Caliper clearance may stop it from working.Found a wheel I really like, and its even on sale at Discount Tire. They don't show it as a wheel that fits the Type R, but given that its 18.5, 120x5, and has a 40mm offset, why wouldn't it work?
VELOXFLIGHT18 X8.5 5-120.00 40 BKGLML
on sale $200.00/found it lower?
+ Installation costs added in cart
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I had thought of that, but am a bit baffled. Several of the wheels I've looked at, along with this one, were specifically designed for high performance sports cars. All of those cars have large calipers. Are the Type R's larger than normal even for performance cars? I could have sworn my BMW M cars had even bigger brakes.Caliper clearance may stop it from working.
Thanks for the advice, and I after further pondering, I agree with you and Florence_NC. I think the Montegi's are going to be the way to go. The MR146 SS6 is a very nice looking wheel. And from all comments I've read, Montegi's are well made, light, yet solid wheels. And very affordable.John, I tend to agree with Florence_NC. The inner face on those VELOXFLIGHT rims look awfully flat and you might encounter a brake clearance problem with the Brembo's up front..
Why not take a look at Motegi's ? More than a few styles that fit, good weight and their prices are reasonable..
Didn't realize Discount Tire had Montegi's! Will look into that. I have a great relationship, going back many years, with my local store.Another +1 on the Motegi's. I run the MR145s in bronze with 255/40/18 PS4S's. At 21lbs per wheel and around $200 per wheel, hard to beat.
Discount Tire has a 10% Vet discount as well for you fellow Vets.