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    New Wheels and Tires!

    Posting this for you guys because I see many people confused about working offsets and tires sizes on our car without rubbing etc. I will get some better (cleaner) pics soon just snapped a few quick ones after I installed them. Stock springs currently, but I am hoping to get the Tein Springs on within the next month or so.

    Picked up a wheel and tire package from Discount Tire while they were running a sale. I had been doing a ton of research on the Thailand forums (google translate is rough) since they have tried just about every wheel size/offset and tire combo imaginable. I read many people having issues with clearance on 195/50/15 and 7 inch rims etc

    Decided to go with:

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    Konig Helium
    15x6.5 +40


    Tires
    GT Radial Champiro Winterpro
    185/55/15

    Fitment - 0 rubbing issues and full clearance when turning on full lockout. I have not put people in the back seat yet but I have about 120lbs` of work stuff in the back and have hit some large speed bumps with no rubbing.

    Wanted a 195/50/15 tire but I have read many people having issues with clearance, and since this was a winter tire with more aggressive tread i didn't want to chance it.

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    Very nice! I approve of this look. Does Colorado require you to still have chains if you have snow tires?

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    Looks nice. I look forward to seeing some cleaned up shots of it.

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    Yup, subscribed for more pics.

    I'm a fan of black wheels/white car.

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    I keep getting anxious, soon I'll find one of you guys willing to part with a set of ES alloys for cheap

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    No chain laws currently in CO, minus the big rigs that I know of! Took her on i70 a few times to the resorts, this car really impresses me in these winter conditions.

    Thank you all for the compliments! Glad you guys like it!
    Was going to wash her today but they are saying snow tonight. Hopefully by the weekend I'll have some good shots of her cleaned up.

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    Definitely need more pics.

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    Sorry for the delay, washed the car just now and snapped some shots since its a beautiful day out!

    She needs some springs to finish the look, but I hope you like!

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    Looks great!

    Where are you planning on getting your Tein springs from?

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    Very nice indeed! Thanks for the pictures.


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