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Old 06-28-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Raceline 18x8 50 offset now with pic (big)

I have a set of 4 of these left over from my 2000 RS-Turbo widebody project and was curious of they would work on my STi for track events.

I looked on Tirerack and they sell a set of BBS rims that are 18x8 with the same offset so I assume that the Racelines would work too. I was thinking of mounting up a set of PZero Coras on them.
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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May sound stupid, but why not just take off one of the wheels (front preferably) and then swap a Raceline on? Being as you do have the wheels already, so not liek your goign to be fronting any additional money. No need to have a tires mounted on them yet, you should be more concerned about the clearance of the brakes and if they will even fit.

Just my .02

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Old 06-28-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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That is a danged good idea which is why I did exactly that. They cleared just fine but are darned close on the outside.

It's hard to tell if I will run into anything with tires mounted though. I ran into that problem when I mounted some Michelin tarmac rally tires on my Prodrive P7s. They ended up being too tall because the tires were very square shouldered.

I guess the only way to tell is to get the PZeros and mount them up.
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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I guess the only way to tell is to get the PZeros and mount them up.
Exactly my thoughts.... now if you have more than 3-4mm from the inside face of the wheel to the outside face of the Brembo you should be fine.

Let us know the results..... if they work I can add them to the "Wheels that fit the STi" thread that I compiled.

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Old 06-28-2004, 12:30 PM   #5
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Bah, I stand corrected. I just tried a front and the hub hits the brakes. I am NEVER going to find a use for these danged rims.
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Hey......

What's the clearance/interference like? You could run a custom 3mm spacer on the front with stock studs, or a 5mm spacer kit with upgraded studs. H&R makes the 5mm, it's around $75. Nothing wrong with widening the track up front slightly. Otherwise it's a perfect fit with a 245/35-17 tire, there's a looong thread about someone fitting some superleggera's of that exact size.

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I'm actually going to bring the car down to my shop today and play around with different options. I have a set of Prodrive 330MM brakes that I am going to throw on and see if that will solve some fitment problems. If that doesn't work then I will give the space idea a try.
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I've had a few requests for a pic of the wheel in question so here it is.
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I'm drooling right about now...

You just had to post them up here Kurt huh?

Seriously, the wheels are gorgeous...

I'm sure they are ulta strong, but are they on the heavy side as well? I was just curious...



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I'm drooling right about now...

You just had to post them up here Kurt huh?

Seriously, the wheels are gorgeous...

Wow...I was just going to say those things look fugly...no offense.

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Wow...I was just going to say those things look fugly...no offense.

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None taken. It's just that I've been looking for an 18x8 with a 50 or 51mm offset for quite some time now...besides the few wheels by Prodrive, BBS, and SSR...

Didn't know these were even available until now

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I prefer a simpler rim. My favorite rim is the Prodrive P7 which I ran on my RS-Turbo. To each his own mate.
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