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 Post subject: Need tire/wheel input
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 1:43 pm 
I am half done with my swift to participate next season of SCCA STS class.<br><br>Just wonder anyone have suggestions on tire selection. I currently have 185/60HR14 Dunlop D60A2 and seem to be just be ok with me now. I would really like to pick up something more competitive against the Falkens. <br><br>Unfortunatly, Falken only comes in 195/60/14. Will this be too large for my lowered suspension? Also, will this tire fit over stock steelies? <br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 3:55 pm 
The Falken Ziex ZE-502 come in that size. The DOT-legal Yokohama A032R and Kumho V700 are probably the best options, although expensive.<br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:13 pm 
STS class will require tires w/ minimum treadwear of 140, so V700 or A032R are out of the equation.<br><br>I had Ziex502 before, and they are horrible in wet. Dry traction isn't that good as well. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:01 pm 
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find some cheap-o rims with a better off-set than the stock GTi rims (I forget the offsets though... stock something like 35-37mm, but 43mm is better), and you shouldn't have a problem. <br><br>With the stock offset the 185/60 size would rub on my Swift, where-as with the 43mm (?) off-set and the 185/60 Scott Wests swift has no rub. You should be fine with 195/60 with the better off-set.<br><br>and you should be able to remain in your class because the larger off-set was apparently an option on the Swifts at some point. Some with certain mags came with it apparently. <p><br><a href="http://www.teamswift.net"><img src="http://members.home.net/2832075173/pics/Swiftafter1c.jpg"></a></img><br>Kyle Jones <b>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</b><br>Your friendly TeamSwift Op.</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 9:51 pm 
Just wonder where do you guys seek for extra rims? I have been looking for a set of steel 14incher rims for 2 years but still unsuccessfull??? What kind of other cars do fit the GT (must be 14 inch)??? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2001 6:16 am 
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As far as bolt pattern , I believe these will fit. Not sure of the offset though<br><br>ACURA CL 96-ON TL 2.5 95-ON Legend 86-91<br><br> DODGE/CHRYSLER Colt 86-ON Eagle Summit 86-ON<br><br> FORD/MERCURY Tracer 88-ON Capri 91-94<br><br> GEO Metro 91-ON<br> <br> HONDA Prelude 92-96 Accords 90-97 Accords 98-ON 4 Cyl Engines Only <br><br> HYUNDAI'S ALL 88-ON<br><br> INFINITI G20 90-ON<br><br> MAZDA RX7 84-87 626 83-87<br><br> MITSUBISHI Mirage 88-92 Precise 87-94 Galant 83-98 <br><br> NISSAN Altima 93-ON 240SX 4cyl 89-94 200SX 85-88<br><br> SUZUKI Swift 89-ON<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2001 1:21 pm 
I have tried the 626 83-87, and it's center bore is too tiny to fit Swift GT. Offset and bolt pattern fit! Do you know what is the center bore of Swift GT? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2001 6:14 pm 
60.1 mm<br><br> <p>Oscar Bartol. Madrid (Spain).</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:55 pm 
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I think Scotts rims were just from Wal-mart or something to that effect.<br><br> <p><br><a href="http://www.teamswift.net"><img src="http://members.home.net/2832075173/pics/Swiftafter1c.jpg"></a></img><br>Kyle Jones <b>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</b><br>Your friendly TeamSwift Op.</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2001 3:00 am 
Wal-mart wants $170 +$36 mount tires +tax for a set of steel wheels, not too mention they don't have stock! I don't really want to pay $200+ for an extra set of STEEL wheels cuz steel wheels are the stuffs that once you buy them, they are worthless to sell! =( <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2001 1:42 pm 
arronchoi, the guy I bought my Swift from has a set of stock wheels for sale for $50 US... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.icallshotgun.com/index.cfm?value=Classifieds">www.icallshotgun.com/inde...lassifieds</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>My car is pictured in the top-right of that page. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2001 5:56 pm 
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Ebay buy it now for $120 set of 4 +tires. Probably 13inch tho.<br><br>auction ID Item # 597538606 <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2001 10:07 pm 
Those look like 12" rims to me. I see another auction on ebay for 14"x6" 4x4.5 pattern rims, but it looks like you're keeping that to yourself judging by the list you posted earlier <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> I could be wrong. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2001 3:40 pm 
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Wrong .. I have a set of 15" TSW trophy and my stock 14" for winter <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2001 5:47 pm 
Thanks for the info..<br>Unfortunately, rims are not the goods that can buy remotely since the shippment will be more expensive than the product itself. I am in Calgary, Alberta! I still prefer to look locally.<br>Thanks again! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2001 11:52 pm 
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I know a guy with 4 stock steel rims (14") with some old Pirelli tires you interested? How much are you willing to pay? Only a short drive to BC! <p>Keep those RPM's high!www.lobase.homestead.com/lobase.html</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2001 12:35 am 
Oh, how much does the guy asking? Do he really want to sell the rims? And where is the actual location on BC? Anywhere beyond Garden would mean 3 hours of winter driving on way! Thanks for the info! =) <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 12:58 am 
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He lives in the Fraser Valley. He doesn't want them anymore they are just taking up space in his shop <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> How much are you looking at spending? <p>Keep those RPM's high!www.lobase.homestead.com/lobase.html</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 3:09 pm 
Where is Fraser Valley? Is it in the Greater Vancouver Area? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:59 am 
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He has sold them , sorry. I will keep my eyes open though. <p>Keep those RPM's high!www.lobase.homestead.com/lobase.html</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2002 3:30 pm 
Aaron - <br><br>Are you serious??? GO TO WAL MART. $39.95 each. Part no 99102 if I am not mistaken. 14x5.5", 42mm offset. No rub. There is also a 15 x 6" - same offset, not sure on the part number. These are unifit wheels, black steelies. Same bolt pattern and offset as a 1993 Honda Prelude SR<br><br><br>Scott. <p></p><i></i>


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