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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077625 posted 07/25/12 11:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a friend who is offering me an awesome deal on some 17x9 +24 fr500 wheels. Now I know that's not the optimal size, but would they be able to fit under the car without having to do anything too extreme?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077627 posted 07/25/12 11:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The rear should be ok. Front will be aggressive. I have 17 8.0 25 offset and it is flush with the fender. I also have about -2.0 camber. Hope this helps.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077668 posted 07/25/12 02:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They will stick out a lot.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077694 posted 07/25/12 06:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
with some camber and not so wide tyres they will fit.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077728 posted 07/25/12 10:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Kev those are going to look sick, that car is going to have some serious mexi stance with that size. Take a look at these threads.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077843 posted 07/26/12 03:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm thinking with a little bit of fender roll, a little bit of camber, and a little tire stretch (I know, I know, get the pitchforks out because of that word) they'd be able to sit flush.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077872 posted 07/26/12 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's possible, I'm leaning more towards hellaflush with the width of those wheels. Do it! lol I want to see what it'll look like in person.
Is this preparation for the shootout or just because?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1077881 posted 07/26/12 10:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nah, I don't think it'll be "hellaflush" maybe I'll have to find a see of wheels that aren't in Maryland to put on and see how it is. It won't be done for the shootout, I still have a few things left to get and then it'll be up and running. Maybe another 2 or 3 months.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1078573 posted 07/31/12 10:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
O ok hit up Marky and see if he's got anything laying around, I'm sure between him and his dad one of them probably have a set you could try.
Whew it'll be pretty close to winter by that time, is the black one up and running yet?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1078576 posted 07/31/12 10:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would like to hellaflush my car. It looks so dope, but I fear for the haters. They say many mean things.

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^ yea be prepared to get flamed on here for "HELLA FLUSHING" a galant vr4...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1078847 posted 08/02/12 12:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
18x7.5 +48 with 235/40 tires. -2 degrees camber lowered two inches and I rub up front when I hit any bump.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1078920 posted 08/02/12 07:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
with +48 offset are you rubbing on the fender liners?? seems like such a high offset for that width.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1078958 posted 08/03/12 12:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 1971:

18x7.5 +48 with 235/40 tires. -2 degrees camber lowered two inches and I rub up front when I hit any bump.




Your massive rolling diameter doesn't help much. That's at least an inch larger than stock.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079000 posted 08/03/12 10:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
WHOA! I totally missed that he's mentioned 235/40 on EIGHTEEN inch wheels..

Yeah, that would be a good size for 17's, but for 18's i can see why it's not fitting very well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079081 posted 08/03/12 09:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I really hope they fit without looking ridiculous though. Idk. It's hard to judge without ever seeing one in person with anything close to that size.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079086 posted 08/03/12 10:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If you look up pictures of the "One Lap" car at the top of the forum, they used 17x9 +24 Cobra R wheels (same setup, different look). They mostly fit, but you can't go very low, and will have to stretch the tires a bit or pull the fenders to get them underneath.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079095 posted 08/03/12 11:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mitsuturbo:

WHOA! I totally missed that he's mentioned 235/40 on EIGHTEEN inch wheels..

Yeah, that would be a good size for 17's, but for 18's i can see why it's not fitting very well.




Yep. My 255/40/17's are fuckin gigantor, definitely not ideal for most driving. His 18's are like half an inch taller, no bueno

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Quoting mitsuturbo:

WHOA! I totally missed that he's mentioned 235/40 on EIGHTEEN inch wheels..

Yeah, that would be a good size for 17's, but for 18's i can see why it's not fitting very well.




235/40/18's are pretty tall, but that's what I had on my mine (on 18x9 +30) and the only rubbing I got was on the outer fender - my car was very low too.

Sounds like the offset is the problem rather than the tyre size.

Get the offset right and you will run out of suspension travel (actually steering tie rod clearance to crossmember) before the tyre hits anything other than the outer fender.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079117 posted 08/04/12 09:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I forgot you had 40 series 18's H05TYL, and you can go a bit lower with DSM FWD front knuckles/spindles. The tie rod mount is slightly lower due to factory ride heights.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079129 posted 08/04/12 11:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i got flamed for posting my setup but it's similar. 17x9 +28 wheels, a mild stretch 215/50/17 dunlops and a slight roll. camber is a little off but you it doesn't seem like you'll need to run much to get them to fit.i'm also pretty low.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079138 posted 08/04/12 12:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't think that looks bad! But I would go with a lower profile tire. I think a 225-45 would "look" nicer. How was your clearance in the rear to the trailing arm?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079155 posted 08/04/12 02:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I wouldnt say that looks terrible, but it does look "sortaflush", since the tires are too small for the wheels. Seems like more headache than it's worth to run a wheel which doesn't fit properly, only to have to apply a tire which doesn't fit properly in order to get things to SOMEWHAT fit properly overall.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1079206 posted 08/04/12 06:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yeah, 18s are a bit much. On lowering springs (1in) they wouldn't rub. But I'm on bc coils now (2in) still haven't adjusted from how they came. Ran for a few miles. Now it doesn't start...
They are hitting the fenders BTW.
I'm just trying to get the car running. Ideally I would like to sell them, because they are a bit much and run the factory sized tires I have on my oz rally wheels.
Work emotion BTW on bfg kdw rubber. Great condition!

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