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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 10:04:46 AM »
It really depends on the offset of the wheel. Try to stay close to 0. Plus or negative 10 would be fine also. 15x9 +10 would be really close for the rear quarters. I wouldn't go bigger then a 15x8 +0 up front because of clearance with the inner fender. There's a seam on the body I like to hammer down for clearance as well.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2014, 10:52:31 AM »



$400, perfect offset for the ae86.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2014, 12:35:35 PM »
Get um!! They would look awesome! They even change color over time.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2014, 09:03:44 PM »
I want to say 15x8 zero is perfect for a stock 86 with minor work. Usually you can fit more up front then out back with the stock flca's and a good pull. With (battle version) nrca's you can make celica supra wheels flush however. I wouldn't ever use/buy anything worse then 15x8 zero..
and xxr and rota's are fine weight wise.
Saying you can notice 1.5-2 extra pounds on each corner would be b.s.
Rotating/unsprung weight or not.
We aren't talking about about 18's vskf's over here..
Your handling is more depending on the tire verse the wheel in this case I feel.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 10:11:01 PM »
I disagree slightly, I have noticed the difference in feel between a heavier 15in rota and the 14in hoshinos I run now. There is a huge difference, not 2 lbs.

But yes, I agree mr. Chrono wouldn't know the difference at this point. Maybe when mounting them, not a difference in how the car would feel. It takes tons of seat time to notice minuscule details when modifying the ae86. Also takes running the car in multiple variations to really notice and feel what you are changing.

I think he wants baller points. Nothing wrong with having good parts. It only increases the rarity and value of your car. I am a big supporter of getting legit old school era correct baller ass JDM shit.

It looks cooler and adds value to your car. Why wouldn't you add nice upgrades?

Just look at what a legit corolla will go for and what a eBay craigslist special will sell for. There is a huge difference. Get quality stuff and it pays off in the end.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 10:54:24 PM »
15x7 rota grid= 13lbs
14x7 hoshino= 13lbs
15x7 enkei rpf1= 11lbs

the enkei uses a new casting technique to come out lighter, rota and the most old school wheels are just cast wheels (rota are iso9000 certified)

i've run 11lbs up to 14lbs in wheel weight and i have arguably more track experience than anyone on this board. 1 or 2 lbs will not make a noticeable difference in our cars.  they aren't formula 1 cars.


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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2014, 12:02:58 AM »
I think he wants baller points.

I've already gone this far.  Might as well do it right *shrug*
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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2014, 04:46:35 PM »
The difference you felt was sidewall flex most likely. Or just more contact patch from slightly different size tire or compound/brand.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2014, 08:35:08 PM »
Can we fit 15x9's on stock fenders (front and back) with a bit of modding?  Or will that need flares.

Maybe run staggered 15x8 front 15x9 back?
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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2014, 09:10:24 PM »
I got 15x8 +0 fronts and 15x9 +0 rears. Fronts fit stock unrolled fenders fine w/ 195's but had to flatten the pinch weld seam cuz it rubbed at full lock. And I'm going down to 185/55's if I can freakin find some... Rears, wouldn't fit w/ 205's, barely fit w/ 195's rolled and very slightly pulled.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2014, 09:48:27 PM »
You almost never need flares on the rear if you know what you are doing.

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Re: Wheels!
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2014, 11:36:05 AM »
Offset offset offset.... That's going to be the deciding factor if you have to flare the rear or not. Front gets tricky because the wheel dosent just go up and down with the suspension it also turns with the steering.