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Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« on: December 18, 2006, 08:17:36 PM »
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BBS RG-R 18x8.5 ET35 5x100...just need one to see if it will fit over my brakes and around my struts.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 02:09:28 AM »
RGRs won't fit if you have upgraded your brakes w/o spacers.   But the RS-GTs (2piece ones) should fit.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 02:09:28 AM »

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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 02:15:58 AM »
Pisser... :P
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 03:07:57 AM »
I had the 20th brakes on my car and the wheels wouldn't fit w/o spacers.  The flat spokes they have make it difficult to fit them... but hte RS-GTs are very similar, and they fit a lot more cars because they have curved spokes.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 03:25:15 AM »
I think I'm going to go with the SSR Type-C RS...if they fit...in 17s.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2006, 05:32:40 AM »
17 is the way to go... the 18s look all cool, but the 17"s definately ride better, and I thought they handled better too.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006, 12:04:20 PM »
ian -  either get the SSR C's or OZ UL's. Both are light and will clear your Stoptech kit.  The OZ's w/ the Stoptechs have a TON of space, i had .75" between the back on my spokes and the caliper. The last GTi i saw with the OZ UL's and the Brembo BBK  (in NJ) had more  space than me. Our ST-40's are slightly bigger than the Brembo's calipers.  Since you are only using the car for racing you mind as well buy something light and affordable incase you trash one.

I know this pic has the OZ SL, but the UL's would look kick ass too and would be super light. If you can get the anthacite or black OZ UL's that would be a great setup. And you could stick with 17's. I had plenty of space around the outside of my calipers on the 17" OZ SL.


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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2006, 12:59:30 PM »
AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGG :evil: SSRs won't fit...the only Kosei's TireRack has are in silver - this is killing me.  TireRack also states that the O.Z. ULs won't fit in 17; what offset are you running Eric?

Does anyone have the O.Z. ULs that could verify fitment for me?
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2006, 01:51:56 PM »
34K has ULs.....maybe contact him.

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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2006, 02:10:35 PM »
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AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGG :evil: SSRs won't fit...the only Kosei's TireRack has are in silver - this is killing me.  TireRack also states that the O.Z. ULs won't fit in 17; what offset are you running Eric?

Does anyone have the O.Z. ULs that could verify fitment for me?


Really?  I really thought the SSR Comps would fit, i know i have seen these with Stoptech Calipers behind them, are the C's different than the Comps? My OZ's are 17x8 w/ 35mm offset. See if Andrew (34k) will let you test fit his OZ SL's as he has 18" SL's. You may need to run an 18" wheel. I think you would be better off with the 17", but oh well. Did you ever try to track down any Speedline wheels? I ran those in a 17" on my Jetta with the Posche BBK that 34k is running now and i had a ton of clearance.

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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2006, 02:41:04 PM »
No, I haven't been able to find the Speedline wheels.  I spoke with Andrew, and we tested the SLs awhile back ago, and we recall them fitting with maybe 1.5mm of clearance.  It's possible that TireRack is figuring in a good deal of clearance to ward off any liability.  It's too bad the TireRack is the sole distributer for all the wheels I like...I can't just go by and test fit and see if they meet my standards.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2006, 03:28:14 PM »
Posted this on the vortex before thinking... :)

Ian, I just test fit the StopTech template on my SL's again.
(18x8 ET 35)

I'd say you have your 2mm.



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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2006, 03:58:22 PM »
Thanks Andrew!!  That's more than enough clearance.  Do you think 17's would afford the same?  I really want the additional sidewall that running 17's would provide - especially at PMI.
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Re: Anyone local have a wheel I can test fit?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2006, 04:09:23 PM »
And weight savings... :)

I don't know about the 17's. Do you still have yours Eric?
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