Wheel and Tyre Question/Information Thread

Pringle

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Yeah, they're probably not legal here either (SA), but I could probably get away with it if I want to
 

wagonmaster

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Not legal in QLD either, all i can say is if you do use them , make sure you use some high quality wheel spacers from a known brand, made of a billet aluminum, these will be at the very least as strong as the wheels that you are attaching them too, if you go ahead you will increase the offset of the wheel, by doing this you also place more stress on the axle’s studs (but not much more than a larger offset would give you) you may need to fit longer studs to compensate for the width of spacer you use, cheapest way out if you are only using max 10mm would be to purchase extra turn wheel nuts to give you necessary torque to attach mags safely, this still wont alleviate the increased stress on the studs/assembly, but at the very least your wheels wont fall off!
I would recommend only using a floating spacer (cheapest) but only up to 10mm, most common size is 3mm to 5mm, otherwise you would go to another 1 of the 4 different types available.

By increase the offset more on these already wide rims you will increase the chances of your tires scrubbing on your outer inner guard area, this can be compensated only to a certain degree by suspension modifications/ and or inner guard/lip modifications, and as you stated you have a stock coupe? Oh and just another small point, if you happen to have an accident for whatever reason insurance will wipe you and deem you responsible if they see wheel spacers, let alone the wheels.

I don't know if you have the wheels or not yet, i guess not, otherwise you would not be asking, so maybe you could check out if any mates/mates friends that have a similar offset 18/8/ 40 series multistud on their car you could test fit to yours to check everything out.
 
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DirkOz

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I believe that 17×8 +40 rims might rub at the rear as from what I understand there isn't much space between the tyre/wheel and the trailing arm.

If you look at your current wheels and follow the link DirkOz gave you then you can measure if you'll have sufficient clearance or not buy going 17×8 +40 (and relative tyre size)
I've heard of a gauge available that allows you to fit up tyres without a rim to check fit/rubbing and adjust back spacing.etc. Only thing is it the guage can't simulate suspension travel.
Now there's a challenge for an AUSIE INNOVATION DIY!!!!!
 

rigby

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Jack up your car, see how far the wheel gap increases, there's your travel lol
 

popski

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What size wheels/tyres would fit my 1999 ce lancer ?
Currently just got some 15's with low profile tyres that came with the car.
Would 17 inch fit with regular tyres ?
 

NFG

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What size wheels/tyres would fit my 1999 ce lancer ?
Currently just got some 15's with low profile tyres that came with the car.
Would 17 inch fit with regular tyres ?
Your answers are literally in this thread. Read it from the start.
 

DirkOz

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Jack up your car, see how far the wheel gap increases, there's your travel lol
Unweighted full extension is like when you're airborne!
Full compression is when you're landing! lol
Remember that total suspension travel is a combination of dynamic compression and extension, like when driving over bumps, cornering and hitting the bump stops etc.
Stating the obvious, I know.
 
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NFG

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16 x 8 +34.

Will this clear the rear (CE mirage) without needing a spacer? I know Res was running 16 x 8 +38 with a 5mm slip on. Anyone know if the extra 1mm needed? I know 1mm is nothing, but when it's coming down to these final few mm everything counts. I'd prefer to not need a spacer at all.
 

donki

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16 x 8 +34.

Will this clear the rear (CE mirage) without needing a spacer? I know Res was running 16 x 8 +38 with a 5mm slip on. Anyone know if the extra 1mm needed? I know 1mm is nothing, but when it's coming down to these final few mm everything counts. I'd prefer to not need a spacer at all.
Im running 16x7+33 on my rear with heaps of clearance, however I do have FTO control arms. I believe theyre more or less the same as CE ones.
 

NFG

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Im running 16x7+33 on my rear with heaps of clearance, however I do have FTO control arms. I believe theyre more or less the same as CE ones.
I'm looking at 16x8 +34 though, so that'll sit almost 14mm further inboard.
 

hornunga

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16 x 8 +34.

Will this clear the rear (CE mirage) without needing a spacer? I know Res was running 16 x 8 +38 with a 5mm slip on. Anyone know if the extra 1mm needed? I know 1mm is nothing, but when it's coming down to these final few mm everything counts. I'd prefer to not need a spacer at all.
Im running both 17x8 & 16x8 both 38 offset which fit fine with 205 tyres. (Fto arms)
Rims will fit, tire choice is everything..
 

NFG

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Im running both 17x8 & 16x8 both 38 offset which fit fine with 205 tyres. (Fto arms)
Rims will fit, tire choice is everything..
That's a bit weird. Res was running 16 x 8 +38 on his rage and he needed a 5mm spacer to clear the rear. How does yours fit?
 

hornunga

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That's a bit weird. Res was running 16 x 8 +38 on his rage and he needed a 5mm spacer to clear the rear. How does yours fit?
From a quick troll of his thread he ran 215/45/16’s.
Im currently running 205/45/16’s.
A +34 might just get you enough clearance to fit the 215s

Current clearance
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unclepaulie

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There is a difference between 4 and 5 stud

8+38 5 stud is ok

8+38 4 stud will just nick the trailing arm.

+34 should be ok. Should! If they’re cheap wheels and have a hugely thick rear lip you might be in trouble. It’ll self clear eventually atleast haha
 
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