How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby Landon » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:41 pm

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CMS-GT4 wrote:Well, when he ran 275 all around, he had to remove the front fender plastic. You might remove the plastic, but replace it with roof plastic as I have seen some of the autox guys do when fitting larger tires. I think as long as your rear fenders are rolled the 275s will fit no problem.

If your going to go with rota, you might as well consider the DPT since its their lighter wheel. I think I prefer its looks myself. Another set of rear wheels to consider is the Rota P-45R2 coming out due to its massive lip. You might get the wheels and decide you like them and stick with them.



If you guys are worried about fitment in the front, why don't you just put 275-35 on the back and 245-40 in the front?


don't quote me on this, but personally doing a staggered look is appealing, but once you look into it and the pro's and con's of it they really aren't worth it. when i was looking for my set up i was thinking about staggered and it just doesn't seem like a good option. one thing to keep in mind is if you have the $$ for it a sick look would come from getting a set of wheels made with staggered offset. something like this, with maybe a little more aggressive offset. http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthrea ... y-rear-end
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby celi_wabbit » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:44 pm

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celi_wabbit wrote:
CMS-GT4 wrote:Well, when he ran 275 all around, he had to remove the front fender plastic. You might remove the plastic, but replace it with roof plastic as I have seen some of the autox guys do when fitting larger tires. I think as long as your rear fenders are rolled the 275s will fit no problem.

If your going to go with rota, you might as well consider the DPT since its their lighter wheel. I think I prefer its looks myself. Another set of rear wheels to consider is the Rota P-45R2 coming out due to its massive lip. You might get the wheels and decide you like them and stick with them.



If you guys are worried about fitment in the front, why don't you just put 275-35 on the back and 245-40 in the front?


don't quote me on this, but personally doing a staggered look is appealing, but once you look into it and the pro's and con's of it they really aren't worth it. when i was looking for my set up i was thinking about staggered and it just doesn't seem like a good option. one thing to keep in mind is if you have the $$ for it a sick look would come from getting a set of wheels made with staggered offset. something like this, with maybe a little more aggressive offset. http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthrea ... y-rear-end


I had the same thing 5 years ago. I had an Audi S4 2001 with staggered look with dif offset, I thought it was worth it. That's why when it's time to change my tires, I'm going with 265-35 and 235-40. Present tire size is 235 all the way around with 18x9.5 rims, flushed.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:09 pm

How much clearance between the strut and the wheel n your current setup?
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby celi_wabbit » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:19 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:How much clearance between the strut and the wheel n your current setup?


I think I got 1/2 inch or maybe a bit less, let me measure it tomorrow.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Thu May 09, 2013 6:17 pm

so by the data in this thread and what i've been thinking i have tons of clearance to the front strut from my current setup. Im running 17x9 et30.

I dont have much room in the rear about 2mm clearance to spring perch.

Will a 18x10 with 255/35/18 clear wheel wells in the front? I want to run the same tire size all around with custom offsets and it seem like a 255/35/18 or 245/35/18 is very close to my current overall diameter.

so my therory is

font will clear with 18x10 and 35offset should give me 18mm less clearance in front and stick out 8mm more I will have to roll or pull the fenders more than i have already.

18x10 with a +12 will clear no prob in rear.

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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby Landon » Fri May 10, 2013 1:13 pm

Why wouldn't you do a slightly lower offset in the front? I think you're on to something and it could definitely be done.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Fri May 10, 2013 5:41 pm

I will take measurements after work today and take post pix as well.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Thu May 16, 2013 6:24 pm

Didnt have time to take pix but i measured between my current wheels and front strut housing and i have about 30mm of clearance.

So what im thinking I could fit a 18x10 with a +43 will give me 5mm of clearance to strut and will be the same outter clearance. But with that said... Im still scared of ordering this custom offest wheel and being to positive. Im thinking of getting a +35 offset just to be safe. and will give me 8mm closer to the fender.


Rears are going to be the better offset of the two. 18x10 +12 this i based on what this thread and ive been reading.
This is 31mm further out than my current setup!! will this work? I just recently put 20mm spacer on the rear and it seems to be very flush.

I dont want to streatch it too much. so i was thinking 265/35/18?

Any thoughts??
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby Landon » Fri May 17, 2013 1:21 am

Go with lower offset. In most ways, lower offset is better for dish/concave. And I would say run a 255, 265 might give you some more clearance issues. Check my pictures for a 255 on a 9.5in wheel. It is pretty damn near square. I doubt it would look stretched too bad.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Fri May 17, 2013 1:32 am

How low? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger and ordering the work s1r so no concave just deep lips.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby Landon » Fri May 17, 2013 6:24 pm

Oohh the meister would look so good. Basically offset is where the hub face sits in relationship to the center of the wheel. Kinda. Lol. So technically the lower you go, the more dish you get. As long as it clears your calipers, I would run as low an offset as possible to get more dish. Balance it between flush with the fender though, because offset will change where it sits in relationship to the fender as well. This make sense? You're doing staggered offsets right?

Edit: to be safe, the +35 will push it out and give you more clearance from the strut. You can modify the fender, not the strut. unless you ran a spacer, which you probably shouldn't do.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Fri May 17, 2013 6:36 pm

yeah Im thinking of doing 35 in front and 12 in rear witch may be to aggressive I was thinking more of +17 to be safe

you have pix of your car?
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby Landon » Sun May 19, 2013 5:35 am

I would say the 12 would be fine. more aggressive the better in my opinion. Check my build, there's pictures on there.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby Meenya » Mon May 20, 2013 1:22 pm

Picture of 17x9" 12mm offset and 255/40/17 tire.
~ -2 camber
17x10 12mm would never clear the strut on my car. (In my setup I would need 0mm offset)
I'm pretty sure DMS coilovers make the least room for clearance as the springs come very low as you can see in the pic.

This is just fyi...I think you should determine your height, camber first as these variables will make a difference and there is no question you will need to roll/modify rear fenders.
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Re: How to fit a 10" rim on an ST185

Postby GT4_DRED » Mon May 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Wow! that's close..
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