View Full Version : Fun times! New wheels and tires!

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.

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!

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


They look wonderful!!

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

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

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

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


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.

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