Alright, im at a critical juncture here...
I absolutely need to decide on what tire size to run!
I'm still 50/50 on going with 15" or 14" wheels, more specifically I either want to run 195/45/14"s or 195/45/15"s.
Yes, I already have the 14" Enkeis, however they still need restoring (which costs money) and I'd have to have spacers made for the rear (which is an issue due to the studs). But the more I see 15" small profile tires, the more I like them. And I havent seen 15"s on any FF-1's.
So basically, i've figured that each size has its positive and negative attributes:
195/45/14 tires (with either the Enkei wheels, or custom steelies)
Positives - Plenty of clearance to fit them, will allow me to lower the car even more (over 1" of extra lowering due to tire diameter), will accelerate faster due to smaller diameter and lighter weight.
Negatives - Will lower gearing ratio and screw up the speedometer a bit, also they look quite small on a car from the photos i've seen.
195/45/15 tires (with the Australian Superlights, or custom steelies)
Positives - will fill out the wheel wells nicely, will probably look better on the car, won't screw up the speedo/gearing much.
Negatives - more weight, won't lower the car any, with the Superlights they might not clear the front inner fender when turning.
So basically, the 15"s (which I know will clear the fenders if I did custom wheels, they are not that large for 15" tires since they have the 45 series sidewall) might be better for driving the car in rough conditions and at higher speeds and the car and might look more porportional, but the 14's would let me lower the car more which might look better too...
Either way, I still can't decide
Basically, no matter which route I go, I still need to spend wheel money, and I can sell the Enkeis ASAP for cash which will go straight into any of the other wheel options...
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