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#1 Old 07-13-2010, 03:36 PM
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NEW 17x8 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT ORANGE wrapped in yokohama 235/45/17's

Well i know not everyone will like these wheels but after waiting three months i am aVERY happy to have them on! i will take better pictures later but just had to get the wheels on and snap a quick pic!
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I recommend next time you change tires you go with 235/40R17 instead of 235/45R17.

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mosc, I wasn't sure which would be the best way to go, the 40 series is .4 smaller and the 45 is .6 bigger. Would the .4 smaller give me better acceleration? I am just curious why the smaller tires would be better so for my snow tires and next set of tires i will be better informed. Thanks for offering your advice. It helps alot.
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Well, for snow tires I'd probably get something narrower than 235. I use 255's in the summer but for winter I use 225/45R17 which is still far too wide for a proper snow tire. But for Pennsylvania, I view it more as a "winter" tire meaning cold dry/wet/snow not just snow so I use a more traditional all season size.

As for the summer, the main reason for the shorter tire is gearing, yes. The WRX has tall gearing and benefits from a shorter tire. It's also easier to fit without rubbing.

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oh, ok

I was afraid to start out with a smaller tire than stock that would only wear down and be even shorter. i didn't realize the gearing was so tall. I am sure these tires won't last long and i will change up the size. For winter i am mounting 215's on the stock rims because for best grip you want a narrow tire. Thanks for the info.
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I think it looks awesome. Not a huge fan of the hood scoop delete though...but just my opinion. Nice lookin ride.

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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yeah

I am thinking of painting it white... Initially i was going with more of a sleeper look.. So i installed a Perrin FMIC. Hence no longer needing scoop..... BUT then i got the wheels. Which still don't mean the is fast or anything. Everyone slaps wheels on almost anything... i may one day just get an RS hood for the non-turbo sleeper look. But money right now is a bit tight..
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RS hood adds like 25 lbs

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yea i love the sleeper look...didnt even notice the Perrin front mount until that pic above. looks good. You gonna paint your calipers black? I think the red needs to go.

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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The dude's got orange friggin' wheels, what does he care about color clashing??? lol

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^^^Okay....good point.

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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good point

i honestly did think about painting them but i don't want to do a rattle can job on them and my budget is pretty shot after this month with interior, shocks and springs. Got a set of tokico d-spec's with tanabe springs on the way and i have to get them mounted still and an alignment. So hopefully by spring i can get that done or if i get ambitious i may just pull them and do it myself. Unless there is a body shop out there that wants to help me out
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touch of orange

thought i would add a splash of orange in the engine
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nice suttle touch....but do you think maybe you should paint the positive battery terminal cover orange? the red kind of clashes.......

so stock its not even funny...just kinda sad :(
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Om My

I am going to have to go through the entire car. get custom orange bulbs for dash. Change every red wire... Can i change my turn signals to orange? i wonder........
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