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Wheels, wheels, wheels

So my 2013 has 12,500 miles, and it's third set of wheels are on the way.

I had my eye on Genius Darwins, until I saw them in person. Thank you to the guy in the white mercedes rebadge widebody that parked next to me at Safeway.

I actually went with 4 15x6 Rial Le Mans rear wheels, and 4 195/50R15 Hankook Ventus R-S3 V2 tires.

It's gonna be a grippy little $#!t.

They weigh 32 pounds each (wheel and tire),So the rears are the same weight as the Brabus 15's, and the fronts are each 4 pounds heavier.

*Advertised weights were inaccurate. they actually weigh 37 pounds per wheel.*

I don't have any intention of selling my Brabus (all 15") wheels, but what are they worth?
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I had the same 15x6 Rial wheels and 195/50/15 Falken tires on my 2008 for 4 years. I am
sure you will be VERY pleased with the improved handling on curves and crosswinds.In my
opinion our smarts should have had 15x6 and 195/50/15 as O.E.M. from smartville..............
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Good combo. My Rial 15x6 wheels are over 5 years old and still look great. I ran 195/50s for about 50K miles and you will definitely enjoy the improvements. I run 185/55s now, but I was looking for a little softer ride and was willing to give up a little in handling.
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I'm currious about the size of the center hole in the rim. Is it right for MB centers?
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The Rial center cap measures 2.5inches across.What size MB centers do you have??...........
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Loving the new wheels and tires. I don't know how they aren't rubbing anywhere. They are so close to everything. I'm lowered on the Madness springs that drop .7 front/1.3 rear. I was a little worried that these tires wouldn't fit with lowering.







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Handling may feel a little"weird"until enough miles to break-in the new tires.After that,
your car will corner like a baby-Porsche!You will love it!!..............


My Falken tires were all-season tread,your tires look to be H.P.summer tread.MORE BETTER!!!...........
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Yes. They are like a cat on carpet. I did break the front loose (forcibly). I was running the pressures at 30f/34r. I upped it to 36f/38r because it felt like the sidewalks flexed too much. The ride is so much nicer. When I lowered it, it got rocky, and I traded suspension bounce for tire bounce. Now with these, it's sooo smooth. You get no feedback from the road cruising down the freeway. I have to be more careful not to speed.
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