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Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
1/12/15 8:27 a.m.

Already done with this weather, and need to get back into "car mode". It's peter'd off with the snow and ice season. (Still need to look into those 5K sun-light therapy lights).

But with tax return season looming, I need new shoes for the MR2 I bought in November. I can even card them now & pay it off when the return comes. I want to stay 15" and the tire size the white MR2 had when I bought it (forget exactly, maybe 215/50-15 or so). I know too tall of a tire causes clearance up front to the shock top.

Anyone have suggestions? Tirerack is probably the answer, but I'm open to ideas. I think something with chrome/grey accents maybe, NO WHITE WHEELS. Two other cars with white wheels = enough cleaning already.

Those are the tri-spoke wheels that weren't on it when I bought it, but I just picked them up & they're in the garage waiting for 40f+ weather to try. In all honesty, they aren't bad.

Can you find something better? ('88 MR2 SC for reference purposes)

EvanB
EvanB UltimaDork
1/12/15 8:31 a.m.

Enkei Apache II

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
1/12/15 8:36 a.m.

Step one- Go to Yahoo Japan.

Step two- Type in SSR, Work, Rays, etc.

Step three- Push the button when you like them.

Step four- ?????

Step five- Profit!

A set of 80's tastic enkeis or something similar would be awsm on that car....

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g141763742

These are only 14's but you need them. Trust me.

Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
1/12/15 8:38 a.m.

Hmm I'd go 14's if I could find them. Got the impression they were going the way of Walkman CD players vs the 18-19-20" I see in GRM now.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/12/15 8:41 a.m.

Minilites make any older car look flippin' sweet.

Dished Minilites with flares make it look awesome.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/12/15 8:57 a.m.

I'm looking at similar wheels, although I'm shopping more on specs and price than on looks. My favorites right now are Konig Dial-in and Avanti Storm S1 (in 15x8 for my use). Both are wheels with many spindly spokes.

Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
1/12/15 9:29 a.m.

I guess I'd also appreciate current/former MR2 owners with sizes to get/not get. Still unsure on offset to look out for, or hub size, only bolt pattern and diameter/tire size.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/12/15 11:25 a.m.

Works? Rays? Those are potentially worth more than the car.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
1/12/15 11:55 a.m.

Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
1/12/15 12:07 p.m.

In reply to Wally:

Are those BBS style, from the 90's if I remember?

Wally
Wally MegaDork
1/12/15 1:58 p.m.

They were big in the 80s too. I think they are about the best looking wheel for an 80s vintage sports car

mr2peak
mr2peak HalfDork
1/12/15 2:16 p.m.

6UL's look awesome. 15x8 for the square setup, they fit perfectly. Don't have a pic of them on my Mk1 unfortunately :(

evildky
evildky Dork
1/12/15 2:22 p.m.

TR motorsports look awesome IMHO.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
1/12/15 3:00 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Works? Rays? Those are potentially worth more than the car.

Surprisingly cheap in small sizes. Unless they're too wide, then the shakotan kids want em.

Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
1/12/15 3:17 p.m.
mr2peak wrote: 6UL's look awesome. 15x8 for the square setup, they fit perfectly. Don't have a pic of them on my Mk1 unfortunately :(

I did a search. Are these the one's?

EDIT more searching found this link : http://949racing.com/15x8-6UL.aspx The tungsten would look pretty sweet on the grey/silver car.

chili_head
chili_head New Reader
1/12/15 3:38 p.m.
Wally wrote:

BBS RS Goodness. I want a set for the MINI

bmw88rider
bmw88rider HalfDork
1/12/15 4:16 p.m.

Don't forget the SSR Mesh wheels.

Off shoot of the BBS RS wheels but usually with a colors face. I think either Rota or XXR make new knock offs. I would go 195 or 205 15" tires for the best availability.

daeman
daeman Reader
1/12/15 4:17 p.m.

Superlites or mini lites especially with a good dish or some te37's

failboat
failboat UltraDork
1/12/15 4:29 p.m.
bmw88rider wrote:

I think these are actually enkei 92's. which are a great suggestion. i think the silver might look best on the OP's car.

all these cars appear to be wearing the 15x8+25 size.

of course if the OP is complaining about white wheels, avoid mesh wheels at all costs!

captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
1/12/15 4:35 p.m.

OEM triangles look good

I'm always a fan of Team Dynamics and Braids offerings as well.

carbon
carbon Dork
1/12/15 5:54 p.m.

White wheels, look awesome though!

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer Reader
1/12/15 6:01 p.m.

Enkei 92. As seen above they look good.

carbon
carbon Dork
1/12/15 6:09 p.m.

I vote te37v

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
1/12/15 6:11 p.m.

Rota Shakotan would look good....

Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
1/13/15 7:01 a.m.
failboat wrote:
bmw88rider wrote:

I think these are actually enkei 92's. which are a great suggestion. i think the silver might look best on the OP's car.

all these cars appear to be wearing the 15x8+25 size.

of course if the OP is complaining about white wheels, avoid mesh wheels at all costs!

Hmmmm... More for the color staining than the cleanliness. I've found enough spray-sit-spray cleaners that would do a decent job.

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