Wheel Fitment & Question Thread

Grandavi

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St sways on mine as well. My sole complaint is that I always have a hint of a feel that the car is going Togo sideways on a curve under acceleration. Could be just that I'm not used to the lack of body roll. For straight line, though, 18" rims just don't have enough sidewall. Luckily I don't care about my 1/4 mile time.
 

suprarx7nut

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KenHenderson;2093835 said:
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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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.


Ken.

Ken, your car is yet again the benchmark as far as I'm concerned. That fitment looks absolutely perfect. I was going through pages and pages of this thread trying to find good looking fitments and I think the search is done for me - this is all I needed to see. On top of that, you don't even need fender rolling to run this setup. I hope I get to see that car in person some day...
 

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suprarx7nut;2095360 said:
Ken, your car is yet again the benchmark as far as I'm concerned. That fitment looks absolutely perfect. I was going through pages and pages of this thread trying to find good looking fitments and I think the search is done for me - this is all I needed to see. On top of that, you don't even need fender rolling to run this setup. I hope I get to see that car in person some day...

Just now seeing this. Thanks for the kind words. As an update, I raised up the front by 2 clicks, as I couldn't find a fender roller I could trust. Visually, the car looks the same in terms of ride height, but it seems to have done the trick as far as hooking the inner lip is concerned. I need to try out about two more driveways to make sure but, so far, the tests on all the others have turned out fine. I'll update if anything changes.


Ken.
 

1990MA70

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F: 18x9.5 +22 235/40 (Zestino Gredge 240)
R: 18x10.5 +22 265/35 (Zestino Acrova)
Suspension: HSD Monopro Coilover's

Fenders rolled flat, No rubbing

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