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Wheel Suspension Question.

Anybody running a 15x8 +15 or something close? What tire size would be good? Any fitment/rubbing issues? Suspension setup? I'm looking for a shock/spring combo for now. Maybe Tokico/Skunk 2? Not too sure, just want to see what everybody is running so I can find something that would suit me. I know I'm going to need to roll the fenders.

I wasn't sure on the stock offset, but this is what I came up with:


EF2dudesocal

15x7 is ur best bet with some 205 series tires because im pretty sure 8 inches will rub when u turn unless u bang in ur inner wheel wells.
~Sp33~

That's a cool looking program, where did you find that?
ksconekiller

http://www.rims-n-tires.com/rt_specs.jsp
A-to-the-J

~Sp33~ wrote:
That's a cool looking program, where did you find that?

I used http://www.bigcustomwheels.com/rt_specs.jsp

EF2dudesocal wrote:
15x7 is ur best bet with some 205 series tires because im pretty sure 8 inches will rub when u turn unless u bang in ur inner wheel wells.


wow...bang the inner wheel wells? wouldn't removing the liner and rolling work? it did wonders on my Supra. Is anybody running 8" wide wheels?
Xian

225 Hoosiers on a 14x7 wheel will rub the chassis when you get close to full lock on the steering.  They'll only fit with the fenders rolled and fender liners removed.

8" wide wheels seem like they'd be overkill for the street and probably difficult to find in the correct bolt pattern and offset.  Personally, I'd look into the more readily available 7" wide options and a 205 street tire.

Christian
A-to-the-J

the only reason I asked was because I have a set of 15x8 wheels available to me. I'd probably look into a 195 tire instead of 205 for the rubbing issue. I don't mind rolling my fenders and removing the fender liner.
Xian

Gotcha...

I plugged in the specs for my wheel/tire combo and it looks like you should have more room on the inside than I have... I'm running a 14x7 with 38mm offset.  The 225/50 Hoosier R6's that I run are significantly wider than any 205 or 225 street tire.  I'd imagine that you'd be ok running 205's as long as the lips are rolled and the fender liners removed.
EF2dudesocal

i have 205 on my EF 16X7 and they dont rub at all and my car is lowered too.
A-to-the-J

EF2dudesocal wrote:
i have 205 on my EF 16X7 and they dont rub at all and my car is lowered too.


What offset are you running? The wheels I'm looking at are +15
~Sp33~

A-to-the-J wrote:
the only reason I asked was because I have a set of 15x8 wheels available to me. I'd probably look into a 195 tire instead of 205 for the rubbing issue. I don't mind rolling my fenders and removing the fender liner.


That would be streeetched.
EF2dudesocal

im not too sure on my offset ill find out and let u know
Xian

A-to-the-J wrote:
EF2dudesocal wrote:
i have 205 on my EF 16X7 and they dont rub at all and my car is lowered too.


What offset are you running? The wheels I'm looking at are +15


A 15mm offset on 8" wide wheels puts the inner lip further "out" than the 38mm offset on my 7" wide wheels... overall track should be wider with more wheel close to the fender lip.  I'd imagine that you'd be more likely to rub on the fender than anywhere else (except possibly on the inside under full lock)... with a 205, I still think they'll clear though.
A-to-the-J

~Sp33~ wrote:
That would be streeetched.

But a stretch is JDM Tyte Yo!  Wink  Well as he was explaining, a 205 tire would rub, so I just self-suggested a smaller size. If a 205 would fit, I don't mind running the wider tire. I'm running 18x9.5 +35 with 275/35 all around on my Supra Very Happy

Xian wrote:
A 15mm offset on 8" wide wheels puts the inner lip further "out" than the 38mm offset on my 7" wide wheels... overall track should be wider with more wheel close to the fender lip.  I'd imagine that you'd be more likely to rub on the fender than anywhere else (except possibly on the inside under full lock)... with a 205, I still think they'll clear though.

I was thinking I'd just be getting fender rub and MAYBE full lock rub. As I said, I have no problems rolling the fenders and flaring them if need be. looks to be able to clear but very minimal.

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