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Where them rims at? Need some ideas!

Posted by Echosyp, Oct 6, 2020

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  1. Echosyp

    Echosyp Proven Member

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    Just picked up a 1997 GST Spyder over the weekend in red, came with factory rims but with a set of Toyo R888r on them and it's going to be my daily, so I'm going to put them up for now and get a new set of rims and yea, that's like buying shoes.

    So let me see them red cars with the rims, can't decide if black, white, or gunmetal would look best.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  2. ChessmoDSM

    ChessmoDSM Proven Member

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    Black or Gunmetal would be my choice on a red car, YMMV.. Just do what YOU want, everybody has their own opinions but it's YOUR car in the end.. :hellyeah:
     

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    1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD
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  3. Echosyp

    Echosyp Proven Member

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    yea I was thinking of black, like the Enkei TS5, but then I found these Montegi's on facebook for $500 with tires on them. Just can't decide Motegi.jpg
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  4. ChessmoDSM

    ChessmoDSM Proven Member

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    Seems like a decent deal, go check them out, put them up against the car and decide if that is what you want.. The one thing I don't like is the universal lugnut configuration.. YMMV
     

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    1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD
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  5. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    Enkei TFR 17x9 enkei.jpg


    EDIT
    haha I missed the part about red cars LOL, sorry!
     

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  6. 2Gjunkie

    2Gjunkie Proven Member

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    I can’t get into the whole black wheel trend. But gunmetal on red = :thumb:
     

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  7. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I am in the wrong generation for Black rims but they can grow on you. My Red Talon is down or I would have mounted them on it for a picture. I just needed NEW rubber for my Blue Talon and these had that. I decked them out with some custom center caps and valve stem caps but they are just 2g Black Powder Coated rims, not really anything special and I am a gunmetal grey guy FTR. You can't see the hood but it is Carbon Fiber Wrap and the top is black on the Talons so it kinda blends with the wheels, I guess. :idontknow:
    2g Black Powder Coated wheels Full Car Picture.jpg 2g Black Powder Coated wheels2.jpg 2g Black Powder Coated wheels3.jpg
     

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  8. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Gunmetal/silver is always a safe way to go. Black can look great on red but in my opinion it only works when you have a nice gloss paint job with shiny black wheels. For example, the Einkeis that are posted look faded and I don't think that will go over well on that shiny black car.
     

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  9. Fyke

    Fyke Supporting VIP

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    Running a set of Evo 8 Enkeis on my GSX currently. Looking at powdercoating a bronze color next Spring. I always dig black and gun metal, but also a sucker for bronze and golds. FB_IMG_1597083930854.jpg
     

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  10. Echosyp

    Echosyp Proven Member

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    I currently have stock 2Gs on it that are black and they look good. Just don’t feel like buying new tires so I can store these R888Rs for the winter, so going to get a whole new setup. BD8812F6-4008-4898-8A05-5952B3C00D68.jpeg
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  11. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I run the stock swirly's on my Red Talon, as you see in in my profile shot. I only run those to "bait" the unsuspecting souls so they don't know it is fast as hell. I have 2 sets of gunmetal rims but just don't like the patterns of them (they came on parts cars or other cars). I DO like the Enkeis a bunch!
     

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  12. OLDDOOD

    OLDDOOD Proven Member

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    I was also a gunmetal kinda guy. This was my old car. Only pic I could find of it.

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    I actually just ordered one of the last sets of gunmetal Rota Slipstreams in a 15x7 5x114.3. I got the Flow Form version, which is a slightly different design from the original Slipstream. The spokes are raised slightly And are a little lighter. 15x7 version weigh 11.5lbs each.
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  13. Echosyp

    Echosyp Proven Member

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    Oh yea, enkei been around so long, they pretty much top of every rim list I’ve looked at.

    I found a set of Enkeis for $800

    then I found a set of brand new ESR SR12s I’m debating on buying
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  14. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Old GSX donor I bought that had the same wheels, just a little bigger.

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    I guess everyone else missed the part where you wanted to see red cars, not the other colors.
     

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  15. Echosyp

    Echosyp Proven Member

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    Got a guy wanting to sell me a set of brand new Enkei RPF1s, said they are 17x9.5 +35 offset rear and 17x7 +45 offset front. Would those fit my stock 2G?
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  16. jim97gst

    jim97gst Proven Member

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    Here is my 97 GST with 17X8.5 +40 offset RPF1s with 245/40/17 tires. They are a tight fit. Required rolling the rear fenders. The 17X7s will definitely fit in the front, but the 17X9.5s will likely require rear fenders flares or extreme rolling. It's a FWD car, you want the wide ones in the front!
     

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  17. Echosyp

    Echosyp Proven Member

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    I bought them and the 9.5s fit perfect in the rear and they stick out just enough to give it a nice aggressive look without looking clapped out.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  18. Jays99Spyder

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    Evo X Enki sits nice.
     

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  19. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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