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Old 14th May 2007
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Default 19" TSW Nogaros on 2007 9-3 w/pics

Hi all.

I finally installed my 19s on my 9-3. Tires are Federal SS595 235/35/19. No rubbing even with the car loaded up. Wheels are 19x8 40mm offset, Hyper Silver.

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what did you have before, and how's the ride now?
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The car came with split spoke 17" wheels with 235/45/17 Conti Extreme Contact. The ride hasnt changed a lot, small imperfections on the pavement are perhaps a bit more noticeable, but overall the car feels so much more stable, its a fair trade.
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Hi all.

I finally installed my 19s on my 9-3. Tires are Federal SS595 235/35/19. No rubbing even with the car loaded up. Wheels are 19x8 40mm offset, Hyper Silver.

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Nice... all you need now is the big brake kit to fill in some of the gap. Besides it will give the car a more euro feel.
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Nice choice mate, I've been looking at these in 18s for my convertible. Never been a fan of TSWs, but they seem to be getting their act together nowadays. How do you find their quality?
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Time to get those windows tinted! Looks good!
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are your old wheels off an 05 aero?? if so id be interested in trading or buying them off you!!!, send me a pm
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The old wheels were these ones. Sorry, I could'nt find a bigger one.

The TSW wheel quality is superb. Finish is quite remarkable.

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OE suspension?
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Very nice wheels, but just a bit too big IMHO. I think 18's are perfect on these cars. However, I think if you gave it about a 1.5" - 2" drop on the suspension and got a big brake kit, you would be sitting pretty. The way it is right now, the largeness of the wheels is overaccentuated by the fender gap.
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personally the size is right, but I think that the spokes are a bit narrow in my opinion not to need to get a bigger brake kit in the front and maybe swap the front rotors and callipers with the rear and just have them painted to match the front. and it might be time for the tints....
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