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el paalo what rims are these on my car now? I know its a bad shot but they came with my 2 and they are a 15" 205 on front
 

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I guess I was asking is there a "real" version of this or a similar version with higher quality?
 

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my favorite wheel in that style although not exactly the same:
http://www.wheelspecs.com/specs/wheelmodels/30

most of the bbs line-up ....... bbs lm is probably the "coolest" of the bunch. nice widths/offsets from bbs japan, not sure about availability for many of them in the states.
http://www.wheelspecs.com/specs/wheelbrands/23

http://www.wheelspecs.com/specs/wheelmodels/521

most likely to be the one they were trying to copy exactly:
http://www.wheelspecs.com/specs/wheelmodels/1775
looks to still be available, but only in 18 & 19" sizing.
18x7.5 +35 front and 18x9 +41 rear is likely the most trouble free setup offered ....... what exactly are you looking for in terms of look and performance?

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here's a better pic, updating wheelspecs now. ;)
 

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I dont know...I really wanted those drift rims...ALOT...but if Im going to go another direction I'd like some gunmetal te-37's maybe or something mesh with a huge lip...but I'm still undecided....PLEASE HELP!!! my car is almost ready for the road but I got no wheels man....
 

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Jerram is selling his gt-c's, might need a small spacer up front, but it also might be worth the savings on the wheels/tires?

You don't have some 93 wheels you can roll on while you wait to find the perfect set at a decent price?
stupid kei office site has been down for what seems like forever ........

best deal for cool old school drift to fit an mr2 is the sa3's at takumi, imo.
only prob is that no one set is right for the deuce.
there's a set of 4 white centered 16x7 +31 for $780.
there's a set of 4 white centered for $980 (2 are 17x8 +31 and 2 are 17x9 +38).
$1750 for 2 sets of wheels for the deuce when you combine them. ;)
if you don't want the second set it shouldn't be too tough to sell em' for what you paid.
If you're really feeling spendy or want to shave a few bucks by not buying the 17" set, get the red 17x9 +38 pair for the back or for drag radials with the spendy option.

street:
16x7 +31 front with 17x8 +31 rear
with 205/45 16 and 235/40 17
autox/track:
16x7 +31 front with 17x9 +38 rear
with 225/45 16 front and 255/40 rear
drag:
either set of fronts with 17x9 +38
with drag radials out back

total cost with tires for the ultimate 3 spoke old school dorifto madness ~$3360. :D

I'd have to add the cost for powdercoating 10 wheels since I don't like white or red wheels .............. ~$500.
 

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what is the price and specs or jerrams gtc's for sale....what color...and size?
 

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if you like your current wheels, you can hook up with this guy:
http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=87721

trade a pair of these with him if you really want the 16/17 stagger.
this set is 16x7 +38 and 16x8 +38 ..... both will work for the front.
ggarageusa.com ......... coming soon section (should be there now or within the next couple days)
 

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retail price was around 200 a piece before they were discontinued, iirc.
those will fit, but the back will be 8mm more tucked than the front (flush up front) which I personally don't like the look of, but it will make stuffing big tires in back easier (should take 255/40 17 without rolls).
weight isn't great, iirc, something like 22 lbs.
I think there's a black car on carpron with the same setup (silver vs gunmetal centers I think) ...
 

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el paalo how come sometimes I see te 37's that look pushed out (Im assuming a larger width for a staggered set up) in the back and flush spokes in the front rims....(hope you understand)
 

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the differences in spoke shape and lip size on the te37 is due to differing widths and offsets. the z/g35 guys can run wide enough with low enough offsets to really exaggerate this.
 

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so would it be possible to get a set of 16X7 fronts and 17X8 rear with the back te-37s spokes looking non flush like the skyline nismo rims
 

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nope. you won't see noticable changes until you get into the skyline/z/g35 fitment range, afaik (like 18x10 +22). I don't know that there's any change on the 17x8 vs a 16x7 .....
 
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