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Old 12-04-2007, 09:21 PM
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Want new wheels, need opinions

Hey fellas,

What do you guys think of this combo? Need opinions.



-Borbet Type FS, 17" x 7", 114x5, 45mm offset

-Yokohama Parada Spec-2, 215/40/17

-Free Centering rings

-Free Lug Nuts

-Free Mounting and Balancing



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Now, refresh my memory... I know the first number in the tire size is the width...the 2nd is what? distance from rim to outside?

P.S. those look a lot like the 05-06 RSX Type S 17s, which I'm getting soon.
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the second number is the ratio to the width. which in that case is 40% of 215. which turns out to be the thickness of the tire. which is 86mm.

i like them. however those tires look very similar to the nitto neo gens. which i have. and love. E has those prada ones. im sure he'll chime in soon to tell you how he likes them.
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The second number (40) means the side wall height is 40% of the tread width. 215mm x .40 = 86mm...which is about 3.38 inches.
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since you have one of THE cleanest 5th gens ever, make sure you really concentrate on finding THE perfect set of rims for your car.
i think those rims will accentuate your car very nicely tho, i approve.


just for sh!ts, do you have any pics of your car @ the same angle of the rims that i can attempt to photoshop?
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since you have one of THE cleanest 5th gens ever, make sure you really concentrate on finding THE perfect set of rims for your car.
i think those rims will accentuate your car very nicely tho, i approve.


just for sh!ts, do you have any pics of your car @ the same angle of the rims that i can attempt to photoshop?

Thanks bud. I'll see if I can dig up a pic close to the same angle but if you've ever seen 05-06 RSX type S wheels on a 5th gen then that's a pretty good idea of what they'd look like. If you look at my thread under members rides they're might be a pic you could use.

lol, I wish I could the perfect set of rims...but I'm trying to keep in under 1k.
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I have ran a set of the Parada spec2 on my old car (eclipse) and they were very good. Rims look clean, other tires i have bought and liked are: Falken FK451 GR betas & Kuhmo Ecsta SPT.
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i should be doing calc C h/w, buttt.........................



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I think it'll look great mate, but with your car I wouldn't change a thing. Like has been said, look similar to the RSX rims. Should set it off nicely.
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those look nice, i like them, they have my approval!
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Oh wait...I never gave my opinion, just kinda jumped on the jacking bandwagon. I really do like those rims though man. Flippin sweet rims, homie.
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Good job on the FC, I would say those are scaled for 18" rims? If I get them I'm going with 17" but this gives me a good idea. Thanks!
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