The Definitive What Wheels Thread...

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

  1. Josh Hill

    Josh Hill Paid Member

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    Happy with my new Autec Wizards :smile:

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  2. Big Ben

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    Do they rub?
     
  3. Josh Hill

    Josh Hill Paid Member

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    Slightly as it’s a bit low on coilovers, would be fine if you’re on springs. The 225 tyre is the most likely cause.

    Bit of front camber should sort it I think.
     
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  4. Big Ben

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    Was close to buying a set of these until guy said he removed arch liners!
    Others run them on 215 with neg camber no issues though
     
  5. FishFart

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    @R27SG do you have some more pics, perhaps from side, with your white 197 and red allegeritas, please?
     
  6. 19Zen

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    Hey guys, so I recently had to pick up some parts and removed the spare wheel and passenger seat to fit it all in, the car felt so much lighter on it's feet I'm now looking into some lightweight wheels.

    I'm interested in OZ Ultraleggeras yet can only find 7.5x17 5x108 in titanium with et40 which I think may stick out too far. I've seen recommendations here that it should be 45 minimum and ideally 55.

    If they aren't available is there any other lightweight wheels with a similar style I should be looking at?

    Cheers :smile:
     
  7. peter

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  8. 19Zen

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    Thanks Peter, I was looking for the original 7.5" size but as the cup racers and a lot of others use 8" I see no harm.

    I've only seen a few posts saying lighter wheels make a big difference, is there any improvement in power, ride quality or handling?
     
  9. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    power? no.
    ride quality? depends on what tyre you'll be using. not the rim.
    handling? 8" wide allows you to go for a 225 tyre, which is supposed to give you more grip than a 215.
     
  10. Big Ben

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    Lighter wheels help with turn in. Car feels a little more nimble. Any weight saving is beneficial.
     
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  11. 19Zen

    19Zen

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    Thanks for the info. I've had a look at different wheels and it's down to either Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2's or Ultraleggeras.

    I'd really like to find the Ultras in crystal titanium but seems the highest offset they're available in that'll fit is et40.
     
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