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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-17-04, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Challengers - XB

Has anybody put the 16 x 10" Challengers on all four corners of an XB Coupe? I have seen the 15 x 10" Challengers fitted to an XD but it had Group C flares.

I have also seen 9" wide FR17's on the front of an XA.

An XA with 17 x 11" wheels needed the front guard to be pumped out.

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you won't get much more than a 225 in a 16 under the front without hitting everything in there. I woudln't go more than an 8" on the front. Go for your life on the rear.

225's on the front with manual steer is painful too.

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You can definately fit 17 x 9" on the front with 235's. 245's should also fit.

I am not concerned about how hard the steering is.
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[QUOTE=xbgs351]You can definately fit 17 x 9" on the front with 235's. 245's should also fit.

but don't lower it in fact with wheels this big you may have to lift it a couple of inches

i had 15x8jj csa globes with 245/60 tyres on the ass end of my xb, i lowered it 60mm and the guard sat on the sidewall, so i rolled the guard up and it STILL rubbed with a full tank and a 80kg bloke on the backseat
we put the same wheels on a coupe and they didn't touch anything.
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I've got 16*8's on my XB sedan. i run 225/50's on the front and I've currently got 16"*10.5" wide*26.5" high drag slicks. I normally run around with 255/50/16's on the rear.

Nak302: the reason it would have rubbed is rubber bushes in the leaf springs or sidewall flex. Mine used to rub till I stopped all the leaf spring flex with nolethane bushes through-out the rear.

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I've got 16*8's on my XB sedan. i run 225/50's on the front and I've currently got 16"*10.5" wide*26.5" high drag slicks. I normally run around with 255/50/16's on the rear.

Nak302: the reason it would have rubbed is rubber bushes in the leaf springs or sidewall flex. Mine used to rub till I stopped all the leaf spring flex with nolethane bushes through-out the rear.

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Hi Brenden, the spring flex is a non issue because the tyre was hitting the guard just sitting there. the spring hangers are nolathane, the rest are rubber. the 16's with 225/50 would be about the same height as a 15 with 245/60. i even put 225/65 gt radials on but it still rubbed. i think the offset was too big for a sedan . i've now gone to 14x7 with 215/65 and have no problems at all. mind you i'm after the original look for my gt with 12 slots, trims and centre caps, also i wanted to use the wheel arch trims which meant i couldn't modify the guard lip too much.
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Dare say the offset would have been an issue. My old cars guards weren't rolled or anything. This new cars been all rolled. My rims are EL Falcon offset.

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You can definately fit 17 x 9" on the front with 235's. 245's should also fit.

but don't lower it in fact with wheels this big you may have to lift it a couple of inches
The xa with 17 x 9's has the same ride height as mine. The brake ducts do make it a very tight fit.
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The xa with 17 x 9's has the same ride height as mine. The brake ducts do make it a very tight fit.
would this ride height be standard, xbgs351? from memory i think top of wheel arch to centre of wheel measurement is about 360mm standard. mine now sits on kings lowered which brought it down to 310mm.
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would this ride height be standard, xbgs351? from memory i think top of wheel arch to centre of wheel measurement is about 360mm standard. mine now sits on kings lowered which brought it down to 310mm.
I believe the XA has Lovells Sports Low springs with 1 coil removed. I may measure mine this weekend.
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