The title explains the most about this thread. What are the best performance rims (there is a difference between rims that look good). And tires of course are essential, so which ones are good, and which ones will conquer specific environments.
For the case of tires, I would choose either Direzza DZ101 or SP Sport 9000 DSST, both made by dunlop. These are great, but not for all season, they are crap in winter. As for rims I would probably go with Schmidt ones.
Most tires will hand a straight fast. But when getting performance tires, its not about breaking speed records, but having superb handling and grip. I (in the far future) want to get performance tires/rims for late spring, summer, and early fall time. For the winter ill use what I have now.
Post by 95mushroom on Jul 23, 2006 17:15:35 GMT -6
The best 'performance' rims are going to be modular rims, 2 or 3 piece rims. As far as tracking one down that will fit an Aurora might be a bit tough. I'm not sure if that german wheels place makes a 5x115 with the proper offset. You probably will get more results by searching for a more popular GM car, Cadillac Seville, CTS (though 8.5" is the widest I'd go), Pontiac Grand Prix all use the same wheel specs. I've always known HRE rims for quality, performance rims, www.hrewheels.com. I also wouldn't go larger then a 18" rim. Weight starts to be too much, esp. with the tires.
For max performance tires, go to tirerack.com and search your tire size, (255/50/17, 255/45/18) in Max Performance Summer and Ultra High Performance Summer categories. Extreme Performance Summer tires are just too short in life to be reasonable for an everyday car IMO. 255 is also the widest tire I would run. Real performances tires wouldn't be considered at all for anything more then Spring, Summer and early Fall months. They generally are also superior in the rain, and will increase safety a bit.
Post by aurorabrain on Aug 11, 2006 11:14:41 GMT -6
My H-rated Traction T/A's are good enough for my Autobahn! I think I would go with American Racing (pictured) or black Enkei J10 rims...
A friend of mine recently had me put these rims on a Grand Am. Unless you buy the Chrome ones, these are just polished non clear coated. They would require much time and attention to keep them clean and polished.
Post by aurorabrain on Aug 11, 2006 22:56:56 GMT -6
I can't see why they wouldn't fit. The hubs are ALL the same(only diff is ABS connector retainer, plastic or stainless steel), and the brakes are all the same on the '97+'W' body and larger cars (this would include G, C, H, K, E, and U body vehicles). If you have wheels from a car with 10.9" rotors, and try to put them on a car that has 12" rotors there are a few rims that are 16" and rub. Most of them will fit though.
'97 Aurora -Autobahn added, you can too. '06+ Lucerne Upgrades, MANY of them.