Official Meaty fitment / Functional thread

Discussion in 'Suspension And Brakes' started by shad2fast4u, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. shad2fast4u

    shad2fast4u Well-Known Member

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    x9 245/40
     
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    35 offset?
     
  3. shad2fast4u

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    Yes
     
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    anybody tried running 245/35? I currently have 18x8.5 +30 wheels and I am looking at three tire options. 215/40, 225/40, 245/35. 215 and 245 have smaller sidewalls which help me better with not rubbing but one protects my wheel better than the other. 225 protects the lip a little but it has a bigger sidewall
     
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  5. dpetro1

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    I'd stick with 225/40 but with that offset you will probably need to roll/pull fenders to avoid rubbing.
     
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  6. FreeSamples

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    I recently just got some parts and planning to put them all in the summer. Need some advice! I got 17x8 +45 rpf1 and yokohama s drives 235/40/17. Also got buddy club racing spec coils. It's my daily and I just want a functional set up that I can do some mild aggressive street driving (maybe autocross and track in the future :)). What do you guys recommend as far and drop and camber to achieve this goal? Thanks!
     
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    That will be a very functional setup. You can easily lower the car 1.5-2" without any added camber and be fine.
     
  8. FreeSamples

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    Sweet! Kinda makes me want to put them on sooner!
     
  9. shad2fast4u

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    I believe you need spacers up front to clear a +45 on the Si's. Someone correct me if I'm wrong
     
  10. Safe Gabe

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    Probably not. He's just running a 17x8. If it was a 9j, then I wouldn't run a 45et. It's also depends on his alignment setting.


    @FreeSamples if I were you, I would just bypass the 17x8 and go 17x9 +35. You'll have to roll a bit in the front, but if you're serious about tracking the car, you'll have to buy wheels and tires all over again.
     
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    I would do it for fun but not that serious about it. I would've gotten wider wheels but I wanted bronze rpf1's and they only make em in that size or smaller on tire rack. I saw 18's on this other website but it got expensive real quick but I didn't want those anyway.

    Thanks for the feedback guys.
     
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    Thanks for the input Gabe, didn't know that lol
     
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    Many thanks for the suggestions Webby and dPetro. Purchased 17 inch alloys, tires and got them installed yesterday. Looks and feels good. No more floaty feel. Few pics. IMG_1967_R.jpg IMG_1966_R.jpg IMG_1996_R.jpg IMG_1997_R.jpg
     
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    18x9 +35 225/40 Federal 595 rs-rr
     

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    Wow this definitely makes me want to get some RPF1's even more! It looks great!
     
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    I wanted to ask did you roll the fenders and what camber you are running all around? I'm on a 2" drop and looking at 17x9 +45. Interested to know how much if any fender work will be involved.

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