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Old 11-06-2018, 07:56 PM
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Default GT4 on Black Advan GT Wheels w/ Gtechniq Coating

Wheels: 20" Yokohama Advan GT Premium
Tires: Michelin Pilot 4S in OEM Sizing
Coating: Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armor
Suspension: Lowered on Stock Suspension

I just installed my new wheels to add a touch of JDM flare to the car. I've always had a thing for simple 5-spoke designs. Rays / Volks / Advans are well recognized and being forged and lighter than OEM is a plus. The "premium" version has white machine engraved logos instead of a sticker.

The fitment is spot on without any sign of being too sunk in or sticking out. The rears are a moderate concave face while the fronts are not for caliper clearance. Speaking of which, my only complaint is very conservative offsets on these wheels. The concavity angle and/or lip depth could have been much more appealing with more aggressive offsets. I can slide an entire finger between the rear calipers and spokes... almost a finger on the fronts. This is on standard steel Brembo's.

I decontaminated and cleaned the wheels first with Adam's Wheel Cleaner. Applying Gtechniq's Wheel Armor was pretty simple, just time consuming. I bought the larger 30ml kit to coat all 4 wheel faces and barrels. I highly recommend having extra applicator pads (make up pads) as the ones in the box fall apart easily.

I only used 1/3rd of the bottle for the whole job while applying generously. The liquid turns into tiny hard crystals if left out in room temperature so applying and wiping down one wheel at a time is important. I applied a layer of C2 Liquid Crystal the next day for additional shine and hydrophobic protection.

Overall, I'm extremely happy with how these wheels change the overall persona of the car. While the OEM grey wheels whisper a classy look, these Advans project an aggressive stance that matches well with my catless LT headers, straight pipes, etc.

I'll snap more pics once the weather cooperates.









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Old 11-06-2018, 08:17 PM
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Very nice ! maybe some Titanium studs to finish it off.
I'm a huge fan of Advan's, SSR's , Ray's, etc..all those manufacturers make phenomenal wheels. If you decide to sell your OEM's I'm interested.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:24 AM
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My favorite wheels for the GT4. Where did you buy them if you don’t mind me asking?
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:04 AM
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Looks great.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 911-140.6 View Post
Very nice ! maybe some Titanium studs to finish it off.
I'm a huge fan of Advan's, SSR's , Ray's, etc..all those manufacturers make phenomenal wheels. If you decide to sell your OEM's I'm interested.
I plan on cleaning, decontaminating, coating, and then storing the OEM wheels to preserve them.

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My favorite wheels for the GT4. Where did you buy them if you don’t mind me asking?
I bought them used from a Rennlist member. The build time on these in GT4 spec is a bit crazy.

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Looks great.
Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:01 AM
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Looks awesome!!! Wish they made Advan GT in a Volk "Mercury Silver" type color though...
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:47 PM
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Looks amazing!
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Awesome wheels!
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:37 PM
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Looks great
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Five12Free View Post
My favorite wheels for the GT4. Where did you buy them if you don’t mind me asking?
I have TE37s on hand if you want.... no wait. -> https://rennlist.com/forums/gt4/9403...n-a-gt4-9.html

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Originally Posted by Pr3z View Post
I have TE37s on hand if you want.... no wait. -> https://rennlist.com/forums/gt4/9403...n-a-gt4-9.html
Looks great but I prefer the looks of the Advans... and I only want black.
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once i sold the gt4, i shipped the wheels to a good guy in Usa.....maybe they are my "old" wheels....
p.s. i bought another set for my gt3 ......
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cox1974 View Post
once i sold the gt4, i shipped the wheels to a good guy in Usa.....maybe they are my "old" wheels....
p.s. i bought another set for my gt3 ......
Fun fact: These *are* your old wheels. There seems to be only a few sets of these floating around the world for the GT4. Small word, eh? These have traveled from Japan > Italy > US West > US East.
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:40 AM
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Ahahaahahahagag... Great... The world is really small :-)
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