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Default Motegi MR118 17x8

So, I needed new tires... After some shopping around I ended up 'downgrading' to 17s for future tire cost savings. I went with black Motegi MR118 17x8 +45. Tires are Sumitomo HTRZ IIIs in 235/45/17.

Wheels were $557 on ebay, free shipping
Tires were $84.50 a piece from tire-easy.com or $374.94 shipped
Hubcentric rings for 72.6mm OD to 67.1mm ID were $16.25 from Amazon
Muteki black spline drive lugs were $37 from Amazon
Set of 4 used TPMS sensors from ebay were $30.45 shipped
New sensor rebuild kits were $3.99 each from Advanced Auto or $15.96
Local 'mom and pop' shop to mount, balance, rebuild and install the TPMS sensors was $80

So, all said and done, this setup was $1,111.60 to get on my car. And I still have my stockers laying around if need be.

I have about 50 miles on them so far, and there's absolutely no rubbing. I have zero suspension mods so I wasn't expecting any after reading through so many threads here, but you never know. Traction is infinately better, that mostly has to do with the spent Goodyear Eagle A/S that I had on the stockers. Still spins a bit in 2nd but not like it used to, and doesn't spin at all in 3rd, especially after the tires are warmed up. I'll take a spirited drive through a back road in town tomorrow to see how the twisties feel.

Overall, I'm really happy with the look, feel, and the fact that future tire purchases will be nearly $300 cheaper on average. Now, on to the pics









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The HTR Z IIIs held up great. Their grip exceeded my brakes and talent. I guess I'll just have to see how long they last.
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