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Looking for Big wheel, tire combos on 88's by Rare87GT
Started on: 01-10-2013 12:10 AM
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Report this Post01-10-2013 12:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rare87GTClick Here to Email Rare87GTSend a Private Message to Rare87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm wanting to see some big wheel/tire combos on Notchbacks, especially 88's but would still like to see others, but since mine's a Formula I figured I would include that. I'm looking to possibly upgrade from my 17's to something larger. I've had my 17's for 11 years and they are flawless, but would like see about a deep dish style wheel possibly. I'm looking into a 18/19 combo. Since I have coilovers, I'm leaning towards a 265/35/19 on back and 215 or 225/40/18 on front. Post up your pictures as I'd like to see some side pics, back pics, etc to see if it will stick out much as I might go to a 255 instead, but would like to do some 265's possibly. Also how wide I can go and what offset I would need to keep it about as flush as possible. My favorite style of wheel is by far a five spoke style of wheel and I do not like the rivets very much on my type of setup. Like to keep it clean. Lots of people would argue that mine probably looks fine, but I am open to some ideas and where to purchase wheels in our 5x100 that are 8.5 wide possibly in the back.


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Thank you,
Amir

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Report this Post01-10-2013 01:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for boostedbirdClick Here to Email boostedbirdSend a Private Message to boostedbirdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
First things first I cannot help you but maybe check out some of kooljess's old posts about his hp evo's they were close to what you are looking for. Second, your car(s) look phenomenal ,is that a 930 in the last photo?
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Report this Post01-10-2013 02:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rare87GTClick Here to Email Rare87GTSend a Private Message to Rare87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you very much for the kind words. That is my buddy's 84 Porsche 911. It's an amazing car...has only 66,000 original miles on it. It's a non turbo but handles and drives amazing.
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Originally posted by Rare87GT:

I'm looking into a 18/19 combo.



Why not go all the way to a 19/20 combo?
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Report this Post01-10-2013 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rare87GTClick Here to Email Rare87GTSend a Private Message to Rare87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thought it would look too gauky on a notch. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Report this Post01-10-2013 06:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rare87GTClick Here to Email Rare87GTSend a Private Message to Rare87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
bump...figured there would be more people chiming in.
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Report this Post01-11-2013 12:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Racing Hart 19x9, 34mm off-set, 255/30/19 PZeros. The 255 are now bald, but later I'm getting 275/30/19 on the rears.







Fronts (not pictured) 19x8, 34mm off-set, 235/35/19 PZeros

1988 Fiero

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Report this Post01-11-2013 06:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The car looks great, Amir.

I assume you want to keep the same tire height? Try this site: http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
It will allow you to adjust all of the wheel parameters.

And of course Joe Torma's thread helps a lot with the offsets: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/058236.html

Can't wait to see what you come up with...

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Report this Post01-11-2013 09:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This thread might give you some ideas of supporting mods that will enable even wider wheels/tires.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/120740.html

Here is an 87 (with 88 front/rear suspension) running a set of C6 wheels (and some other cool upgrades):
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/067237.html
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Originally posted by fieroguru:

This thread might give you some ideas of supporting mods that will enable even wider wheels/tires.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/120740.html

Here is an 87 (with 88 front/rear suspension) running a set of C6 wheels (and some other cool upgrades):
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/067237.html

I'd like to see some other avenues to get wheels from too instead of the standard tire rack and discount wheel and tire. Any ideas?
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Report this Post01-12-2013 09:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My 88 has 18" wheels on it. Not really deep dish or anything, only 7" wide. 225/40/18 front and 245/45/18 rear.

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Report this Post01-12-2013 02:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BV MotorSportsClick Here to Email BV MotorSportsSend a Private Message to BV MotorSportsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I suggest you stay narrow in the front. 215 really is best.

Here is what I have.. (I'll have to double check the sizes)

On my old 88
225/40/17 17x8 et45 front RPF1
265/35/18x9 et35












Current 88
225/40/17 17x8 et40 (stick out too far, going to order a new set of RPF1's in 17x7.5 et 48 and run a 215/40/17)
265/4018 18x9 et35

Running as much neg camber as I can in the front and they do rub when I hit a bump but then, its also lowered alot.












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Report this Post06-05-2013 02:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for eunospeedClick Here to Email eunospeedSend a Private Message to eunospeedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow! What kind of wheels are those?
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Report this Post07-22-2013 11:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FearArrowSend a Private Message to FearArrowEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Amir, if you get bigger wheels, are you selling your 17s? I have an 88 formula going through an LS1 swap and looking for wider rubber than the factory 215s on the back now. PM me a price if you are interested in parting with them

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