That's coming this summer. I need new brakes, anyway. Going to do new rotors that won't rust to crap and paint the calipers. Not sure what color, though.It looks good, my only suggestion is now dress up the brakes some since they are exposed more than they were with stock wheels. Time to pull out caliper paint! Also looking forward to seeing more pics. Good choice though nice to see something different.
OK, those full car shots are closer to the look I had in my head (minus the rear end lift, of course). Still, if you stare at it long enough, you can start to feel like the wheel's lip contributes to that 'smaller' illusion.It's an optical illusion.
They are the same size as the stock 19s (since they are 19s). The spokes do travel most of the width of the wheel. It's just that my car is stock height up front (and won't be lowered). So if the car was lowered, they would fill up more of the wheel well. Also the Nitto NT05s seem almost a full inch taller than the stock tires (I was comparing them at my house). I was pretty surprised to see the size difference. So on a lower profile tire, I think you'd see less of the "optical illusion" as well.
Here are some full car shots. You have to keep in mind that my car's rear is now raised about 2.5" from what the stock height is (mainly to fit a taller drag tire in the back).
It creates another optical illusion where the rear wheel looks a tad smaller than the front. But this is solely due to the giant wheel gap that exists in the back, now (like I said -- about 2.5" above stock).
On a lowered car, the wheels would look better. But any wheel ever will look better on a lowered car. Mine is more function over form, though, so I need to keep the front stock height and the rear raised.