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Old 12-12-2007, 01:54 PM   #91
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17x8.00 215/45/17 front 275/45/17 rear
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17x8.00 215/45/17 front 275/45/17 rear
Wow thats a big stagger. Does it understeer?
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #93
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Wow thats a big stagger. Does it understeer?
I would imagine, I have understeer with 235/275 setup.

what would you change to get around that?
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:35 PM   #94
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Thank you for keep this thread going everyone

To RedSVTFlareside can you tell me more info on those wheels, like who they are made by etc... They are thus three piece, you can change both front and rear ends ?

Also rip it up welcome Don't lower your car more, it's lame, add more rubber up front instead Improve your car's handling, traction and grip instead of making it slippery Add 245s or 255s or something up front instad.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:46 PM   #95
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lol alright thx guys for welcoming me.. i have not had any trouble with understeer at all!!! i dont grip with it tho i mainly drift. and i have some 225's i wanna try in the front ill tell you all how they work i dont have the names for the rims idk what they are i got em off craigs list during the swap and they were cheap and look great. and i looove the off set i dont have any spacers in there right now
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:56 AM   #96
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Thank you for keep this thread going everyone

To RedSVTFlareside can you tell me more info on those wheels, like who they are made by etc... They are thus three piece, you can change both front and rear ends ?
Thanks for the kind words. They are magnesium center BBS style E26 wheels. Yes, 3 piece. Here's some info and one US rep. Hope it helps you.

http://www.bbs-racing-wheels.com/index.htm

http://www.bobwoodmantires.com/wheels/wheels.html
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Did anyone have problems with their power steering w/ such massive tires in the front?

I was thinking of going with a 255 or 275 up front, on a 17x10 +12 w/ 20mm over fenders.

Question is, would I fry the PS pump or fluids? I've heard of people boiling their fluid from huge front tires before, and a cooler is just taxing your pump more than it's designed for, so... what's the word?
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If you are going that big and track your car/or drift alot and shit like that you should run a PS cooler(which being all the lines are hardlines woouldn't be a extremely hard thing to do.

You know the long line that goes from side to side on the S13, it is from what I understand used to cool fluid, thats the only thing I can figure out. Removing that line and installing a small cooler should not put that much strain on the pump.

Also Tie Rods are probably a extremely good thing to do at that size.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:29 AM   #99
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Question is, would I fry the PS pump or fluids? I've heard of people boiling their fluid from huge front tires before, and a cooler is just taxing your pump more than it's designed for, so... what's the word?
LOL @ power steering. I hate the false feeling you get from power steering. Remove it.
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Tie rods will be Tein inner and outter, don't worry

And yes, you are correct in that the hardline that goes from the driver's side to the passenger side and back is indeed there to serve as a caveman style cooler.

Not that I don't believe what you're saying KA-T_240, I just want to hear someone that has that huge of tires up front and have done some track events (I've emailed Sasha from SequenceGarage already, hopefully he has some time to email me back) to give me some feedback on the PS issue. But thanks nonetheless!

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LOL @ power steering. I hate the false feeling you get from power steering. Remove it.
Congrats.

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Old 12-13-2007, 12:38 PM   #101
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LOL @ power steering. I hate the false feeling you get from power steering. Remove it.
Good idea! Or have you driven a car with wider than 215 tires on it and no power steering? How about some r-comps with no powersteering? Didn't think so.
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No Power Steering = GAY

We ain't talking about a 91 Civic hatch that weighs 2000lbs on 195s.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:46 PM   #103
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On my fronts 275/30/18 . I have boiled the powersteering on two laps, put in a small cooler no more boiling.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:10 PM   #104
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where the hell did u get a 275/30/18?? I could not find such a tire at all even 285/30/18 is kind of rare.. yes there are r compound tires but not anything like an rt-615 or re01r or better but not r type tyre...
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:14 PM   #105
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I have Pirelli P zeros in 285/30/18s...tire rack has them. The are just a little pricey
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:20 PM   #106
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Im sorry it was 275/35/18 azenis rt615 i was talking about
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:44 AM   #107
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17x8.00 215/45/17 front 275/45/17 rear
275/45s on a 17x8?

That does not sound safe AT ALL.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:48 AM   #108
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holy shit, 275+ on your fronts?

THIS THREAD IS AWESOME

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Old 12-14-2007, 03:45 AM   #109
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read it again, 215 front and 275 rear. if they're both on 17x8s it doesn't sound like either is optimal.
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haha i meant this 275....

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On my fronts 275/30/18 . I have boiled the powersteering on two laps, put in a small cooler no more boiling.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:51 PM   #112
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i'm thinking of getting some of those a-tech comps in 17x9 +17 how do you like yours? any one know the weight?
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:36 PM   #113
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CAR
s14 stock body just pulled

WHEELS
Work meister S1 3 piece
front
18 by 10 + 18

Rear
18 by 11 + 18

TIRES
front
275/30/18
Rear
315/30/18

SUSPENSION
Tien coilovers
Rear ARms
Solid subframe

ALIGNMENT
front
zero toe
2.5 degrees

Rear
zero toe
1.5 degrees

CARS USE
Drift / Drag / Grip
Pretty much everything but daily

just curious how this set up would be for the street even tho you dont use it for that...car looks badass and Id love to have a similar set up...I would think those 315's would give you more traction on the street...no?
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:38 PM   #114
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I'll bite... this is for my track wheels/tires

S13

Wheels/Tires
17x9 +35 5zigens
275/40/17 RA-1's

2 degrees camber F/R

Suspension
Front
- Koni 8610 inserts
- Custom Housings (Veilside180sx)
- Tein Camber Plates
- GC sleeves
- 550lb, 6" springs
Rear
- Koni yellows
- GC sleeves
- 400lb, 7" springs
- Tein pillowmounts

Modifications/Spacers
- no spacers currently, might use a 2-3mm spacer if needed
- need to roll/pull front and rear to fit.

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Finally I get to see your setup live, but like, 17x9+35 and u fit 275/40/17 up front? I know that the custom coilover setup, the housing is meant to add some clearance, but wow?.. no spacers?
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:58 AM   #116
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Looks like he made extended lower perches?? Lets hear more!
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If my calculations are right... and of course calculations are always wrong... well most of the time in real life...

a 18x10.5+15 with 295/30/18 would be 1mm shorter in backspace (further away from coilover) than mcoy's setup, sidewall would be 21mm shorter, tire would be 17mm shorter (wow), it would stick out 30mm further out so widebody would be required.. but speaking of the inside.. it would basically have same/better clearance...

thats nuts... 18x10+15 = enkei rpf 1 or volk se37k... like omg lol
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Finally I get to see your setup live, but like, 17x9+35 and u fit 275/40/17 up front? I know that the custom coilover setup, the housing is meant to add some clearance, but wow?.. no spacers?
Thanks. With an 8" spring I had to use 10mm spacers, so it was a combination of the custom housings and the location of the spring perch that allow me to run this setup without spacers.

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a 18x10.5+15 with 295/30/18 would be 1mm shorter in backspace (further away from coilover) than mcoy's setup, sidewall would be 21mm shorter, tire would be 17mm shorter (wow), it would stick out 30mm further out so widebody would be required.. but speaking of the inside.. it would basically have same/better clearance...
You'll have 1mm more clearance from the wheel/strut and stick out an addition 39mm. Also with the tire having a smaller diameter than mine, you won't have as much of an issue keeping the perch above the tire.

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wheelweights.net

back on topic now please...
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Could I fit a 225/45/17 on a 17x7.5 wheel or would it be too wide?
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