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I've been obsessing about wheels lately. I dream of them, I sleep with pictures of them,


But I'm in a dilemma. If I got wheels for the street, I'd want to get something really light, and probably 16 inch, but then if I ever raced, I'd be tearing up my street tires and they wouldn't be as sticky as race tires anyways. But if I got a set of race wheels and tires (15 inch), I'd have a hard time affording any street wheel/tire combo that would be much better than stock, if I could afford it at all.

What do you think? I've done no racing yet, but I don't want to spend more preparing for it than I have to, so first getting really good dual purpose wheels/tires and later getting dedicated race wheels seems like it might kill my budget for anything else. But I'm eageer to "personalize" the car some, and I don't want to do body kits, lights, etc. so that leaves me with wheels.

What would you do in my situation?
 

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Go and see a doctor! ...or maybe a Psychiatrist!


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by gLudeous:
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Buy a nice set of 17's and use the stock rims and tires for racing until you get more serious about it.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by gLudeous:
I've been obsessing about wheels lately. I dream of them, I sleep with pictures of them,


But I'm in a dilemma. If I got wheels for the street, I'd want to get something really light, and probably 16 inch, but then if I ever raced, I'd be tearing up my street tires and they wouldn't be as sticky as race tires anyways. But if I got a set of race wheels and tires (15 inch), I'd have a hard time affording any street wheel/tire combo that would be much better than stock, if I could afford it at all.

What do you think? I've done no racing yet, but I don't want to spend more preparing for it than I have to, so first getting really good dual purpose wheels/tires and later getting dedicated race wheels seems like it might kill my budget for anything else. But I'm eageer to "personalize" the car some, and I don't want to do body kits, lights, etc. so that leaves me with wheels.

What would you do in my situation?
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Well, I use my stock wheels for the street, and I have a set of 15 inch Kosei K1 rims for racing. After driving on R-compounds (autocross or road racing), NOTHING on the street will even come close, so I don't even bother trying.

16's are hard to find race tires for. I believe the only one that's even close to stock size, without being bigger, are 205/45/16 Hoosiers ($160 each!!). Others are 225/50/16s, but they are 1 inch larger than stock.

So, my vote would be for race rims and tires!



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I have a set of 15" rims that are alumminum, really light! I'm the second owner of the car, they came with it when I bought it, I want to sell those and buy a new set of 17" I would sell the set of rims and tires pritty cheap, there just isnt a big demand on 15" rims. If ur intrested email me @ [email protected]
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by vabeach_lude:
huh? you can use 15" rims even with our brakes???

I wanted to buy Lenso's but someone told me the 15"s wouldnt work.
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In this same thread Billy says he's using 15's. I'm guessing it's a tight fit with the brakes but if they didn't work for him we'd know
 
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