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|02-18-2019 03:57 AM|
I can't seem to find info on these specs.
18x8.5, Et 55. (WRX wheels 5x114.3)
Lowering on Megan springs. What tire size would you recommend? Would I need to run spacers in the front.
Thanks in advance
|12-10-2018 05:21 AM|
I recently bought a 01 IS300 and the car came with a set of Work Vs-xx wheels which I like a lot and would like to keep them but I dont want a lot of camber and stretched tires and I'm not sure if this will be possible.
I dont know the offset of the wheels and it is not written on them so I did my best measuring it myself but i guess i should give my measurements atleast 1mm margin of error.
So my setup currently is:
Front: R18x8J +38 215/40
Rear: R18x9.5J +44 215/40
The car is going to be lowered by around 1", rear fenders are rolled.
What i want is non stretched tires with little camber. So lets say 225 front and 245 rear and <1 degree camber. Would this be possible without any further modifications to the fenders or do they need a pull?
|12-05-2018 01:56 PM|
|TobiasSing||You posted in a fine place|
|12-05-2018 01:43 PM|
This thread is 122 pages long. It seemed as though, like me, a lot of people had contributed to it.
I tried Google, and it brought me to this forum !
The thread was titled 'WHEEL FITMENT GUIDE: Will these fit? What offset do I need? ' so I thought it appropriate to reply with my question regarding whether a particular wheel would fit with that offset.
I didn't mean to offend, and as this was my first post a lot of forums actually welcome new members !
I'll post a new thread with my question.
Thanks for your help.
|12-05-2018 01:03 PM|
|12-05-2018 07:19 AM|
|Piggity||I don't know what interstate is but those wheels should fit. You might need a front spacer to clear the inside front suspension spindle though. IMO, that offset of -53 is way too high and the wheels will look sunken in the wheelwells (hence the spacer might be needed).|
|12-05-2018 03:33 AM|
I'm hoping someone can answer this question as quickly and as easily as possible - hopefully from experience.
An opportunity has come up to purchase a set of these rims - but it is from interstate and there is no chance to 'try-before-we-buy'.
Will 2006 WRX STi rims - Enkei 17x8jj +53 10 Spoke - fit a 2000 IS200 with no mods ? The IS is currently running the standard 16's.
|11-21-2018 11:08 AM|
i thought about hacking off the crap hanging off the ends to get additional clearance, but then that means there isnt much (if any) adjustability left in the arms.
figs makes great stuff, but i dont think their FUCA is better than S9 (atleast for low cars like mine).
IIRC, 40mm is for low cars with aggressive wheel setups; which is why you see 30mm spindles more than anything. here is what i recommend you do: get those spare spindles (what i did), take one of your front wheels off you plan to run with a short spindle and mock it up to the spindle. now note where the spindle's upper pickup point would be if it were 30 or 40mm shorter. will it clear at 30? 40? depending on what you find, and what you plan to do with the car down the line, this will dictate how short you need to go.
FWIW, i paid 75 a spindle when i picked up my spares, as long as the car wasnt in an accident that bent or tweaked the spindles (or an insane amount of corrosion), thats a good deal IMO. i dont think ive ever seen spindles cheaper than 75/side.
|11-21-2018 10:23 AM|
|Piggity||Meso is running 18's. You'd have to be running like 20's for the tire to hit.|
|11-20-2018 11:42 PM|
oh, and FWIW, I emailed Parts Shop Max
Its $500 to shorten the spindle 40mm - they dont have new replacement stuff yet. They asked if i give them my car to test, but sadly i am not in southern california or else i totally would.
I think i'll look for some junker arms tomorrow. A recycler said they'd sell me a couple for $75 each, i'm gonna hit them up
The biggest concern is whether the shortened spindle will hit the wheell/tire
From your pic it looks VERY close
What wheel specs are you running?
|11-20-2018 11:40 PM|
Are those the russian made arms?
I don't like that design of upper arm bc the balljoint area is this . . . giant block
The Serial 9 seems to have alot less mass around there
ditto for the Figs but the Figs is totally alien
|11-20-2018 05:30 PM|
here is my setup under compression. the upper arms i have at their shortest length are 15mm shorter than stock (what is pictured); spindles are 30mm shorter. your S9 arms will have a lot more adjustability than what i have.
S9 makes really good stuff, so as long as nothing is binding or negatively affecting your FUCA, you should not shorten the life if your balljoint. s9 knows exactly what we are doing with these chassis which is nice because we get exactly what we need.
|11-20-2018 04:36 PM|
i have the serial nines which should have plenty of adjustment
I saw some pix of shortened spindles and they do their job of angling the arm down, just wondering if that affected the ballljoint negatively
|11-20-2018 03:46 PM|
|mesooohoppy||i dont. but i also have an adjustable FUCA. you really need an adjustable FUCA if you go short spindles (or if not going adjustable, the jzx100 FUCA).|
|11-20-2018 02:36 PM|
|OptionalZero||For those with shortened knuckles - do you have any issues with the upper arm balljoint sitting at too extreme and angle?|
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