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Another question about alloys
« on: February 15, 2013, 03:23:28 pm »
right im looking at aquiring some new alloys for my car but im just curious if anyone has bought aftermarket alloys & if so how wide. was thinking of getting 9" or getting 7.5" with spacers? thoughts or advice much appreciated.

thanks in advance , jamie


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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 06:15:45 pm »
    I think the number of people who've bought aftermarket wheels can be counted on one hand. To my knowledge 9" hasn't been tried in the UK but probably has in Europe, you'll have no problems with 7.5" wide though.
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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 06:23:53 pm »
    with a choice of white or titanium SS wheels who is going to need aftermarket wheels :whistle:

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 06:29:58 pm »
    I knew you would say that  ;D
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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 06:30:58 pm »
    Or if you wanted to e really individual, you could get your SS wheels re sprayed :thumb:

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 08:38:47 pm »
    well 5/600 aftermarket alloys to look diff or 1.1/3k for some ss alloys to be like a handful of others? ;)

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 08:43:54 pm »
    no brainer, SS :thumb:

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 08:50:55 pm »
    Don't forget the increased insurance cost for aftermarket alloys ;)
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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 08:58:10 pm »
    and i bet the after markets have been produced in far greater numbers than the SS ones :thumb:

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 11:12:02 am »
    they probably have been made in far greater numbers but the question is how many APE's have put them on? ;) anythink its possible to get 9" on the back? seems like there is more clearence (width wise) that the front

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 11:21:35 am »
    About one and that's for sale!
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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 05:12:57 pm »
    right so after alot of research and looking on the old interwebz ive found out that the safest bet without rub is 8J all around and no im not getting those ss wheels  ;D

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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 06:44:57 pm »
    What have you gone for instead?
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    Re: Another question about alloys
    « Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 06:47:29 pm »
    18"x8 kei racing evo's