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I think I found my new wheels! Now for some questions... by yellowstone
Started on: 07-19-2015 10:54 PM
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Report this Post07-19-2015 10:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yellowstoneSend a Private Message to yellowstoneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think those are the wheels (ASA GT 8's) I'll get for my Fiero after having the current set since 2003...



I want to go with 17" in the front and 18" in the back. Right now I have 17x8 wheels with front 215/45R17 and rear 235/40R17 tires.

I have upgraded to the Held/Arraut sport suspension with coil-overs and bump-steer kit and have a 10mm spacer with longer wheel studs in the rear.

Now my questions are:
- When tire size can I go with?
- What offset do I need to have the wheels faces sit flush with the body?

EDIT: It's for an 87 GT and I have WCF's 13" big brake kit on the car which pushes the front wheels out a bit...


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Report this Post07-22-2015 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CarverTooClick Here to Email CarverTooSend a Private Message to CarverTooEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Yellowstone,

With all you have going on, staggered tires, suspension mods, etc., you'll need to do some serious research. Perhaps this link will put you on the right track. Give it a look:

http://www.hotrod.com/how-t...ance-wheels-fitment/
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Report this Post07-23-2015 09:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for yellowstoneSend a Private Message to yellowstoneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the reply and link.

Anyone here has the Held/Arraut sport suspension and custom wheels?
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Report this Post07-23-2015 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Loose the spacers, 18x8 25mm is flush with the lip. 245/40r18, on my 87gt. Look up my build thread for pictures. I don't have the bump steer kit but I do have the older style front coil over kit with the single bar control arms

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Report this Post08-08-2015 04:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ViceSend a Private Message to Fiero ViceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
No offense, IMHO, I never liked any spoke wheels in black. It should always be in shiny silver. What a better way to show off your car in style. When you see those black wheels, reminds me of those kitchen aides with black shoes.
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Report this Post08-08-2015 11:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lordbg0205Click Here to Email lordbg0205Send a Private Message to lordbg0205Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice ride, i have an 87 gt with the arraut kit on the rear. I run 18x8 rims with a 35mm offset and 240/40r18 tires. Plenty of room back there looks good with the fender and doesnt stick out or in too far, just right. I staggered the tire size on the car to give a better look with 225/40r18 in front. All four wheels are tsw snettertons and have the same offset. I dont have any different hubs or spacers on the car and the rim fitment is perfect. I sit low with shortened bumpstops in front and flipped plates in the rear. Front tire is 1 inch from the fender on height with no stick out either. Hope this a helps it took me 2 years to find what i wanted and it was worth it, perfect the first time. Its your ride pick the wheels you like.
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Report this Post08-09-2015 08:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for lordbg0205Click Here to Email lordbg0205Send a Private Message to lordbg0205Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice ride, i have an 87 gt with the arraut kit on the rear. I run 18x8 rims with a 35mm offset and 240/40r18 tires. Plenty of room back there looks good with the fender and doesnt stick out or in too far, just right. I staggered the tire size on the car to give a better look with 225/40r18 in front. All four wheels are tsw snettertons and have the same offset. I dont have any different hubs or spacers on the car and the rim fitment is perfect. I sit low with shortened bumpstops in front and flipped plates in the rear. Front tire is 1 inch from the fender on height with no stick out either. Hope this a helps it took me 2 years to find what i wanted and it was worth it, perfect the first time. Its your ride pick the wheels you like.
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Report this Post08-09-2015 09:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JCircsClick Here to Email JCircsSend a Private Message to JCircsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yellow I have almost your exact setup on my 87 GT, Held coilovers 6mm spacers with extended studs. I have 18x9.5 with a +40 offset in the rear and using a 255/35/18 tire, this is the maximum offset on a 9.5"x 18" wheel that can be used with your setup (3/16" clearance). This is what it looks like,

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Report this Post08-09-2015 11:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That is a nice set of wheels that will go very well with your car and look trendy. But be aware that for them to look like in that picture they need to be wide. Otherwise they will look like the pic below which is not as aggressive. Going with 17s and 18s should allow you to find a better offset for the front (usually available in 17s but not 18s) and also go wide on the back. You need to find first which wheel widths are available in your model that will fit. After that then you can focus on the tires part which should be a lot easier. A 7"-8" front and 8.5"+ rear wheel would look great. The good thing is pre-88 cars are more forgiving to front wide wheels. Many times a wheel will come in 8.5", 9" or 9.5" but not in anything less than 8" which is a problem for the front of 88s. Later on I want to upgrade mines too. Good luck!

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Originally posted by Fiero Vice:

No offense, IMHO, I never liked any spoke wheels in black. It should always be in shiny silver. What a better way to show off your car in style. When you see those black wheels, reminds me of those kitchen aides with black shoes.


Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Im with you though, except I dont like black wheels on ANYTHING. First there a pain to keep from getting dusty just driving around the block. Im old school and the first thing that goes thru my mind when I see black wheels is a 60s car that lost a hub cap. Everyone had hub caps and black steel wheels. Black centers with chrome or polished rim looks ok though...I had AR ones on my SuperBee.

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Report this Post08-12-2015 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for E.FurgalSend a Private Message to E.FurgalEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They are not all that different from what you have on it now, so why not, remove them, and plastic coat yours and put them back on, and see if you really like the look as you live with it for awhile..
if you like it after some time, buy the new ones and peel the plastic coat off the old rims..
if you hate it, you are out nothing but 20 bucks and some time..

not a fan of black wheels, all black.. now maybe if the hoop from where the valvestem goes to the lip was either polished or brushed then maybe..
I think the gun metal charcoal like color that some vettes had (forget what they called the color) would look better..
all black matte finish wheels, are overdone, and when I see them now, it screams plastic coated wheels.. but it's not my car.. so.. my opinion doesn't really matter..

These big wheels, need the lug pattern covered, and centers made larger, the tiny centers and lug patterns make most wheels look goofie

wonder what a custom set of 18" Pontiac rally's would look like, you'd most likely need to do that on a wide body so you can have some dish..
good luck, tho..

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