17x8 et25

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17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:15 am

am i going to need spacers?

i found grids, and just want to know if they are going to need spacers or if i can rock them for now and get spacers later to get hellaflush
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Gary ST165 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:01 am

how about exercise a little grey matter and give some detail for final intended use:

ST165,
ST185 narrow body,
ST185 wide body
or
ST205 ?



then check these threads:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1327
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=27938
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=34814

http://www.gt4oc.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7588


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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:07 am

ive looked at all those threads...but most are running spacers...they never elaborate on if they are running cause they have to or because they are going after a look.

i drive a 92 all trac (widebody)
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:14 am

maybe i'll just get some OZ turbos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSpQ5vnE5D0
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Gary ST165 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Grey_Matter wrote:ive looked at all those threads...but most are running spacers...they never elaborate on if they are running cause they have to or because they are going after a look.

i drive a 92 all trac (widebody)



Usually, it is all about the look as the ST185 has a 50mm narrower track on the rear, compared to front.
The only time ST185 wide body will have to run spacers is typically when using ET +50 rims or similar on an 8J - 9J rim. The issue being that the rim and tyre may not clear the suspension leg and spring.




Grey_Matter wrote:maybe i'll just get some OZ turbos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSpQ5vnE5D0



Nice choice. It is a very very very rare rim that took me 7 years to find a set of 4 in 17" x 8J x ET35 "Celica" fitment .

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Here in the UK we nick named the O.Z Racing gravel spec rims as "Roulettes" as they look a bit like a gambling roulette wheel.

And despite all the JDM imports we get, i am only aware of about 6 or 7 sets in the above size here in the UK.

The 15" are way more common: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0565829206





They do look good on both ST185:

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and ST165:

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Good luck in your search. Have you looked on yahoo Japan auctions ?
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:05 pm

i had bought some used wheels and had to put spacers on the rear in order for them not to rub the rear strut....but if you could find the proper offset wheels you shouldnt need them at all....they do make the rear look good with the tires sitting flush tho... :D
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby magnum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:18 pm

17x8+25mm will fit no problem on your car. Most people run a spacer in the rear so the rear wheel will not look sunken in.
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:03 pm

im more concerned with clearing a coilover, the spring will be sitting lower than the stock spring perch. ive been looking for a cup kit with no success, so im thinking coilover is the only other option
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:22 am

magnum wrote:17x8+25mm will fit no problem on your car. Most people run a spacer in the rear so the rear wheel will not look sunken in.


same goes for 17x9 et25 i assume
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby magnum » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:16 am

Grey_Matter wrote:
magnum wrote:17x8+25mm will fit no problem on your car. Most people run a spacer in the rear so the rear wheel will not look sunken in.


same goes for 17x9 et25 i assume

That will depend on what tire size you want to run in the front.
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Gary ST165 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:20 am

this rim width / offset / tyres size calculator is very good : http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

If you have a base reading for a know wheel & tyre, you can then calculate how much closer a replacement wheel & tyre combo will sit in relation to fender or suspension leg etc
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:14 pm

Gary ST165 wrote:this rim width / offset / tyres size calculator is very good : http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

If you have a base reading for a know wheel & tyre, you can then calculate how much closer a replacement wheel & tyre combo will sit in relation to fender or suspension leg etc



that is 110% better calculator than the one ive been using...thanks man :notworthy:
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby FWD-3SGTE » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:12 pm

Gary ST165 wrote:
They do look good on both ST185:

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and ST165:

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My GOSH I would love to score a set of those in a 17x8 with a +35 :notworthy: I would sell my Work's in a flash if I found those!
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby Grey_Matter » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:31 pm

FWD-3SGTE wrote:
Gary ST165 wrote:
They do look good on both ST185:

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and ST165:

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My GOSH I would love to score a set of those in a 17x8 with a +35 :notworthy: I would sell my Work's in a flash if I found those!


the ones he posted are Comopotive TH Lines, they are still available, but they are not by any means inexpensive. the cheapest i found them for in a 17" was 475 per wheel
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Re: 17x8 et25

Postby FWD-3SGTE » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:57 pm

Ahh yes, I forgot about those wheels, thanks!!
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