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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Have been looking at options to replace the stock wheels with something wider and of better offset. Have come across a seller that is doing good deals on XXR wheels. There is a couple of rims in particular that I had my eye on. The XXR 002 and the XXR 501 wheels come in 15x7 with an offset of +38, which is probably ok. Then there is the XXR 522, but that has an offset of +25.

My questions:
1. Is 15 x 7 +25 a suitable size, or am I asking for trouble with the guards etc?
2. With the 002 and 501 wheels do you think they would look okay on a blue IS, bearing in mind that the dish won't be as much as the larger wheels? I'd probably go for the red ones as it offsets blue nicely as per photos on the website.

http://www.xxrwheels.com/xxr_522_16.shtml
http://www.xxrwheels.com/sportmax_002.shtml
http://www.xxrwheels.com/sportmax_501.shtml

PS. I will also throw in a random photo for inspiration.


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 Post subject: Re: wheel choice
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Off hand + 25 mm offset should fit well and there should be no rubbing.I believe legally you can,t go any wider then + 25 mm offset or you could be knocked off for alterd weel track.But this is a grey area if the vehicle had optional factory rims.IS had optional 16 x 6 so thats why theres a grey area. :)


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 Post subject: Re: wheel choice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:55 am 
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Well I've made my choice. I am not going for any of the above. I didn't want to run with illegal offset from an insurance viewpoint (increasing track) as well as running the risk of wearing the bearings out faster.

What I am getting is some 16x7 +38 Final Speed Eraser wheels, imported from Japan via Jesse Streeter.
They seem to be good value for money and look quite good IMO.

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Thought I would post a pic up of the Final Speed Eraser rims on the car. Am quite happy with the way they look on the car.


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 Post subject: Re: wheel choice
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Agreed, nice choice. They look great. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:56 pm 
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Yeah, well done. If they are 16's the guards definitely make them look small, but excellent match for the car.


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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Near perfect fitment in my opinion ;) LOooks great!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:20 pm 
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looks good 8)

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 Post subject: Re: wheel choice
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:16 pm 
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I know this thread is a little old, but here's my Silver Ignis Sport which I recently fitted out with Rota R Spec 16x7, offset +37 lightweight wheels (about 6.5 kg each). The tyres are ultra sticky Toyo R1R's in 205/45/R16, they have a wear rating of 140 which is pretty soft.

I have also fitted a whiteline rear swaybar, and have some Suzuki Sport front swaybar bushes on the way to replace the soft stock items.


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 Post subject: Re: wheel choice
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Looks like it should have come from the factory. Nice one! =D>

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:34 pm 
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Yeah the white rims look good. Is your Ignis lowered at all? fits the guards nicely.

My only comment would be that for me there is too much white happening at the centre of the rim, needs some kind of centre cap to break the solid white up.


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 Post subject: Re: wheel choice
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:44 am 
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Yeah, they have a decent offset unlike the stock rims, it isn't currently lowered not quite sure what I am going to do yet but I will need an adjustable panhard rods (cusco) before thinking about lowering. I will probably only go down about 2cm as I am after a little stiffer rates with some decent ride comfort retained.

The main thing I am after is some stiffer engine mount/s to combat the axle hop, might even have to to a DIY urethane mount filling.

The centre caps do need something on them, might just Carbon fibre wrap them or find a suzuki centre cap that fits. Usually these wheels come with Honda caps to suit the Integra Type R.


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