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Post by mr_pool_pool2000 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:11 pm

looking for

4x100 17 x 9 +36 offset lightweight rim
is what im looking for maby 40 mm offset
like the prf1 look or 6ul

going to run dd 255 45 17 re11 on them

turbo takes care of any extra gearing

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Post by warrior » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:33 pm

What model they going on?
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Post by built4speed » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:53 pm

That's a very tall tyre! Would take a lot of work to get it to fit.

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Post by warrior » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:39 pm

And if you are going to a 17 x 9 wheel there is no such thing as light weight. If this is going on a na then all i havd to say is no
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Post by 4A-GE » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:04 pm

^^

This. Anything over 15" on an NA is a bit silly.

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Post by Skilfil » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:49 pm

4A-GE wrote:^^

This. Anything over 15" on an NA is a bit silly.
16's can fit nicely, but anything bigger is nuts. Unless you're Donovan with a stonking V8 in your little NA.

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Post by mr_pool_pool2000 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:03 pm

i own a 1998 nb

its only 8% larger. tried a thinner 17 and liked it, now just got to make a big fat one fit.

rim options like these do they exist?

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Post by BRM » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:51 pm

I think that..
You should be looking for more what fits, then style.
Ask shops.
They have wheels around what you are looking for.

Mag and tyre direct has some close.

What you're asking can be searched in google or on trademe,
or asked at shops as well.

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Post by warrior » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:10 am

Just remember that size rim and tyre will be very heavy
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Post by Donovan » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:55 pm

You won't find a cheap one in that size, if you really really have to run a 17", then I would suggest changing your stud pattern to 5x114 and your choices will be endles, but in 4x100, they are rare as hen's teeth finding second hand ones and new one's will be 2 or 3 piece jobbies, and will cost you at the very least $1000 a wheel.

You'll have more luck finding 16x9, but even they are pretty rare. I gave up trying to find wide 17" and swapped over to 16".

You will be able to fit the wheel on the back ok, but you will possibly have problems in the front with that size, the headlight assembly encroaches into the space in the wheel arch, and will most likely rub/hit the front bumper on the turn if it is stock, it is surprising how much room it looks like you have got until you turn the wheel, so might have to consider a stagger of 255 on the rear and 235/45 on the front.

Is this for track use or just for general road use, and are you doing it for looks, or for grip?

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