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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:32 pm 
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Hey guys I'm fitting 18s to my EF very soon and I measured out the size of wheels and tyres to see how they'd go on my car. On the back they'll be fine but on the front I'm worried about intrusion from what looks like the wheel control arm, with the bigger tyres of the 18s (going 205 to 235) I'm worried this might get in the way, or when it sits lower?
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:30 am 
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had the same worry with my xr8 eb, i went from 16" rims to 19" rims and there no difference in diametre, u wont hit that control arm, i even went from 225 to 235 on the front and it still miss's it, with about 5mm to spare, but still miss's, even on full lock. I was told my 19's werent gona fit but i took a gamle, and they did!

p.s i have 235/30/r19 on the front

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:33 am 
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yeah, just go with the correct tyres and you'll be fine.

235/45/18 or 235/40/18 won't have any issues.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:54 am 
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Thanks fellas :D

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:06 am 
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EFFalcon wrote:
yeah, just go with the correct tyres and you'll be fine.

235/45/18 or 235/40/18 won't have any issues.


hi i think i have asked this before but wat wheels are on your can in that pic

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:20 pm 
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scottr33gtst wrote:
had the same worry with my xr8 eb, i went from 16" rims to 19" rims and there no difference in diametre, u wont hit that control arm, i even went from 225 to 235 on the front and it still miss's it, with about 5mm to spare, but still miss's, even on full lock. I was told my 19's werent gona fit but i took a gamle, and they did!

p.s i have 235/30/r19 on the front

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:11 pm 
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I need the torque settings for these alloy rims, what torque setting did u use glennauII?

Here are some pics of them sitting next to the car :twisted:

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Enjoy 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:33 pm 
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sickd wrote:
EFFalcon wrote:
yeah, just go with the correct tyres and you'll be fine.

235/45/18 or 235/40/18 won't have any issues.


hi i think i have asked this before but wat wheels are on your can in that pic


photoshop.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:09 pm 
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scottr33gtst wrote:
I need the torque settings for these alloy rims, what torque setting did u use glennauII?

Here are some pics of them sitting next to the car :twisted:



Enjoy 8-)

mine aren't on the car yet, they're going on in a couple of weeks when i can afford tyres lol..
I assume you need torque settings for hub adaptors? Mine bolt straight on being an AU, they're already the correct offset. Hey what size tyres did you get? And did you get the 9.5" rears or the 8.5" rears.
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:32 pm 
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need the torque settings for the hub adaptors and rims. I ogt nakang sports II's or somthing, front is 235/30/r19 on 8.5 inch wide rim, and rear is 345/30/r19 on the 8.5" wide, shoulda got 9.5 and 355 of somthing :(

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:28 pm 
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345? Go have a look on the tire.. thats very wide. I'm getting 275's on my 9.5's. How come you didn't go the wide pack? I thought it was the same cost.
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GlennAUII wrote:
345? Go have a look on the tire.. thats very wide. I'm getting 275's on my 9.5's. How come you didn't go the wide pack? I thought it was the same cost.


He probably means 245 or something like that.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:05 pm 
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Jim Beam wrote:
GlennAUII wrote:
345? Go have a look on the tire.. thats very wide. I'm getting 275's on my 9.5's. How come you didn't go the wide pack? I thought it was the same cost.


He probably means 245 or something like that.


yeh 245! sorry, i bloody asked for widepack! arnt these widepack!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:22 am 
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Rims are on and looking sweet, no problems :D

Will my speedo be out? And where can I get it recalibrated?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:30 am 
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how much clearance do u have between your tyre and the arm?

what rims/tyres did you get

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