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Zed
22-03-2004, 10:18 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on brands/models with the following specs:-

5-spoke design
17x7.0
offset - 45mm-48mm (are there actually any 17" wheels around with offsets this high?)
5 lug pattern (5x114.3)
no chrome

I was looking at the ROH Furys which is pretty much what I was after, except their offset is 40mm which I'm fairly sure will rub the rear guards. I know I can get the rear guards rolled, but I would prefer not to have to do this. Am planning on running 215/40 tyres.

Also, any suggestions on good places to go to in Sydney with a good range and good service?

Thanks.

platypus
22-03-2004, 11:26 AM
ROH? pics!!! they are the gunmetal things you see on the ads arn't they?

mrpayner
22-03-2004, 11:40 AM
Yes, assuming that you're thinking of the same add as myself.. I was considering the ROH Fury for my car too..

http://www.groupawheels.com/NEW-Fury-Black-Ice-(3_4).jpg

I'd be advising to run a 205/40 series tyre for the 7" wide rim.. I will also reduce the risk of rubbing.

AP

Zed
22-03-2004, 12:08 PM
Yup, that's them - in the shadow chrome finish, which is not quite as dark as gun metal.

And yeah, would definitely have to go for 205/40s with that offset.

platypus
22-03-2004, 12:11 PM
yeah thats the ones i was thinking of.... hmm be interested to see them on!! would look good on yellow

pr1mo
22-03-2004, 12:22 PM
if we have an idea of your budget we might be able to find a more accurate match!

Zed
22-03-2004, 12:29 PM
They probably would look good on yellow James, except my car is blue. :wink:

Budget is $1500-2000 including tyres.

platypus
22-03-2004, 12:36 PM
yeah i did remember that... don't you have those sweet white wheels??

mmm white wheels on white car... crappy 4 stud pattern......

ok we'll see what we can find.... i'm presuming your wanting something different.... coz theres some nice lenso wheels that a few members have....

pr1mo
22-03-2004, 12:40 PM
ET45 wont be as common in a 5 stud as your ET40's but we can only look!!

cheers mike

twilightprotege
22-03-2004, 12:45 PM
volk TE37's ;) ok, maybe abit outta budget but the 2nd lightest wheels you can get.

lightest ones : racing hart cp035's : http://www.racinghart.com/wheels_rac.asp

http://www.racinghart.com/wheels/105.jpg

Zed
22-03-2004, 02:21 PM
Almost got the right car now James... mine's actually the blue one with stockies and an electric sunroof. :roll:

Just out of curiosity, how much are the those volks and racing harts twilight?

Those Lensos that Critter and Sabrelli have are very nice, but yeah, definitely want something different. Thanks for all the help guys!!

platypus
22-03-2004, 02:28 PM
gah! shot again!! i'm thinking of andrewSP.... advan 5's are noice similar to mine, but 5 spokes i'll check the offsets

twilightprotege
22-03-2004, 02:49 PM
the racing hart's (17x7) are $417.39usd ea on www.adventon.com (cheapest place i've found) + shipping from the us

volks (17x7.5) are $452usd ea

they are not cheap, but that's the price you pay for the lightest wheels available

pr1mo
22-03-2004, 05:52 PM
www.chasers.com.au are closing down ( i think there pretty dodgy tho)

they sell all those leightweight jap ones however i think they all manage to lack a bit of style in the process

cheers mike

arden
24-03-2004, 12:05 AM
Zed mate.

Ur gonna have hella fun find rims u like with the right offsets.
Most of the ones i was after has wrong offsets so choice was limited for me.
if u find some u like which come with +42 offset, u can get them with 205/40 tyres.

Apart from www.ozzytyres.com.au and www.bigotyres.com.au
Try aussies best. www.tyres.com.au

pr1mo
24-03-2004, 12:19 AM
yeah 42 will be about it in the style your after

i think mine are 45's but in 4 stud. perfect for a BG or MX5 :)