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Been waiting a while for the yard to get some wheels in. I believe these are 1 year only. I wanted the older style wheels because they would look more factory but they didn't have any for months. So I was there just looking and came across these. They were $158 with tax for 4. So I guess that isnt too bad. They aren't new but they look ok. Here's a pic of one of them just before it got dark after we got home.
They are 15 inch by 5.5 inches wide. I want to run 195/55/15's if I can get them mounted somewhere.
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They are decent, I need to clean them though and take new pics.
Yea, I'm a fan of a factory look, but more hopped up. Junkyard swaps, know what I mean? It's cheaper too.
We paid $80 in core fees... Can't recoup it, don't have anything to take in. Also I'm going to keep my steelies and have two full size spares ;)

I'll take pics when I get a set of tires and an alignment. I'm considering the Ohtsu FP7000 from discount tire.
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I did a photoshop with some pictures off of google images. It's not my car. Just wanted to see what it might look like.
It's not bad, kind of too flashy for the car itself i.m.o. but thats ok. It's obviously going to need a spoiler now. They have a 2003 zx2 at the yard near here if that spoiler will fit. Anyone know if it'll fit a 4 dr? Or should I just get a 4 dr stock spoiler?
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Got them mounted and balanced. First time I've ever done that, used a bubble balancer. There is some pride in doing it all myself. Pretty neat thing to experience. Total cost was $260. Not counting tools like the balancer and breaker/pry bars. Next time I do this I am using a professional tire lubricant. Let me know what you think.
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We bought a Harbor Freight tire changer, didn't work very well. The bar wont stay under the lip of the tire. I'm sure I don't know how to use it though.
 
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