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I think I will just go ahead and do it when the time comes in a few weeks, I will post pictures of them, and try to find a before picture.
 

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Hey guys im really sorry for bumping this thread but I literally cannot find anyone with this combo. I found a screaming deal on work meister sr2's and I want to pull the trigger on them but I have no idea if they will fit especially with the merc bbk up front. I'm fairly certain they will but I want to know your guys' input on them. They are 18x8 offset +48 18x9 offset +62. The offset is so high and idk what they might look like. Any input would be awesome.
 

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Hey guys im really sorry for bumping this thread but I literally cannot find anyone with this combo. I found a screaming deal on work meister sr2's and I want to pull the trigger on them but I have no idea if they will fit especially with the merc bbk up front. I'm fairly certain they will but I want to know your guys' input on them. They are 18x8 offset +48 18x9 offset +62. The offset is so high and idk what they might look like. Any input would be awesome.
don't do it. that is a horrible offset and size.
 

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How would these fit? They were on a mk4

Rear Wheels: 18x 9 1/2 with 25 Backspacing
Front Wheels: 18x 8 1/2 with 30 Backspacing

Rear Tires: 275-35-18
Front Tires: 225-40-18
 

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Not sure if it's been discussed, but for those looking into tires, check the section width and tread width, it will blow your mind.

I'm currently running 275/35 on 18x9.5 +22. I've ran that size before, but the RE71R tires have a wide tread width and rubs a lot. I still run them though lol.




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crazy question here.......
15x10 +63.................. any chance in hell they would fit on a mk3?
Use this website to help out..it helped me with all my wheel purchases

https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

You'll have to put in stock specs which IIRC is 225/50-16x7 +37.

Looks like with a 255, it will be 1.6" closer to suspension and be a little sunk in from the fender. And that would be in the rear only. 15s won't fit up front.


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Hi guys,

need some help on choosing the right rims size for my 90' Mk3.
Rims model I want is: MB Battle (http://www.wheelsbymbmotoring.com/product.php?wheel=Battle&finish=Matte Bronze), and in 18" size.

I want to comply with French regulations (I live in France ;) so tire size must be one of these:
225/40/18
245/35/18
255/35/18
285/30/18 and so on...

I don't want to use any camber, neither fender rolling. I'll just buy new suspensions set to lower my car (because 18" rims on stock Mk3 looks horrible - 4x4 style, and I'll get much better handling during trackdays).

MB Battle rims available sizes are:
Sizes Offset
18x8 30
18x8 43
18x9 30
18x9 38
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 23

I'd like it close to flush, but with keeping enough space to avoid any rubbing (since I race on tracks).

Since there is more space at rear, I may choose wider rims/or different offset for rear rims... to keep it nice looking ... or even choose wider tires...)

Will this fit without issues, and look flush/nice enough, for example ?:
Front: 18x9 ET38 with 245/35/18
Rear: 18x9 ET30 with 245/35/18

If not, what would be the best choice for rims and tire size taking into consideration the rims available sizes and compliant tire sizes I've listed above ?

Thanx guys for your help ;)
 
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Hi guys,

need some help on choosing the right rims size for my 90' Mk3.
Rims model I want is: MB Battle (http://www.wheelsbymbmotoring.com/product.php?wheel=Battle&finish=Matte Bronze), and in 18" size.

I want to comply with French regulations (I live in France ;) so tire size must be one of these:
225/40/18
245/35/18
255/35/18
285/30/18 and so on...

I don't want to use any camber, neither fender rolling. I'll just buy new suspensions set to lower my car (because 18" rims on stock Mk3 looks horrible - 4x4 style, and I'll get much better handling during trackdays).

MB Battle rims available sizes are:
Sizes Offset
18x8 30
18x8 43
18x9 30
18x9 38
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 23

I'd like it close to flush, but with keeping enough space to avoid any rubbing (since I race on tracks).

Since there is more space at rear, I may choose wider rims/or different offset for rear rims... to keep it nice looking ... or even choose wider tires...)

Will this fit without issues, and look flush/nice enough, for example ?:
Front: 18x9 ET38 with 245/35/18
Rear: 18x9 ET30 with 245/35/18

If not, what would be the best choice for rims and tire size taking into consideration the rims available sizes and compliant tire sizes I've listed above ?

Thanx guys for your help ;)
With those sizes, I'd go with 18x9.5 +23 with 255/35. I prefer a square setup if you're going to be going through corners. IMHO, it's more predictable. And it should be flush without any rubbing issues.


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With those sizes, I'd go with 18x9.5 +23 with 255/35. I prefer a square setup if you're going to be going through corners. IMHO, it's more predictable. And it should be flush without any rubbing issues.


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Thanx, but with the sizes you propose, wheel and tire will stick out 29 mm (1.1'') farther than stock rims/tires :nono:. I'm not sure there's enough room under the front fender (maybe ok for rear...). I need to measure the room I have. comparaison_forum01.jpg
 

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Thanx, but with the sizes you propose, wheel and tire will stick out 29 mm (1.1'') farther than stock rims/tires :nono:. I'm not sure there's enough room under the front fender (maybe ok for rear...). I need to measure the room I have. View attachment 78655
I've ran 18x9.5 +22 with 275/35 all around. Dunlop Direzza DZ101 with just a fender roll with zero issues. The max out I went up front was 18x9.5 +12 with 255/35, and it rubbed then. That's max out you can go with a rolled front fender.


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18x9.5 +23 would be pretty darn good. I don't think you'll have any issues at all. I was running 18x10+25 all around and fit 275-35's up front and 295-30's in back. had to do just a little roll and pull.
 

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gf.jpg 16779846_10154471277972569_230567807_n.jpg drag setup acquired...............
15x7 +0 and 15x8 +27 ..... jegs polished sport stars
205-65-15 and 275-50-15 nitto 555r's.
due to the drop lip design of the wheels, I had to massage the front calipers to fit.
after looking into it, there are other style 15's that will fit with no problems.....
 

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I know I need some adjustment but really satisfied with the result... I have some xxr 531 hyper silver with 18x8.5 (+35) on front and 18x9.5 (+35) on the rear with 225-40-18 on front and 255-40-18 on the rear
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I know I need some adjustment but really satisfied with the result... I have some xxr 531 hyper silver with 18x8.5 (+35) on front and 18x9.5 (+35) on the rear with 225-40-18 on front and 255-40-18 on the rear
Not sure what you need adjusted, that's pretty decent fitment. Usually people go a bit too wide with XXR's and they don't have the offset right. Yours seem to tuck in quite well.
 

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that's true but maybe I should go for 235 - 40 -18 on the front and 265 - 40 -18 on the back... no problem at all really tight fit but is working pretty well especially on these streets of PR... I should go to same style only a chrome one for auto show...
 

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Can you guys help me size wheels for my supra? I don't want to roll fenders if possible and I think I want to stick with 18's all around (unless you can convince me to go 17's). I'm looking to get Cosmis Racing XT 206-Rs.

https://www.cosmisusa.com/product/xt-206r-2/

Sizes available:

17×8 +30mm 5×100 & 5×114.3 CB: 73.1

17×9 +5mm 5×114.3 CB: 73.1

18×9 +33mm 5×100 CB: 73.1

18×9 +33mm 5×114.3 CB: 73.1

18X9.5 +10MM 5X114.3 CB: 73.1

Thanks for the sizing help in advance.
 
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This is my new wheel setup. You can judge the offset by the pics...

RTX Mystique Machined/Black ET38 (offset) | HB 73.1 | 18 x 8.0 | 5x114.3 Front RIMS
Falken FK-453 235/40 FRONT
RTX Mystique Machined/Black ET42 (offset) | HB 73.1 | 18 x 890 | 5x114.3 Rear RIMS
Falken FK-453 265/35R18 REAR

I found that the Falken has a rounded sidewall which allows for the 265 on a 9" rim. Any wider (275's) and I get pretty tight to the inside of the wheel area, so I opted to live with the 265's.
No rub, no roll, no pull. Fits pretty snug. The 235's on the front are wide enough to make the car ride road ridges (which is a bit uncomfortable) but gives me plenty of traction... (for street driving)

Car has ST Swaybars and HSD Coilovers with about a 1" drop (looks a bit more). This is a bit too low for my roads.. I tap with my front bumper.

(excuse the dust... no chance to detail the car ... lol.)
 

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18x9 +33 is your best option you listed. 235-40 fronys and 255-40 rears
Can you guys help me size wheels for my supra? I don't want to roll fenders if possible and I think I want to stick with 18's all around (unless you can convince me to go 17's). I'm looking to get Cosmis Racing XT 206-Rs.

https://www.cosmisusa.com/product/xt-206r-2/

Sizes available:

17×8 +30mm 5×100 & 5×114.3 CB: 73.1

17×9 +5mm 5×114.3 CB: 73.1

18×9 +33mm 5×100 CB: 73.1

18×9 +33mm 5×114.3 CB: 73.1

18X9.5 +10MM 5X114.3 CB: 73.1

Thanks for the sizing help in advance.
 

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Agreed, the 18x9 +33 with a 255/35R18 tire will put you even with the outer quarter panel. (maybe just slightly past, but not visually). You will probably only rub on really big bumps. My old Work wheels were a +42 offset with 255's and the quarter panel lip would just touch the sidewall top portion if I hit a big dip at about 140 kph. Other than that, they never touched. (mind you... my suspension is a bit stiff)

Tires have different "shoulders" so on a rounded shoulder, you probably would never have an issue. My tires were sharp shouldered. Don't forget the hub centric rings though.
 

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18x9 +33 is your best option you listed. 235-40 fronys and 255-40 rears
Agreed, the 18x9 +33 with a 255/35R18 tire will put you even with the outer quarter panel. (maybe just slightly past, but not visually). You will probably only rub on really big bumps. My old Work wheels were a +42 offset with 255's and the quarter panel lip would just touch the sidewall top portion if I hit a big dip at about 140 kph. Other than that, they never touched. (mind you... my suspension is a bit stiff)

Tires have different "shoulders" so on a rounded shoulder, you probably would never have an issue. My tires were sharp shouldered. Don't forget the hub centric rings though.
You guys rock. Thanks very much!
 

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Fitment for NTO3+M's please?

Link to sizes: http://enkei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NT03-m.pdf

Sizes:

18x8.5 +38
18x9.5 +27
18x9.5 + 40

I'm running Eibach lowering springs and Koni Yellows set to firm.

I'd like them to look as much like Rodel's as possible without any fender rolling etc.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4hOrEgxttUDVW02aTJteS11cU0/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4hOrEgxttUDelkzOHBuRzd3TE0/view?usp=sharing

Thanks again in advance guys/gals. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

The Cosmis are not working out in case anyone is wondering...lol.
 
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of those sizes, 18x9.5+27 is your best bet. that wheel also comes in a 18x10.5+30 size, but you'll have to roll the fenders for that one.
 

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Ok, help.

I've read and read and still don't know what I want. I like the RPF1s, I think. Anyone know if they'll clear the AZP Wilwood brake kit? Also, I'm on ST springs (1.75" drop if memory serves, illumina II shocks)

I'm currently running some old Koenig Villains (17x8 front and 17x9 rear) and I had to get a 5mm spacer in the front to clear my brakes. I ran out of talent a while back and banged up the wheels pretty good, requiring some welding to repair one. They've never balanced right since, and I'm ready to replace them. I think I want to go to 18s, and I know I want more than my current 255 tire out back. I'm not opposed to rolling/pulling the fenders a bit, but would like to avoid a stretched tire or silly camber. The car needs to perform, not just look good. Can I run 18x10.5 15mm offset rears and 18x9.5 15mm fronts and make it actually work?

Advice is appreciated. Here's what I'm working with:
 

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The thing about rubber is more of a Why? I have 265's on 18" rims in the rear with a +42 offset and they don't stick out. Plenty of room for BBK if I want. However, this means a stiff sidewall, so not the best for off the line take off because no flex. My wheels don't poke out but if I was at a 1.75" drop I would probably rub slightly on big bumps.

I actually just raised my car 1/2" because it was rubbing on the front bumper too much coming out of parking lots. Funny how the ride actually is now a lot more comfortable.

So to run 10.5" rims your going to poke out a fair bit. My 9" with the 265's give me about a fingers width clearance on the inside. I've seen 10.5 on a super clean Supra and the only ting I could think was ... why?

Talking to the owner, it was solely because he didn't realize how they would poke out.

So, aesthetically wide tires look meaty and cool, but I like mine to perform their function without damaging the car.
I think my total drop now is about 1".

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My approach is to get as much wheel width and tire as possible on the road, as well as to accommodate a BBK. Eventually, I will change the 5 Zigen wheels that came with the car, but my set-up includes 18 x 8.5 +38 on Michelin 245/40/18 PSS, front, 18 x 9.5 +38 on 285/35/18 PSS, Tein Street Flex coilovers and the AZP 6-piston/14.25-inch, 4-piston/12.88-inch BBK.

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SIV2016 ShowNShine and Drag-80

No rolling or pulling fenders involved so far but, just recently, and after about 2,000 miles of driving, my front tires have hooked the inner lip on both sides going into very steep driveways. No damage, fortunately, but if I can find an expert fender roller that can deal with 26-year old paint, I will probably have them rolled. If not, I will probably raise the front end just a tad, as the car has my preferred mild rake and, hopefully, fix the problem that way.

Anyway, the extra meat on the road, courtesy of Michelin, ST sway bars, Tein Street Flex coilovers, the AZP BBK and corner balancing has made this the best handling MKIII I've ever driven. As these cars really benefit from wider wheels and tires, correct widths and offsets are critical to extracting all they have to offer.


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