In Reply to: Re: Rear wheel spacers posted by Darren M on January 09, 2002 at 14:06:56:
Of course we all know how to avoid those curbs!!
Tires vary quite a bit from one brand to another.
I have Dunlop D40 in the back and Fulda Extremo in front.
In my opinion the fronts look much worse than the rear. I will correct that in spring.
IŽll try to post some pics but not now because we have a lot of snow.
Mike, have u got any close ups of your 9inch wide rear rims wearing 225*45 tyres?
Just wondering because I know a lot of tyre manufacturers dont recommend using their 225`s on a 9inch wide rim, but some do. Do they look really stretched? are the rims exposed a lot(likely to be kerbed easily?.
I have a set of RS`s in 16*8 front(ET20)and 16*9 rear (ET24)and the rears are currently wearing 245*45 rubber (over sized and wrong profile i know). WOuld like to try 225`s if they fit but some people have recommended against this in the past.
I have the BBS RS Wheels 16x9 in the rear and 16x7 in front and only use a 5 mm spacer up front.
The rears are marginal as is. With 2 big guy in the rear seats it will just scrape the sidewalls.
Tires are 225-45-16 all arround
I have read a little about rear wheel spacers, 15mm seems to be mentioned quite a lot.
Has anyone used them with 16 inch factory bbs alloys ?
What was the results in terms of road holding and wheel clearance ?