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1G 15" wheel?

Posted by Bock, Jan 12, 2021 at 4:09 PM

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  1. Bock

    Bock Proven Member

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    Hey guys,

    On my 1G i have a set of lightweight 15" wheel. bought the car as a roller shell and tire a shot.

    As i need a new set of tire, should i stay with the 15" wheel (if so, what size of tire), or should i go back with oem size (16") or if there is any benefit for 17" wheel.

    I do not plan to drive the car a lot, like few time in the weekend and mayby 3-4 time a the track per year.
    Im more looking for a good ride quality with a good set of performance tire. So function over form.

    Thx!
     

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  2. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Think 15’s look goofy. I say 16x7 or 17x7 look the best. Could even go 7.5 wide
     

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  3. Mech Addict

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    So there are the looks of them, you didn’t really comment on whether you are interested in that. Many will have opinions (I really like my original 90gsx turbine aka cheese slicer 16’s). Then there is function. Performance tires are moving in the direction of larger diameter rims. Still lots of good rubber for 16”, even more for 17’s. 15” is sort of a legacy size, though there are still plenty of quality mfr’s supporting it with performance all-season and some summer-only compounds. Since you don’t drive a lot (I assume in good weather), and you want some track cred (drag? Road course?), I bet you can find a good set for that on 15”. Save the money on rims and get the best tires you can. Consider also whether any suspension components are getting worn, those can affect handling as much.(struts, tie rod ends, control arms/ Bushings).
     

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  4. Bock

    Bock Proven Member

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    Yeah right now with the worn out tire, there is so much sidewall, it is looking weird.
    I think i'll look for a set of 16" or 17" wheel.

    As for suspension components, everything is new, it should handle well :)
     

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  5. Mech Addict

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    16” and 17” frequently posted on dsmt classifieds. Often good prices, but do your diligence. I’ve alway had great luck with tirerack personally, if you’re not seeking factory alloys.
     

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