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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by SenorShark » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:32 pm

panthercity wrote:
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Rial Mesh 16" 7J (year of manufacture '84~'86) with Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 225/50 R16 all the way around. No spacers or rings.

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Those do look great.

Do you think that 225/55/16 tires would work? The 55 aspect ratio adds 12.75 mm or 0.44 inches to the sidewall.

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by panthercity » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm

I don't think you would have any clearance issues but I'd expect the speedometer to read ~3.2% slower per the calculation here: https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by CSGuy » Wed May 16, 2018 4:16 pm

Now, this is what I'm talking about :)


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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by jevans » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:02 pm

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by EdwasRed » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Here's mine.
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by konzelmann » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:49 am

I always have liked BBS Style 5's. Look great, fit great, not too hard to get, not too expensive, 'stock' looking enough to not be distracting, I get lots of complements on them from people who see my car.

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:51 am

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Ye olde TRX Style 1 a classic. =D>
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:12 am

Jono B good wrote:
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Ye olde TRX Style 1 a classic. =D>
Wow, thanks for that. So that's what my car would look like if I ever had to put the spare wheel on it =D>

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:21 am

Bloody ripper eh mate?? :twisted:
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by DRPM635CSi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:50 am

Jono B good wrote:
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Bloody ripper eh mate?? :twisted:
It doesn't look bad I gotta give it that. I wouldn't object to running these wheels at all if only they weren't metric sizes making for impossible to find tyres. That's why I'm not bothered at having a pristine example of this wheel with a brand new unroaded TRX tyre on it as my spare. I even bought the centre cap for it to store in the boot as well just in case I ever need to use it in anger as the spare wheel.

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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by hornhospital » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am

Not impossible to get the Metric tires, just very, very pricy. Although it'll be even more so in Australia, what with shipping and import duty.

U.S. prices today:

220/55VR390: $331 each
240/55VR390: $398 each

and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat....

240/45VR415: $410 each
240/55VR415: $421 each

They do list some "new old stock, for display only, not for road use" 240/45VR415s for $273 each, but why would you buy that?
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Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Post by Jono B good » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:41 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
Not impossible to get the Metric tires, just very, very pricy. Although it'll be even more so in Australia, what with shipping and import duty.

U.S. prices today:

220/55VR390: $331 each
240/55VR390: $398 each

and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat....

240/45VR415: $410 each
240/55VR415: $421 each

They do list some "new old stock, for display only, not for road use" 240/45VR415s for $273 each, but why would you buy that?
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But I may have local contact who can get me cheaper ones from a GM dealership.
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