View Full Version : Where can I find small/cheap rims for.........
11-30-2002, 11:52 PM
I'm looking for some tiny-ass rims that I can use for the 1/4 mile for cheap. Dirt cheap. Can any of you help me out?
These Racing Hearts are pretty big AND heavy! I'm thinking some smaller and lighter rims will help my times out some. (15s maybe?)
Nothing special or pretty. Some stock Protege rims maybe? Anyone?:confused:
12-09-2002, 08:17 PM
Thanks for all the useful info guys! I don't know who's to pick and try first!;) :p
Captain KRM P5
12-09-2002, 09:42 PM
You like the veritable deluge of responses, pal ;)? Hee hee, I'll help ya out...
The stock Protege rims will not fit the Mp3 or Pro5 because the stock brakes are rear drums on base Proteges. The 15 inch rims from the Protege ES model will, however, fit - as that model has four wheel disc brakes like our cars do.
If you want to go cheap, check Pep Boys or Autozone, etc. They sell tiny ass steel wheels for less than 50 bucks a piece. Or check TireRack.com
Hope this helps.
12-10-2002, 04:56 PM
Or get some Rota 15" wheels. They are only around 12lbs. Let me know which ones you like and I'll hook you up.
12-10-2002, 06:45 PM
Thanks guys! You mean there's other places to buy cool stuff for your car besides Pepboys?!?! (wow) :eek: :rolleyes:
I'll make my decision and get back to you. If things keep going the way they are, I'll be getting the cheap ass Pep boys. Oh well, whatever works! Thanks again!
Captain KRM P5
12-11-2002, 04:17 AM
Is that a red 1994 era Ford Mustang, no spoiler, in your picture?
12-11-2002, 10:48 AM
Check out Diamond Racing Wheels (http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/DIAMONDRacingWheels/WheelSeries.htm) . They make custom wheels that are very light and very cheap.
12-11-2002, 03:38 PM
Thanks kcbhiw! I'll check them out.
Captain KRM P5- Yes sir your are correct! That's my little sisters car. It's automatic so I can pick on her on the street. What are big brothers for!?:rolleyes:
I USED TO be the fastest car in the family......up until yesterday! My parents just bought a Black on black 2003 (auto, V6, 245hp / 246tq) Altima! The car only has 250 miles on it so we can't race yet.(if you would even call it a race:( ) I didn't look it up yet, but it should do the 1/4 in about 14.8 seconds! (The auto 2002 did it in 15.0) What makes it worse is the fact that in January my father is putting on a Stillen bodykit, race pipe, exhaust, intake, rear sway bar, and 1.3" drop springs!! Damn! He might as well just walk out into the driveway and take a piss on my car and save a couple thousand bucks!:rolleyes: :(
Oh well. My TT 6 spd Supra isn't that far off! hahahahahahaha revenge will be mine! (Sorry.....I'm a little Supra obsessed.)
12-13-2002, 04:23 PM
The MP3 and P5s are not drag cars.
As established by your 1/4 mile times.
Challenge your dad out in some twisties and see the true strong point of your car.
Regarding the wheels: Steel with be much heavier than the stock aluminum ones even in 15" sizes.
You say that the 17" stock wheels are heavy?
How much do they weigh??
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