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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:24 pm 
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I'm looking at getting some new rims and tread shortly.

Car is running at ticford ride hight at the moment and I'm tossing up between 235/45/17 or 245/40/17, but I'm not sure how they will go under the front guards.

Any advice?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:32 pm 
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i've got 235/45/17's at the moment, running with lovell superlows - my front left tyre scrapes out on the guard - so i'm going to have to roll it. besides that, no other issues!

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:05 pm 
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Hmmm, perhaps i'll have to stick with 225s then...

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:00 pm 
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i've got king springs super low with 235/45/17 guards havn't touched yet
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:05 pm 
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Cheers mate. That's very pleasing to hear.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:08 pm 
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I'm also running King superlows, 17x8" rims and 235/45 17 tyres on my EL. Has never fouled on guard, there is enough room.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:13 pm 
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if your sticking with the fe2 set up you could go for 235/45/17 it may look like a 4x4
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:29 pm 
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Mines lowered with 235/45/17's dont rub at all i wanna go wider with the rear anyway but the 235's cost enough as it is...anyone got a spare $260 i need a new one haha
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:38 pm 
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ovo616 wrote:
if your sticking with the fe2 set up you could go for 235/45/17 it may look like a 4x4


fe2? :?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:40 pm 
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EL sedan, lowered 50mm, 245/40 and 265/35 18'"s and they just touch on 100+km/h country road bumps with a full car load.
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:43 pm 
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the ticford setup is called FE2 i think :? stiffer springs and shocks and a little lower from what i can rember. that is if it the same as a xr, i had standered with 17" looked like a 4WD

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:46 pm 
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FE2 is Holden.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:51 pm 
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sorry my bad i thought it was the same set up
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:54 pm 
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235/45R17s Whiteline superlow.

Some scrubbage on inner front left under hard braking and hard turning. I would'nt go any wider on the front, but on the backs yeah.

Waggin is looking for 15x10" rears on the waggin!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:55 am 
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if you intend on doing corners with bumps at low or high speed roll your front guards as even 235's will rub on it, with tickford suspension not very likely to happen tho.

rears can go 265s quite easily so ive been told
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