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Old 08-15-2006, 10:39 PM   #241
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17x7, ET18. I know its a bit of a stretch but will a 225/45R17 fit?? mainly the fronts.. I know the rears will rub......... opinions, comments?
Not a chance. Even a 215/40/17 would catch the fender occasionally.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:58 PM   #242
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Damnit I tryed.... coulda got em for cheap too being R comps and all
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:48 AM   #243
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Track use fitment question

I am sure that 225/50/15 would fit on a 15x7, 27 offset rim, but I always had 205 tires. Would 225 be safe for track use?
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:21 PM   #244
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Damnit I tryed.... coulda got em for cheap too being R comps and all
LOL, that makes it a lot worse too. 225 R-comps will run at least as wide at 245 street tires.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:23 PM   #245
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I am sure that 225/50/15 would fit on a 15x7, 27 offset rim, but I always had 205 tires. Would 225 be safe for track use?
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Yes, this is an extremely common setup (225/50/15 on 15x7 ET27 Kosei K1's, to be exact).

Some 225's (namely R-compounds) will require a small spacer up front to clear the strut. 3-5mm.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:41 PM   #246
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Yes, this is an extremely common setup (225/50/15 on 15x7 ET27 Kosei K1's, to be exact).

Some 225's (namely R-compounds) will require a small spacer up front to clear the strut. 3-5mm.
You are right, these are the wheels
I was talking about Toyo T1 R, would I still need spacers?
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:50 PM   #247
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You are right, these are the wheels
I was talking about Toyo T1 R, would I still need spacers?
I thought 225's where too wide for an e30
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:56 PM   #248
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You are right, these are the wheels
I was talking about Toyo T1 R, would I still need spacers?
No spacers for 225 T1-R's.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:57 PM   #249
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:59 PM   #250
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I thought 225's where too wide for an e30
Hey mike, you stole my wheels, I will steal your tires
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:55 PM   #251
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If I install borbet 16x9's et15 what kind of spacer will I need to use? I'd REALLY like to go without if at all possible. Also for tire selection, what size would you guys suggest?
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:08 PM   #252
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If I install borbet 16x9's et15 what kind of spacer will I need to use? I'd REALLY like to go without if at all possible. Also for tire selection, what size would you guys suggest?
You'll need at least a 5mm hubcentric spacer up front to clear the struts, no spacers in the rear but I used 10mm's to even out the stance, tires are
215/40/16's but you can go 215/45/16's which fill out the fenders a bit more if you aren't low enough.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:35 AM   #253
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What Ed said, although you may even get away with cheap 3mm spacers up front.

Or, you could throw a small dent in the front strut. I don't really recommend that though.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:09 PM   #254
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No dents or P.O.S "spacers" will be used. I turned out a set and two spairs while visiting my old high school shop at the end of last year. I'm not a fan of spending 1600 on wheels that are properly balanced to cheap out on mounting them and have em shake like a 40 year old cougars vibrator on a saturday night
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