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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:25 pm 
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I currently have the standard 15" factory alloys on my EL Fairmont running 225/60R15 tyres.

I am buying a set of BA XR8 copies in 17" and E series offset for the beast.

My question is will 235/45R17 tyres keep the same, or near enough, rolling circumference as the current set up? I believe its very close but thought I'd ask a few of you to confirm this.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:37 pm 
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yes they are the same. don't have to change anything.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:40 pm 
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ideally, 245/45ZR17 would be better

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:23 pm 
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im running 235/45/R17 on mine and the stock ones were 195/65/R14 i think. and thy new rims are only 1% bigger in rolling diameter so i think u will be fine with the sizes

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:09 pm 
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ideally, 245/45ZR17 would be better


That'd be nice but the price jump scares me! :shock:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:47 pm 
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Hey Darin, with the 235 there may be a slight difference in rolling circumference, but you're looking at 1.18% difference. Even at 100km/hr the inaccuracy on the speedo would be just over 1km/hr....

I think you'd be fine (and I look forward to seeing the new rims on there!!!)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:34 pm 
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why don't i see n e el ef falcons with 18's
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:36 pm 
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why don't i see n e el ef falcons with 18's


My understanding is that rims can only go +2inches from factory trim - i think even the XRs only had 15inch...

That, and the fact that there are not many wheels made to suit the E series offset.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:07 pm 
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ideally, 245/45ZR17 would be better


That'd be nice but the price jump scares me! :shock:


Talking about prices I have just finished ringing around for some Dunlop SP 9000 as mine a wearing a little thin and the worst price for 265/40/18 was $649 and the best price was $540, I think there will be less burnouts next time round! :?

 

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Was that $649 each? or for the rear pair?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:11 pm 
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Was that $649 each? or for the rear pair?


Each mate EACH...

 

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which rims you going mate? i'm looking @ the XR8 ones in same profiles so am very happy you asked this question! i was wondering the same thing! :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:22 pm 
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Talking about prices I have just finished ringing around for some Dunlop SP 9000 as mine a wearing a little thin and the worst price for 265/40/18 was $649 and the best price was $540, I think there will be less burnouts next time round! :?


F**k.... that's f**k huge 265's!!!! and the price wow... $649??? EACH?? ever thought of buying some stock AU steelies and ripping them up?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:27 pm 
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Snow_white wrote:
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Talking about prices I have just finished ringing around for some Dunlop SP 9000 as mine a wearing a little thin and the worst price for 265/40/18 was $649 and the best price was $540, I think there will be less burnouts next time round! :?


F**k.... that's f**k huge 265's!!!! and the price wow... $649??? EACH?? ever thought of buying some stock AU steelies and ripping them up?


Don't get me wrong we don't go around doing burnouts all time only when the time is called for but once the next set of tyres go on will be looking for a cheep set of rims to chuck on...not that you can do this for spare of the moment skids! They are pricey but that type of tyre is awesome they stick to the road and in the wet they feel safe as.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:49 pm 
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f**k hell, $650 each.

mine are 255/40/17 on the a*** and they need replacing, im pretty sure they are close to $230 each.

 

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