Back Story: I’ve finally got a lot of the issues with the car resolved, although I am sure there is some preventative maintenance that needs to be done, I’ll dig into that at a later time, I’ve waited too long to do SOMETHING with the car; it’s been bone stock except a muffler delete for about 2 years now and that’s just ridiculous.
The Need: I’m thinking of doing wheels and tires (mostly because I need new tires, heh). The car (as you all know) comes with stock wheels at 19". Mine are a little scuffed because, well, I’m an idiot 26 year kid–but I feel my idiocy has diminished enough that I can take care of new wheels and keep them pristine. I want to go 20’s (I think) because they’ll look better (fill out the wheel wells a little better without lowering the car maybe?) and I’ve been told that 20" tires are cheaper than 19"'s. My tires are showing some pretty bad edge-wear as well. The previous tires were like this too.
The Situation: Pretty sure I bought these tires barely a year ago and they’re already needing replacing. I don’t track or drive too crazy, but I do definitely utilize the vehicle at least somewhat in the way it was intended when built–speeds in the 140 range generally (once a week or two, not super often), sometimes the car does go sideways in the 10-25ish range depending on weather and road and mood I suppose, but I’m by no means an expert driver or anyting of the sort. I’m a banker/computer guy, this is a hobby/passion–I appreciate the freedom of owning a vehicle such as this one and what owning one really gives you. The power of the gods, at your feet–in any other time period, this would be unthinkable.
The Want: What I think I want is to do 20" wheels all around. I’ll do 20x35x285 in the rear and 20x35x255 in the front. Haven’t picked out wheels yet (definitely open to suggestion) and not sure where best to get them.
The Reason: As I mentioned, I haven’t modified the car in any way, and I’d rather not mess with the engine yet because I’m not engine-savvy enough to deal with that without great expense that I haven’t been/am unwilling to be able to afford. Just got a new job, and I’m doing well enough at work, well enough to know that I’m going to definitely going to be consistently pull in some pretty big bonuses here. I don’t want to be one of those guys who flaunts their car for attention; I want it to remain a wolf in sheep’s clothing–but I wouldn’t mind showing just a tiny, tiny bit more of the wolf. I want it to look like the beast that is just a tad more, but still blend in overall.
Now that you have all the variables, and thank you so much for your time guys, what would you recommend? Should I just buy more 19" tires and call it good? Or spend the extra money on the 20’s? And if I do get the 20’s, what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing wider wheels, and staggered tire widths?
Fire away guys, anything goes! Thank you all for your time!