...
I found some Motegi Racing 18x8's. How can I know that these wheels will have the proper spacings to fit into the car? I found that "Wheel offset" calculator in one of the other forums, and perhaps I am too ignorant to use it properly, but I am still unsure if these wheels could be the ones i've been looking for.

These are what the site offers as far as specs on the wheels:
Size: 18x8
Offset: +40mm
Backspacing: 6.06"
Bolt Pattern: 4-100
Rec. Tire Size: 215/35-18
 

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i have heard of nightmares with low pro's with them blowin out easier than the stockers. anybody wanna comment on that?
 

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I've run 17's-18's for nearly 10 years without blowing one out. You just have to be concious of the roads you are driving on, and don't smack pot holes.

But yes, it is way easier to blow out a low pro than it would a 14-15" wheel with a taller side wall tire.
 

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I've run 17's-18's for nearly 10 years without blowing one out. You just have to be concious of the roads you are driving on, and don't smack pot holes.

But yes, it is way easier to blow out a low pro than it would a 14-15" wheel with a taller side wall tire.
i'll stick with my 13's then since it's also cheaper to replace the rubber on them.
 

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What's up tx, I do freestyle. I got several skateparks down here and in a general hour's drive. As far as a rack, I was looking into those roof-mounted ones for a while, but then I worked at a bike shop for a while and even with my "cost" discount, they were crazy expensive. So for now, when we travel, I usually break my bike down to the frame and put it in the back with our equipment (cameras and backpacks) and I have a great bike rack that holds onto the rear door made by Saris that holds three other bikes. Never thought of making one for inside because if I am by myself, i just fold one side of the back seat down and throw my bike in there. In fact, I can stack three bikes in there and three mates comfortably. One of the reasons I love my wagon so much.
 
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