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Old 11-30-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Oz wheels

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.
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:36 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:04 AM   #3
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I am planning on running willwood brakes this winter, and the car needs more
traction in the rear.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:08 AM   #4
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I am planning on running willwood brakes this winter, and the car needs more
traction in the rear.
What car is it?
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
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No, its not going to be a show car.
I'm building it for personal enjoyment and hopefully lots
of driving schools at Mosport.
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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.
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How about 235's all around. Im worried about rubbing.
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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.
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Thanks for the advice...
Are you running 40's or 45's
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235/40R17 all around.

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