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 Post subject: 14" 12 Slotters on EA
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:00 am 
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Would 14" 12 Slotters fit on an EA?

Standard is 15" so the 1" difference is legal, but will they clear the brakes?
Is the offset suitable?

I always liked the look of 12 slotters, but dont see 15" ones around often.
They seem to be a cheap way to get wide wheels.

As for gearing, looking to install 4.0:1 gears soon so no fussed about that, the lower the better.
Any thoughts?
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Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:04 am 
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ea also came with 14" wheel so they will be fine
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Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:06 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
ea also came with 14" wheel so they will be fine


Didnt know. Thanks mate.
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 Post subject: Re: 14" 12 Slotters on EA
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:24 pm 
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The reason they are cheap is because there is f**k all wide tyres around in a 14" nowdays to fit to them.
The ones that are available will cost you Australias National debt.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:37 pm 
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Matt_jew wrote:
The reason they are cheap is because there is f**k all wide tyres around in a 14" nowdays to fit to them.
The ones that are available will cost you Australias National debt.


Thanks for the heads up.. probably saved me a packet.
Whats your advice for wide rims in a 15"? Not looking to stand out.
Hell if they made wide snowflakes, Id use them.

Perhaps XR6 rims? I just hate 50 series rubber and below. Is terrible for traction
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Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:31 pm 
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but why? snotters are terrible.
why not some 16 or 17"

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:36 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
but why? snotters are terrible.
why not some 16 or 17"


I believe, for traction, you want some sidewall to the tyre. The more rim you get, it seems the less side wall. I want launches, not wheel spin.
Id prefer to have the rolling parts made up with stuff that grips, not rim.

If you want a car to do corners, low profile (to a point) is better as the bag you get from the sidewall doesnt roll outwards. I just want to smoke cars off from the line, and I never to distance trips.
So my diff of choice is 4.x:1 and if I can lower the ratio a little more with rubber, id prefer to do that.

Ultimately, personal choice.

For years the old Toranas were doing great times on 265 13" rims. You wont see a top fuel running on low profile.
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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:34 am 
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Snowflakes with 235/60R15 rubber on them work quite well for traction....gets you around 26.1" total tyre diameter.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:04 am 
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cjh wrote:
Snowflakes with 235/60R15 rubber on them work quite well for traction....gets you around 26.1" total tyre diameter.


Nice. If I had known I could fit 235s on my snowflakes, I would have :)
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Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:19 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Snowflakes with 235/60R15 rubber on them work quite well for traction....gets you around 26.1" total tyre diameter.


^This is what i run, seems to work well.

 

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