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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:49 pm 
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15's will only fit if you have AU1 Brakes. Otherwise, 16's are the smallest you can fit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:56 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
15's will only fit if you have AU1 Brakes. Otherwise, 16's are the smallest you can fit.


So whats the story with my AU2 ute that runs 15's? 15's came on the XL's. XLS's got the 16's.
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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:26 pm 
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I'd go for 17s, 17x8 and 17x9 are pretty easy to come by, plus tyres for them are very cheap.
In all honesty going from 15 with 205/65s, 17s with 235/45 and now 18s with 245/40s, there is very little difference in ride quality... 40psi in the 15s, 45 in the 18s.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:57 pm 
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I really cant see why you couldn't use 15's as the EA/EB/ED/EF/EL had the same calipers? I guess they may stick out a little?
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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:02 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
I was thinking the smaller the diameter, the better the chance of getting some wide rubber. But it really would all depend on what width of rim is available.


True Ash, I guess you could get some 14x6" ? they might do you?
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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:07 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
I'd go for 17s, 17x8 and 17x9 are pretty easy to come by, plus tyres for them are very cheap.
In all honesty going from 15 with 205/65s, 17s with 235/45 and now 18s with 245/40s, there is very little difference in ride quality... 40psi in the 15s, 45 in the 18s.


40psi in a 15" wheel? :shock: that'd have to wear the guts out of it... I ran 32psi when I had my 15's and they wore very even... I run 36 in my 17's and they are wearing even...

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I had 14x10 centrelines on my XB coupe. Something like that would be very nice. They had so much rubber on them. From memory the backs may have been 345 or 365's. But I doubt I'd find anything in AU offset even remotely like that.

If tiny rims is what it will take, then they best look tough yeah? :lol:


Hey Ash,

I'd try to avoid 14" wheels now days, the tyres are quite dear, and they would be extremely dear in that width (even though they wouldn't fit an AU) 14's a not a mass production wheel and more and 15's nearly aren't either...

My original snowflakes of my ED were 7" rims and I was running 225's on them and looked very nice from back on (although not as good as a 345 but I couldn't afford that, or get rims to take it)... In a small wheel, without spending a fortune on something unique, I couldn't imagine you'd get much wider than a 7" in a 15 maybe a 7.5" in a 16? (not familiar with 16's) as these are pretty run of the mill...

Good luck with the search, gotta protect them kidneys... :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:18 pm 
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timmytimtim wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
I'd go for 17s, 17x8 and 17x9 are pretty easy to come by, plus tyres for them are very cheap.
In all honesty going from 15 with 205/65s, 17s with 235/45 and now 18s with 245/40s, there is very little difference in ride quality... 40psi in the 15s, 45 in the 18s.


40psi in a 15" wheel? :shock: that'd have to wear the guts out of it... I ran 32psi when I had my 15's and they wore very even... I run 36 in my 17's and they are wearing even...

40psi had them wearing perfectly even.
42 in the 17s dead even, dunno about the 18s havent had them long enough.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:20 pm 
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I suppose each to their own hey?

Don't know what other factors contribute to it... The road quality, driver style, tyre make up?

Not sure 100% there...

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Either that or go something similar to the 4wd type thing... Put some std height gear in it (if not already?) and some softer springs, or if they don't make them load it up with some extra weight (and unfortunately extra fuel costs) but might make it cruise over the bumps better?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU wheel sizing
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Sounds like a fun road if it'd be smoother...

Yeah the way 4wd's cruise over crap roads is funny... and unloaded 4wd is as rough as all guts (I notice between the work hilux's and the inlaws unloaded hilux)... But not always adding weight to a sedan helps...

the suspension in a 4wd is that stiff it takes heaps of weight to get it to work... and when it does work its great...

 

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