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Could'nt help myself when i saw these, had to be purchased!

What is the best width for this size alloy? I want a combi of grip and fuel economy, i very rarely push the car on the roads and i won't be going much over 250bhp because of the sensonic clutch so thinner is better in this case.

What about tyre depth?

What would you guys recommend?

 

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I'd go with the stock 17" tire size, 215/45R17. If you ever want more grip, go up to 225 width tires, but otherwise stick with the stock size.
 

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215/45-17 or 225/45-17.
I run 225/45-17 on my stock Viggen rims and it works nicely but both of those sizes will work just fine.
 

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I agree; 225/45/17s have worked beautifully on my stock 17s; but the original size I replaced was 215/45/17. Both work great.
 

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They look a bit like my old 18" Inovit DTM's - black spokes and metal rim looks good on a black NG900. Unfortunatly looks were all they were good at ( see previous posts...) 17" may be a good compromise though esp if you are using them for the track. What do they weigh and what is the offset?
 

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7" wheel? the BEST fit is a 205 or 215 pick the sidewall of your choice.
best mix would probably be a 215/45

7.5, I'd lean more towards a 225

and 8" wheel would be 225/235
 

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Dunno about the weight, none of the sites that list them give it, although they feel a fair bit heavier than the AEZ 6 spoke i've got on the 8v.

The off-set is 40 , should be fine.

Some of the sites listing them with wheel and tyre combos are showing 205's so not sure whether to go with 05's or 15's:confused: .
 

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205 will be too narrow, the 215 give a good foot print but remember you dont want a tyre wider than the rim width either
 

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I guess if you go too wide on the rim you loose the sidewall stiffness advantage of going with bigger wheels in the first place. I'd check out the load rating difference between 205 and 215 as well - higher generaly meaning more sidewall strength. Also the costs can vary significantly between widths and if you are pushing it on the track you need to factor in replacement costs.
 
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