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Old 10-20-2011, 09:45 PM   #61
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I recommend getting the Hankook Ventus V12 EVO's. You CANNOT go wrong with those tires. I paid $750 for all four and that was for 19", for the 18" they are cheaper. The tires are amazing, I love their tread design, grip and they are really quiet.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #62
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Oh I just looked at modbargains website.

http://www.modbargains.com/VMR-VB3-B...-Wheels-19.htm

They say 24, and 25 there. haha.
That's funny, I guess they sprinkle their wheels with pixie dust or something to make theirs lighter.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:52 PM   #63
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That's funny, I guess they sprinkle their wheels with pixie dust or something to make theirs lighter.
hahahaha its magic
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:04 PM   #64
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Potholes are universal. I still don't think the impracticality is worth it.
Nor is the price difference in the tires. This will get expensive, and you will end up going with cheaper tires when you have to replace them, which can happen fast. I have seen a lot of cars with 19's and cheap, crappy tires on them. I assume they did not factor in the extra cost over the years. But, the OP may have deep pockets, and it may not matter.
Also, judging from his replies, he has already made up his mind, so I am not real sure why he posted this.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:10 PM   #65
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17's

Are you serious, or joking? Because I would love to get some nice looking 17's, something not too heavy. But I seem to be in the minority. 18 and 19in wheels are heavy, and slow your car down. If you look for really lightweight 18's or 19's, they get REALLY expensive, like 1/3 of the value of your car expensive. And I just can't do that. But it is getting very hard to find 17in wheels now. Most of the ones I like are not available in 17in.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #66
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Nor is the price difference in the tires. This will get expensive, and you will end up going with cheaper tires when you have to replace them, which can happen fast. I have seen a lot of cars with 19's and cheap, crappy tires on them. I assume they did not factor in the extra cost over the years. But, the OP may have deep pockets, and it may not matter.
Also, judging from his replies, he has already made up his mind, so I am not real sure why he posted this.
I posted this at the beginning of June when I was still deciding. I already got the ones I wanted. Some random guy bumped this thread thats why everyones commenting now! haha
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:19 PM   #67
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I have no clue what half of you guys are talking about. Some of your claims are ridiculous. I live in LA and I went with 19" VMR V710's and I'm so glad I went with them over the 18's. The ride is no harsher than it already is and the car is not any slower what so ever.

Just get a good set of tires and you will be ok. I went with the Hankook Ventus V12's and I'm happy with how it turned out. Also, for those saying your car will be slower, how so? If anything your car just got lighter(or at least not gotten any heavier) depending on if you've went from your stock rims to something like these VMR's because the VMR's are actually lighter than your stock rims.
Car and Diver tested this last year. They did not agree with you.
http://www.caranddriver.com/features...sted-tech_dept

But in the end, the only person that needs to be happy with the choice is the person buying them. Like everything else, there are tons of opinions about this, but the OP is the one writing the check, so he is the one that needs to be happy with his decision.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:23 PM   #68
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Car and Diver tested this last year. They did not agree with you.
http://www.caranddriver.com/features...sted-tech_dept

But in the end, the only person that needs to be happy with the choice is the person buying them. Like everything else, there are tons of opinions about this, but the OP is the one writing the check, so he is the one that needs to be happy with his decision.
Yeah this is true... but I love the picture they show on the site because the bigger the rim gets, the better looking it gets!

It all depends on what a person likes. I will gladly give up .2 seconds of acceleration for a better looking wheel! haha
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #69
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I posted this at the beginning of June when I was still deciding. I already got the ones I wanted. Some random guy bumped this thread thats why everyones commenting now! haha
Well, I did not notice that it was a zombie thread, back from the dead! I guess you can ignore all of us jumping back in on it. So, what did you end up going with?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:40 PM   #70
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Well, I did not notice that it was a zombie thread, back from the dead! I guess you can ignore all of us jumping back in on it. So, what did you end up going with?
Went with 19's. VMR VB3 silver. They're in my sig. haha. Picked them up from someone locally for an amazing deal so I could pass them up! haha. I couldn't be happier
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I posted this at the beginning of June when I was still deciding. I already got the ones I wanted. Some random guy bumped this thread thats why everyones commenting now! haha
Well you decided, now enjoy them and don't sell your car for a long time!

What suspension setup are you running? It seems you're sitting a bit higher in the back, but could be the picture. My car sits in the exact opposite way.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:02 AM   #72
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If anybody is still looking for a 19" CSL style wheel, you might want to consider the Sportline CS.16 CSL Style Wheel as it'll be lighter, and stronger than most aftermarket CSL Style wheels out there. Here's a few pictures and more info:

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Those are probably the wheels I am going with when I am ready to pull the trigger. Can't wait to get rid of my OEM pigs lol

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Old 10-21-2011, 09:49 AM   #73
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Well you decided, now enjoy them and don't sell your car for a long time!

What suspension setup are you running? It seems you're sitting a bit higher in the back, but could be the picture. My car sits in the exact opposite way.
I'm still sitting on stock sports suspension. My next project is suspension. Can't decide though if I wanna go all out with some coilovers or just get an H&R cup kit... Probably gonna order one or the other next week.
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Too bad those Sportlines don't come in gunmetal!
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Too bad those Sportlines don't come in gunmetal!
Pretty sure you can get them coated in any finish you want.
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Those are probably the wheels I am going with when I am ready to pull the trigger. Can't wait to get rid of my OEM pigs lol

Nice wheels OP!
Awesome! We've already started shipping out wheel and tire packages so we should get some awesome pictures soon, but these wheels at the weight they're currently at? Can't be beat!

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We can get them powdercoated at an additional cost, no problems whatsoever

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Pretty sure you can get them coated in any finish you want.
Hell, if you want 'em pink, I'll get them powdercoated pink, that's all up to you guys, I'll handle the rest of the details!
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I'm still sitting on stock sports suspension. My next project is suspension. Can't decide though if I wanna go all out with some coilovers or just get an H&R cup kit... Probably gonna order one or the other next week.
LOL, you're going down the same exact route that I am! My next step is suspension and I'm pretty much decided on the H+R Racing Cup Kit.
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I recommend getting the Hankook Ventus V12 EVO's. You CANNOT go wrong with those tires. I paid $750 for all four and that was for 19", for the 18" they are cheaper. The tires are amazing, I love their tread design, grip and they are really quiet.
+1 I have them on my Z cheap,quiet & good grip
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+1 I have them on my Z cheap,quiet & good grip
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Have them on my car as well. Decent grip, very quiet and comfortable, and best yet they're inexpensive compared to everything else out there.

Currently I've even got a $80 rebate for Hankook tires too so if you're looking to get wheels and tires, now's the time to do it. I can offer you a very special price as well if you want to get some 19" sportlines and some Hankook tires
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We can get them powdercoated at an additional cost, no problems whatsoever



Hell, if you want 'em pink, I'll get them powdercoated pink, that's all up to you guys, I'll handle the rest of the details!
At what cost though? I like the look of V710's better anyway, gonna go with those at only $100 more. Powdercoating is what, $100 per wheel compared to $100 more total for the set on the gunmetal VMRs?
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