What is the best wheel for HANDLING!
OK i know the wheel thread has probably been beat to death but here goes. I have had rotas in the past. 17 x 7.5 grids 48 offset i beleive with 225/45/17 tires. ANyway i liked how it handled but i really want to get the BEST HANDLING option out of my wheel upgrade. LOOKS AND WEIGHT COME LAST, GRIP AND ULTIMATE TRACTION COME FIRST!
Now here where i am confused. i see all this people putting very wide wheels = x8.5 ,x9.5 ,x10 on their subys and it looks ugly as sin! the wheel sticks out way beyond the tire and in my opinion looks horrible. I dont think it would look bad if the tires were super wide too. but is there any handling benefit from stretching your tires like this onto wide wheels? I dont care if i have to roll fenders or not to fit a bigger setup, as long as its not bad for my car. Is it??? So how wide is too wide? I feel i can at least go wider than a 17x7.5 225/45/17 but i dont want to hurt my handling at alL! I feel there must be an analogy to S Tech springs here. Lower your car too low and your handling goes to crap, go too wide a wheel and the handling suffers???
PLEASE, anybody who REALLY knows their stuff please recommened the best setup for performance. I am looking at the rotas because they are a good price, no ridiculus forged wheels for me. I just want to run the widest wheel/tire combo that is good for handling, not looks.
Whats the best setup without rolling fenders?
What would be the best setup if i did roll fenders?
**EDIT** forgot, maybe adding my suspension mods would make your decision change..
EBAY strut tower brace (front + rear)
EBAY sub frame “H-Brace” (BROKEN installing ALK!!!)
TiC Fender Braces
KARTBOY short shifter
KARTBOY front and rear shifter bushings
TiC shifter pivot bushings
TiC shift linkage bushings (not yet installed)
MOMO shift knob
EIBACH Prokit lowering springs
KYB GR-2 Struts
WHITELINE 22mm Front Sway bar w/ KARTBOY endlinks
WHITELINE 22mm adj. Rear Sway bar w/ KARTBOY endlinks
WHITELINE steering rack bushings
WHITELINE Anti-Lift Kit (comfort)
WHITELINE Roll-Center Adjusters and Bump Steer Kit
KARTBOY rear subframe lock bolts (broke one while installing, ITS STILL STUCK)
TiC Differential Outrigger Bushings (comfort)
TiC Rear Differential Mount Bushings (comfort)
TiC Transmission Crossmember Buhsings
BF GOODRIDGE Stainless Steel Brake Lines
HAWK HPS brake pads
PERRIN master cylinder brace “Stiffi”
Performance alignment 0o toe F/R, -2 o camber Front, -1o camber Rear