The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

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Postby Toxygene » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:58 pm

Any updates?
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Postby ion_four » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:07 am

Off Topic, but spend the money on some Konis. KYBs offer a far inferior ride quality, IMO.
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Postby WideFNopen » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:03 pm

I am running 16x7s 38 offset and 10mm spacers on the back with 225/50 Dunlop Dirrezza Starspecs. They clear the DMS suspension just barley but have had no rub, I also have rolled fenders on all four corners. The only run issue that I have had are on the rear stoneguards rubbing a little bit.

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Postby Toxygene » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:03 pm

So essentially 16x7 et 38 in front and 16x7 et 28 in rear.

It definitely looks like you could go with at least 8 in the front and possibly with a different offset 8 in the rear as well.
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Postby 6strngs » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:04 am

I had a set of wheels on my 94 celica and I test fitted one on my ST165 and they were too big. They were a 17x8 ET35 with 225/45/17 tires. They fit, as in, they didn't hit the shock tower and didn't rub on the fender plastic anywhere but it only had about 1/4" clearance between the tire and fender plastic so I knew that they would rub on every little bump in the road and everytime I made a corner. not only that, but they stuck outside the fender slightly by about 10mm or so... but with a lower offset, they might hit the shock tower... so I think 8 is just too wide for the ST165. I'm looking at getting some 15's or 16's either 7 or 7.5" wide, not sure what kind of offsets I should be looking for though. The car is stock ride height right now afaik but I want to lower it later on. I also want at least a 215 or 225 tire on there. and I want some lightweight wheels...
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Postby Toxygene » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:18 am

Any more examples of peoples ST165s and wheel specs?
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Postby Bill Strong » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:49 am

stock suspension - will 225 50 15 fit and what wheel offset using 15x7 or 15x7.5?
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Postby 6strngs » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:09 am

btw, a little update. I put new front shocks on because mine were terrible and it gave those 17x8 ET35 wheels a bit more clearance. then I test fitted one in the rear. it was nearly flush in the rear but hit the shock tower slightly. actually, it wasn't the wheel hitting it, it was the sidewall of the tire which extends 2-3 mm over the edge of the rim. It wouldv'e fit with a 5mm spacer. would've made it really flush too, but it still stuck out in the front and I didn't want to spend money on a spacer and extended studs just to fit wheels which don't fit very good anyway.

now I've got some 15x6 ET45 rims which are very sucked in, but they look cool, so they're a temporary thing for me. but, no rubbing whatsoever with a 205/50/15 tire.
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Postby 88st165 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:37 pm

quonzilla wrote:
iam interested in TRD too but i hear theres no drop in those springs..




i have the trd springs (green) on my black 165 and they are lower than my intrax springs that are on my red 165. the trd drop looks better imo, especially in the rear. maybe there are other trd springs that dont lower the car as much?
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Postby 88st165 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:42 pm

Bill Strong wrote:stock suspension - will 225 50 15 fit and what wheel offset using 15x7 or 15x7.5?


i am running 15x7 (+38) team dynamics 1.2s with 225/50/15.

they look great in the rear as they sort of fill out the fenders w/o using spacers. the fronts will rub a tiny bit if lowered. i tried this wheel and tire combo on my red 165 with 15mm spacers in the rear and it looks awsome and so agressive but they would rub on the fenders really bad.
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Postby aubeone » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:11 pm

Here in Central ON we almost certainly require 2 set of wheels. My winters are the stock wheel, but my summers are 17x8 with 205/40's along side Intrax lowering springs. Of course I am yet to get the car running (drivetrain installation pending), but as soon as the front is weighted I'll snap a few pics of the front with the new springs vs the stock rear.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:04 am

I love this rally rim style look. Is there actually a trim ring fitted or is it just the black paint and natural?

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Postby Toxygene » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:44 pm

aubeone wrote:Here in Central ON we almost certainly require 2 set of wheels. My winters are the stock wheel, but my summers are 17x8 with 205/40's along side Intrax lowering springs. Of course I am yet to get the car running (drivetrain installation pending), but as soon as the front is weighted I'll snap a few pics of the front with the new springs vs the stock rear.


Do you have any specs on the wheel offset of those 17x8 wheels?
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Postby GT4165 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:47 am

I want to put these wheels on my 165
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Just wondering if anyone else has dont it, there 205/50/16 and i want to put 215's on them think itll work?
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Postby All-Trac Dude08 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:37 am

^actually I have those exact same rims. The front fit fine, but the rears need wheel adapters because they rub tooooooo much.
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