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Wheels are a HUGE struggle for me. Need opinions. by robert1234
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I can't decide what wheels to put on my 87 GT.
Will some of you give me your opinions please?

I like the look of a deeper wheel, but I do not know what will fit and what brand to look at. Are deeper ones out or past being cool?

I'd like a wider tire on the rear.

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LOL!

How's this............

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19s with lip

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LOL. No way a Donk look. Hate that sh_t
Thats a dork look
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nosaint - Thats nice !
Thanks for the pic
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What did you have to do to get 19's to fit?
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i cant take credit for the rim fitment. Front splash panels take a beating when turning. These just bolt on as far as i can tell.
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ZO6 style wheels don't look too shabby...........

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LOL. No way a Donk look. Hate that sh_t
Thats a dork look


Why would you ask for peoples opinion, then when someone posts their own rims you are disrespectful towards him?

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Why would you ask for peoples opinion, then when someone posts their own rims you are disrespectful towards him?


Because "DONK" is stupid.
That is just the way it is.

And it was a joke. Thunder posted because it was obvious dumb.
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ZO6 style wheels don't look too shabby...........



Just out of curiosity, where did you get that photo? That is in San Carlos in the Bay Area.
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I wanted a deeper lip in the back than front but that made it harder to find the wheels without special order and paying thru the nose. The wheels selection I figured out and maybe I am wrong was I had to but a 17 for the front 18 rear and find the correct offset and width. I figured eventually I would purchased a set of snetteleton wheels but the found a great deal on Miro that don't have the dish at all. I hope that wasn't something I will regret when I get the widebody on.
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Wow I love the look of the Z06 wheels! I really like the look of the stock cross lace though. I get lots of comments on them and hardly anyone believes when I say they're factory.
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LOL!

How's this............



Typical Donk owner, enough money for rims, but not enough to fix his headlight motors

Wait was that Madcurl?
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:


Just out of curiosity, where did you get that photo? That is in San Carlos in the Bay Area.


No clue.

It was a Google Image.

Kinda ironic that it was the color of the OP's car.
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Don't worry about what's in or out as far as style. Go with what you like, and what you like may not be what anyone else likes, but you know what, it's not their car. So do what makes you happy.

I am running 19x9's up front on mine and 20x10's out back.


On this one I am running 17x7's up front and 18x8's in the rear.
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Coil overs are a must if you want to go wide in the rear. The wheels on my blue car were on there when I got it, but I did lots of reading and research when I bought the wheels for my other one.
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I had the 18's with a lip but have now gone concave.
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Thanks everyone. !!!!!
Disrespect ?

That was a joke......
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I've struggled with a decision on what size to buy too. After speaking to a person who had an opportunity to test drive several Fieros with different wheels set up.

For my 88 GT, I've decided to go with:

Front: 17" x 7" -38mm offset with 215/45 R17

Rear: 17" x 8" -38mm offset with 245/45 R17

Hope it helps.

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:


Just out of curiosity, where did you get that photo? That is in San Carlos in the Bay Area.


Kind of looks like Greg Barron's car. (or his son) Haven't seen Greg in eons..,,
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Hey Fierovice, when you get a chance post up some pics. I'd love to see how that wheel combo looks.
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Pretty much any wheel that will fit a Volkswagen New Beetle will be ideal for a pre-88 Fiero. (The bolt circle and center bore are identical. Most of them are 35mm offset.)

My choice for any 84-87 Fiero would be 17x8, 35mm offset on the rear, and 17x7, 35mm offset on the front. If you want to stagger the wheel sizes, then stagger the tires, too. 235/45-17s on the rear. 215/45-17s on the front. (Those tire sizes are nearly identical to the diameter of the stock GT tires.)

If you want them all to be the same size, so that you can rotate them, I'd go for 225/45-17s on a 7" to 8" wide wheel. (8" might be pushing it, for a 225 tire.)

Just one man's opinion.

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Originally posted by Raydar:

Pretty much any wheel that will fit a Volkswagen New Beetle will be ideal for a pre-88 Fiero. (The bolt circle and center bore are identical. Most of them are 35mm offset.)

My choice for any 84-87 Fiero would be 17x8, 35mm offset on the rear, and 17x7, 35mm offset on the front. If you want to stagger the wheel sizes, then stagger the tires, too. 235/45-17s on the rear. 215/45-17s on the front. (Those tire sizes are nearly identical to the diameter of the stock GT tires.)

If you want them all to be the same size, so that you can rotate them, I'd go for 225/45-17s on a 7" to 8" wide wheel. (8" might be pushing it, for a 225 tire.)

Just one man's opinion.



This guy really knows what he is talking about.
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Thank you Raydar !!!

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Originally posted by Alex4mula:
This guy really knows what he is talking about.


Thanks Alex.
With all of that said... Lots of people prefer bigger or wider wheels and tires. Although it can be done, I'm not any help in that regard.

Good luck Robert. Please post pics of what you decide.

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Ok I will.

I went to four wheel stores today, no luck. Most don't carry a selection of 17's now, its 18 and up.

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You should try finding any 14" wheels. I wanted AR Torque Thrusts for my SuperBee. Took me months to find a set thru American Racing Wheels. They found me a set of 4 in.........drum roll..............China. I didnt want any bigger 'hood' wheels for it.

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I went with American Racing AR-95 17' X 7.5" 40mm offset. I changed the center of the caps to PONTIAC centers.





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Here are the rims I just purchased 18x8 rear 17x7.5 front Maxxim Allegro with no suspension mods needed. I am seriously looking into lowering the car and 13" brake upgrade.
I was trying to go after the muscle car look yet modern.





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Great stuff !!!

Imnuts , can you post pics when the tires are mounted and on the car.

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Here are the rims I just purchased 18x8 rear 17x7.5 front Maxxim Allegro


Those are beautiful wheels! Mind sharing the offsets?

They remind me a great deal of Borbet Type FS (which are out of production.)

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Right now, I'm kind of partial to these wheels. Mach M7

I have a set of these in Hyper Silver, 18x8, on my G6. They are available in a fitment for a Fiero, too. (At the link.)

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Great stuff !!!

Imnuts , can you post pics when the tires are mounted and on the car.

Thanks


I will though it maybe a week or so before I will have them mounted. Have not ordered the tires yet.

 
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Those are beautiful wheels! Mind sharing the offsets?


48 offset front and 35 back shown on the below link. I may have bought the last 17" available with 48 offset, they no longer make them at the time and I had trouble finding them. They still make the rest of them. I could not believe the prices and I really like the machined lip. I had looked for months and the only thing I found I like close to these cost $1500 apiece. I am getting highly rated Sumitomo HTR Z III tires from Tire Rack and I will have I think less than $1200 invested all together when they are mounted and balanced.

https://www.treaddepot.com/...ctGroup/wheels/allgg
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48 offset front and 35 back shown on the below link. I may have bought the last 17" available with 48 offset, they no longer make them at the time and I had trouble finding them.
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That's been the story of my life, when I'm shopping for wheels. 48 offset is usually "just out of production"...

With that said...
The red coupe that I posted above actually has a 38 offset (on a 17x7 wheel) on the front. It kind of pushes the limits on what I think works on the front of an 88, but it still looks okay, I suppose. Rears are 17x8, 35mm.
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Would not the wheel maker just grind off 12mm to make a 35 to a 48 off set?

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Would not the wheel make just grind off 12mm to make a 35 to a 48 off set?


I think the lug nut socket seat or base would be lost or at least it's integrity.

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Originally posted by LornesGT:

Would not the wheel make just grind off 12mm to make a 35 to a 48 off set?


That actually can be done if there is enough meat at the back of the wheel. I did it once for another car and worked fine. But I only took off about a 1/4" which is around 6.25mm. The 12mm is almost 1/2" which may be probably too much for any wheel.
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I have kept my 87 GT wheels stock for the past 29 years. 205/60/15 front and 215/60/15 rear (pricey devils in todays market). I have used the car as a cruiser, not a race car and the 60 series give a bit softer ride than other size tires. The car has over 150,000 miles on the clock with no engine work (except a water pump) and it still gets 30+ MPG over the road.

My uneducated opinion is the car was designed for those size wheels/tires and when you start changing one thing, it will lead to needing to change something else (suspension?)
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My uneducated opinion is the car was designed for those size wheels/tires and when you start changing one thing, it will lead to needing to change something else (suspension?)


I don't think that's necessarily true, but I did suspension stuff too.
Aside from that, 16s were "big" when our cars were made. 17s and above were nearly unheard of, unless it was an exotic.
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