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I have had 18/19 Advan Model 5’s (bought used many years ago). I don’t think they were in the best condition and have gotten them repaired multiple times and my wheel shop said they’re on the threshold of their life. I really like this classic design and would like something similar but am open to any suggestions. I have stoptech BBK which need to be cleared. I love the look of 18/19 but think I would prefer going back to 17/18 for better handling. I don’t track, just some spirited driving on occasion and honestly don’t drive it too much. Looking forward to some recommendations.
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17/17 or 17/18 many options..
 
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Hard to go wrong with just about anything from Rays Engineering and their various brands. 17/18 is the most popular aftermarket sizing as the doc mentioned, but some guys who like skinnier tires run 18/19.
 
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The Advan Model 5's are my favorite look for the NSX, but in 17/18.

Are the newer production Model T5's any stronger?

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Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming. I really love model 5's but I have finally come to accept that I may have to move on. Do you guys think 17/18s are the best for performance? I definitely felt a downgrade when going from OEM to 18/19s.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming. I really love model 5's but I have finally come to accept that I may have to move on. Do you guys think 17/18s are the best for performance? I definitely felt a downgrade when going from OEM to 18/19s.

The original 15/16 and 16/17 will provide the lightest handling feel- the original feel of the NSX that the engineers intended. Even the 17/18 are a compromise in this instance- drive a 15/16 Enkei or Phat Fives right after driving a 17/18 combo and you will feel it.
 
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The original 15/16 and 16/17 will provide the lightest handling feel- the original feel of the NSX that the engineers intended. Even the 17/18 are a compromise in this instance- drive a 15/16 Enkei or Phat Fives right after driving a 17/18 combo and you will feel it.

I believe it. I should really ask, is 17/18 the right balance of look and performance? I don't track.
 
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looks are subjective...so is driving bliss....some feel it more than others...you are a long time owner,,been to plenty of meets, you know what you like...just a matter of shopping...
 
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looks are subjective...so is driving bliss....some feel it more than others...you are a long time owner,,been to plenty of meets, you know what you like...just a matter of shopping...

It took me about 4 years to decide what wheels I wanted.
 
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lol are you married?
 
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that can be a pita....best to find a vendor who has done the homework on what clears what...there are some old wheel threads that folks report what combos have worked..
 
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These somewhat like the the M5s.
BC Racing forged RS-42
17x8, +40 front
18x9.5 +35 rear
The sizes and offset I decided on were from generous prime input in the past.
I can't comment on BBK clearance....
Maybe a little rub at full turn; I rarely notice.
I think they look OK.
See this guy if interested:
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showt...-Wheels-custom-made-to-order-NEW-styles-added
BC has changed this wheel a bit since I bought them; not sure if you could order these just like this:
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PS - The Prodrive GC-07 do look pretty nice...
 
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These somewhat like the the M5s.
BC Racing forged RS-42
17x8, +40 front
18x9.5 +35 rear
The sizes and offset I decided on were from generous prime input in the past.
I can't comment on BBK clearance....
Maybe a little rub at full turn; I rarely notice.
I think they look OK.
See this guy if interested:
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showt...-Wheels-custom-made-to-order-NEW-styles-added
BC has changed this wheel a bit since I bought them; not sure if you could order these just like this:
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PS - The Prodrive GC-07 do look pretty nice...

Thanks, I will check these guys out.
 
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