Rim set up

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  1. jamello

    jamello New Member

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    Did anyone do a rim set up with 17s in the front an 18s in the rear


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    only person I know running different sized front/rear is tony with his 20 in the rear and I think a 19 up front.
     
  3. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    [MENTION=20223]SN90FiveOh[/MENTION] used to have fr500's that were 17 and 18
     
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    I was thinking of doing the 18x10.5 in the rear Cobra Rs too offset the 17x9 in the front
     
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    Yea I think it would look alright it will give you that nice stance

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    18x10 rear , 17x7 front . Old pics . The tires was 255/45-18 and 225/55-17 . Today they are 255/45-18 and Pirelli 235/45-17 .

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    [MENTION=8668]blackhorse[/MENTION] do you have any pictures of you rear tire's sidewall? I thought the 255's would be way too narrow for a 10" rim.
     
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    I like that set up nice ride to I have the convertible to your ride but it looks good

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    Yes , it's not ideal but I have little options . Here , 265 to 315 tires are rare and very expensive . I can't buy outside because is agains't law import tires. So , I had to improvise and in the end the result isn't too bad , IMHO .

    Here are some old pics when the rear tires was 255/45 Continental Contitech . Now I have 255/45-18 Toyos Proxes and they are somehow "fatter" than continentals (will take a pic later). The fronts now , are Pirelli Phantoms 235/45-17 , and not 235/35-17 that I wrote in previous post (already edited) .

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    Nice ride, blackhorse!
     
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    Where can you find 18x10.5, all I found was 17s or 18x10s?
     
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  13. Tony

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    i would have issues with that sidewall profile being somewhat smaller in the rear than the front lol. only issue with larger wheel in rear is that you have to settle for a lower profile tire in the front. you can't do more tire up front to match the total height of the 18's i the rear...at least you shouldn't imo...looks off to me.
     
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    17 front, 18 rear
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    Tony nailed it, have to keep the sidewall size the same front to rear for it to look right. which means you're either making the front tire shorter or the rear tire taller.
     
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    That's why now the front tires are 235/45-17 . The 255/45-18 in rear looks bigger than before .
    In that pics , the sidewall of the front was huge (225/55-17) , even if I had 305/35-18 there .

    Will take pics later .
     
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    I always thought if done correctly it could look sick like this one does. [​IMG]

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