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 Post subject: Forsa mk1 rims
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:49 pm 
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Alright im new to this Suzuki game, well to any car in general really. My first car is my 1988 Forsa. I've tired to understand the offset and other things for the measurements for rims, but im lost still. I wanna start to make this thing look good. Right now its all stock. I'm looking for some 13 inch rims (heard its best for accelleration for non-turbos), perferably some kind of spokes, i dont know maybe anything if they look cool. I dont wanna spend too much, i do have other bill to pay. So if you know rims or have any let me know. I'd appretiate it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:39 am 
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Do you need tires aswell?
I have 2 sets of 13's one set has 175/50/13's on them which are great for handling, acceleration and look good if you lower the car.

The other set has tires on them, but you would probaly want to replace them.

$275 for the set with bad tires

$400 for the set with good 175/50/13's

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What do they look like?


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If you look in my gallery, The one's that would need replacing are the gold mesh ones and the one's with tires are on the second page on the #17 car.
If you are interested in 14's or 15's, some of the other ones in the gallery will fit.

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The gold mesh ones are okay but it really doesn't suit what i want to do with the car.
Thanks anyways though.


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No problem.
If you widen your search to include 14" rims, you will find a much bigger selection. Finding a good tire size in 14" is hard, but many more available rims.

Finding a decent set of 13's is hard. Hard enough that there is a member on this board who is willing to pay to ship the gold ones to California. :shock:

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Oh wow, i didn't know that. I dont have a turbo car so will it affect it at all? How big are you 323 rims? the porsche? and the 24 spoke?
I like them better.
Thanks for you info man.


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nosswiftgt wrote:
...Hard enough that there is a member on this board who is willing to pay to ship the gold ones to California. :shock:

Yeh, they're all mine..
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bestinc wrote:
Oh wow, i didn't know that. I dont have a turbo car so will it affect it at all? How big are you 323 rims? the porsche? and the 24 spoke?
I like them better.
Thanks for you info man.

The 323 Rims are 14x5.5", The porsche rims won't fit your car and the 24spokes are sold.

As long as you get a decent sized tire, a 14" will work (not as good handling as a 175/50/13), but still good.

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What tire size do you suggest. I like the 323 rims. How much would they be?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:58 pm 
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$150
185/55/14 might be good

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What do all those numbers mean? i assume the 14 stands for 14 inches.


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nosswiftgt wrote:
... 185/55/14


185 This is the width in mm of the tyre from sidewall to sidewall when it's unstressed and you're looking at it head on (or top-down). This is known as the section width.

55 This is the ratio of the height of the tyre sidewall, (section height), expressed as a percentage of the width. It is known as the aspect ratio.

14 This is the diameter in inches of the rim of the wheel that the tyre has been designed to fit on.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:24 pm 
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Thank you, I'm gonna have to say you are the man. There is alot i need to learn about cars. haha


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 Post subject: Re: Forsa mk1 rims
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Ok, well now it seems to be that im running into trans/clutch problems. The engine is revving way to high for the speed the car is going. It'd be nice if i had a tach to tell what the RPMs are but hey, i got what i got. If the clutch adjustment doesn't work has anyone heard of the brands sachs or gripforce for clutches? are they any good? and should i just make a post in the transmission section for this?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:52 am 
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If you are running a stock 3cyl non turbo engine, I would just stick with an oem replacement clutch type clutch. If you want to upgrade, you could always swap in a 4cyl/turbo clutch.

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Now here is the real kicker. I dont believe the clutch is the problem (it could be that too though). I have discovered that when im going at fast speeds i believe the engine builds up pressure and pops off the oil cap, spilling oil everywhere. What would that be? And would that be the reason why the engine has to rev so high to gain speed in higher gears?


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 Post subject: Re: Forsa mk1 rims
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I'm not too sure why the oil cap would pop off. Doesn't your oil cap screw on?
The only thing I could think of is if your headgasket is blown and leaking compression into the oil passages, but I would think that is unlikely.
Try posting this in the problems fixes forum.

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