Like the topic says Anyone running 17x8's with 235 40's on the front with eibach lowering springs? I'm thinking of going with this combo and have heard that 8's are a little wide for the front when lowered. I'm hoping with the 235 and being a 17" wheel I might be ok. Any insight is appreciated!
I'm running 17x7 with 215/40 17......on my lowered 88. The wheels came from a pre 88 car that was lowered with eibachs. He had no issues, but they were very close to wheel liners at full lock of wheel It will be awful close with the wider wheel/tire on it. Hope this helps.... Best of luck Brian
What year Fiero are you talking about? I am running a 235/35/19 on a 9 inch rim in the front of my 87 with lowering ball joints. My 235 on a 9 inch rim is a decently stretched tire though. I have slight rubbing at full lock due to the 9 inch rim, but I think you should be ok running a 8" with the right offset. It is all going to depend on your offset as well as to where the wheel sits in the wheel well. I think the widest wheel you can fit on the front of a pre88 Fiero is 8.5 inches. I believe that is what Madcurl is running on the front of his silver chop. I have done EXTENSIVE research on wheel/tire size and offset.
Using a tire size calculator, looking at the overall diameter, you will be at 24.4 inches, my setup is 25.5 inches with no issues.
I'm planning on running this setup on an 87 gt with Eibach lowering springs. I'm looking at using enkei kojin wheels with a 40mm offset. I'm going to be running the grand am brake mod for now which should push the wheel out a small bit. Thanks for the replies guys I think I'm going to be good to go!
Just for reference you can check out pictures of my '88 GT running 17x8 ASA's with 215x45 frt. and 245x45 rr. Car is lowered slightly lower than lower springs you mention, but it is a firmer setup. outside of tires on frt. slightly rubbed whl house liner at 12 o'clock high. No other issues, corners like crazy.