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Wheel sizes, what fits and whats needed?

Discussion in 'Suspension / Steering' started by Alexg, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Alexg

    Alexg Well-Known Member Donated!

    I want bigger wheels, looking at 16s, so nothing huge just a bit nicer.

    Specifically 205/55r16

    But....BUT! I'm going insane, as measuring that up it'll smack straight into my rear springs as it will be larger than the lip the stock wheels fit under, is this correct? If so how does everyone run 16 or 17 on their car? I feel like I'm going mad.

    Do I need coil overs? Is that what you guys have done?

    I'd rather get some rims with tyres than get just new tyres for stock for almost the same price.

    Cheers guys.
     
  2. MattC

    MattC Well-Known Member Donated!

    Depends what wheels you're running. I've got 7th-gen factory 16s with +35 (or 38, I forget) offset, and with stock struts 205/50 tyres rubbed the rear spring cups. There is heaps of room under the rear guards so you could probably squeeze a +20-25 wheel in without any problem, or run spacers (not legal in NSW though).

    205/45 tyres will put the tread a few mm further away from the strut, or yeah as you said you can install coilovers and forget all about it
     
  3. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    i definitely hit with 205/50. 205/45 solved my issues
     
  4. Alexg

    Alexg Well-Known Member Donated!

    Awesome. Exactly what I wanted to hear.

    I'm due for tyres, and I'd rather buy some used, larger rims with tyres than but new tyres for my stock 14s.

    Prefer the thicker 5 spoke style wheels. So that's what I've got my eye out for.

    The low offset is the difficult part, wrx wheels would be great.... If they weren't +50 or so!
     
  5. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    zzt231 celica 16" wheels. 5 spoke and 100% bolt in!
     
  6. Alexg

    Alexg Well-Known Member Donated!

    What about wheels of an 86/brz? Anyone fitted those?
     
  7. MattC

    MattC Well-Known Member Donated!

    86/BRZ use a 46mm offset, they won't fit a 162
     
  8. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    they actually fit. i've fitted them. 215/45r17 stock primacy hp tires do slightly hit (about 2mm worth of tire) the rear strut as they have the rim protector edge. 10 minutes of driving and they're now fine. with normal shaped tires without the rim protector, it would fit fine, no fuss.

    these are FRS TRD RS2.0 wheels. exact same spec as stock frs/brz.

    17x7.5 +46

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    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  9. MattC

    MattC Well-Known Member Donated!

    There you go, I stand corrected. I bought a set of 3-piece wheels that came off a WRX once and they weren't even close to fitting o_O.
     
  10. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    i think wrx's have wider wheels to start?
     

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