Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

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Themasteryeti
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Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

Post by Themasteryeti » Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:39 pm

Been looking at getting some new wheels and found a nice set but there 8" wide and didn't know if anyone's tried to fit any this big? Would love to know specs and see pictures if so! :)
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Re: Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

Post by WillC9303 » Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:56 pm

I don't think the size of the alloys would be the problem, but more the tyres you would mount on them. I read a while back on here that anything more than a 205mm width tyre is potentially going to rub against the body on full lock. Remember that the stud pattern is 4x100 when looking at wheels :D
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Re: Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

Post by Themasteryeti » Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:26 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:56 pm
I don't think the size of the alloys would be the problem, but more the tyres you would mount on them. I read a while back on here that anything more than a 205mm width tyre is potentially going to rub against the body on full lock. Remember that the stud pattern is 4x100 when looking at wheels :D

Well I am looking at getting some coilovers so I don't think the 40mm lowering springs are low enough so I thought they might be a issue there 🤔
But wouldn't low profile tires sort the rubbing issue? :O
& Been hunting all over for a nice set that are 4x100 that aren't like 10" 😂
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Re: Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

Post by cranna21 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:54 am

i run 16x7.5" wheels ET 38 with a 205x45x16 on it and I'm lowered on coilovers proabbly around 50mm from standard?

without coilovers and springs at correct rate you will rub on the rear arches much lower than i am sitting, also on the front you will need a minimum 4mm spacer with this set up to push the track out a little as my tyres would just touch the adjuster ring for front spring height

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Re: Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

Post by Themasteryeti » Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:59 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:54 am
i run 16x7.5" wheels ET 38 with a 205x45x16 on it and I'm lowered on coilovers proabbly around 50mm from standard?

without coilovers and springs at correct rate you will rub on the rear arches much lower than i am sitting, also on the front you will need a minimum 4mm spacer with this set up to push the track out a little as my tyres would just touch the adjuster ring for front spring height

cheers
Didn't even think about needing spacers, thanks for the info! Just realized your car! It's actually the one that got me wanting a 480 in the first place! 😁
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Re: Anyone managed to fit 8" wheels?

Post by cranna21 » Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:53 pm

Hey,

regarding the front spacers, you'll only need that on coilovers, i think if you were on normal springs be ok! since the spring cup sits above the wheel on a standard set up if you know what i mean?

haha cheers! mine still needs re-instated for the road....!
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