What do you do when you have a pretty lightweight 4 cylinder car and you want to go faster? Well you make it even lighter! The idea is to shed a couple of hundred pounds on the car before changing the rear differential gearing and slight motor tweaks. The car feels a little more peppy now with around 80 pounds of weight shed from the rear trunk of the car. The lightweight battery took off around 30lbs in it self. Which is awesome! Also the tires are a little less height than the tall factory 14 inchers which makes the gearing feel more responsive also.
The wheels and tires are in for project E30, and I’m very happy with how they look. The gun metallic color has so many shades in it depending on the light which is a plus. They are 15×8 +4 with a 205/50/15 Dunlop Direzza DZ101 mounted nicely on them. I test fitted them on the E30. I had to angle the car into the driveway to get the wheel to tuck up since I don’t have the suspension on it yet to get an idea of how it’ll look. As you can see they fit pretty nicely. I’ll need a slight roll to allow them to breathe a little. Then I can start throwing the car around with them on.
Small wheels are cool too. I’ve always liked the prices on 15″ tires. I have acquired the taste for big wheels too, but on certain cars small kicks just look right. There’s nothing quite like an old school ride on a low offset wide/little wheel. A skyline wouldn’t be my first pick for some 15’s. As you can see it looks pretty clean, and when you are constantly going sideways you can’t beat $50 a pop tires.