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Old 07-27-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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Question i'm dyin here. 17x8 fitment on GC. . i know i know

I felt like my 8 minute search for my answers was sufficient.

will 17x8 w/ 45 offset fit a 96 brighton?

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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maybe

lots of variables
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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prodrive springs w/ kyb adjustables. 225/45/17.

that help?!
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:45 PM   #4
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you will almost certainly need camber bolts in the rear and/or a bit of a roll in back
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:55 PM   #5
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Perfect. Other then that, to your knowledge the fronts should not rub when turning, or rub a minimal ammount?

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Old 07-28-2009, 12:23 AM   #6
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Perfect. Other then that, to your knowledge the fronts should not rub when turning, or rub a minimal ammount?
it should be ok unles you are gonna run tires that are REAL wide for their size
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:31 AM   #7
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gotcha, thank you.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:00 AM   #8
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better roll your fenders as much as you can.
Why go with an 8" wide wheel if you're only running 225 tires?
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:26 AM   #9
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better roll your fenders as much as you can.
agreed !
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:33 AM   #10
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More offset wouldn't hurt either...
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:38 PM   #11
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Here is a link to a members ride on RS25.com

http://www.rs25.com/forums/f9/1604976-post5.html

225's no rubbing, stock fenders.

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Old 07-28-2009, 02:49 PM   #12
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My current setup:

real low on megan racing coilovers
all 4 fenders rolled
225/45/17 tires
17x8 +45 wheels
camber bolts in rear
front camber: -1.5*
rear camber: -2*


I still rub occasionaly in the rear if the car is heavily loaded or on some big bumps.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:30 PM   #13
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better roll your fenders as much as you can.
Why go with an 8" wide wheel if you're only running 225 tires?
I am buying them off craigslist. So can't be picky. I'm going to run the Potenza RE070s off the sti's just for affordability.

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Here is a link to a members ride on RS25.com

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225's no rubbing, stock fenders.

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Thanks for the legwork Bart. that looks perfect, i will probably roll them anyways since i will have the car apart.

Thanks for everyones info, i really appreciate it. I'm sure this thread has been talked about nuerous times!

Cheers!
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:44 PM   #14
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better roll your fenders as much as you can.
Why go with an 8" wide wheel if you're only running 225 tires?
because that same tire will perform better on a 8 then on a 7.5 or 7"

and it fits better than a 235 or 245 for his application
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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because that same tire will perform better on a 8 then on a 7.5 or 7"

and it fits better than a 235 or 245 for his application
How will it perform better on an 8" wheel than 7.5"? 7.5" is perfect for a 225 width and will be lighter than an 8" wheel. That would mean better performance than the 8" wheel.
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How will it perform better on an 8" wheel than 7.5"? 7.5" is perfect for a 225 width and will be lighter than an 8" wheel. That would mean better performance than the 8" wheel.
a 225/45 on an 8" wheel would be great

perfect

especially a nice light, proper offset wheel like the rpf1
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:03 PM   #17
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How will it perform better on an 8" wheel than 7.5"? 7.5" is perfect for a 225 width and will be lighter than an 8" wheel. That would mean better performance than the 8" wheel.
The tire would be a little less pinched on a 8". That takes away from milliseconds of flex the tire would have to make up for on a 7.5" around each turn... which around an entire road course could mean a little bit of time. Either way it doesn't really matter, but when someone asks why go with a 225 on a 8" like it is something strange then I have to get technical. A 7.5's weight compared to a 8's weight is very similar, and it would have to do alot with the brand and type of wheel you went with anyway.

For the street though it is really up to the driver. I run my tires undersized typically...
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