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Old 02-29-2004, 09:21 PM
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Ok I got a set of the OZ Superleggara wheels last fall. I'm getting tires for them this week, but I have one concern. They are 17X8.5 measuring from inside the lip to inside, the entire width of the wheel is 9". I was going to go 225/40 in the front and 245/45 in the back. Everything looks like it will fit fine in the back, but when i put a wheel on the lugs in the front without the tires on it there is only a finger width of room between the edge of the wheel and my suspension, it's up on jack stands right now, so I know the arms will swing out a tad when it gets put on the ground, but I still get the feeling they are going to rub on the springs. Does anyone know if these wheels won't work or if I'll be fine?
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Old 02-29-2004, 11:43 PM
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You could always run thin spacers if they don't work, because it sounds like they are pretty close. A friend of mine used 16.7x5 300zx stockers on his TII for autocrossing, which needed 1/4" spacers up front, and he was happy with the choice. I am planning to do the same with my FC this upcoming season.
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Old 02-29-2004, 11:52 PM
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what about the fenders up front? would those be cleared as well?
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:22 AM
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yeah dude the fenders are fine, you know it you saw it with your own eyes tonight in all its splender, but yeah i suppose i could go with a small spacer, but I bought them from whiplash and he said they were on his TII, so I assumed there would be no spacers needed, but it sure is cutting it close if it does work.
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:38 PM
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Brandon, those are 17 x 8's I sold you and yes there tight up front w/ 225-45....However I ran a 225-45 up front and it barely cleared (coilovers)... get a 225-45 and then get a 5mm spacer and you'll be more than fine...otherwise get a 215-45...



On the back get a 245-40



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Old 03-03-2004, 03:37 PM
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hahaha ok Brad thanks man, yeah Ill prolly get the 225's in the front and see if i wanna need the spacers at all. By the way I'm gunna be runnin Haltech this spring so watch out haha. Im gettin the tires on this week and I'm comin over to show you the car. It's gunna look bad ***. :-)
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Hrrmmm 3 way race on video this weekend?
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:19 PM
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You will definately need spacers in the front. I have 17x8 OZ Superleggeras with 225/45 and while the did look fine with the car in the air, they'll press hard into the suspension when you put it down. I haven't tried fitting spacers yet to see what size I'd need, since my car's been down since June. Let me know what size spacer you end up using.
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Old 03-03-2004, 09:17 PM
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ill probably go with what BRad said and get a 5mm spacer. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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hmm well we shall see, I have 16x8s with 225s up front. No rubbing. I have drove it with them on too..
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