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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi group,

I've been talking to Tony from Performance Alloys about purchasing a set of 19 BBS CH Wheels for my Evo 5. Now, he told me that he's 99% sure that they will fit, but that 1% scares me since I live here in the States and returning them can be a great hassle.

Power Engineering sells them on their site, both sizes 18 and 19s. Does anyone know if David sells them with a wheel spacer? Tony told me that the offset on the wheels are 35mm. Did any of you fit these wheels on your car? Did it require a spacer? If so, was the spacer provided by Power Engineering?

thanks for all replies... Thinking of ordering a set first thing next week.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
In the members cars section, there is someone who's got them.

I would advise against fitting them!

Did they tell you how much they weigh? Did you ask? Do you care? Do you know what tyres cost in 19 inch? Do you know how small your OEM brakes will look in these? Do you know how many feet more it will take to stop your car? You know you will brake less, dont you?

Enkei just made a 26 inch wheel, not sure if it fits! :D

 
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I have 18 BBS CH - no spacer required. 19 s just fit, but tyre choice is limited. Get them from bbs direct - cheaper than PE.
 
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Blade, did you get your wheels from PE? Can I order them directly from BBS without being a dealer? I know I can order OZs directly, but was unsure about BBS wheels. I guess the 18s seem like a better all around deal.

Katsuo, I heard that they actually weigh less then the wheels I have on the car right now, from previous posts on this group. As far as price of tires, I can get BFGoodrich Scorcher tires for 187, which exchanges to 130 quid. I can get a set of Pirelli Assimetricos for 20 dollars more a piece. I can get Falken and Nitto tires dirt cheap; have a friend that will get them for me at cost which should be a little over 100 dolars. Braking/stop distance is not a major worry since I'll be using the OZs I have for track use next year; will fit some michelin slicks that I bought off a friend. Rotor size, who cares. And I heard the largest you can go is 20inch, although you'll have a hard time time finding tires that will suit the application. :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Jigga,

How are u running an Evo in the US? I mean, did you have to go through hoops to get it approved for street use? I'm assuming if you're shopping around for 19 wheels, it's not for track use only!

I used to live in Boston, and a few years ago my jaw hit the ground when I saw an Escort Cosworth rumbling around on public roads!

Cheers!
 
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yes, i did get them from PE. like i said, i think PE modify them (will find out 4 you) - otherwise cheaper from BBS, though they supply tyres with them (Toyo Proxes)
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Jigga

If it is for posing purposes and you can get cheap tyres, go ahead.

Hesp

He bought it off an English person who brought it with her during her time in University. He passed the test in a town further down South where they dont care too much (Florida wasnt it?) :) hehehe I feel like I know too much about everybody here...
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
That's right Katsuo, you surely know alot about me already, and surely about several others on this group. Yep, still got it registered and insured in Florida, no emissions, no hassles, AKA no cat! :) Oh, and you're right about one thing, it is for posing, specially during shows and events. I would love a set of white wheels, but don't know where to get them from for a reasonable price. Tried Takakaira, they are sort of expensive when it comes to wheels. Then again, they do sell some real quality, lightweight wheels.

Blade, thanks for the info. I would really appreciate it if you call them for me. Although I did email them on Friday.
 
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You can specify your colour for wheels you buy from Japan. Even those Kraut fuckheads should be able to make them white if you ask for a Spezialanfertigung . You can get Volks in white but they are 3000 USD for the set of 4 in 18 inch. :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Yep, although I did mention the reasonable price part. I can easily get Enkei wheels here in the states fairly cheap, and OZs, and they do have the white choices. I wish I could fit a set of Enkei RP-05 wheels: http://www.urbanracer.com/features/enkei_rp05_article.html Don't even know who sells these, so I've been unable to get the specs on these wheels. Maybe I'll try phoning them b/c they definetely don't answer my emails.
 
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Jigga,

Would love to be in your position-- i.e., Evo owner in the states! People must either point at the car and laugh out loud (those that don't know what it is) or bow down and do the we're not worthy Wayne's World thing! :)

How did the English chick bring it over the the UK? Was she loaded or something, to get it registered and all? And if you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for it? Must have been a steal! I went to University (undergrad and grad) in America, and remember selling everthing at must go prices upon graduation! Lucky you!

What sort of poor unsuspecting fools have you surprised with the car? I'd imagine the usual Mustang and Camaro crowd?

Cheers!
 
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Hesperus, I do get some funny looks at the car, mostly from curious people wondering what the hell am I doing driving the car from the passenger's side, especially at the toll booth from one of the several bridges here in NY. Then I get the exact opposite, just like you described: amazed people wondering how I pulled it off. Camaros and Mustangs tend to stay in my dust, only competion so far was a highly modified honda. Even the M3 and Supra stayed behind after I hit 3rd gear.

The Brit girl I bought it from didn't seem like she was loaded with cash. She did amuze me though; manly looking chick who previously owned a cossie before purchasing her E5. She brought it with her so she can drive it for a period of one year. This is legal to do here in the states, provided you're not from Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. You can legally drive it as a tourist for a grace period of one year with your country's plate and insurance, then you have to send it back to your country. She was clever and went to title office in Florida where the dumb clerk lady mistook the Evo for an imported galant; didn't even put a car model on the title itself. My title, or tag, reads: Silver Mitsu 4 door. My cousin saw the car parading up and down Daytona Beach with a for sale sign on it, called me, and I jumped on the opportunity. Bought it for 25K: Silver 98 Evo 5 GSR 30k miles, Upgraded Sloted/cross drilled rotors in the front, upgrade speakers, 5 1/2 inch touchscreen radio w/ playstation, cd changer, awesome alarm system, together with all manuals, books, history service, etc. Flew down to Daytona a few days after talking to her on the phone, wrote her a check for the 25 large, drove it back all the way from FL to NY. Took me 11 hours.

I read from other posts, and you said you're from the Phillipines. Well, I think you can bring a car here if you're ever interested. I'm gonna take some pics after I have it all done up, currently in the process of putting a full HKS Hiper, HKS Downpipe and extension decatted, HKS SSQ BOV, a few gauges, springs, HKS EVC EZ, and a few other mods, probably wheels soon. Maybe I'll drive it down to TImes Square and photo it there. Could be an Evo Postcard! :)
 
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Jigga,

Since there are so many mad modded DSM 4G63T's over there in the states, how many of those mods work well with the Evo? Far as I know, most of the mods are for the VR4 Galant or Talon/Eclipse/Stealth cars. Fundamentally same engine of course, but not exactly the same either.

I also own a 2-wheel drive '91 Galant into which I've swapped a 2nd-gen 4G63T from a Japan-spec VR-4 (dyno'd at 180HP/198lbs-ft to the wheels). No intentions to fiddle with this, as in current fully stock spec, it's way more power than the poor front-drive platform can handle. But if any of the usual DSM mods will work well with Evo's, could be a more affordable alternative to buying the expensive Jap components.

I may well be having my Evo's head worked on, and along with the Power FC ECU, my tuner is promising at least 280HP to the wheels. Which means the stock clutch will have to go. Currently Cusco or ORC twin plate units are the likely candidates, but expensive for me at about $US2k|PLS|. Any of the stateside clutches work with Evos?

Cheers!
 
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