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Old 02-08-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default 17" front 18" back (?)

So I'm having a dilemma right now.

Go with the 18x10 Deep Dish Bullitt on Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II Tire (275/40-18) and keep my original 17" non-deep dish Bullitts in the front.
$613.98

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# (2) 18X9 Stealth Black Bullitt Wheels - 36mm
# (2) 18X10 Stealth Black Bullitt Wheels - 43mm
# (2) 255/45ZR/18 Nitto NT555 Extreme Performance Tires
# (2) 285/40ZR/18 Nitto NT555 Extreme Performance Tires
$1,299.99

If I do option 1, I save roughly $600 for other stuff I would like to get, like my stripes and front grille.
Option 2 has me with 4 new wheels and tires which is good because I need new tires all around, but I won't be getting anything else.

What to do? Basically, I'm acting like my wife and asking what you guys think
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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I would go with option 2. I don't think 17s in front 18s out back would look too good. Plus all new rims and tires is always nice, then sell your old ones on craigslist. Plus, I think 18s look better. PLUS Black looks great.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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I found some 20" that are actually about $100 cheaper, but are all black and I'm not sure if I would like that. But they are deep dish which I do like, I just like the chrome machined lip better.

Plus, I'm not sure if I would like that big of a wheel/tire either.

Going to sell my 17" Bullitts as soon as I get my new wheels/tires in. Just need to decide between 18" Deep Dish Bullitt with machined lip or 20" Deep Dish all black.

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If you plan to go different wheel diameters in front/rear, just be sure to keep the overall diameter of the TIRES the same and will have no ABS sensor issues. Getting this approx. 1" differential, can give you some fits.

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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A lot of times the stock bullitts will look a decent amount different than the replicas. If I were you I would go option 2.

On another note, the 20s will ride a lot harsher as there is less side wall to absorb bumps/dips/etc. Just another thought.
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Well, I'm glad I waited till today!
AM has a new package deal going on with some of their wheels. Picked up the following:
Staggered Black Bullitt Wheel & Tire Kit - 18x9/10 (05-09)
# (2) 18x9 Black Deep Dish Bullitt Wheels
# (2) 18x10 Black Deep Dish Bullitt Wheels
# (2) Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II 255/45-18 Tires
# (2) Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II 275/40-18 Tires
# Free Mounting & Balancing
# Free nitrogen fill
# (20) Chrome Acorn Lug Nuts (79-11 All)

Debated over and over about the 275 for the rear, but after some research concluded at the difference between a 275 and 285 shouldn't be that noticeable. This saved me roughly $300 so I went ahead and picked up the Black Lemans Stripes - 12in (79-11 All) as well

All for only $1200

Can't wait to get them!
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Very nice. You'll be glad you went with 18s instead of 20s when you go to buy new tires. Post some pictures! My mom has a windveil blue 06 too. I'd be interested to see what they look like. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:40 PM   #8
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I'll definitely put up some before and after pics as soon as I get them in and put on! Can't wait!! Hopefully I will receive my wheels/tires and stripes this week sometime. More than likely won't do the install till the weekend though.
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Finally got some free time to put on my new wheels! Love the new look!







Didn't get a chance to put my stripes on yet, been to windy here for the past 2 days.
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