17x9" Sportmax 050 wheels ....

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:24 pm

How far is the wheel itself from the strut? I am guessing 245s would have a much better time on there.
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Postby gtfour77 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:31 am

The wheel has no clearance issues, it's the tire. And yes, the 245 tire would be definitelly a little easier to fi, but for my purposes, the 275 is what needs to go on there for the car to be competitive...
I have two wheel mounted and will finish up tomorrow.....so I should have some test runs tom evening to see what the turning radius is. So far it looks promising, but I did have to remove the fender liners...the 275 is just sooo tight in the wheel well, but it DOES fit...and turns freely without rubbing. Just barely... :shock:
But I don't want to jump ahead as I want to actually make a few sharp turns and see if it really doesn't have any major issues....
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:01 pm

Whats the story¿
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Postby gtfour77 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:35 pm

I only mounted 2 tires so far, wish I had more time....but hopefully by tomorrow we'll know whether 275 is possible without problems... Stay tuned... :wink:

How's your car coming along? Any progress? Hopefully next year we'll be able to run an autocross or two together...
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:04 pm

Going to pick it up tonight, then got to finish wiring and should be a go.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:34 pm

So what tools are you using to install the tires? What profile are they?
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Postby gtfour77 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:59 pm

Well, the tires are 275 40 17... I made me three tire irons....just went to lowes and picked up a longer piece of steel stock...like 1-1/4 or so and about 1/4" thick....the shaped it in a vice to get that "spoon" type end and filed the end so it's smooth and doesn't cause much damage to the wheel...don;t use it much on nice wheels....but it works great on higher profile tires on steel rims....super easy. I use 3 all at once.... Plus I welded together a big "spoon" type thingie to serve as a bead breaker. I'll have to take some pics for it to make sense.... :wink:
I did the two new wheels like that and just came back from a tire shop that would let me use their nice machine....but they're gone for Thanksgiving....so I won;t have any driving tests untill Monday now;...oh well...
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:52 pm

Its monday!!! Any updates?
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Postby gtfour77 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:51 pm

Iknow I know... :doh:
Had a little incident in my bimmer over the weekend, so I am fixing that first since that is my daily driver and I can't be driving around with scraped bumpers....I know, ice and exit ramps and more ice don't mix....and rear-wheel drive....even worse.... Plus the tire guy is not there today so I couldn't do much.... I will really try tomorrow!!! I am very anxious to put them on a drive on them too... :wink:
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:58 pm

Ehem.... you got an alltrac for ice driving man. Though driving on ice in a rwd car can be fun, if its not essential to be somewhere on time.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:51 pm

Do you mind getting a weight for the rim itself? Maybe the weight of the tire too?
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Postby gtfour77 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:25 am

The weight of the rim should be between 20 and 21 lb...the tire weighs 11 lb...very light since it's a hoosier race tire. I might actually go to the post office and weigh the rim...just in case...I'll keep you posted tomorrow. The bimmer willbe done tomorrow..hopefully. Did I mention I hatebodywork??? And to make the matters worse, I hit the same corner again. (The car had some damage when I bought it..... ):doh:
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Postby gtfour77 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:04 pm

Still finishing up the bimmer, the wheels just have to wait til Monday.... :(
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:51 pm

:( Oh well. I look forward to it.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:15 pm

Did you ever get the wheels weighed?
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