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 Post subject: Wheel rub
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:00 am 
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I am planning to go with 16" wheels next year and am wondering if anyone here uses this size. If so, what kind of rubbing problems do you have. Is it basicaly over bumps and such. What about with hard braking and lock to lock steering? Oh yeah, the car will also be lowered 1.6"(Apex springs). Any replies would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>Thanks <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel rub
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:03 pm 
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i use 16" wheels with a 43 offset 205/40/16 khumo tires<br>H&R springs/koni adjustables<br><br>the H&R springs lower the car 1.3 front and 1.4 back<br><br>the fronts were fine but i had to roll up my rear fender lips as they rubbed while driving fast over bumps<br> <p><P><A HREF="http://www3.telus.net/tc2468/">Tom's Webpage</A></P><P><A HREF="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/swiftgti/ssgti90/ssgti90_pics.html"><IMG SRC="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/small2.gif" BORDER=0 WIDTH=60 HEIGHT=45></A></P></BODY></HTML></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:09 pm 
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Remember one thing. Ensure that your stock wheel height is never exceeded. Two-weigh the complete wheel and compare with the upgrade to ensure you have not exceeded the weight limit. <br><br>You will loose HP/TQ factor on both....<br><br>This is my favorite thing with the CRAP (Hondas) cars when I see the 17" tires and four inch exhaust that he lost about 8-10 percent power lost. The only thing that really helps the Honda is the hugh gear 4.33:1 stock. Without that, there is no quick 0-60 time. <br><br>On racing my truck, I usually do a quick glance on the size of the exhaust before the muffler if visable to determine the amount expected guess of HP. One inch per 100HP and so forth. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2001 4:29 pm 
16" is possible without fender bending but when you want 17" than there's going to be some bending work (and not to forget the right J of the wheel and a low tyre).<br><br>A sample of a STC member with 17" brock wheels.<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.compactcars.nl/images/fotos/verslagen/meeting_hengelo/vdvpeter.jpg"><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.compactcars.nl/images/fotos/peter_stap/vdvpeterback.jpg"><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br>Looks nice but very pricey<br><br>Tsiouw ciao<br><br>Philip<br><br>www.compactcars.nl <p>Tsiouw ciaoPhilip</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2001 4:37 pm 
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that red swift has window vents that fits inside the door/window rails?<br><br>what make are they?<br><br>all ive seen around are ones that stick on the outside of the door...i want those ones on the red car !!!<br> <p><P><A HREF="http://www3.telus.net/tc2468/">Tom's Webpage</A></P><P><A HREF="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/swiftgti/ssgti90/ssgti90_pics.html"><IMG SRC="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/small2.gif" BORDER=0 WIDTH=60 HEIGHT=45></A></P></BODY></HTML></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2001 6:06 pm 
The window vents are being made by Climair a German or Austria company (dunno, their website is in german).<br>I bought them overhere via a car styling shop who ordered them for me via a post ordering company called Autostyling (their not hard to get). A set is about 55 usd<br><br>www.climair.com<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.climair.de/images/log_1.jpg"><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br>www.compactcars.nl <p>Tsiouw ciaoPhilip</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2001 7:39 pm 
What do you mean by choosing the right<br>'J' of wheel? Here's what you said:<br><br>> 16" is possible without fender bending but<br>> when you want 17" than there's going to be<br>> some bending work (and not to forget the<br>> right J of the wheel and a low tyre).<br><br>Can you tell us what is involved in fitting 17"<br>wheels on the SSGTI?<br><br>Darryl <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2001 7:55 pm 
i have had big problems with 17" and an ET45, wich ET is he using????<br><br>mine looked better. now it doesn´t <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br> <p>Oscar Bartol. Madrid (Spain).</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2001 6:39 am 
I did some so called researche, i couldn't reach the guy self of the red Swift, but i have called the company that did the job.<br>The man there wasn't sure wich Et it was, cuz it's been a year when they did the job. But it must have been ET 38 or 40 and he said they did something with the wheels (dunno the word in english for it, but they scraped some metal of them).<br><br>The companies name is KCS importeur of Brock alloys overhere in the Netherlands (http://www.brock-nl.nl) <p>Tsiouw ciaoPhilip</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:45 am 
do you refer to the wheel inside part arc?????, i have an et45, and i have to cut a little bit at the inside wall, with an et45 i also have problems at the outside part, even with the fender lips bended,if he using an et40 or so , he must have wheel rub at the outside part, unless he has pump the rear bar a little bit becouse it will definetly rub<br> <p>Oscar Bartol. Madrid (Spain).</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2001 7:29 pm 
I realy don't know the answer for you question right now, the guy of the company already said to me to call him back on tuesday (then he could get the used information of the job).<br>I do know the outsidefenders are bend inside and rolled to the outside to give the wheels more suspension space.<br><br>A other question is wich tyres are you using, the red swift has 205/40-17 Semperit rubber (and it has no rubbing) <p>Tsiouw ciaoPhilip</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing Wheels
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:09 am 
i use the same tires, 205/40/17 from AVON ZZ1 <p>Oscar Bartol. Madrid (Spain).</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2001 12:11 am 
<br>Hiya, <br><br>On the photo of the red swift posted in this thread I noticed little extensions on the left and right side of the front spolier, I like the look of these.<br><br>Anyone know of their avaliablility? or perhaps they have been adapted from another car.<br><br>Luke<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2001 6:05 am 
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SSV in Australia (Sydney Special Vehicles). Don't recall how much they were <p></p><i></i>


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