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Baldy McBalders
03-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Hi everyone,
So I have been pondering tires for my Turbo for a while, and figured I would get around to it by mid summer once I cooked the P7's down enough to justify it. Well, a massive, oddly located pothole helped speed that decision up for me a bit; took the sidewall out of my left front. Good time for tire shopping! I tried to get some BFG's, but couldn't get a hold of them quickly enough, so I ended up going with the next choice, some 205/45-16 Yokohama S-Drives.
And of course, I was like "well, it sure would be good to have a full size spare mounted up on a wheel ready to go since NOBODY seems to keep these oddball sizes in stock". Then, of course, I start thinking about the fact that I have never really liked the OEM wheels to begin with, so, why not get a new set"? UGH. I don't have a lot of recreational cash at the moment, so I figured I would just grab something cheap, and if I didn't dig them, great, winter wheels.

Here is what i got:107401074110742
These are MSW Type 25, and they were all of $99 each. I didn't realize at the time how similar these are in appearance to the 695 Ferrari Tributo wheels, but am pleasantly surprised how nice they look on the car.
Anyways, I hadn't ever seen these wheels mentioned specifically here ,so I thought I would share.
Thanks!
B.

theporschephile
03-21-2014, 07:38 AM
wow, those look great, have a very OEM look to them

Robert Nixon
03-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Looking good!

FTY
03-21-2014, 08:40 AM
wow, those look great, have a very OEM look to them

+1

They look wonderful!!

shadyabarth
03-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Those wheels have a semi-Retro look to them and suits the car well...

trevc
03-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Nice looking wheel. 4x98 or 4x100?

lammie200
03-21-2014, 02:56 PM
A lot of aftermarket wheels look goofy to me. Yours don't. Good choice IMHO.

redred
03-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Those look incredible! Very, very similar to the Tributo Ferrari wheels, but I like the darker color.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/Abarth-695-Tributo-Ferrari-Rad-Felge-19-fotoshowImageNew-42819775-571776_zps64761a26.jpg

Baldy McBalders
03-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Nice looking wheel. 4x98 or 4x100?

Alas, they are 4X100s. The "variation" <cough wobble cough> bolts don't freak me out. I own torque wrenches, and better yet, know how to use them.
I try to keep my car as clean and "sleeper" looking as I can, and I think the wheels fit that idea, especially with the little wee Fiat center caps. Thanks for the nice words everyone; I actually didn't think that they would look as good as they do. These tires are pretty great so far as well. Man those P7's were poor tires.
Thanks!
B.

Chops
03-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Those are great looking wheels! I like them even better than the 695 wheels. Great choice!