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Re: Need help (Tires and Alloys question) (archive)

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Posted by Ko on November 24, 1999 at 12:43:43:

In Reply to: Need help (Tires and Alloys question) posted by Adam on November 24, 1999 at 11:50:42:

I can tell you front 17x8 w/ 225/45 and rear 17x8.5 w/ 245/40 tires will safely fit without modifications. I did not get any answers with 9" width rear. 8.5" front may work but not verified. It may work if you roll the fenders (ie flare the fenders by bending them mechanically via a tool). Most people go with M3-esque widths.

Offset (in my case) front in the 44 range, rear 37.7.

Alloys can be purchased from any aftermarket vendor such as tirerach, discount tires, turner motorsports, etc (check car mag ads), roundel classifieds, etc etc.

Make sure whatever aftermarket rims are hubcentric. The rims are centered by the hubs, not the bolt circle.

Hope this answered all your questions.



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