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SLuckett
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Have seen a lot of discussion about going to 205/60 13s from the stock 185/70 13, and the fact that there is very little selection of rubber in the larger size.

Since I'm looking at buying a set of new Superlites anyway, what is the general consensus about putting on Superlite 14"s with 195/65 14 rubber? There is a lot of selection of rubber in that size, and the external size of them is absoultely identical to the stock 185/70 13.

Pack Performance (now VTO Performance) has the 14" Superlites with the correct bolt circle, offset & backspace for $165, and Tire Rack has 9 different tires in that size.

Feedback? Am I stupid?

Steve

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I just put 14" Panasports and 195/60HR-14 Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tires on my car a few weeks ago. I was amazed at how nicely it rode compared to the 205/50-13 Sumitomos that were on it.

Looks far better and rides better.

 

Mitch Ware - #19670

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Hi Steve,

I'm quite happy with my 15" 205/50 setup.  Wheels are 15x6 Compomotive ML, and the rolling diameter is about 0.4% different from stock.

That being said, I'm sure the 14" 195/65 will give a softer ride.

Pete Bahr

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I have Superlite 14" wheels with 205/60 Falken tires.  I have had them for about 3 years and worn out one set of tires (hi-way and autocross).  Major improvement in the handling and appearance.  They are well worth the money if you really want to drive your car.

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Hi Mitch, Arven
do you both have a picture of your JH with the 14" panasports? Can't wait to see it.
any reason why you both choose 14 over 15"?

thanks
Erik

Last edited on 08-11-2008 07:36 am by Harkes

Arvin Appelman
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Check the JHP Photo Gallery link below.

http://jhppg.com/gallery/album25

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Thanks Arvin,
looks really sweet!



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