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I finally took the plunge and bought some wheels and tires---for the track stuff we do I wanted to get as wide/short as possible and I had a pretty good idea that I could stuff some 245/35/17's under there with a little bit of work. I sell the Andros wheel's here at the shop---they were 17x8 and faily economical---about $140 a wheel---they come in at 18lbs and with the offset get the tire out there pretty good. For tires we're limited to the 140uq/treadwear rating by classs so I went with the Toyo R1R's---they have that 245/35/17 oddball size that I was after---it's a full inch wider/full inch shorter than the oem stuff---it's kind of goofy looking without lowering the car---allthought the whole car sit's a 1/2" lower with the tires...So I lost about 6lbs per corner of rotating weight (25lbs lighter woowoo!!), gained some gearing with the small diameter which is noticeable spinning it around the block, and got a half inch lower to boot. I'm installing Ksports today and I'll post some pics when I'm done with that. I can tell you after driving around the block, that they are noiser, firmer, but don't have any rubbing issues going forward/back at full lock---as I lower the car though, it's going to get tricky...!