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RandyS
RandyS New Reader
11/10/08 7:37 a.m.

Bartered my way into a set of 16x7 4x100 +35 Panasports. Looking for daily commuter car too. Help me find a car late model 4 door car that would look good with these. I've thought about the 5 door yaris but doesn't come with a stick. Not convinced they would look good on Honda Fit. Protege? Rio? Any other thoughts?

Randy

jrw1621
jrw1621 Reader
11/10/08 8:10 a.m.

E30 would be my top pick but I think you are looking for something newer.

Here is a reference guide. http://www.adaptitusa.com/referencebook.htm

It is not updated to include the newest of cars. Other thoughts include a 4 door Protege, a Jetta, Toyota Echo, a Corrolla/Prizm, Saturns.

You do know, the turest place for these would be a Miata?

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
11/10/08 1:38 p.m.

panasports are inappropriate for any late model car in my opinion. buy an old car, or trade for the right wheels once you know what you're going to drive.

mattmacklind
mattmacklind SuperDork
11/10/08 2:33 p.m.

They look awesome on older pick up trucks, too. They make any car look racier, but I think they look best on British and 'mercan cars.

ditchdigger
ditchdigger Reader
11/10/08 7:12 p.m.

I found that they look great on damn near anything. I bought a set of 15's for my 76 rabbit and since they had good tires on them I threw them on my beater Jetta for a while. Got nothing but compliments

Then I tossed them on my E30 and again was greeted with awesomeness

I wish I had scored 16"s. Would be perfect for the E30.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
11/10/08 7:18 p.m.
ditchdigger wrote: I found that they look great on damn near anything.

+11T

mw
mw New Reader
11/10/08 7:49 p.m.

How about a 94+ 4 door integra?

Ian F
Ian F Reader
11/10/08 8:20 p.m.
belteshazzar wrote: panasports are inappropriate for any late model car in my opinion. buy an old car, or trade for the right wheels once you know what you're going to drive.

None?

To the OP - if you decide you want to sell them, let me know. We have another MINI we need Panasports for.

billy3esq
billy3esq Dork
11/10/08 9:05 p.m.

I'm not sure about the '94+ Integra (It might work, I just can't picture it), but they'd certainly look good on the previous generation. (I've actually seen it.) 16" may be a little much for those cars, though.

They'd also look good on a boxy Sentra SE-R, like the one that was a GRM project car a couple of years ago, but I don't know their bolt pattern.

All of these might be a bit old, depending on what you mean by "late model."

MrJoshua
MrJoshua SuperDork
11/10/08 9:20 p.m.

Wow, they do look good on the jetta and E30. Kindof surprises me they look so good on boxy cars.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar Dork
11/10/08 9:20 p.m.

I'll concede the mini.

oldopelguy
oldopelguy HalfDork
11/10/08 9:45 p.m.

Panasports are like slot mags, they look good on anything.

neon4891
neon4891 Dork
11/10/08 10:34 p.m.

that E30 looks... wow

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/10/08 10:51 p.m.
DILYSI Dave wrote:
ditchdigger wrote: I found that they look great on damn near anything.

+11T

+1 more.

RandyS
RandyS New Reader
11/11/08 5:15 a.m.

The Jetta Surprised me. I'll look into that! Thanks.

I also have a set of 15" Chaparells (knockoffs) that I purchased a few years ago so I have the choice of 15" or 16".

I've looked at a few E30's but I havent founnd one yet I thought was in good shape.

RandyS

rob_lewis
rob_lewis Dork
11/11/08 10:30 a.m.

Only on this board would you find someone who gets the rims first and THEN looks for something to put them on!!

What about a Mini Clubman?

I also think they would look great on a black Fit, more so the newer one because it seems a little more curvy.

-Rob

RandyS
RandyS New Reader
11/11/08 10:46 a.m.
rob_lewis wrote: Only on this board would you find someone who gets the rims first and THEN looks for something to put them on!!

Ha. That wasn't the intended order. Coincidently I need a new commuter car and I lucked into a set of wheels at the same time.

It's harder to find new cars with a 4x100 pattern today than it was 10 years ago. Many of the smaller cars seem to have gone to a 5 bolt pattern now.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo HalfDork
11/11/08 10:53 a.m.

They look damn good on the SciRocco too.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
11/11/08 11:23 a.m.
RandyS wrote: Not convinced they would look good on Honda Fit.

I'm positive they'd look great on a Fit. I love retro wheels on newschool cars (I'm not a fan of newschool wheels on oldschool cars, though).

My only concern would be that the offset is a little low and rubbing could ensue (then again, low offsets are trendy in the Honda scene at the moment).

gamby
gamby SuperDork
11/11/08 11:31 a.m.

BTW--this thread is funny. It's like my wife decorating a room around a pillow or a rug.

jrw1621
jrw1621 Reader
11/11/08 11:49 a.m.

I had not thought of this. Shown with 15". http://rides.trucktrend.com/ride/1000066/spooi7sports/2006/scion/xb/index.html

In here you will find the picture of a Toytota Echo with 14" Panasports http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=100251

RandyS
RandyS New Reader
11/11/08 12:18 p.m.

I like that xB. hmmmm

billy3esq
billy3esq Dork
11/11/08 12:41 p.m.

That xB does look good. I think boxy will work.

ww
ww Dork
11/11/08 1:25 p.m.

I'm sorry, this is what Panasports were meant for...

RandyS
RandyS New Reader
11/11/08 1:29 p.m.
ww wrote: I'm sorry, this is what Panasports were meant for:

Agreed. If the Z was 4x100 +35 I would think about it.

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