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JUS_CRZN 11-30-2006 07:07 PM

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I wanted to see what you guys think of these wheels?
I'm planing on running 17x8 rims 225/45/17 Font and 245/40/17 Rear.
Any comments?

thinair 12-01-2006 08:36 AM

The Ultraleggera's are great rims from what I hear. They're cast, but light and strong, and not really that expensive. They also offer a lot of caliper clearance if you ever decide to swap to larger calipers.

Why are you planning to run staggared?

JUS_CRZN 12-01-2006 09:04 AM

I am planning on running willwood brakes this winter, and the car needs more
traction in the rear.

thinair 12-01-2006 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by JUS_CRZN
I am planning on running willwood brakes this winter, and the car needs more
traction in the rear.

What car is it?

JUS_CRZN 12-01-2006 09:13 AM

1998 328i S/C, 3.23diff, Ltw flywheel, 3.2L motor.

thinair 12-01-2006 09:16 AM

you might want to look at a wider rim then, like 8.5", and run 255 all around. At least you're car won't understeer as much.

With the way e36's and e46's are setup, I always advise against a staggared tire setup, narrower front tires always make the car understeer more. Unless this is a show car, then disregard the above.

JUS_CRZN 12-01-2006 09:21 AM

No, its not going to be a show car.
I'm building it for personal enjoyment and hopefully lots
of driving schools at Mosport.

thinair 12-01-2006 09:39 AM

Then in my opinion you really should look into something wider then 225 up front, and avoid staggarded if you're planning on hitting the track.

JUS_CRZN 12-01-2006 10:18 AM

How about 235's all around. Im worried about rubbing.

thinair 12-01-2006 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JUS_CRZN
How about 235's all around. Im worried about rubbing.

That's what I run now on my car, and it's a great size for an 8" rim, you can potentially have straight line traction issues in the first and second gear, well, first gear is a given...especially with a blown 3.2L

Also you have the option of rotating the tires with a non-staggarded setup.

JUS_CRZN 12-01-2006 10:34 AM

Thanks for the advice...
Are you running 40's or 45's

thinair 12-01-2006 10:42 AM

235/40R17 all around.

I notice that with a 245/40/17 the sidewalls start to bulge a bit on an 8" rim.

JUS_CRZN 12-01-2006 10:46 AM

Brand of tires?

thinair 12-01-2006 10:57 AM

Toyo T1R's

Axxe 12-01-2006 11:24 AM

Rotating tires is crucial, especially with track use, where the fronts wear the outsides and the rears wear in the insides.


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