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biggest fiero wheels possible? by JT.86FieroGT
Started on: 10-02-2013 09:59 PM
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10-02-2013 09:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JT.86FieroGTClick Here to Email JT.86FieroGTSend a Private Message to JT.86FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Does anyone know the largest size of wheels that can fit on a basic 86 gt fiero?
I have 17 inch rims that were on the car when i bought it (aren't stock). The wheels are kind of ugly so I will probably switch them out for something custom when/if I have the money.
just by looking I'd say that at least 20s with thin tires could fit easily

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10-02-2013 10:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroBoboClick Here to Email FieroBoboSend a Private Message to FieroBoboEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

JT,
The topic of widest possible wheels on the back of a Fiero has been discussed and debated many, many times here on the Forum.
As a starting point you should click on the Forum's [SEARCH] button that in on the upper right side of every page.
Then where it says SEARCH: , type in "wide wheels" ;
then where it says IN: select "Entire Forum and Archives"
Finally click on the [SEARCH] button .
That should give you a list of 40 or more threads on this topic.

That being said most folks seem to be running 6" - 8" wide wheels usually with an offset of 30mm - 45mm.
As for tire sizes 225mm - 255mm seem to be pretty common.
With a stock body I have read of some folks who have managed to fit 9" rims with 275/40 tires. However that usually required running coilover shocks and a careful choice of offset to get them to fit without rubbing.

I hope this info proves helpful. Good luck with your search.
And please keep us posted as to what you finally decide to do and how well it worked out for you.

Again Good Luck.

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10-03-2013 08:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LB23Send a Private Message to LB23Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by FieroBobo:

JT,
The topic of widest possible wheels on the back of a Fiero has been discussed and debated many, many times here on the Forum.
As a starting point you should click on the Forum's [SEARCH] button that in on the upper right side of every page.
Then where it says SEARCH: , type in "wide wheels" ;
then where it says IN: select "Entire Forum and Archives"
Finally click on the [SEARCH] button .
That should give you a list of 40 or more threads on this topic.

That being said most folks seem to be running 6" - 8" wide wheels usually with an offset of 30mm - 45mm.
As for tire sizes 225mm - 255mm seem to be pretty common.
With a stock body I have read of some folks who have managed to fit 9" rims with 275/40 tires. However that usually required running coilover shocks and a careful choice of offset to get them to fit without rubbing.

I hope this info proves helpful. Good luck with your search.
And please keep us posted as to what you finally decide to do and how well it worked out for you.

Again Good Luck.

~ Bob ~


That is good info you posted there but I don't know how use full when he asked how big as in how tall not wide of tires can he fit.

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10-03-2013 08:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LB23Send a Private Message to LB23Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

...double post....

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10-03-2013 09:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

20x9.5" max using a 275/30/20 tire.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...120111-1-083171.html

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10-03-2013 09:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I posted in OT about how this type of changes would affect getting a sticker in some places as well as speedo and more. if you have a safety inspection for your Fiero you may want to check on changing tire sizes and passing inspection.

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10-03-2013 11:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by fierosound:

20x9.5" max using a 275/30/20 tire.



I've seen bigger.

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10-03-2013 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I saw 22" on one here a few years ago.

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Thought I would help...

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10-03-2013 04:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JT.86FieroGTClick Here to Email JT.86FieroGTSend a Private Message to JT.86FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by fierosound:

20x9.5" max using a 275/30/20 tire.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...120111-1-083171.html




20x9.5? thats great - sweet chop top btw
Is yours an 88? it looks that way with your rocker panels
If it is an 88 I know they changed suspension in 87 or 88 i forget... but I wonder if that would affect it

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10-03-2013 04:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JT.86FieroGTClick Here to Email JT.86FieroGTSend a Private Message to JT.86FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by 84fiero123:

I posted in OT about how this type of changes would affect getting a sticker in some places as well as speedo and more. if you have a safety inspection for your Fiero you may want to check on changing tire sizes and passing inspection.

Steve



what do you mean getting a sticker? a tag?
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10-03-2013 04:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JT.86FieroGTClick Here to Email JT.86FieroGTSend a Private Message to JT.86FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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That is awesome!!
premium redneck entertainment right there
(I can say that because I'm from Oklahoma)

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10-04-2013 02:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by JT.86FieroGT:


what do you mean getting a sticker? a tag?
thanks


safety inspection sticker, if you have those in your state, changing tire sizes can keep you from getting a sticker in states that have safety inspections.
never mind evidently your state like many others don't care about cars being driven on the roads being safe to do so.

http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/safety-inspection/

Oklahoma


Annual safety inspections are no longer required.

Law enforcement may, upon reasonable cause to believe that a vehicle is unsafe or not properly equipped as required, require that the driver of the vehicle stop and submit the vehicle to an inspection by the officer.


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Originally posted by LB23:

That is good info you posted there but I don't know how use full when he asked how big as in how tall not wide of tires can he fit.


If the question is what the tallest rear wheel/tire that fits on a Fiero the answer is no more than 27.0" tall, diameter.
I got this info from jscott, To the best of my knowledge he discovered this the hard way.

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10-06-2013 12:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoClick Here to Email solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have 18x9 0n the rear and they bottom out some times

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Originally posted by solotwo:

I have 18x9 0n the rear and they bottom out some times

solotwo,
Could you share what size tires are you running on the back,
what the wheel offset is, and whether the car is an '88, or an '84-87?

Thanks
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Originally posted by JT.86FieroGT:

20x9.5? thats great - sweet chop top btw
Is yours an 88? it looks that way with your rocker panels


Not my car, but picture was posted earlier here on PFF.
My cars are in my sig below.

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