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Old 04-18-2001, 04:06 PM   #1
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Post Is anyone running RE730's at 225/50/16 on stock MY00 rims?

Like it says. Do they rub, or otherwise have problems. I am especially interested in hearing from those folks with lowered cars. I'm running the Tein medium springs and stock (I know, don't remind me) struts.


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Old 04-18-2001, 10:34 PM   #2
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Not sure if this will help, but here goes.
I saw a set of 205/55/16 (RE730s) and there was a very small amount of clearance between the tire and the strut (KYB AGX). So I'd say don't try it, but then again, with the shorter sidewall it just might fit (although I'd doubt it).
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Old 04-19-2001, 07:03 AM   #3
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I'm running Pirelli p7000 SS in 225/50 16's on stock rims with KYB AGX Struts and Eibach coilovers -- no rubbing. I don't think I'd feel comfortable putting anyone in the back seat though.

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Old 04-19-2001, 08:09 AM   #4
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I'm running both a set of Yoko A-008RS2 and a set of Kumho V700s in 225/50-16 size on stock '98 and '99 alloys respectively.

I must run a 3/16" spacer on the back to avoid rubbing the strut. Also, before installed the KYB's, they rubbed on the fender lip molding. Not much rubbing now, with the KYB turned up a bit.

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Old 04-19-2001, 10:58 PM   #5
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I imagine the wider 225/50x16 will not fit.

The RE730 in 205/55x16 barely fit my car in the rear with the stock struts or AGX struts with Tein Stech springs - but it fit.

It missed the strut by 1/8" on the inside, and with the Tein Springs I had a bare hint of rub on the rubber strip lining the fender while it stayed off the strut. I had (-)1 degree camber in the rear.

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Old 04-20-2001, 05:24 AM   #6
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Where do we get the right spacers? Can we just walk into Pepboys and take off the shelf - or do we need to specify hub bore, bolt pattern - and is there a certain quality recommended (alum vs. steel, etc.)


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Old 04-20-2001, 08:09 AM   #7
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I actually made my own spacers. Used some scrap graphite impregnated high density polyethelene we had in R&D. It has a higher compresive strength then aluminum, as well as a good resistance to heat. It is also light, and easy to manufacturer with typical home tools.

I'm going to make a set of 1/8" spacers this weekend to see if the Kumhos will rub the struts or not.

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