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Old Feb 12, 2019, 12:58 AM
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Whats the opinion on running 8mm spacers all around on stock studs? Stock evo x gsr wheels on an Evo 8. With the 8mm spacer all around the car with those wheels looks perfect

I was planning on using the 8mm project kics spacer.

Before you say to just get the extended studs, I just don't want to do the work on the rears mostly removing the drums in the rears. Its not something that is challenging to me but I just don't have the patience right now or time to be fighting around with those springs in the cold weather. Also with the extended studs I would have to buy open lugs when I purchased oem like closed lug replacements recently.
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This isn't a fitment question but this is the last thread I've seen where people still consider 17" wheels.

https://motoiq.com/where-are-the-bes...nd-find-out/2/

Interesting article on MotoIQ. If tires are heavier than wheels, and tire mass rotates at a greater radius than the wheel, then doesn't that mean that a 275/40/17 tire is going to be heavier and have more inertia than a 275/35/18 tire? Meaning that a heavier wheel with a lighter tire is better than a lighter wheel with a heavier tire. This post is an elaborate way to avoid saving money.
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Old Feb 12, 2019, 06:20 AM
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^^^Thanks for the article. My takeaway from that article is the flywheel is the best bang for the buck in regards to reducing rotating mass

Ive been on 17's for over 10 years. My old EvO buddy (Guru) got me settled on the 17's. 17's for me is for the 40 series tire. I like the meaty side wall. There is also a certain look that these 17's have that i like but only if the tire width is at the 275 arena (otherwise they can look wimpy)

Never thought my setup was lighter because of the 17's
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Can you guys help me figure out the best wheel for my preferred tire size?

I want to run a 255 tire. So I'm guessing the best fit would be 17x9 with 255/40/17...?

Any wheels out there that are still produced and will fit without spacer, fender mods, aggressive alignment?

I found a set of Advan RZII 17x9 +35, but not sure if they'll clear the Brembos.

And it's for a 2006 IX with rear fender lips rolled.

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Originally Posted by empunker View Post
Can you guys help me figure out the best wheel for my preferred tire size?

I want to run a 255 tire. So I'm guessing the best fit would be 17x9 with 255/40/17...?

Any wheels out there that are still produced and will fit without spacer, fender mods, aggressive alignment?

I found a set of Advan RZII 17x9 +35, but not sure if they'll clear the Brembos.

And it's for a 2006 IX with rear fender lips rolled.

Thanks
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I run 2 similar specs to what youre interested in. Advan RGII 17x9 +29 w/Fed 265/40 & a Rota P45R 17x9.5 +30 w/the same Fed 265/40

No spacers needed. Advans w/the GTR face work really well w/our Brembos but not sure about that RZII

Heres a pic of the Advan setup. Let me know if you have further questions


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Originally Posted by MinusPrevious View Post
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I run 2 similar specs to what youre interested in. Advan RGII 17x9 +29 w/Fed 265/40 & a Rota P45R 17x9.5 +30 w/the same Fed 265/40

No spacers needed. Advans w/the GTR face work really well w/our Brembos but not sure about that RZII
Thanks for the feedback. What is considered a GTR face on the Advans?

I also found a set of Advan RG-D2 in the same 17x9 +35 spec but still not sure if they'll clear the brakes. As well as a set of GramLight 57 Transcend Overseas in 17x9.5 +25.
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Originally Posted by empunker View Post
Thanks for the feedback. What is considered a GTR face on the Advans?

I also found a set of Advan RG-D2 in the same 17x9 +35 spec but still not sure if they'll clear the brakes. As well as a set of GramLight 57 Transcend Overseas in 17x9.5 +25.
Yeah, not sure how Advan classifies their spokes on certain wheels, i just know that my RGII's at the +29 offset has the swoopy GTR face that was needed to clear the brakes

I would imagine that the +35 would make it just a bit tougher to fit over the brakes vs my +29's.

Be careful w/those +25's GL's! +25 in a 9.5" wide wheel is very tough to fit properly in the rear.

Even my set-up required the "full-tilt" of rear fender work (roll, pull, bumper bolt & few other tricks to fully clear for track work)

If you settle on spec, let me know & i will give you my opinion on what is needed to fit the rears. Except for spacer usage, the fronts are much more forgiving but expect some liner rub at lock positions!
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Yeah, not sure how Advan classifies their spokes on certain wheels, i just know that my RGII's at the +29 offset has the swoopy GTR face that was needed to clear the brakes

I would imagine that the +35 would make it just a bit tougher to fit over the brakes vs my +29's.

Be careful w/those +25's GL's! +25 in a 9.5" wide wheel is very tough to fit properly in the rear.

Even my set-up required the "full-tilt" of rear fender work (roll, pull, bumper bolt & few other tricks to fully clear for track work)

If you settle on spec, let me know & i will give you my opinion on what is needed to fit the rears. Except for spacer usage, the fronts are much more forgiving but expect some liner rub at lock positions!

Ok just to re-cap some wheels that should easily fit without fender mods or spacers and a 255/40/17 tire:

Advan RG-D 17x9 +29
Advan RZ 17x9.5 +30
Volk TE37SL 17x9.5 +28 (I think Astro_Train ran these?)
Volk CE28SL 17x9.5 +28 (I think Chaotixhoax ran these?)

It seems that a lot of the older wheels that fit well aren't produced anymore like your Advan RGII's...
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Originally Posted by empunker View Post
Ok just to re-cap some wheels that should easily fit without fender mods or spacers and a 255/40/17 tire:

Advan RG-D 17x9 +29
Advan RZ 17x9.5 +30
Volk TE37SL 17x9.5 +28 (I think Astro_Train ran these?)
Volk CE28SL 17x9.5 +28 (I think Chaotixhoax ran these?)

It seems that a lot of the older wheels that fit well aren't produced anymore like your Advan RGII's...
Based on my set 17x9+29 (track setup) & my street set Rota 17x9.5 +30 running 265's you will be needing more than a rear roll if youre looking for true no rub clearance.
But, There are some members that run an aggressive wheel & note, Ive only done a rear roll and nothing more. They fail to note, there is some rear rub under certain conditions. If you are OK w/that type of set-up, you may be able to get away w/a very tight rear roll & some neg camber beyond -2

Let me show you what real no rub clearance looks like. See this fit pic here:

Oh and BTW, Vivid seems show they carry these wheels: https://www.vividracing.com/advan-rg...150984969.html

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Any fender work required for 17x9 +38 wheels with 255/40 tyres?

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The fit is very close to stock (same stock offset) but 1" wider wheel & much larger tire

May depend on your rear camber set. If the setting is low in negative camber, the tire maybe getting close but you should be able to run this w/out a fender roll
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What would be the ideal set up for 255 or 265 tyres without any rub.
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Originally Posted by McRooster View Post
What would be the ideal set up for 255 or 265 tyres without any rub.

You could certainly run a 265 tire on that 9" wheel but even at the +38 offset i feel a rear roll will be necessary

I highly recommend a rear roll for any tire over the stock width. Its just good insurance. You cant afford to have any rub!

265's are in short supply in the 17" range. I happen to run a 265/40 Federal, but they are one of the few that offer. But keep in mind Federals 265 actually measures 275 (most Feds run a size wide)
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edit: nevermind, the archived Professional Awesome site says this about the R/T Ernie rear trailing arms:

Wheels up to 10.5″-11″ are possible in the 35mm-44mm offset range.
I'll take their word for it and use that as a guide, the 52 offset I was thinking about is too far.

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Originally Posted by empunker View Post
Ok just to re-cap some wheels that should easily fit without fender mods or spacers and a 255/40/17 tire:

Advan RG-D 17x9 +29
Advan RZ 17x9.5 +30
Volk TE37SL 17x9.5 +28 (I think Astro_Train ran these?)
Volk CE28SL 17x9.5 +28 (I think Chaotixhoax ran these?)

It seems that a lot of the older wheels that fit well aren't produced anymore like your Advan RGII's...
My Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17x9 +35 fit no problem too. I believe those are still available.
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