The Kumho’s overall width is 9.8″ and the Nitto Motivos are 10.24″ wide. Almost a half inch of additional width. If you go back and take a look at the way the old tires fit on the stock wheels you’ll notice they’re pretty much flush with the lips of the wheels. So the additional width of the 255’s will not only give us some added front grip, but it will also give our newly refreshed wheels a little bit of protection from those pesky curbs.
We sent the wheels off to Embee Performance and they took care of smoothing out the lips and powder coating our stock V70 wheels. We were trying to get the color close to the darker silver finish of the Pegasus wheels and think we got really close with one of Embee’s available off the shelf colors. We’re super happy with the workmanship and finish!
With our newly refinished wheels looking so good we couldn’t just put the dirty TPMS sensor caps back on. Some metal polish and elbow grease got them looking like new. Our wheels were now ready to get their new Nitto Motivos mounted.
The wheel and tire hauler for this project! My daily driven B13 SE-R. It is amazing how much bigger wheels have gotten over the years. The B13 is on 15″ wheels and it came stock with 14″s. The stock V70 18″s look humongous next to it!
While we had the wheels off we decided to spruce up the brakes a little too. This is the G2 Caliper Paint kit and this little bit of product is enough to do 4 normal sized calipers. We’ve used the G2 kit on various cars we own and around the shop with super good results. The finish is very durable and has withstood over a decade of use on my B13’s calipers. Once fully cured you can even spray them with brake parts cleaner. All you do is mix the activator solution in the small glass bottle with the paint, thoroughly mix, and you’re ready to start brushing on the paint.