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Old 01-12-2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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Question Gary does Rial offer the Nogaro in 18" Dia.

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Old 01-12-2007, 09:26 AM   #2
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Doug...don't do it! You will regret the 18's...

I am so happy going with the 19's with the 235X35-19 all around...I have tried to make them rub this week and they refuse...I have noticed no difference in the seat of your pants performance either, so that is not an issue...

Go with the 19's, you will thank me later!

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Not currently, but they may begin to produce them in more sizes later this year.

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Old 01-12-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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Thumbs Up I hear you Schmidtty--the bigger size gives it the look.

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Doug...don't do it! You will regret the 18's...

I am so happy going with the 19's with the 235X35-19 all around...I have tried to make them rub this week and they refuse...I have noticed no difference in the seat of your pants performance either, so that is not an issue...

Go with the 19's, you will thank me later!

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Also how much road feel are you getting compared to your oem? I have always had 18" so don't know.Also I figuered out why I like the Rial vs ASA-2 the spokes are rounded on the rial at the edges and ASA are flat--thus making the Rial look alot like BBS.Looked at Tireracks close ups--Rial just looks bettter to me.Allthough ASA is still a good wheel.Thanks again and have a good one Schmidtty. Doug
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Doug...I don't notice a difference at all in the ride quality...the road feel is there definitely, but it is not an annoying or jarring feel. Lets face it, any time you go to a low profile tire such as this (235X35-19) you are going to get some road feel...but these tires seem to be extremely responsive, yet still comfortable enough to not really notice when just commuting.

I went from the stock 17" sport package wheels to these and the ride is the same or better IMHO. Part of this might be due to the tires...the reviews on Tire Rack for these BFG's were overwhelmingly great and most stated the ride was surprisingly good for such an aggressive tire. I concur...the BFG's ride quality is much better even than the stock tires (Pirelli P6000's) which had plenty of tread left, but were cupping badly and causing an extremely noisy and annoying vibration in the drivetrain.

I can't say enough about the Rial Nogaro...they are absolutely beautiful. I live in a relatively small town here in Missouri, and this car turns some serious heads now that it is rolling on the 19's...

I can send/post more close-up pics of the wheels if you are interested. But it is snowing/sleeting here right now so it may be a while.

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Old 01-12-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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Schmidtty thanks for info. will let you >

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Doug...I don't notice a difference at all in the ride quality...the road feel is there definitely, but it is not an annoying or jarring feel. Lets face it, any time you go to a low profile tire such as this (235X35-19) you are going to get some road feel...but these tires seem to be extremely responsive, yet still comfortable enough to not really notice when just commuting.

I went from the stock 17" sport package wheels to these and the ride is the same or better IMHO. Part of this might be due to the tires...the reviews on Tire Rack for these BFG's were overwhelmingly great and most stated the ride was surprisingly good for such an aggressive tire. I concur...the BFG's ride quality is much better even than the stock tires (Pirelli P6000's) which had plenty of tread left, but were cupping badly and causing an extremely noisy and annoying vibration in the drivetrain.

I can't say enough about the Rial Nogaro...they are absolutely beautiful. I live in a relatively small town here in Missouri, and this car turns some serious heads now that it is rolling on the 19's...

I can send/post more close-up pics of the wheels if you are interested. But it is snowing/sleeting here right now so it may be a while.

Later,

Schmidtty
know about addtional pics. I have 235 on all 4 now so 18"to19" wouldn't be a stretch. Take care . PS Your wife most be wishing (weather)she was back in So.Cal.!!! Take it easy. Doug
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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According to Rial they are available in 17,18 and 19.
I assume it depends on demand for those sized in the states. Personally I would prefer the smaller sizes.



8,0 x 17 . 9,0 x 17
8,0 x 18 . 9,0 x 18
8,0 x 19 . 9,0 x 19

8,0 x 17 . 9,0 x 17
8,0 x 18 . 9,0 x 18

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They are also available with a black center.

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