Thanks for the compliments guys. Yesterday I went to two tire shops to have the TPMS paired and at each locations all 6-7 installers dropped what they were doing to check out the wheels. It's like a really hot girl just walked into a construction site lol.
I really like these wheels on this car and I love the drop. I agree that it's a perfect drop. Today I drove about 50 miles and the car feels like it has an extra 20-30 hp. The car just feels a lot more responsive when accelerating. I'm sure dropping almost 40 lbs of unsprung mass had something to do with it.
Originally Posted by tmf2004
wheels look great.... I just bought some 245 35 20's for the front and they look huge compared to yours.. I have the Nitto NT555... what is your brand?
My tires are Michelin A/S Plus. On their sides, these Michelins 245/35 20 have the same width as the stock Dunlops 235/40 19 for the fronts (9 3/4"). For the rears the Michelins 275/30 20 are slightly wider (11 3/4") compared to the stock 265/35 19 (10 3/4"). Again this is measured from where the tires bulge, not actual tread contact.
Originally Posted by BarrettF77
I really like the wheels you selected. Reminds me a lot of the LFA wheels. But I like how much less there is (less is more argument) and gives it a more aggressive stance. Not much of a fan on dropping the car with springs, but it came together nicely and was a modest drop. I've never liked the look where the tires are tucked in the fender. Always made me wonder if there was something wrong with the car or if it was gonna start jumping up in the air with hydrolics like you'd see with a old Chevy caprice.
On the fogs, how difficult/messy was it to do those and what are they?
I love how these wheels sets the car apart yet at the same time look very OEM-ish. A regular soccer mom might think they are OEM. Only wheel maniacs like us would know the difference. While there are flashier rims out there. I drive this car daily and I think I'm going to be very happy with my choice.
The fogs are very simple. I purchased two Toyota fogs (same ones used on many Camry, Venza, etc...), 2 fog light screws, the fog surrounds, a $20 Katz light fused harness on ebay, a $10 switch, 2 fog light plugs, and a couple small wires. The hardest part is routing the wires around the car and running one cable through a rubber seal from the engine bay into the car. I can write a separate DIY if you are interested.
Originally Posted by silguy
Thanks for the post and good info on the before and after measurements. The black color or maybe jus the pix makes it look like there's no gap, which is nice?.
no rubbing, right? I wouldn't assume so, but jus wondering..
Today I drove through some rough freeways all day and lots of dips and speed bumps. No rubs at all.
With these 20" tires, the front fender gap is slightly less than 1/2" (measured from fender to the flat part of the tires). For the rear it is 5/8". Keep in mind that compared to OEM Dunlop tires, these tires are slightly taller (3/4" for the front and 5/8" for the rear). That may have contributed to the decrease in gender gap. I absolutely love it!