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Just got these puppies on Friday. Wrapped em in Yokohama AVID ENVigor 215/45R17. The tires ride nice and perfectly quiet until you hit a wore out porous tarmac road, then they roar quite a bit. Coming from my stock 15" with the silica Hankook Optimo H426's, there is a HUGE improvement in handling and confidence on the road. I'm also impressed with how close the gunmetal paint on the wheels match the titanium paint.

I still think it needs about .75"-1" drop, but I'm not thrilled with most of the spring kits I see on EX's so far. It seems all of them are designed for the SX with a slightly heavier engine, so the car bulldogs a bit. Coilovers would be sweet, but the price... not so much.

So far I've only de-badged and re-badged, tinted with Llumar's Platinum Plus film, and some seat covers. More to come. I promised my friend we'd get to Costa Rica soon, so car parts on hold till after then.

My dig camera broke, so only camera phone pics.... sorry.

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nice upgrade-
curious how much the tires/wheels ran?
(i like those wheels- but looking for the black versions- i am going for the stealth look for my blk SX koup) :)
 

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Nice.......it does match up quite well.
 

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nice upgrade-
curious how much the tires/wheels ran?
(i like those wheels- but looking for the black versions- i am going for the sleath look for my blk SX koup) :)
Thanks. I used to own a audio/performance shop, so I used a few connections and got the whole thing done for about $1,200. That was swapping TPMS, mount/balance, hub rings, spline lugs, shipping... the whole 9. For a set of forged wheels, that is pretty amazing!
 
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