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i like the rota GT3's. the size is a huuuuuge deciding factor for me. i hate 17 inch wheels with tiny rubber rapping them, i think more meat looks meaner. that lip lookd great too.
 

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Ok,
The 17's are out (I really wanted those in 15"...) I did find these in 16" and 15":
they're bronze though but it's a dark bronze (goes with burgundy):
http://www.wheeldude.com/products/products.php?group=2&PHPSESSID=c24f0246cce0cd52ce4b021e1ca93d55
(yes they have gunmetal too...)
http://www.wheeldude.com/products/products.php?group=1

Of course I haven't found the weights of the rims, the lighter one really will be the winner. But I'm deciding 6.5 or 7" I think 6.5 is better.
Offset will be 40.

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They only have them in 17 and that's too big.

Here's what I'm working with:
http://www.subydude.com/parts/wheelpackages.php
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http://gtmwheels.com/product_info.php?products_id=34&osCsid=5993405e9572c0d704cd4b18278c1595

Here are the sizes:
15x6.5
and 16x7
the 15's have a 38mm offset and the 16's have a 40mm.
They want ~$900 for 4 wheels and tires mounted and balanced shipped to my door using the falken 512.

I really want the BF GF sports. I may buy them separately and the rims that I want separately, but that will probably be more expensive. Besides Tire rack liked the 712's slightly better in terms of driving, just the BF's were a little more comfortable.
Let me know if 7" is too wide (205 will be the width regardless) and if 38mm is too far out.

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You know,
With the burgundy I'm kind of feeling the flat bronze:




circuit 10, grid sports bronze, grid bronze vs. sports bronze

Lightweight, subtle...the silver is too silver, and the gunmental I have now, just a change of scenery.. Or maybe stick with tried and true....
I looked at polished lip, and figured, nah, you really need a deep dish for that otherwise it's too showy. This bronze has a shiny bronze lip with a dull bronze regular.
 

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oh yeah,
and they're super light. It's almost like it's just the tire, no rim.
Plus the finish is funky. It's called royal sports bronze.
bronze is shiny bronze.
sports bronze is matte bronze.
royal sports bronze is matte bronze with the shiny bronze lip and shiny face. all the rest of the rim surfaces (sides) are matte.
normally anything 'royal' from rota is polished lip, except sports bronze.

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