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

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

Postby underscore » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:14 pm

If they're directional (most good tires are iirc) you'll have to unmount them to move them left to right anyways. Depending on your driving style I would imagine front to rear wear could be different.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby BlackDragon » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:43 pm

I'm looking to run enkei classic compe's in 16x8 +25 offset. Tire rack says they fit, but only with a 205/50r16 tire. Is that really all you can fit? I'm going to be installing coilovers at the same time, just crazy to think that's all you can stuff under there
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby 88st165 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:50 am

BlackDragon wrote:I'm looking to run enkei classic compe's in 16x8 +25 offset. Tire rack says they fit, but only with a 205/50r16 tire. Is that really all you can fit? I'm going to be installing coilovers at the same time, just crazy to think that's all you can stuff under there


They fit. I run them with 225/45/16 star specs. No spacers.

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

Postby Awesome-Trac » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:56 am

88st165 wrote:
BlackDragon wrote:I'm looking to run enkei classic compe's in 16x8 +25 offset. Tire rack says they fit, but only with a 205/50r16 tire. Is that really all you can fit? I'm going to be installing coilovers at the same time, just crazy to think that's all you can stuff under there


They fit. I run them with 225/45/16 star specs. No spacers.

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

Postby 88st165 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:32 pm

Awesome-Trac wrote:
Damn the wheels I wanted so bad but I have a BBK setup so 16" wouldn't work anymore


Yea that is the reason I have not gotten a BBK yet is because I like to run 15's because track tires are more affordable in those sizes. Stock brakes are pretty undersized for the track but not the worst I've experienced believe it or not. I'm going to try and experiment with cooling ducts and upgrade to 185 brakes first before considering a BBK.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby BlackDragon » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:50 pm

That is awesome, wish they had a better tire selection in that size. They only make track tires it seems
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby 88st165 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:44 pm

BlackDragon wrote:That is awesome, wish they had a better tire selection in that size. They only make track tires it seems


Yea 16's seem to be dying off. 15's and 17's have so many more choices. I personally think that 16's are perfect size on the 165 chassis but that is just my taste. Who knows though, maybe I wont be able to get that tire size in the future so I'll be forced to go to 17's haha.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby zaluss » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:18 pm

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Antera Type 109's. I think they wrapped with Federal 205/55/16. 16x7.5 I'll have to double check.

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

Postby Awesome-Trac » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:22 pm

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

Postby JRWperformance » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:52 pm

Does anyone lift their 165? That's what I have done. Wondering about a good gravel/dirt road tire that can be driven every day. I plan on using 15 inch wheels.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby mpg » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:57 pm

Hi,
I'm getting some new tires for my old 88 St 165 and Tire Rack said 215-60-14 will fit. The wheels are the stock 14X6 that came on the car.
The car has stock suspension aside from poly bushings for the sway bars and end links so the ride height is stock.
Can someone please tell me if i'll need wheel spacers and if so, what size and where can I get them and do I need 2 or 4 (for all 4 wheels)?
My concern is for the back tires, as there seems to very little clearance between the tires and bottom of the strut towers.
Hoping to get it done this week and then to Hagerstown this weekend.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby underscore » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 pm

What size is on there now?
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby mpg » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:20 am

Stock 205- 60 - 14 Old Sumitomo HTR 4 .
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby underscore » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:39 am

215/60 is obviously 10mm wider overall, so 5mm further out on each side that way. The diameter is 12mm bigger, so 6mm closer to things up top. Different tires will have different profiles so there may be some variance to those numbers. See if you think that would fit within the clearance you have, a 5mm spacer would keep the inside wall of the tire in the same place but then you'll have the outside wall moving the full 10mm.
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Re: The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby Datturboz17 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:55 am

Hey all newbie here. I love the classic oz rally for my 165 but dang 300 a wheel tried doing a search for some knockoffs...did find something called the sparco terra. Has anyone tried these before if so what size would you reccomend. Sitting on all stock stuff right now but do have a shorter set of springs.
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