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Old 04-10-03, 05:19 AM   #1
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Default How are Manaray Vr5 Quest Wheels?

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As per my sig I'm currently running 17" and would like to make the jump to 18". I don't know much about Manaray, but it's hard to beat the price. Please let me know what you think of these wheels and how they would look on a green SC400.

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PS, what size tires would be good to protect them from the wheel destroying potholes here in Michigan?
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that's one hell of a price for wheels like that. they pretty good quality...nothing to be ashamed of.

for 8.5, you'd want 245/40/18 it'll give your wheel a little protection too
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Thanks bravo261 for the reply. Now I've got to get the taxes done and see how much I have left.
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you could even run a 245/45/18... But that's the biggest I'd go, and you'd have plenty of rubber between the rim and the pavement.....
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Question Drop it, but don't slam it!

Ok, I now want to drop the car a bit (1 to 1&1/2"). I don't want it slammed as the car is a daily driver, but I do want to clean-up the wheel wells a bit.

What can I run that will still be safe for the mean streets of MI?
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Ok, I now want to drop the car a bit (1 to 1&1/2"). I don't want it slammed as the car is a daily driver, but I do want to clean-up the wheel wells a bit.

What can I run that will still be safe for the mean streets of MI?
I'd go with the L-Tuned set up. New shocks to match the 1.2 or so drop of the L-Tuned springs. I think you'd be very happy.

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Woops, I didn't make that clear.

I'm going to install the Tein Flex for the drop. What I want to know is what tire size would be good.

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Woops, I didn't make that clear.

I'm going to install the Tein Flex for the drop. What I want to know is what tire size would be good.

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lol. Sorry overclocker. My bad.

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NP Anthony, I didn't make my self clear and any imput is appreciated.
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Ok, I now want to drop the car a bit (1 to 1&1/2"). I don't want it slammed as the car is a daily driver, but I do want to clean-up the wheel wells a bit.

What can I run that will still be safe for the mean streets of MI?
What do you mean when you say, "What can I run"?? I'm dropped pretty low and the GS is my daily driver.. And I have not one problem other than the fact that my car is allergic to holes in the ground... I think what you might want to do is just experiment with it.. Have whoever's doing the install set it up to spec and see how you like that... Then go from there....
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I'm looking to do the install myself and want to know what tire would look best AND be safe for the streets.

You know, it was clear in my head when I started the thread, but I guess I had a hard time getting it written down.
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Clocker, from experiance I'd say go with the Toyo's T1-S's.. They have held up through everything I put them through.. I mean I have hit some wicked potholes and put major bents in my last set of dubs and the tires held up.. I had the P-Zero's before those and if you looked at them wrong they would pop... Also on 18's you can go with 40 or 45 series up front and a 40 or 35 in the rear.. Either way you'll be good..
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Clocker, from experiance I'd say go with the Toyo's T1-S's.. They have held up through everything I put them through.. I mean I have hit some wicked potholes and put major bents in my last set of dubs and the tires held up.. I had the P-Zero's before those and if you looked at them wrong they would pop... Also on 18's you can go with 40 or 45 series up front and a 40 or 35 in the rear.. Either way you'll be good..
OK, I called Belle tire (the only place around me that has them) and before the 10% off for AAA discount it was looking like $267 for 245x45s and $233 for 40's.

Seems a little rich for my blood, as Kumho 712's in that size are around $120 from the tire rack and that's what I'm running now on my 17" wheels. Are the Toyo's $100+ better?

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Clocker, has Sweets returned your PM's yet?? I haven't heard back from him yet..
As for the tires I payed $250 for the fronts, I'm not sure how the Kumo's compare but I know the Toyo's are a better tire.. $100 better I'm not sure...
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