well thank you Jesse.
ITs been a while since i updated my pictures, i DID end up painting the drums gold with the left over caliper paint. It looks even sweeter!
I'll hafta get pics this weekend before the weather turns nasty.
now, to your questions(*)
I'm assuming you know what they are from my signature. I got them from Tirerack and had them shipped locally to 'Tire world' or something that was close to my work. Paid approx. $1,800.00 for the setup. Installation was free. The wheels came with 2 sets of center caps, ones with red lettering and ones with black and 2 sets of valve caps one with red one with black lettering. They are sweet and in the 6 years i owned the car, heads never turned like they do now unitl i got those wheels.
The ride: the overall diameter of the wheel and tire is only 1 or 2 mm'* differnt from stock so my speedo is about 1 1/2 mphs off at 100MPH. no biggy. The wider wheels have no issue at all as far as clearance is concerned.
AS for road noise, its never been an issue b/c i cant hear them over my exhaust and stereo. Ii cant even hear my exhaust over my stereo!
I do notice more of a vibration when first starting out until the tires get warm. I didnt notice that on my old set, but they wre top of the line Michelins too, I couldnt afford them again with the wheels too. (the michelins were $110 MORE for EACH tire). The COntientals seem to be holding up decent, i just dont like the side wall. ITs ugly IMO.
Oh, they are about a pound or 2 heavier then the stock Ghetto Gold Diamond spoke rims that were on there.
The prices is going to be a rough estimate.
270ea. for wheels
170ea for tires. WR rated
I dont see the Ravia II'* on tire rack anymore. They still have the Ravias which are a one piece design and alot cheaper. The differnce is mine have a stainless steel lip and the Ravias are the same color all the way out. (a polished gray)
Good luck and let me know if ya gots any other questions.