The Definitive What Wheels Thread...

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by N0ddie, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Plummer

    Plummer

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    AG 200 Cup
    Wow that's light!
    They're 8j?
     

  2. Ben Thompson

    Ben Thompson

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    LY Clio 200
    7.5j on these @Plummer
     
  3. Plummer

    Plummer

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    AG 200 Cup
    Ah now that makes more sense, was gonna blow my mind if they were 8j at that price! :tearsofjoy:
     
  4. wozza86

    wozza86

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    Location:
    Reading
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    Renaultsport Clio 197 Cup GW
    I’m looking at getting a set of Laguna Silverstones, they are from a 2007 model. Will they fit my 197???

    Thanks
     
  5. Marsch

    Marsch

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    Berlin, Germany
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    Stealth Grey RS 200
    Any idea what these are?

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    /edit: Was told these are Sparco Pro Corsas.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
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  6. R27SG

    R27SG

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    17x7.5

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  7. R27SG

    R27SG

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    Dont waste time on 5x108.

    Change to Megane rs front hub and re-drill 5x114.3 for the rear rotor and you can run 5x114.3 all around. Tons of rim choices and easy for resale also.
     
  8. Plummer

    Plummer

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    I had no idea they came in 7.5J! all my weights are based off the wheels being 8J.

    Now that makes sense why you've got them in 7.5J, what ET are they that you have fitted?

    Is it a big job to do a conversion like that?
     
  9. R27SG

    R27SG

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    I tried 8J and it destroys the natural handling of the car. 7.5J feels better imo. 8J aint gonna provide much benefit except for heavier wheels. I also kinda prefer 215/45/17 that completely flush with 17x7.5 +48. It will rub on 225 with that offset when on spirited driving.

    Real simple job. Replace front wheel hub to Megane RS.

    Get a new set of rear rotor and get a machine shop to drill another set of lug hole to 5x114.3.

    Tons of rim choices for 5x114.3
     
  10. Plummer

    Plummer

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    Location:
    Brooklands, Manchester
    Car:
    AG 200 Cup
    I'm currently running 8J with 215/45/17, the wheels I'm running (ATS GTR) are lighter than the standard 7.5 speedlines.
    My wheels are 8.1kg, standard speedlines were between 9.5-10kg off the top of my head.
    These wheels have definitely made my turn in a bit sharper, but the car is just a daily atm, so not sure if tracking it would show me a bigger difference.


    You'll have to excuse my ignorance, which Megane RS are your hubs from? and does changing the hub also include changing the brake discs and/or more, or can I use the ones I have (I just bought new discs haha).

    Ah so you've just used the standard rear rotors and machined M14 5x114.3 offset from the holes already in them?
    I actually work in a machine shop so this is something I could do myself! :smiley:

    Sorry for the ton of questions, I didn't even realize this kind of option was available to me. :blush:
     
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  11. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

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    Clio Renaultsport 200
    :hearteyes:
    Dunno how I missed this!:hearteyes:
     
  12. R27SG

    R27SG

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    You only need to replace the bearing hub from a mk 3 Megane RS that is 5x114.3. An example from Rofag (https://m.ebay.com/itm/New-GENUINE-...275-front-hub-wheel-/201951534234?_mwBanner=1). You will need to machine your front rotor pcd as well. I am using a custom AP rotor so i saved on the machining.

    As for machining. You can safely machine another set of pcd from in between your original lug holes. But make sure the diameter of the lug hole to be similar to your lug nut. I am not an expert on this though. I sent mine to a machine shop.

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  13. Plummer

    Plummer

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    AG 200 Cup
    I just did a whole bunch of googling before replying to this! :tearsofjoy:

    I don't think machining my front rotor/discs will work as they have 2 countersunk screws to keep them on, which would be in the way if I were to machine an offset set of holes on a PCD.
    In the long run, it would seem best to run two piece discs up front, as I could have the bells to suit the PCD of the Megane hub, and then have the rotors the correct size to fit the standard Brembos on the Clio without spacers (Clio being 312mm discs, and Megane being 330mm standard).

    Have you stuck with 312mm discs, or have you gone up?

    Thanks for your help! :blush:
     
  14. R27SG

    R27SG

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    I went to 330mm.

    At one point i was running machined stock rotor. Not sure what you meant by countersunk but my machine shop did a fine job for me. So it is possible.
     
  15. Plummer

    Plummer

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    Brooklands, Manchester
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    AG 200 Cup
    Good to know!

    Ah just cause when I look at one: https://www.kamracing.co.uk/catalog/product/gallery/id/13177/image/24581/
    The countersunk holes for locking them onto the hub look to be offset, so I assumed they would need machined again as well, along with the 5x114.3 which would leave little room to do so, but I couldn't actually say without one in my hand and measurements tbh. If you say you've run it before, then it must work somehow!
     
  16. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

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    @-Eddie-
     
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  17. G8RSH

    G8RSH Winner - POTM April 2018

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    Devon
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    FF GW 200
    Has anyone ever got their hands on Superleggeras? I know they were discounted in 2006 and replaced with the Ultra’s, just curious.


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  18. mannors007

    mannors007

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    Bicester
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    Clio RS200
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    197 Alloys powder coated candy red with Nankang NS-2R rubber. Only for track days mind!!
     
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  19. Westallc

    Westallc Platinum Member

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    197 f1
    Question

    18x8.5 wheels will they fit on without having to role arches and what offset will be required ??

    I want a set of 18 for my wets for track work only

    any advise welcome.
     
  20. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    my 8x18 interlagos wheels are ET66. if you can find 8.5x18 with ET52, your wheel will extend a further 20mm. i've seen people use 20mm spacers on stock wheels, so i'd think running those 8.5x18 ET52 should be fine.
     

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