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#60978
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 12
basch32 wrote:
Rather than start a new thread i decided to ask the question here

I am thinking of going for a new set of 16 or 17" alloys for my white mr2. Would 16" look small under the border kit?

The options are as follows:

Mister2 -- Rota's

Rota D1 --> www.rotaeuro.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mr2-d2-1.jpg

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Super Advan Racing v2 --> farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3675670990_105ed294f3_b.jpg or farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/8007959219_2cca2b020b_b.jpg


Rota d1 by a long way
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#60979
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 42
Advans all the way remember seeing them on a supra back in the late 90s on a full truck of imports as was the case back then loved them then and they still look great today. Hard to come by i would imagine. Did you get my pm earlier
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#60980
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 35
I did yes just been in work will reply shortly and thanks

So do you thibk i should get 16 or 17 inch advans if i was able to get them?
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#60981
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 42
No panic just my covarage was crap wasnt sure if it sent or not. I recently change from 17s to 16s improvement in comfort is unreal. But very hard to beat the 17s for pure style. If i was dplashing the cash on a big set of wheels like that it would be 17s all the way .
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#60982
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 35
Ah well i have an oppertinity to get a set of 16's so now really confused :/ just afraid they would be too small for the mr2 with the border kei
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#60983
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basch32 wrote:
I did yes just been in work will reply shortly and thanks

So do you thibk i should get 16 or 17 inch advans if i was able to get them?


I went from 17 to 16 and noticed a difference and will stay 16.
but i have seen both sets of wheel in 16 and its the advans for me
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#60984
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Was that on a mr2 ricky or just 16 on a few other cars?
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#60985
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basch32 wrote:
Was that on a mr2 ricky or just 16 on a few other cars?

On mine I have a set of 16 Tom's C7R'S with a staggered fit and love them.
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I just cant help my self. lol


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#60988
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They look good specially with the gunmetal spokes.
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#60989
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Nice wheels ricky.

Baz if you can get them in 16s and they arent stupid money go for it. God only know s when a set of 17s will pop up and then you could sell the 16s.
I was lookin at work equips last week and was thinking about it and before i knew it they were gone. Probably just as well as the wifes car need some attention again this week
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#60990
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Ya I am going to try and go see them asap, they have a few scuffs but I will be spraying em in either red or gold anyways so not too worried about that once they are straight and not kerbed
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basch32 wrote:
Is that just cause of your hate for rotas if i was to say the ssr sp1 or works meister equivalent of the rota would that change your mind?

Or do you just really like the advans and if so do you think 16 would be a bit small looking under and mr2


Partly because I hate rotas but to be fair there is a good reason for that. If you got a set of meisters, they have a proper polished lip, so if you ever get any minor nicks or scratches its very easily sorted, whereas your paying quite a bit of money for the rotas and when you nick or scratch them its a complete pain in the ass trying to get them sorted as you have to take the wheel right back to bare metal removing all lacquer and even when you do the metal is cheap shit.
IMO Advans look much better and are of a much higher build quality than the rotas, same goes for meisters.
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#61001
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Hah thanks infamous remember having a bit of a convo on here before about rotas versus genuine jdm. I agree that if you can get the jdm ones at a resonable price it makes sense. However new I think I would find it hard to drop 2/3grand on rims versus the 600e for new rotas especially on irish roads as even forged rims will bend. Also alot of works etc. are cast anyways.

The thing that I hate about Rotas or the people that run em are the ones that put Rays stickers etc on em

Anyways have the oppertunity to try and get both a 16" and 17" advans now I am really confused is the difference in handling really big from 16 to 17?
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#61047
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So I got my new wheel A set of 17" Super Advans Gen2 V1 witha ll centre caps and coins!!


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Cant wait to see pics on the car
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#61056
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 35
Will prob be a week or so before i have the chance to get them on the car. Actually looking at a 16" set too so hoping it set those and have some options regarding size.
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#61059
Re: Wheels ... decisions decisions 3 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 35
Hey guys know this has been asked ina few places but still ant get a definite answer!!

Would i be able to fit 225/45/17 on the front of the car matche the either 245 or 255/45/17 on the back? Or would i need to stick to a 215/45/17

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#61060
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I am at the limits on the front with 235 45 R17s ... just about touching the shock .. 1-2 mm clearance .. What more do you need
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#61061
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Thats spot on thanks Japohara kc'ed Gonna go with 225 and 255 rear sorted! Looking like a set of yoko ad08's

Oh any thoughts on going red on teh centre spokes of the Advans? Or maybe a pale gold?
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#61063
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255 on the rear will be pretty wide ... I am changing my fronts to 215 and leaving the rears at 235 I have toyo R888's ... would be interesting to compare the two for grip
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#61064
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Ya they are pretty wide alright but I am pretty sure they are going to fit without rubbing/hitting coilovers?! Its reallly hard to get a definite answer.

Is your car on stock suspension and springs with the 235/45 profiles on the front?
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#61065
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The suspension is Ohlin shocks and lowering springs ... Looks same as standard to me ... Turning circle is less with the 235 so I am going back to 215
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#61066
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Ok cool will have to have a look at the tires available in each one really want to try and keep the 45 profile tyres if possible.

Is it due to rubbing in the arches or just the tire radius being larger?
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#61067
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I will have a look tomorrow and find out exactly ... I think its just radius ... but as far as I can remember there is some rubbing also
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#61068
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That be awesome.... be annoying if I bought em and they were issues lol
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#61079
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Well done with the new Wheels looking good just check This Site for tyre sizes.
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#61088
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235 are rubbing on the inside preventing it from turning fully
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Thanks Japohara.
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