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New summer wheels

After a lot of problems with deliviery, the new Compomotive wheels are finally in.

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The wheels I ordered are again from Compomotive, just like the winter wheels and are also from the same series, MO. The sizes are:

TypeHeightWidthOffsetPCDCenter boreColor
VoorCompomotive MO 167016"7.0"235 x 11065.1mmblack
AchterCompomotive MO 178117"8.0"305 x 11065.1mmblack

For the sizes I've looked at the wheels that are used on the VXR.

Before doing anything else, we first test fitted the wheels. Luckily there were no problems, the wheels fit fine.

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Unfortunatly Compomotive doesn't deliver stickers with the wheels in black. Arno got some stickers made and they fit the wheels very well.

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The tires I've chosen are Toyo Proxes T1-R. These seem to have a good price and quality. The sizes are:

Front195/50R16 84V
Rear225/45R17 97Y

Because the wheels are quite wide, the tires have the sidewalls standing in instead of straight down or to the outside. This makes for less sideways flex.

After placing the new wheels and tires, the ride height had to be re-adjusted. In the end I didn't want to up to preload on the springs too much. The final rideheight I settled for was 115mm front and 118mm rear.

The car now looks like this:

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