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Thinking about a set of nice wheels for when I finally get my red iq (And it will be red, somehow. Don't care if I have to open a vein and bleed all over the damned thing) but I can;t spend a whole lot and there's no sense in wasting the brand new tires so I want to get something the same size so I can just go to my tire guy and have him swap them out.

So how do these look?
16" Racing Red Wheels Rims 4x100 4x108 Contour Escort Fiesta Focus Cougar Jetta | eBay



They're 16" by 7" wheels, but I'm not sure if the width is right, and they're 4-lug wheels with a couple different spacing options that say they;re good for several toyotas and scions, so I'm hoping they'll be good for the iq.

They also seem like a decent price. What do you guys think? I know very little about this stuff.
 

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I believe the stock wheel is only 5" wide. These are 7" wide so the stock tires would not fit. Unless you are looking to go with the JDM major stretch look. =)
 

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bah, too bad they're really slick looking
Oh well. I'll have to see if I can find something like it in 5" now that I know the width

Anyone know any cool looking 16x5s? A cursory trawl through ebay shows me basically all cool looking 16" wheels are 16x7
 

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I believe the stock wheel is only 5" wide. These are 7" wide so the stock tires would not fit. Unless you are looking to go with the JDM major stretch look. =)
hello taz and cliffjumper,there are a few of us on here me included that went with aftermarket 16 b7 rims and used our stock rubber for the rim,i does work just fine,it is stretched but within safe limits,i allso chose this option for cost savings,WHEN these rubber wear,i will upgrade into substantually better rubber that fit WIDE,here is a pic of the stretch. Automotive parking light Tire Wheel Vehicle Hood
 

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humm, I'll have to ask a couple local tire shops about it, but if that works fine for you so far it's something to consider. I'd imagine it probably sits a little bit lower too since the tires are stretched out
 

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oh and yes those rims are very nice,not to keep clean mind you, but visualy stunning.:cool:
 

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hello taz and cliffjumper,there are a few of us on here me included that went with aftermarket 16 b7 rims and used our stock rubber for the rim,i does work just fine,it is stretched but within safe limits,i allso chose this option for cost savings,WHEN these rubber wear,i will upgrade into substantually better rubber that fit WIDE,here is a pic of the stretch.
Judging by Brent's picture I would change my advise and say go for it. That stretch is not bad at all and those wheels you have picked out would look great! Thanks for the info Brent.
 

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Sweet. These may have to wait a month or so, til I've got the insurance and maybe fist payment under my belt but damn th more I look the more I want them
 

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humm, I'll have to ask a couple local tire shops about it, but if that works fine for you so far it's something to consider. I'd imagine it probably sits a little bit lower too since the tires are stretched out
would not sit any noticeably lower no.
 

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Did you have any problems with the tire presure sensor? Also...how does one change wheels on a car with sensors? Do you need special wheels? I have no idea how those things work
 

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Normally you use new sensor kits (rubber seal and nut kit). But being they are almost new. I did't use anew kits on mine.
you do have to be A LOT MORE careful doing TPMS wheels so you don't catch and break the sensors. Just unscrew them and put them on the new wheels. If I remember correct the torque it is really low so use a inch # torque wrench. 18"(inch)# I think ! ?
 

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So I'd need to make sure these wheels are compatible with TPMS? How can I tell if they are?

Would a tire shop be willing to mount my old rubber on the new wheels, or am I going to have to do the install myself?
 

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So I'd need to make sure these wheels are compatible with TPMS? How can I tell if they are?

Would a tire shop be willing to mount my old rubber on the new wheels, or am I going to have to do the install myself?
THEY DEFINATELY ARE COMPATIBAL,oops,sorry to yell,but im way over here in CANADA:rolleyes:
 
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