My tires had gotten bald, and in fact the metal radial belts were showing through on both front tires, so in the interests of safety I finally bought new tires. And in the interest of performance I wanted new lighter stronger rims. And in the interest of making my car look cool (grin) I wanted 18″s.

I ended up getting 18″x8″ O.Z. Ultraleggras in silver, wrapped in Pilot Sport A/S Z rated tires. I put them on and washed the car.

You can see the result here (the first three pics are the old wheels when I’d first bought the car):