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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:53 pm 
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Will be looking for some large mags for my XF fairmont ghia (prof lowered), what size is the largest that will suit (no rubbing)?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:16 pm 
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18's are on my ute and it dosen't hit anything. it's lowered and has the front guards rolled.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:34 pm 
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When you say rolled guards, how do you mean?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:51 pm 
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they were rolled when i bought it.
where the guard has an edge on the inside, it was folded back up. if you don't do this it may scrape, but i wouldn't know as it was already like that.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:31 am 
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If you're a bling king then 20's will fit with the right offset.
If your like me then 15x8 would do the job. 15x10 would be a dream come true.
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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:56 pm 
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any bigger than 15s are for noobs haha they r muscle cars u need fat rubber for them go the mighty 14's ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:44 pm 
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as long as it dosen't have 12 slots or snowflakes under it.
im sick of those wheels, they're totally s**t looking!
and i do have fat rubber on the 18's (245x40x18), and i used to have 17's with 255x40x17in tyres. the 255's stick like s**t to a blanket, as opposed to the crappy 15's i had laying around.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:39 pm 
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hey dont tease my 12 slotters :( haha

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:59 am 
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Iactually like the 12 slotters! i rekon they look pretty mean and muscly! ur right bout the snowflakes tho...utter s**t lol

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:41 pm 
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I work at Beaurepaires, and i can tell you the best reason to go for nothing less than a 15in rim is simply the availability of quality tyres. I've got a Val with 14in rims, and my old mans Muzza has 14's aswell. Basically only tyres available are a Sumitomo or a BFGoodrich, i have one he has the other and they're both s**t house. First plans for the Val are some 16in rims so i can get some good rubber for it.

Back on topic, try to match the rolling diameter of your original tyres.

E.g 205/65/15 works out to be very closely matched to a 235/45/17, about 3-4 mm difference in diameter. Any tyre retailer will have a book with that infomation.

I've got an XG with 235/45/17's, it's 50mm lowered all round and i've got no problems with rubbing at all, and i've fitted 235/35/18s on a XF with no problems either. Any wider/taller on the front and you could start causing yourself some headaches. Not to mention good tyres will start to cost big $$$. Nankang are not good tyres!
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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:49 am 
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Venom wrote:

Back on topic, try to match the rolling diameter of your original tyres.

E.g 205/65/15 works out to be very closely matched to a 235/45/17, about 3-4 mm difference in diameter. Any tyre retailer will have a book with that infomation.


my stockies on my el were 205/65/15's and my new mags have 235/45/17's they look tuff from behind....
and they are very close in diameter...

 

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