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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:09 am 
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Im looking at getting a set of rims off ebay 18x8.5. I am just wondering though, how does a rim of this size clear the upper ball joint on the front of the EL as the 16" with the 50 series ride tyre height is not that far away from the ball joint. The rims are in a pre Au offset.

What other issues could i run into by fitting an 8.5 inch width tyre

Also does anybody know what size tyres fit on a rim with that width in mm please.
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:18 am 
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they will be fine man
is it lowered? if so u may have to have guard rolled a tiny bit, but thats only in some cases
you should b all good
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:46 pm 
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Thanks. Its stock XR6 ride height
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:45 am 
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I've been told from the guy at the tyre place becuase the wheels are 8.5 wide that I might have problems with them touching the strut towers.

They wont know though until they test fit them, but they wont haqve the product in for another month.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:40 am 
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I had 18s on superlows on my Falcon, no issues with rubbing at all.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:45 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
I had 18s on superlows on my Falcon, no issues with rubbing at all.
what is the width of your 18's
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:49 am 
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8.5s i think.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:57 pm 
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well, elgt had 8.5 in 17's but the height/width of the overall tyre should be the same.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:14 pm 
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As long as the wheels are pre au , all is fine with standard height suspension. If you get AU onward wheels , you will need 30mm adaptors for front, and 25 mm adaptors for rear.

I had this problem with mine , and with lower suspension as well.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:16 pm 
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tyre widths are as follows...

18 x 8 wheel.... 235 / 45 18 tyres
18 x 8.5 ..... 245 / 40 18
18 x 9 .... 265 / 35 18.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:07 pm 
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MadMax19 wrote:
As long as the wheels are pre au , all is fine with standard height suspension. If you get AU onward wheels , you will need 30mm adaptors for front, and 25 mm adaptors for rear.

I had this problem with mine , and with lower suspension as well.


whats the go with two diferent size adaptors? i just orderd a set and the bloke said nothing about thiner ones for the rear.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:23 pm 
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I got mine of adapters and had no problems with clearance. Before I got them I was worried it would hit it but it won't, you'll see when you put them on. I'm on ultralows as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:50 pm 
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millard455 wrote:
MadMax19 wrote:
As long as the wheels are pre au , all is fine with standard height suspension. If you get AU onward wheels , you will need 30mm adaptors for front, and 25 mm adaptors for rear.

I had this problem with mine , and with lower suspension as well.


whats the go with two diferent size adaptors? i just orderd a set and the bloke said nothing about thiner ones for the rear.


He might not know.
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:29 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
millard455 wrote:
MadMax19 wrote:
As long as the wheels are pre au , all is fine with standard height suspension. If you get AU onward wheels , you will need 30mm adaptors for front, and 25 mm adaptors for rear.

I had this problem with mine , and with lower suspension as well.


whats the go with two diferent size adaptors? i just orderd a set and the bloke said nothing about thiner ones for the rear.


He might not know.


or he does know and is selling me some crap that wont fit but he has sold heaps of them so hopfuly its all good

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:29 pm 
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why would you need different size adapters?

front and rear should be the same?

 

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