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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:08 am 
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These are really wide but I almost have enough cash after buying wheels to get these soon. They are really really wide. They are almost as wide as 205 15 tires. Anybody own these tires? Im ordered brand new vogtland 1.6" drop coils and am hoping they won't rub. I may have to roll the fenders. Any ideas? I bought a set of 15x6" wheels et45 offset.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:09 am 
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I fit 195/50-15 Kumho's on 15x6 wheels onto a 1994 GT with H&R blue springs; I am not certain of the offset, but 45 sounds about right. My objective was to fit wider tires with the same outside diameter as the stock tires.

I found it necessary to roll the rear fenders AND fit 3mm spacers between wheels and rear hubs AND put a spacer on the left rear suspension coil spring in order to get clearance. When parked, it looks like it's lifting its leg a little; however, when I sit in it, it's level. In the front, it rubs only when the wheels are turned full lock one way or the other.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:25 am 
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195/45/15 are better size.. but more expensive..


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:35 pm 
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I have two or so year old struts on the car. They are going to get changed out in a month or so. I also need to put on the rear sway bar on.

Anybody buy the yokohama s drive tires?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:13 pm 
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I had S. drives on my Aerio and I wasn't impressed..

They wore out FAST.. Very quiet though and good grip.. but EXPENSIVE.

I replaced them with Falkens (don't recall the series). They were A LOT cheaper, similar tread pattern, but wore a lot better and just as quiet with great grip.

Also try and get a 195/45/15. You'll have much better clearance.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:35 pm 
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With a 40 off set on 15 x 6.5" aluminum mag wheels and 185/50-15 Toyo's, I get a little rubbing on the back inside of the front wheel wells in hard turns. I am curious to see how the 45 off set works out for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:49 pm 
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Well I will test fit them as soon as the lowering springs go on and suspension parts replaced with an alignment done. So maybe1-2 weeks. Maybe three.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:47 pm 
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Got the coils on. Waiting for the control parts. Anybody know a good way to upgrade the rear toe bars? I think I should have some poly bushings for the rear c arm.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:48 pm 
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What tire size should I get? It will be soon that ill have to make a decision and I dont want to get stuck with a funny tire size that could possibly rub.

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