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 Post subject: what tires stretch nicely on 16x8 rims? HELP....
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:03 am 
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So im looking into getting 16x8 rims from 18racing.com for my 80 Celica...

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1- what tires would do a cool stretch on 16x8 rims

2- since Im doing 16" rims, are lowering springs overkill?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:51 pm 
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If it's for your Celica, I'd suggest a 205/45-16. :tu:


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Perfect Datsun!

How about dropping it, you think its fine as is (stock height) since Im doing 16" rims, or drop it like its hot?? :twisted:

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BTW Datsun, that rear spoiler on your whip is KING!

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80Celica wrote:
How about dropping it, you think its fine as is (stock height)


No car is fine at stock ride height. 8)

But if you do stay stock, some 205/50-16's would allow less unsightly fender gap.

But lower it. Seriously.


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Your stock tire size is probably 185/70-14, right?


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Correct thats stock ...as you can see gap space worries me, and i want the car to look good....

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Also.... I have three Offset options...

20, 10 or 0......Dont know which is which?

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175/50's !!!
now THAT is a NICE stretch :)

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80Celica wrote:
20, 10 or 0......Dont know which is which?


+20 may rub inside, +10 would be the safe bet, +0 would be the most baller. 8)


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toji004 wrote:
175/50's !!!
now THAT is a NICE stretch :)


Only thing I see in that size is a $110 Yokohama S-Drive...

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Would be pretty dope though... :twisted:


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15x8 zero offset with a 195/45-15 and a 1" spacer on the back.

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So a 16x8 +0 with a 205/45-16 or 195/50-16 should fit very nicely. 8)


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OMG!!! What a sexy Car man!! You see you just started something now! LOL... and it looks good dropped too...

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 Post subject: Drop...
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80Celica wrote:
OMG!!! What a sexy Car man!! You see you just started something now! LOL... and it looks good dropped too...


How much drop are you planning front & back? I have same car, 81 Celica and wondering same thing as you on the wheels and drop.


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Hammer you are right, I appreciate the input, but this is actually the reason why I havent just jumped on it (I am Impulsive) ...I do want a good look and a good ride, so I know (maybe) ill have to compensate one for the other , but....for ignorant ol' me, Datsunfreaks' info was very informative and I will probably do it this way after I go to a Rim shop and verify other choices...


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Jrock, the springs, according to Dobinsons should give me about a 1.5" to 2" drop which is what I am looking for...I will update when I throw mine on, Im just waiting on strut mounts so it might be this weekend if not the next...


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Your best bet would probably be a 195/45, enough stretch to look cool whilst keeping it mild enough to avoid too much adverse attention.
Stretch is not conducive to decent ride quality, it has a habit of making sidewalls that are fine unstretched very stiff. So if you're at all worried about a comfortable ride I'd suggest something comfier than RA40 seats :P

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80Celica wrote:
Jrock, the springs, according to Dobinsons should give me about a 1.5" to 2" drop which is what I am looking for...I will update when I throw mine on, Im just waiting on strut mounts so it might be this weekend if not the next...


Thanks. Are you dropping same height front and rear? Also, I checked out coilsprings.com they can customized any ride height for the car, prices not too bad either.


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Sexy Hammer wrote:
Still waiting to see what wheels you're going with and the rest of the specs on them. If you have a really sunken wheel where the tire doesn't come close to hitting the fender, it's going to defeat the purpose of stretching them.


I would like these.....

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16x8 with 0 offset....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:38 pm 
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Jrock,

Id like to do the same back and front.


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