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Old 08-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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I picked up a set of 8" wide rims and 2 of them have 225/50/16 tires mounted on them. $50 couldn't pass them up!!
Just wondering what the widest rim/tires people are running on the front without running into issues.
I obviously am going to test fit them, but I gotta drop $32 on lugnuts to mount the rims cause they need skinny lugnuts to bolt them on(tuner lugnuts). I realize my offset is probably different and what not. Just wanna see what everyone is running.
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Stock rims I have on the front....how wide are they...6.5" or 7"?
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with a 35mm offset they should fit and still get -1.5 camber in the front.
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Okay, so did some measuring.

My stock rim is 6" as its stamped on the back. It has a backspacing of 5.25". So, an offset of 57.15mm (if my math is correct?)

My new rims are 8" and a backspacing of 5.75". So, came up with an offset of 44.45mm

So, I will be adding .5" of rim/tire to the backside and about 1.5" out front. It will be close to clearing the strut and I think my turning ability will be hurting big time.

I should be test fitting them this coming weekend once I break down and buy some lugnuts...guess I will find out then. :)

EDIT: I just test fit them without lugnuts or able to move the car around obviously, but the tire just clears the strut by about 1/4". The only question really is will the car turn without tire messing up back side of front fender/ground effect or rim hitting the tie rod.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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now these are ugly!!!LOL these were on my daytona when i brought it home!!!

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Awww...those aren't bad. LOL
I need smaller tires to fit these rims up front. I might just stick with my stock rims up front for now.
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well the OD is slightly smaller than your stock rims would be. Where's it hitting on the front?
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Its hitting the front fender/ground effect in front of the door. The rim sits less then an inch from the fender. The rims sit too far out too compared to the stock rims. I am wondering too if my front end isn't tweaked a little too.....but everything seems okay just a dented fender.
I think my only option would be to run a skinnier shorter tire that would clear the backside of fender.
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now these are ugly!!!LOL these were on my daytona when i brought it home!!!

Looking at this picture you so kindly provided your front wheels look centered inside the front fender. My wheels are pushed towards the back of the fenders. I have more space up front??? Why would that be?

Here is a pic of how close my wheels sit to the back side of the front fender:


If my wheels were sitting in the fenders like knightmoves are, my wheels would work just fine I bet.
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Okay after looking at pictures of cars online I am positive something is up with my front end. For some reason it looks like my front tires are sitting further back in the wheel wells then everyone else's front tires. FWD is not my thing, so what would cause that?
The car doesn't look to have been in a bad enough accident to cause this, but heck ya never know. I know my front fenders are pushed back a little as the doors hit the fenders when you open them.
My alignment is totally messed up too. The very little I have driven the car I have had to steer it to the left to drive straight. I figure worse case the spindle was bent, but maybe there is something else I should be checking out?
I will have to get some pictures to show just how my front tires are sitting in the wheel wells to give ya guys some idea of what I am talking about. Both front tires sit in the same spot, so something is causing them both not to sit centered in the wheels wells?
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Nobody has any ideas of what I should check to see if the front tires aren't sitting where they should be? Like what would cause the wheels to be positioned further back on both sides? Is it possible the motor tranny are pushed back or something?
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bent kframe? gotta get under the car and look. Should have the cast iron arms. Maybe someone put stamped steel arms on it?
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I will have to inspect some more....get a few pics while I am at it for you guys to examine. Was gonna do that today, but got sidetracked.
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I just checked quick and I do have cast iron arms on the car. So, that is correct. My oil pan suggest something went under the car a couple times or someone was ditch diving with this car at some time. Pics to come...see if anyone can see anything I don't. Thanks!
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if k isnt bent, look to see if k has been pushed back due to bent mounting bolts. u can view the front mounts right behind the struts. as for the control arms, whether cast or stamped they are the same in mountin locations and WILL & WOULD NOT effect geometery of the alignment of the way the rims/tires sit in the wells. also look to see if struts and contol arms are bent. that would cause negative caster also. as for ur alignment and pulling to either side, that is ur toe. but a negative caster >( / )< which would put wheel toward the back, if one side is pushed back enuff, that will also cause a pull. but as u say "BOTH" sides are back into the fenders.
the best thing that i can tell you is, if you dont know what to measure for under the car in the air perfectly level is to bring it a certified collision center w a modern frame machine and have them see whats out of alignment. If frame/unibody check out straight then its all in the suspension. They can measure that too. But put ur stock rims and tires on before you do that.
Remember, rule of thumb, something that looks or is bent or kinked just a couple of mm's in one spot, can throw a measurement of an inch or more else where.
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