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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: What spec wheels to get? Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm looking for some new wheels for my rev 1 turbo. I'd like to get the rota gtr or rota grids. Ideally I want them to be 17" but I'm getting very confused with the offset and width. Some knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Also I have BC racing coilovers fitted.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I've got some japan racing wheels google jr3
214/40/17 et 35 8j front
245/40/17 et 35 9j rear
Fit the car perfect
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

with coilovers the general rule is you'll be wanting narrower front rims and lower offset as stock struts are pretty narrow. 8inch ET35 for example hits most front coilovers.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I have a set of Rota Torques for sale, 17" in MR2 fittings.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5x-Rota-Torques-/112522294554?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

PM Me if you want to know more...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

raptor95GTS wrote:
with coilovers the general rule is you'll be wanting narrower front rims and lower offset as stock struts are pretty narrow. 8inch ET35 for example hits most front coilovers.


^this.

I needed 5mm spacers on my 17x8 ET38 front wheels to clear my Tein SS coilovers.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Rota GTR comes in 17x7.5 et35 and 17x9 ET35 which is almost perfect.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Thanks for the replies. I've bought a set of a-tech. Specs are 8j et35 and 9j et38. I need centre caps for them though.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Bear in mind that the front wheel clearance with coilovers varies a little depending on the coilover and how you've got them set up. With most coilovers there is some 'play' between the hub carrier and the coilover (same as OE) so there's some camber adjustment available there as well as at the top mount.

At 8J ET35 you may find you need to add positive camber at the hub (this moves the top of the wheel away from the coilover) and then compensate by adding more negative camber at the top mount. Or, add a few mm spacer.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yea I'm guessing I'm going to be using spacers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Benjo, have you got a picture of your car with those wheels on? I'm picking another '2 up soon and hate the current wheels - the JR3s look perfect and I was just trying to work out what size to go for [Smile]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155498693@N04/shares/6027b9
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

benjo wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/155498693@N04/shares/6027b9


Very nice mate, cheers [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

No probs mate I got them from tarmac sports in derby and I was happy
With the wheels [thumleft]
One thing I should mention you will have to cut some threads off
Axel only 15mm it doesn’t interfere with castle nut
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