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02-18-2019 03:57 AM
AllMight300 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
jucisaru Hello everyone,
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
jberth1
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Originally Posted by 01 SolarYellow View Post
Hijacking someones tread is not cool. I would say. But Google works also.
Sorry for that dude.

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.

Cheers

Justin
12-05-2018 01:03 PM
01 SolarYellow
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Originally Posted by jberth1 View Post
Hi Guys,

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.

Thanks
Hijacking someones tread is not cool. I would say. But Google works also.
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
jberth1 Hi Guys,

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.

Thanks
11-21-2018 11:08 AM
mesooohoppy
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Originally Posted by OptionalZero View Post
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
yes. i dont necessarily care for the design either (i believe i noted this in the FUCA thread). although i couldnt find any info on them, so i thought i would be the guinea pig. i will replace either with cusco jzx arm or go with serial9 and keep these as backups. IMO serial9 has the best FUCAs for our chassis.

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).

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Originally Posted by OptionalZero View Post
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?
my specs are 18x9.5 +22; tire is 225/35/18. if my setup were to clear 40mm spindles, it would be very close. i likely wouldnt be able to go up in tire size at all. if you look at the pic again, it clears the wheel no problem, but i would likely interfere with a larger tire size. i went with 30mm shorter because i wanted to be able to be flexible with wheel options down the line; for example, a 9/10j stagger with tires that have less stretch.

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.

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Originally Posted by Piggity View Post
Meso is running 18's. You'd have to be running like 20's for the tire to hit.
thanks pig. reiterating what was stated above, tire size comes into play with my current spindle/wheel setup. not like a larger tire would work with the stock fenders and the height im at, but if i had vertex or larger fenders my situation may be a little different.
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
OptionalZero 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
OptionalZero 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
mesooohoppy 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
OptionalZero 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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