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    Thread: tire sizes and offsets.

    1. 01-26-2007 03:31 PM #126
      Quote, originally posted by VOLKSATAN »
      Most of it is negative I believe.
      I am pretty sure they will go to a little over 1 degree positive.

      cosigned.

    2. 01-26-2007 03:33 PM #127
      Quote, originally posted by Sandlock »
      you wont be able to pull off the setup of that silver estate without extremely rolled or cut fender curl front and rear. that said, as listed in the original post, 17x8 195/40s. someone else can probably chime in on the actual ets on that thing, but i would guess 30-35 all around with ~15mm spacers out back and ~5mm up front.

      205/40s are a bit more accessible but final offsets et25 and et15 rear woule be nice on 17x7.5s or 17x8s, but youd need a roll.

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    4. 01-28-2007 12:32 PM #129
      don't let this die just yet bump

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      01-29-2007 07:34 PM #130
      yup

    6. 01-29-2007 08:12 PM #131
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      01-29-2007 08:24 PM #132
      Question for the wheel gods,
      16x8 et20 in the rear, and I know I need to space the rear some more to clear the hubs because the center cap won't fit. From what I understand is that you need like 10-15mm space in the rear to clear it, which means I'd be around et10-5 final. Would that be too much poke, or would I just need the right tire and maybe some rolling?

    8. 01-29-2007 08:50 PM #133
      i run 16x8 et12 rear right now with 205/40s and im pretty low. i rub constantly on rolled fenders.

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      01-29-2007 08:52 PM #134
      Ethan, you gotta help me figure out what offset
      im running on my wheel barrows sometime partnah.

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      01-29-2007 08:59 PM #135
      You think running a 195/40 would be the better choice then? I'm just worried that with the roads here the 195 won't be enough tire.

    11. 01-29-2007 09:01 PM #136
      if yer not scared to run a 205/40 i wouldnt be scared of a 195/40.

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      01-29-2007 09:03 PM #137
      Quote, originally posted by LedJetta »
      if yer not scared to run a 205/40 i wouldnt be scared of a 195/40.

      How much stretch are we talking with a 195/40 on 8". Probably not much but very noticeable?

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      01-29-2007 09:10 PM #138
      Quote, originally posted by 2.0lover »
      calculated the overall diameter of wheel+tire:
      195/40/16 = 22.14"
      205/40/16 = 22.46"
      not much of a difference, however, when we are talking about the 'perfect' stance, a third of an inch ends up being more than it sounds....my concern is the rockers of death found on cabrios. i wan't my tires tucked ever-so-slightly, but i don't want to put my rockers through the pavement.
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      Modified by 2.0lover at 4:46 PM 1-23-2007

      When most people compare 195 to 205, they don't worry about overall diameter, there isn't going to be anything noticeable.
      I would suggest going with the 195 on the 7". As difficult as it is to stretch a tire on a 7", this would look great.

    14. 01-29-2007 11:26 PM #139
      What am i looking at for a 16x9 52et on a 195/40, but final et will probably be between 12, and a 16x8 et52 on a 195/40 with a 20 final et? They're D90s by the way. My fronts are rolled, and i'm sure i'm going to roll the crap out of them some more, along with the rears, because i plan on being really low. And with the fenders, i might even end up giving them a slight pull if i can't get as low as i want. Any suggestions?



      Modified by The Great Decay at 12:19 AM 1-31-2007

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      01-29-2007 11:29 PM #140
      can i ask you the reasoning behind the 195/40's on the 9s and the 205/40's on the 8s?

    16. 01-29-2007 11:31 PM #141
      my bad, i meant 195s all around, not sure why i put 205.

    17. 01-29-2007 11:35 PM #142
      15x8 all around with 195/45/15s
      et20 and et8
      but I like poke

    18. 01-30-2007 03:43 PM #143
      while i'm at it, whats everyones favorite 195/40/16 tire?

    19. 01-31-2007 12:17 AM #144
      orly?

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      01-31-2007 12:27 AM #145
      I'd say the t1-r and sport contact 2 are probably the top two

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      01-31-2007 01:08 AM #146
      Quote, originally posted by The Great Decay »
      while i'm at it, whats everyones favorite 195/40/16 tire?

      my new wheels have Dunlop SP9000 on them....195/40/16 and 215/35/16. First time having them.
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    22. 01-31-2007 01:10 AM #147
      Quote, originally posted by BlueMk3VR6 »
      my new wheels have Dunlop SP9000 on them....195/40/16 and 215/35/16. First time having them.
      I do know that sp9000 aren't to easy to come by in the US in 195/40s. Pretty sure they only are sold in europe, which would be quite pricey for me. But I'd love to get a set

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      01-31-2007 01:18 AM #148
      Quote, originally posted by The Great Decay »
      I do know that sp9000 aren't to easy to come by in the US in 195/40s. Pretty sure they only are sold in europe, which would be quite pricey for me. But I'd love to get a set

      true... 215/35 also run around $200 piece, not available in US....pricey, but if you can afford them, get them.
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      01-31-2007 01:57 AM #149
      I didnt read the whole thread,whats the best tire ratio for 16x8 and 16x9?

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      01-31-2007 02:02 AM #150
      I'd think it would depend on what kind of stretch you're looking for.
      I'd say 195/40 and 215/40

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