Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

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Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by Swimmerboy » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:02 pm

I'm looking for a set of rims for my Tiburon either 17 or 18 inch. Preferably with tires. Bolt pattern 5x114.3 I will spend up to $400.

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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by eggwich delfiero » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:25 pm

It's hard to say without knowing the offset needed for your car. Check on tirerack.com, that will provide you some options and let you see what offsets they recommend.

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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by 07_Mustang V6 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:37 pm

Why don't you look your rims I think it's a nice set.
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by Swimmerboy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:21 pm

Anywhere from a 35 to a 42mm offset is good and my rims are stock they are just ok.
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by eggwich delfiero » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:42 pm

These are my faves, though honestly they aren't much different than your current wheels. I like the black but they have silver, too. 16.7 lbs per wheel FTW. If the link doesn't work, they are Enkei RPF01s, 18x7.5. They have 17s too that are more affordable. Popular rim with teh autocrossers.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelClo ... ort=Weight

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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by LHOswald » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:57 pm

its FWD anyway. you could save weight by taking off your rear tires! its not like they do anything
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by Swimmerboy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:18 pm

Those rims are ok, they are a good weight but im not really liking the design lol thanks though. and hah ill take off my rears!! lol I think im just gonna have my stockers powdercoated bronze/gold
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by 07_Mustang V6 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:21 pm

Good idea. It'll save you a lot of money and unless you're that worried about cutting weight on your car then there's no point of getting new rims since your old ones look fine. Plus there's plenty of other ways to cut weight on the car.
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by watkins » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:08 pm

Less unsprung weight makes for better acceleration and a better ride, however
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Post by 07_Mustang V6 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:40 pm

Unsprung? I'm kinda new here so still gotta learn the terms :/
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Post by watkins » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:43 pm

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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by 07_Mustang V6 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:52 pm

Gotcha. Would it make a huge difference between how lighter rims affect your ride or if you took out the back seats in your car?
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by watkins » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:04 pm

Lighter rims = better ride, faster acceleration, better fuel economy. No back seats = next to nothing. To equal the benefits of lighter rims, a car needs to be completely gutted.

I can attest to this. My car has more pep, rides much nicer, and gets a bit better mileage with my summer rims at 21.6 pounds each than in the winter with my 29ish pound winter rims. Even without taking tire weight into account, thats a big difference.
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by 07_Mustang V6 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:18 pm

Imma make sure I look for the weight on tires and rims when I need them.
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Re: Looking for 17 or 18 inch rims. Bolt Pattern 5x114.3

Post by Swimmerboy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:46 pm

Those above reasons are precisely the reason why i want lighter rims.
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