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Old 07-05-2002, 22:10   #1 (permalink)
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18" wheel options?

Has anyone got 'after market' 18" wheels?

I'm thinking of 245/40/18 on 8" rims front and 265/35/18 on 9" rims rear. Any issues with rubbing? I know of one guy with a Rebel who has now rolled his front guards as his tyres were rubbing. Haven't heard nor seen anyone running the 265" but have seen them mentioned on the new HMS site.
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Old 07-06-2002, 01:47   #2 (permalink)
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bro go 19s on the AU they look heaps better.
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You've got too much money ... wanna give me some?

Go 17s - lighter and the tyres are a good bit cheaper - I think you might also have a larger range of wheels to choose - 8s shouldn't rub on the front if you use the correct factory offset - nor should 9s on the rear.
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Re: 18" wheel options?

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Has anyone got 'after market' 18" wheels?

I'm thinking of 245/40/18 on 8" rims front and 265/35/18 on 9" rims rear. Any issues with rubbing? I know of one guy with a Rebel who has now rolled his front guards as his tyres were rubbing. Haven't heard nor seen anyone running the 265" but have seen them mentioned on the new HMS site.
was running 265 35 18's on the xr on 18 8.5 inch rim

Didnt have a problem!


However., for the amount of time invovled in having guards professionally roled, i would do it anyhows!
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I've got 265's on my AU XR and there is rubbing, but only with 4 fat pricks and a big bump, 18.5" rim can take a 245 tyre which is what I'll be putting on next week. Some aftermarket rims do not have the correct, as in a couple of mm out, offset on them.
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T3's run 18" 245/45/R18's and don't have any problems. I wouldn't go any larger than that.

There are tyre places that will roll your guards for you.

This is a reply I got from Ford after inquiring about 18x8 Speedline Rims (T3, Rebel rims) with Dunlop SP9000s.

Just the rims inc. GST on special will cost you $950 each Jamie
(rrp $1145.35)

Tyre's will cost you $525 each - Total for Tyres & Rims, Fitted & GST inc. = $1,475 each

(x4 = $5,900) (x5 = $7,375)
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AU2 will fit up to 9.5 inch on the rear provided correct offset is used. There is heaps of room provided you have the IRS.

However, 9.5 will not fit on new Control Blade setup. That will require a maximum of 9 inch rim which must be 100% accurate on offset.

My AU2 XR8 has the 18x8 Tickford Azzurros and they make a huge difference in looks for the car. I would also recommend 19s which is a wish of mine!
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I have 255/35/18 on 18 x 8.5 front and rear. I have no problems with rubbing except if the car has 4 or more large adults in it. And then only rubs if I go over a big and sharpish bump.
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Blade suspension.

That was another thought....

If I fitted 18 " with offset to suit the AU, will they be compatable with the AV, which I may just be forced into buying (a lil arm twisting of course!).
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i have 18x8 with 235 front and 255 rear. i have had minimal scrapage when launching as the tourque crams the rh rear up into the guard. mine's a ute though, with stock xr susp.

didn't herrods or someone simillar build an untubbed ute with 21s on the back?
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