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Old 03-26-14, 07:51 PM   #1
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TSW Nurburgring on 2012 Pearl White IS250 FSport

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Front: 18x8 with Continental DWS 225/40R18 tire:


Rear: 18x9.5 with Continental DWS 255/40R18 tire:

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Old 03-26-14, 08:27 PM   #2
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If anyone is wanting to see the new TSW Sochi wheel on the IS here ya go. I'm feeling this wheel in matte black.
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Old 03-26-14, 10:25 PM   #3
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If anyone is wanting to see the new TSW Sochi wheel on the IS here ya go. I'm feeling this wheel in matte black.
looks exactly like the Vossen CV3 lol
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looks exactly like the Vossen CV3 lol
They just look similar.
But I would rather get this because its cheaper, lighter and stronger lol
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Old 03-26-14, 10:45 PM   #5
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Yeah, can't wait to see more TSW wheels on Lexus IS. I start this topic because i think TSW is so underrated and they should get some attention. They are not the best like Work and such but their wheels are pretty good bargain and bang of the buck. Good design, reasonable price, lightweight, and good quality.

TSW recently received TUV approval. They are stepping up on their game now. http://www.tsw.com/alloy-wheels-pres...-1-29-2013.php

Disclaimer: I don't work for TSW. I just happen to like their wheels for the design, quality and price.

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I agree with you on the TSW wheels. I like them and I really like the Sochi wheel. I may buy these next month but I'd like to see them on an actual car. The offsets work for my taste. They also make the Lumarai line which is exact specs for our cars and the center caps match.
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Old 06-09-14, 01:39 PM   #8
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Great shots of your car. Glad to see another TSW and also with the same wheel too

What are your wheels and tires specs? And how much did you lower?
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Old 06-09-14, 03:04 PM   #9
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Thanks!

The wheel specs, from what I can remember are:
F: 8.5" +43 (or something like that)
R: 9" +32 (or something close to that)

The tires are 225/45/18 and 245/40/18 and came with the wheels when I bought them off of Craigslist. They are too fat and rub in the back since I lowered the car on H&R springs. So, I have a set of stock size Sumitomos coming in the mail.

2 of the wheels had some minor curb rash when I got them. But I took a dremel and sanded it out, polished it and finished with some clear. Can't even tell it was ever damaged!
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I have 9.5 wide wheel with 255/40/18 tire on the rear which wider with thicker sidewall than your set up and I have no rubbing at all. However, I have Eibach Pro Kit which only lower 1'' on the rear while your H&R lower 1.3''. I can't believe the 0.3'' difference can make it rub. That is unexpected.
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My bad, meant to say that it's 245/45/18. I can't even squeeze my finger between the tire. Overall diamater is larger by 0.7".

I am really hoping that the proper size tires do not rub at all. Right now, the tire tucks into the wheel well, but just barely rubs.
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Woo! Put on some 225/40/18 and 255/40/18 tires and my rubbing seems to be gone now! Car rides much nicer too. The tires appear to just barely clear the wheel well. Haven't tested it with a car full of people yet though. Fingers crossed.

I'll post some new pics when I get a chance.
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Great to hear and I think it will not rub unless you have 5 people in the car passing a big bump. I love the stock size tires staggered set up too. What tires did you put on?
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Put on Sumitomo HTR ZIII on the front and Pirelli Pzero Rosso on the rear.

Was supposed to be all Sumitomos but 2 got damaged in shipping and I didn't want to make a separate trip across the border to pick up the other 2. Found the Pirellis on Craigslist, almost new for a good price.
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I heard good things about the HTR ZIII. They have good price and perform like other top tires.

I think you should not mix different brand or model of tires together because that would affect handling performance. The ones that is being worse will become the bottleneck. In worse scenario, you could introduce understeer or oversteer problem. For example, if the front grip badly while the rear grip well, you can have lot of understeering in the corner while in the reserve scenario, you can have a lot of oversteering.

However, since the tires you have almost perform on a similar level, it should not create much problem.
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