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So Ive been thinking recently about removing the 19" Sportec Mono 10 rims and going back to the OEM Aristo 18"s.

The reason I want to do this is because I dont feel like I can drive the R in the same way on the Sportecs because I am so worried about kerbing them and living on a small island like Guernsey its inevitable that I have to mount the kerb on occasion. Seriously, the streets over here are so narrow in places and when you have a huge bus hurtling toward you at 25 (albeit slow by UK standards, you'd know what I mean if you were over here) theres not alot of choice but to mount the kerb. So far I have been fortunate since having the sportecs refurbished and have taken very good care of the wheels with no kerbing YET!

What are your thoughts? Any prospective buyers for the Sportecs out there :)

Heres a pic of the R on the Sportecs:

 

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The main difference in size is the width as I am running 10mm front spacers I find that the tyres rub the arch because my R is so low. Wouldnt be an issue if I raised it which I have done for the time being but I want the really low look combined with being able to drive around like a preverbial loony sometimes :)

The Sportecs are 8.5 wide whereas I believe the Aristos are 8" wide, its that half inch which would make all the difference to me.

The Sportecs are £1700 for the wheels only and the tyres cost me £750 so thats a combined total of £2450. The tyres are a month old, the rears are fine but the fronts have worn a little as they rubbed on the arch until I raised the front.

I would take this to the classifieds when im certain what im doing but I suspect somewhere in the region of £1800 is the right ball park taking into account they are refurbished wheels and 2 of the tyres are fine but not perfect condition! Opinions please :)

Oh and my R would be awesome in stealth mode as appearing reasonably stock but with FT360 turbo power :D
 

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Its a tough decision because the R looks so good on the 19s but its just so impractical over here and cant be driven how it should be with the 19s. I could drive it as I want to but at the cost of £750 in tryes every few months and kerbed wheels which I dont want lol
 
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