As the title suggests. I'm looking into who, what, how and let's see it. Of widest rims some one here in OZ. Has fitted. If there is a run down on here, please link me. If not, can you fill me in on what you have done. With fitting of 8" + wide rims to the rear of a 7/9 and also what rotating size you are using. And rubber spec. 255/35/18 265/40/17 etc.
I ask as I'm about to embark on a little project. Now before I go start sorting the rims, I want to know how far I can go with out modifying the suspension diff etc. I do plan to do 1 of 3 things, roll guards, flair factory guards as much as I can, or cut them to shit and bolt on fibre flairs.
8" won't need much work. Cars on Turbobricks suggest to me assuming correct offset flaring is all that's needed. There is never any news for bolt on flares on a road driven 7 series.
When 8 and 9" rims are the same $, and 10" not much more, I'll have to sus out which I want to go before I start.
I like the hunched out look that bolt on flairs/wide body and largely flared panels give.
Kinda like the ve+ commodore front.
But that isnt with flares ;) look at the swedes widebody work for what works on these cars.
Yes, but as I mentioned, I like the look. The 7series doesn't make this available, so I am prepared to do this by one of the 3 ways mentioned.
It's all about creating a product that I'm happy with, aesthetically.
Thanks to the tranni we fitted the car is running well, and need to get rid of the alloys before I have any issues. With the frond end. Damn faulty rubber.
Im sure I have some tyres you could use. But I only remember fitting a transmission. Not the other thing you're talking about :p
you know the thing that makes you go forward and backward.
hmmmm maybe need 9" on the ass of this wagon
I can fit the watanabes under the 740 comfortably, 17 x 9, 235/45 rubber. Might be a different matter if it was low...
I'm currently running 225/60/15 no issue with almost no gap.
However I'm going up to 17"
And tossing up 8, 9, or 10" rears. As ill set the rears First.
Most probably 7" up the front and go back to a 195 width tyre.
volvodriverman;16296 wroteI can fit the watanabes under the 740 comfortably, 17 x 9, 235/45 rubber. Might be a different matter if it was low...
235 isn't the nominal tyre for 9" right?
How much wall suck are you getting? As I don't want to be one of those "stance" guys. With unusable wheelset.
No that's what came on them, need to go up a width or two & that's where I'm going to run into clearance issues in the gt I think.
With most of the lip trimmed away in the arches, top shock bolt trimmed down, lip taken off top spring hat & a light skim of the trailing arms, by my measure I can fit 265 width rubber under there...just.
this isn't terribly relevant to a 7 series however...
Crappy pic, too much spacer but you get the idea. With correct spacers there'd be almost an inch either side of the rim itself clearance wise.
Hmmm. 9" I think I'll get on there and roll with a 235 or 245 try hunt around for a 35 or 30 profile on the rear, and a 8" front with a 205 or 215 40 profile on the front.
Just measure how wide from the inner arch to the lip edge and allow a bit of clearance and then work out the correct offset required. I'm fairly certain I had an 18x8 under my 740t but they were front wheel drive offset with spacers, they had heaps of clearance from memory.
17x8 ET19 with 235/45/17 (and at other times 245/40/17) rubber fits in the back with 0 rubbing at all
If you run a big sway bar (25mm+ to limit rubbing on the inner well) on the rear in combination with an adjustable panhead bar to make sure the axle is perfectly centered... I have also run 17x9 ET5 with a 265/something/17
they look nice. decided ill do 10" wide rear. and if i need to ill flair or cut the arches out. and make room. and run something like a 7-8" front. both flip style. deep dish.
cheers for all the help guys.
With skinny tyres? I reckon 9" would work fine with tyres that sit square.
Vee_Que;17020 wroteWith skinny tyres? I reckon 9" would work fine with tyres that sit square.
Not a chance without serious fender work
There was considerable rolling involved to fit the 17x8 with 235/45/17's
Mind you there was a whole 8mm of clearence between the rimp and the strut tube with a 17x8 at ET19....
17x9 even with 245/40/17 would require yet more work
That's the plan, roll or cut the lip on the rear, flair out the guard or cut the guard and bolt on fibre flairs. If I still need more room.
I'm using steelies so can set the dish and off set how I like.