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 Post subject: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:43 pm 
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What's the lowest size rim that will fit on a BA?

Just asking for when I get semi slicks later on down the track, I don't go getting a size that will never fit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:00 am 
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If you have standard brakes, You'll definitely be able to go 15's, but I'd have thought that 14's will also fit, but it depends on your brake setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:03 am 
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Cheers for that Gab.
Will be running standard size brakes but with dba slotted and bendix pads.
What size do you recommend for tyres? I'm thinking 205-50-15 will be more than able to handle 200rwkw

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:22 am 
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afaik 16" is the minimum that will go on ba..
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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:36 am 
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pre-au offset 15" steelies fit. the extra offset just holds them off the calipers.
au offset foul on the brake calipers.

if you want the au offset steelies then they will have to be 16+

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:29 am 
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How much offset would it need for 15's to clear the calipers? F!cked if I'm going to pay $350 rather than $250 per tyre for MT semi slicks just because they're an inch bigger lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:10 am 
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when i first answered the question i was thinking all round..

i just realised you just want them for the rear only..
so in that case 15's should fit on the rear of a ba, but will not fit the front....
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 Post subject: Re: Lowest Size Rims for BA
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Cheers Troy :) So I don't need to worry about offset for the rears?

Also, would I be better off running steelies or just find a cheap pair of 15" Alloys for the rear?

 

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