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Old 12-13-2006, 12:49 AM   #331
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If you want no rubbing guaranteed, go with a 205/50/16 tire. What are you using the car for?

i just use the car to get around. work mainly. no racing or anything like that. but i'd really rather not have a really thin tire. i'm not into having to walk the car over railroad tracks and such. i don't mind slowing down but i ain't stopping.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:54 AM   #332
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does the rubbing come from the front or the back?? isn't the rubbing from the front?
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:23 AM   #333
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Rear. Definitely the rear.

And run the 205/50/16 tires, you'll be fine.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:44 AM   #334
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Rear. Definitely the rear.

And run the 205/50/16 tires, you'll be fine.

hey mystikal,

what's the deal with rolling fenders??? i've been reading threads on r3v and this one thread has everyone (pretty much everyone) saying you have to roll your fenders if your car is lowered............... is this true??? and where can i get this done.

and btw i'm aiming for the 16x8 rota slipstreams et20 with the 57.1hb. so go with the 205/50/16s and rubbing won't be an issue. got and pics of this set up by any chance?
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:30 AM   #335
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does the rubbing come from the front or the back?? isn't the rubbing from the front?

yeah and you'll caatch the front fender once in a while
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:32 AM   #336
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hey mystikal,

what's the deal with rolling fenders??? i've been reading threads on r3v and this one thread has everyone (pretty much everyone) saying you have to roll your fenders if your car is lowered............... is this true??? and where can i get this done.

and btw i'm aiming for the 16x8 rota slipstreams et20 with the 57.1hb. so go with the 205/50/16s and rubbing won't be an issue. got and pics of this set up by any chance?
rolling the fenders just give you more fender clearence. depending on how bad your fenders are (rust) i would suggest it if you plan on running these wheels.

lots of places roll fenders. finding the ones that would do it right is key.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:17 PM   #337
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hey mystikal,

what's the deal with rolling fenders??? i've been reading threads on r3v and this one thread has everyone (pretty much everyone) saying you have to roll your fenders if your car is lowered............... is this true??? and where can i get this done.

and btw i'm aiming for the 16x8 rota slipstreams et20 with the 57.1hb. so go with the 205/50/16s and rubbing won't be an issue. got and pics of this set up by any chance?
Some setups require you to roll the fenders, others don't. For example I have run multiple different 215 and 225 width setups, and my fenders have never been rolled; in fact the BBS' in my signature have 225/50/15 tires on them. However when I tried on Chris' Rotas with 225's, they rubbed BADLY (due to the wide wheel).

With the 205 tires on there, you should be able to get away without doing it.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:38 PM   #338
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Stick with a 205/50/16, still plently of grip for most.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:36 PM   #339
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hey axxe, you running the 205s??

you guys have any pics of your wheels you can put up for me. i want to see those 205s actually. thanks.
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16x7.5, ET20, 205/45/16 tires, slight undersize.

Not "narrow" but not "wide," I actually loved the way the car drove with those tires, good balance, in the dry, but they weren't very good tires, so the ultimate grip just wasn't there.
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hmm those don't look that bad... maybe i should go 205's
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:23 AM   #342
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axxe,

those look really good actually. do you have problems with tracks and sewers and such. or can you just roll over pretty much most common obstacles without too much worry to your rims?

what's your car lowered by? don't mean to be a nosey f***ker with all these questions but your rims what kind are they and where they from? how'd you get the 16x7.5s with the et20

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Old 12-19-2006, 09:41 PM   #343
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Im running 205/50ZR16, rubs like a cheap philipino massage parlor
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:13 PM   #344
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what wheels? what offset?
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:47 PM   #345
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axxe,

those look really good actually. do you have problems with tracks and sewers and such. or can you just roll over pretty much most common obstacles without too much worry to your rims?

what's your car lowered by? don't mean to be a nosey f***ker with all these questions but your rims what kind are they and where they from? how'd you get the 16x7.5s with the et20

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The rims are 16x7.5 Borbet Type E, ET 35, with 15mm hubcentric spacers and longer lug bolts. Springs are IE Stg 3 Race, with Koni Shocks all around. Remember that is an early car, so the rear doesn't look as slammed as on late model cars, but this is definately a low setup. Tires are undersized too, which doesn't help the matter.
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