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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Adelaide, S.A, Aust

    Default New rims for Clio

    Hi all, I'm new to this so don't be nasty !

    My Clio Sport needs new rubber, so I am thinking of going to a 16 or 17" tyre - does anyone have any advice to offer ? I am running the factory fit 195/50 R15 Michelins - I've been told (amongst other things) to keep the original rims cos they are valuable if selling ... hope to hear some +ve stuff from you over qualified Renault types out there ...


  2. #2
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Dec 2003


    4 rims with original tyres go for around $200 or so... so not worth anything...

    Rims... stick with 15" if you want performance/handling!
    anything bigger will pretty much lead to more weight (unless you pay HUGE $).

    I have both 15 & 17 & prefer to "drive" with the 15's.
    The original idea was to get some semi's & throw em on the 15's for track days & sport, but never ended up happening!

    If you really wanted a better look & want a bigger rim, at most go for 16's. but choice of wheel/tyre is limited...

    Its a bad situation pretty much :|

  3. #3


    As nate says, tyre availability is a bit of an issue, especially in 16". Getting something as good as the factory Pilot SX's is proving difficult. Check out - there is a fair bit of discussion there on tyres and rims.

  4. #4
    Fellow Frogger! ClioF1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western Sydney


    Plenty available, you just have to look fairly hard.

    I'm ordering some rims from at the moment.

    Most euro rims in Oz are overpriced, so I resorted to importing my own.

    Go 16s for looks and on-road handling, 15s for race applications (no race tyres available in 16").

    Your 15s aren't worth much, keep them for track work.
    2005 RENAULTsport Clio 182 Cup F1

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