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I'm looking for some silver wheels fro my 2015 Smart. On a previous Smart that I had, I purchased Rial LeMans wheels through Tire Rack, which I really liked. But they're no longer available. All they have now is a graphite silver wheel which is not as shiny as I'd like. Does anyone know a source for wheels besides Tire Rack, that are reasonably priced?

Also, several months ago, before Tire Rack ran out of the LeMans wheel, all he had left was the 15x6 size, but he said I could use that size for both the front and back. That sounded a little fishy to me. Why would they sell 2 different sizes for the Smart, when 1 size would work for both?
 

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Many people run the same size tires and wheels on both front and rear. You can rotate the tires, get better handling, improved looks, etc. I have had my '09 almost 11 years and have had the same size tires and wheels for about 10. You may try Smart Madness for the wheels you are looking for. They sell many aftermarket wheels and even some factory take offs. Good luck in your search.
 

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I'm looking for some silver wheels fro my 2015 Smart. On a previous Smart that I had, I purchased Rial LeMans wheels through Tire Rack, which I really liked. But they're no longer available. All they have now is a graphite silver wheel which is not as shiny as I'd like. Does anyone know a source for wheels besides Tire Rack, that are reasonably priced?

Also, several months ago, before Tire Rack ran out of the LeMans wheel, all he had left was the 15x6 size, but he said I could use that size for both the front and back. That sounded a little fishy to me. Why would they sell 2 different sizes for the Smart, when 1 size would work for both?
Good morning,
A 15x6 will fit the front but keep in mind with the wrong tires it could become an issue with clearence. The trick is to keep the height as close to OEM as possible whether you go 15 16, or 17. The best setup I believe I have seen was George’s Brabas with 215/35R17. I would have went that way, but unfortunately I live in New York where the roads are like the (Serengeti Trail)
I just purchased 15x6.5 for all four corners with 205/50R15 Nitto’s. The wheel has a positive 22.5 offset so no spacers will be needed to mount this setup, as well as it’s the closest I could get at a factory height with a tire/wheel combo.
If you’re looking for OEM wheels you will find a boat load of fronts, it’s the rears that become an issue.
For the most part I purchased my wheels off a seller on EBay. I purchased the mirrored gunmetal Genius Darwin’s. It’s probably the best price I would find on all fours. I would have purchased off Smart Madness but they didn’t have a wheel package offered with the Genius wheels that were the same size front/back.
Try Ebay for the most reasonable prices with free shipping.
Paula
 

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I'm looking for some silver wheels fro my 2015 Smart. On a previous Smart that I had, I purchased Rial LeMans wheels through Tire Rack, which I really liked. But they're no longer available. All they have now is a graphite silver wheel which is not as shiny as I'd like. Does anyone know a source for wheels besides Tire Rack, that are reasonably priced?

Also, several months ago, before Tire Rack ran out of the LeMans wheel, all he had left was the 15x6 size, but he said I could use that size for both the front and back. That sounded a little fishy to me. Why would they sell 2 different sizes for the Smart, when 1 size would work for both?
I own 9 yes 9 smart cars from 2009-2014 and all of mine have 15x6 inch Alu-tech wheels from tire rack with 195/50R15's at on all corners. No rubbing...EVER and they corner like they are on rails!
 

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The point of the undersized front wheels is to induce understeer. With a rear engine car oversteer is always an issue and the average driver handles understeer better than oversteer. Equal size tires will make the handling noticeably better.

Race driver definition: understeer means you hit the wall going forward; oversteer means you hit the wall going backward; horsepower determines how fast you hit the wall; torque determines how hard you hit it! (the first two are true, the second two not so much!)
 
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