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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950122 posted 11/17/10 06:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I took a look at the known combination page and for 17x9 wheels the recommendations are a 245(w/45series tires)-255(w/40series tires)and offsets between 25-30.So my questions,is this the highest offset you can run with a 9" wide wheel with or without spacers? The reason I am asking is that I can get some really good deals on some wheels and I like the look of having wide wheels and tires on a VR4.If anyone here is running a 17x9 wheel please post pic and info such as 17x9+35 255-45-17 does not rub had to trim control arm etc and again 17x9 and yes I know about evo wheels etc etc but 17x9's is what I am interested in..
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950126 posted 11/17/10 06:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No specific info but... A nine is going to poke, there is just not going to be enough room under there to tuck that width. And the tire size for a 245 should be a 40 series to stay at all close to original diameter.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950167 posted 11/17/10 07:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Blown1:

I took a look at the known combination page and for 17x9 wheels the recommendations are a 245(w/45series tires)-255(w/40series tires)and offsets between 25-30.So my questions,is this the highest offset you can run with a 9" wide wheel with or without spacers? The reason I am asking is that I can get some really good deals on some wheels and I like the look of having wide wheels and tires on a VR4.If anyone here is running a 17x9 wheel please post pic and info such as 17x9+35 255-45-17 does not rub had to trim control arm etc and again 17x9 and yes I know about evo wheels etc etc but 17x9's is what I am interested in..
Thanks
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The One Lap VR4 runs 17x9 Mustang Cobra wheels which have a ~6" backspacing. I run a 255/40-17's and they don't hit the rear trailing arm but they will rub the inner fender at full lock. They won't work with stock front struts, coil overs are a must. You can check out the website or just google us for pictures.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950224 posted 11/17/10 09:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have some BC coilovers in the works so that wont be an issue is the offset on those
mustang cobra wheels +24? I am still curious if something like a 17x9 +38 wheel will
work though and yes it would be 40 series tires with a 245/255 wide tire? I dont mind
if it pokes a bit I always hated how the VR4 wheels tuck anyway especially in the rear
I like that nice wide hunkered down look but not hella flush studpidity...So what is the
correct offset to run for a VR4 with a 17x9 wheel and 245-40-17 tires? pics would also help...
Again the wheels I am looking at are only available in a 17x9 hence the post I know
that 7.8-8.5 would work better but those are not an option.
Thanks again....
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950267 posted 11/17/10 11:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did some more digging around and found that some research went into a proper fitment for the 1g guys they found that a 17x9+27 was optimal for a good balance between stuffing as much wheel while retaining near stock suspension geometry looks like it does require coilovers and some negative camber as I thought interesting read.Here are 2 links below opinions please?
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950302 posted 11/18/10 01:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My old set up
VOLK TE37 17 X 9 +32 offset

235/45/17 kuhmo tires (street)




255/40/17 toyo ra1 (track)








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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950309 posted 11/18/10 03:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting SouthCaliVR4:

No specific info but... A nine is going to poke, there is just not going to be enough room under there to tuck that width. And the tire size for a 245 should be a 40 series to stay at all close to original diameter.




9" width +30ish will fit under the guards with a slight pull and a sensible amount of camber.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950314 posted 11/18/10 04:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
if your running with coilovers i think that you can make a 9" wide wheel barely tuck with alot of negative camber in the front.... might have to roll your fenders or pull them out a bit....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950339 posted 11/18/10 08:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My 17 x 8 with 245 45 17s rub in the front at full lock.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950348 posted 11/18/10 09:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If only running a 235 or 245 why complicate things by attempting to run a 9" wheel? An 8" would be sufficient and with much less hassle.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950352 posted 11/18/10 09:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^ With a 17x8 rim you should be running maximum of 245/40/17 about 24.7 in diameter instead of 245/45/17 which is over 25 inches in rolling diameter that why they are rubbing. Offset on this size rims also matters.


Edited by dmj (11/18/10 09:40 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950455 posted 11/18/10 02:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

If only running a 235 or 245 why complicate things by attempting to run a 9" wheel? An 8" would be sufficient and with much less hassle.




Not trying to lol just got a really good deal on some 17x9 from the sema show as I stated before and yes I know an 8" wheel would be better but the wheels are only available in a 17x9 not 17x8. If its going to be too much hassle I may just use the 17x7 I have but i think a 17x7 looks like ass on a VR4 they are too narrow just my opinion....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950461 posted 11/18/10 02:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
17x9 stretched tires.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950466 posted 11/18/10 02:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dont think a 245-40-17 would be a stretched tire

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Lol i was saying do a 17x9 with stretched tires aha



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 950484 posted 11/18/10 03:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting brunoboy:

17x9 stretched tires.




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hellaflush or not... H05TYL's car from NZ looks sick with 18x9's and 235 tires... I'm going with the same or 17's of the same width/offset.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951055 posted 11/20/10 01:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
FCR those TE37's look amazing! Great to know I can go 17x9 some time in the future



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951367 posted 11/21/10 05:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Had a buddy stop over and bolted his 18x9" 30offset wheels to #108... The tires were 245-40's. I'm gonna roll the fenders a bit tonight, but clears the rear trailing arm and everything fine.








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Edited by EMX5636 (11/21/10 09:18 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951424 posted 11/21/10 08:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting EMX5636:








What suspension... I never thought I'd say it... but WOW that looks good.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951425 posted 11/21/10 08:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
just need some narrower and lower profile tyres and they will fit like magic.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951435 posted 11/21/10 09:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, these were 245-40-18's. I think if I stick with the 18's instead of 17's, I'll run 225-40 or even 225-35 (stock 195-60-15 height). It's on K-Sport Coilovers, with about 2* of camber front and rear. I'll be pulling the fenders a bit, but it'll be tasteful.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951437 posted 11/21/10 09:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I'll be switching to 225/35/18's as soon as I've got some coin.

I had to hammer the hell out of the piece of metal under the dogleg's, and cut a piece out under the top corner of the rear bumper where it meets the arch to clear 235/40/18's, I'd like to go a wee bit lower but at the moment I'm limited by clearance between the ruca and the chassis and the steering tie rod and the subframe.



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I was hoping/wondering when you'd post in here... You are the inspiration for my test fit!



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