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Old 08-12-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Rim size

Hey i have a 96 gt and want to know what r the biggest rims i can fit on my car was looking at possibly 18-19 but dont want it to rub or have clearance issues with my stearing. Would u suggest sticking with 17s?


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I think the highest you can go is 20s' with some slight rubbing at stock height. I personally would just stick with 17s or 18s.
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Yea i was thinkin puttin 18x9 on the back and 17x7 on the front.


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18s will fit just fine. Plenty of people run the on a stock height car with no issues
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Awesome! Thx


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Plenty of people run lowered on 18" too, you just maintain at or slightly above stock tire diameter and you are fine. IMO, 18s are as much as you want to go on a 94-04 car though.
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Also 19's tires are a looot more $$ compared to 18's and you don't get as much variety


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Yea the price difference is huge!! Im stickin with 17s goin to pick em up today!


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You can run up to a 20" rim and still fit correctly with the proper size tire to match stock tire overall diameter. It boils down to offset and backspacing, and hub bore diamenter. The only issue with running larger diameter rims is the lack of sidewall being deminished as the diameter gets larger which equates to a harsher ride on the bumps and potholes. I just took a set of 20's with 265's on them off my ride that the PO had installed, hardly no sidewall caused for spine jolting hits on imperfect roads. purchased staggered 17's at 10.5 and 9 width. With 315/35's out back and 275/40's up front.
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Yea the price difference is huge!! Im stickin with 17s goin to pick em up today!


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Tires for 18s are cheap too. Not quite as cheap as 17s but very reasonable.
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Tires for 18s are cheap too. Not quite as cheap as 17s but very reasonable.

Depends on the tire. A set of R888s for my staggered set up will be about 1k


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Depends on the tire. A set of R888s for my staggered set up will be about 1k


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Are you planning on using those on the street?
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Are you planning on using those on the street?

Thinking about it. I only drive the car 5k miles a year MAX and I've heard they last longer than that.


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Thinking about it. I only drive the car 5k miles a year MAX and I've heard they last longer than that.


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I can't find any treadwear specifications for them but it looks like they are a "wet track" competition tire.
They would be fun on the streets but they're going to wear out pretty fast if you drive hard and autocross on them as well. And, on warm days, driving on a normal city street is going to sound like you are driving down a gravel road... The tires will pick up every pebble that they run over.
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