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Got new wheels :-) 18x9/18x7 by Alex4mula
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After a long search I was able to make up my mind. I wanted 9" for the rear and no more than 7.5" for the front of the car. Not too easy as many wheels in the 9" range only come in no less than 8" and then with a 35mm offset (at least in my price range). I wanted 17" front but at the end decided for the 18s. These are TSW Kyalami. 18x9 35mm back, 18x7 42mm front. Tires are 265-35-18 & 225-40-18. I tried 275-35-18 and they fitted but at the end I went the safe side and decided with the 265. Hope you like them as much as I do



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Front & rear & more..




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SCHWEEEEET!!

What is that, the most reflective surface known to mankind? They look awesome!

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Rear & front



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Now you have to change your signature picture.

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More...


Comparing to Konig 18x7.5 35mm

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Report this Post05-18-2005 09:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaDirect Link to This Post

And this is the before;


These are for sale

17x7 42mm

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That looks awsome!
Now you need bigger brakes

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Originally posted by Alex4mula:

These are for sale

How much?

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look nice.

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Very nice! I like!

 
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And this is the before;

These are for sale

What size are they?
How much do you want?

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Thanks all. 17x7 42mm. I'll put them in the mall soon bu right now I would preffer local buyer to avoid shipping hassle. I did that once and would prefer not to if I can

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Wow, those look huge!

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Don't take this the wrong way but I like the "before" wheels better! Less bling bling and more of a performance look...

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Is the rear suspension stock? No coil overs?
I'd like to go with 17x9 rear. 18's look good, but I want something a little more pothole resistant for the roads around here. I'm thinking 255/40-17's, so there's a bit more rubber between the road and the wheel.

Where did you get those? I have had a hard time finding wide wheels in 5x100. I was tempted to go Artherd's route and change my bolt pattern in the rear, but I'd really rather not.

Those look really good!! How do they feel when driving?

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I love those wheels! they come in 19" and 20" too

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You have nice cars.

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Usually I don't care for wheels that have the lugnuts covered but those look great!

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Decided to go up a notch, huh? They look fantastic. I also love your choice of tires.

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OOHOOOOO!

I like alot! What is that thing in my pants that is growing??

Cordially,

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Those look great alex! They'd look good on my car too.

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Thanks all

banditbalz; I love the old ones too. But I wanted chrome and wider. Redoing the olds would cost too much.

Formula88; Yes I have coil overs in the back. 17x9 may fit with corect affset but you need to test fit as it may be tight. They sell these in DiscountTireDirect.com but you need to look at the rims by brand to get the size. Their automatic tool will only give you up to 8" wide. I bought them localy for $6 less after making them match their price They feel just like the ones I took off. Very good even on rough roads.

RickN; Me too. I like them more without the caps. I may try to do some mod later on for that.

Black-Azz-GT; Bring that V8 to WPB and we test fit them

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Alex,
Saw your new rims...WOW..

I think I mentioned that my son had an accident in his car.
Well, I bought him a 1995 Chevy Beretta Z26 3.1L..
Surprisingly it's in decent shape....
Needs a little work, but I'm just about done with his new ride.
Once again the Fiero is on the back burner....

Anyway, the Beretta has the same bolt pattern as the Fiero... 5 X 100
If I can swing it, I'd like to put my Fiero rims/tires on his car, and like I said,
If I can swing it,,, buy your rims and tires and put them on my Fiero....
What size tires are on the old rims?
And what are you asking for them....?????

I like your old rims style better than my current Fiero rims,
plus my rims have some scuffs, and curb rash


Thanks

Tim

I got some pics of the wrecked GP and my future SC engine.
I'll send them to ya when I get a chance..

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Originally posted by Mr Gs 88GT:

..What size tires are on the old rims?
And what are you asking for them....?????...

Hey Tim! Nice to hear everything is coming along. The old ones are 17x7 42mm offset and tires are 235-45-17 rear and 215-40-17 front if I remember correctly. I'll send you an email. I think they would look great on your car

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Very nice. 9" inches is always better than 7.5" IMO anything under than 8" inches doesn't even look good on a Fiero in the back. Plus, you now have a nice phat lip in the rear too.

Do you have a rear view pic?

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I agree that they look great. Now for a dumb question:

Aren't you concerned about the tire hitting the fender openings when you hit a bump? Am I missing something?

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madcurl; I do. I'll try to post them tonight.

Sourmug; Yes I was. That's why I went with 265 instead of 275. Going back home I went over couple big highway bumbs and I heard the tires rubbing a little but on the inside. Nothing of concern. I have the 325lbs coils to help on that. Also I can lift it a little if I want to (but I don't!) with the coil over

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Your 265's will rub due to the over-all height of the tire and width. My 275's rub on very deep drops in the road. Three fingers in the rear prevent it from rubbing. I'm having a hard time following this "three-finger rule." The nice thing about coilovers...you can raise the car.

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Originally posted by madcurl:

Very nice. 9" inches is always better than 7.5" IMO anything under than 8" inches doesn't even look good on a Fiero in the back. Plus, you now have a nice phat lip in the rear too.

Do you have a rear view pic?

Yeah, a full rear view of how it looks like would be nice......

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... Three fingers in the rear prevent it from rubbing. I'm having a hard time following this "three-finger rule." The nice thing about coilovers...you can raise the car.

I hear you. I prefer the one finger rule and have a little rub once in a while

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Here is the back view. In real they look bigger than in the pics. Beleive me.


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Where’s the Beef? I think it's on the back of Alex's Fiero, hehehe. Looks good. You'll find it very hard to break loose the rear end and going around corners.

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Nice! I have the same wheels in Hyper Black and only 17x8.

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Nice looks good! I'm planning to run with 18s as well.

I was debating about getting 18x7.5 inch rims...like on your yellow fiero. You said they are 35mm...is that even with the fender lip? or inset? Were suspension changes required to run them? Pic were not as clear as your pics of the red fiero! I want to go with something even with the fender lip. Though not as outset as your new wheels on your red Fiero though.

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hate to sound like a newb but what is an offset?

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Very nice.

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Offset simply is the distance between the center of the wheel and the mounting surface. A wheel with 0 inches of offset would mount in the center. FWD cars generally have a lot of offset because the hub are pushed out and the offset tucks the wheel back in. A RWD will have little to negative offset, for a Deep dish look. The Fiero is setup like a FWD car so it needs positive offset. About 35 mm in the back and 45 mm in the front.

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Offset makes my head hurt! I prefer old fashioned backspacing!

This is why I was asking Alex about his yellow car. I think that is the set up I want to run...if it is flush with the fender! If so then I can simply get 18x7.5 withhis same offset...no worries!

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Originally posted by jscott1:

Offset simply is the distance between the center of the wheel and the mounting surface. A wheel with 0 inches of offset would mount in the center. FWD cars generally have a lot of offset because the hub are pushed out and the offset tucks the wheel back in. A RWD will have little to negative offset, for a Deep dish look. The Fiero is setup like a FWD car so it needs positive offset. About 35 mm in the back and 45 mm in the front.


I thought that offset was the distance from the mounting surface to the back edge of the rim.

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