Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: New Wheels and Tires!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Colorado
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post

    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:

    Wheels
    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.

    Pics
    Sorry for dirty car/dark pics - will get more soon
    Name:  IMG_2154.jpg
Views: 464
Size:  92.0 KB

    Name:  IMG_2155.jpg
Views: 451
Size:  90.3 KB



  2. #2
    Uber Mirage alex16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Minersville Pennsylvania
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,149
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 336 Times in 217 Posts
    Very nice! I approve of this look. Does Colorado require you to still have chains if you have snow tires?

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


  3. #3
    Administrator Daox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Germantown, WI
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,147
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 668 Times in 421 Posts
    Looks nice. I look forward to seeing some cleaned up shots of it.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 49.0 mpg (US) ... 20.8 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 58.8 mpg (Imp)


  4. #4
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,015
    Thanks
    1,821
    Thanked 1,556 Times in 964 Posts
    Yup, subscribed for more pics.

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

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  5. #5
    Uber Mirage alex16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Minersville Pennsylvania
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,149
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 336 Times in 217 Posts
    I keep getting anxious, soon I'll find one of you guys willing to part with a set of ES alloys for cheap

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Colorado
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    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.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Ares's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Houston
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,599
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 98 Times in 71 Posts
    Definitely need more pics.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Colorado
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    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!

    Name:  IMG_2200.jpg
Views: 360
Size:  92.8 KB

    Name:  IMG_2198.jpg
Views: 372
Size:  90.8 KB

    Name:  IMG_2207.jpg
Views: 359
Size:  85.0 KB

    Name:  IMG_2206.jpg
Views: 362
Size:  90.7 KB

    Name:  IMG_2204.jpg
Views: 384
Size:  91.5 KB

    Name:  IMG_2203.jpg
Views: 346
Size:  92.8 KB

    Name:  IMG_2199.jpg
Views: 354
Size:  89.3 KB

    Name:  IMG_2205.jpg
Views: 359
Size:  96.7 KB

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MitsuProud For This Useful Post:

    Daox (01-15-2015),Jcpr (01-15-2015)

  10. #9
    Administrator Daox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Germantown, WI
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,147
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 668 Times in 421 Posts
    Looks great!

    Where are you planning on getting your Tein springs from?

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 49.0 mpg (US) ... 20.8 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 58.8 mpg (Imp)


  11. #10
    Uber Mirage alex16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Minersville Pennsylvania
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,149
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 336 Times in 217 Posts
    Very nice indeed! Thanks for the pictures.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •