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Old 07-16-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default 245/45R16 Victos on 16x7 Rota Slipstreams?

Will this work? It'd be a nice lightweight racing setup!!
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Old 07-16-2003, 09:45 AM   #2
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OR, I could get rota 17x7.5 subzeros, and stick the 245s on there....
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:16 AM   #3
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I don't see why not, you'd only a half inch under the min recommended rim width. Although, I would suggest the 16x8" volk gram light, contact Nino's Auto, he's offered them fairly cheap before. Or you could get the es-tarmac's like I have......17x9"...yum.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:25 PM   #4
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That's a lot of tire for a 7" wide wheel. I would strongly suggest you don't do this.
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:15 PM   #5
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I don't see why not, you'd only a half inch under the min recommended rim width. Although, I would suggest the 16x8" volk gram light, contact Nino's Auto, he's offered them fairly cheap before. Or you could get the es-tarmac's like I have......17x9"...yum.
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whats the es-tarmac's weight? price? hehe
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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I would hate to be the person to has to mount a 245/45-16 R-Compound tire on a 7" wheel because even with all of the modern equipment it won't be anywhere close to easy or reasonable .... I doubt many people could even get them on the wheel
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Old 07-18-2003, 04:27 PM   #7
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I would hate to be the person to has to mount a 245/45-16 R-Compound tire on a 7" wheel because even with all of the modern equipment it won't be anywhere close to easy or reasonable .... I doubt many people could even get them on the wheel

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A guy I met at my last autocross told me that he got custom made Kosei K1's 16x9. Can you guys get an custom, lightweight, wide 16" rims?
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:36 PM   #8
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It will work. Years ago when the Ford Probe GT was a hot car in GS, everyone was running 245/45/16 BF Goodrich R1 on 16x7" OEM wheels. This will not be easy to do for the tire shop, but if you ask for the best tech, he will get it done.
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Old 07-20-2003, 11:43 PM   #9
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Old 07-21-2003, 01:58 AM   #10
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It wont work.

I have 225/50/16's on Rota Slipstreams and I think its a tad too big. 245/45's would be impossible.

Here are some pics if you dont believe me: http://community.webshots.com/album/70429949mJoXEZ
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:44 AM   #11
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Well, I'm definitely not worried about 225s, because I'm running Kumho MX's on stock wheels right now for my racing tires....but i'd like to have a bit more rubber...
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Luke,

A guy I met at my last autocross told me that he got custom made Kosei K1's 16x9. Can you guys get an custom, lightweight, wide 16" rims?
all they reallywere was custome machine to the needed bolt pattern .... not completely custom made ..... we do have K1's in blanks that we machine for certain applications ... here is a list of all sizes and offsets avaialbe even though most do not have the needed brake clearance for a WRX

15X7 BLANKS ET17
15X7 BLANKS ET27
15X7 BLANKS ET38
15X7 BLANKS ET45
15X8 BLANKS ET12
15X8 BLANKS ET22
16X7.5 BLANK ET12
16X7.5 BLANK ET22
16X7.5 BLANK ET32
16X7.5 BLANK ET43
16X8.5 BLANK ET17
16X8.5 BLANK ET27
16X8.5 BLANK ET37
17X7.5 BLANK ET35

as you can see ... not Subi friendly offsets
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:41 PM   #13
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Noooooooooo, why does Kosei discriminate Subies. I was thinking of 17x7.5 Koseis painted gold, but I guess that's not possible without spacers, ugh.

Cue the monkey
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Old 07-21-2003, 11:36 PM   #14
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Errr you wouldn't want spacers, those wheels would already stick out with the low offsets. I run 245/45/16 V700s but on 16x8 wheels. The tires look big for those rims, I can't imagine running them on a 7" wide rim.
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:14 AM   #15
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DWX I would like to see your wheels. What kind are they and what offset are you running, and how bad is your rubbing?
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Old 07-22-2003, 09:39 AM   #16
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all they reallywere was custome machine to the needed bolt pattern .... not completely custom made ..... we do have K1's in blanks that we machine for certain applications ... here is a list of all sizes and offsets avaialbe even though most do not have the needed brake clearance for a WRX

15X7 BLANKS ET17
15X7 BLANKS ET27
15X7 BLANKS ET38
15X7 BLANKS ET45
15X8 BLANKS ET12
15X8 BLANKS ET22
16X7.5 BLANK ET12
16X7.5 BLANK ET22
16X7.5 BLANK ET32
16X7.5 BLANK ET43
16X8.5 BLANK ET17
16X8.5 BLANK ET27
16X8.5 BLANK ET37
17X7.5 BLANK ET35

as you can see ... not Subi friendly offsets

How about the 16x8.5 with 37 offset? Is it true that as the wheel gets wider you can lower the offset? I thought I read that somewhere on here. Also, whats the price on the k1's? Anyways, are there any other options for me to run a 245? Any other wheels available that won't break the bank, and aren't 50 million pounds heavier than stock?
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Old 07-22-2003, 10:00 AM   #17
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DWX I would like to see your wheels. What kind are they and what offset are you running, and how bad is your rubbing?

They are 16x8 Volk Gram Lights from Nino. They are 45 offset which is what you would want on a wheel of that width on a Subaru. Right now I'm using STI-RA takeoff struts/springs and I have no rubbing anywhere. I also have used DMS50s with them, and those required using a 5mm spacer on all 4 corners to combat rubbing on the lower spring perch. 225 tires on 17x7.5 +48 Rota Attacks also rub on the DMS50s, but I only have to use a 2mm spacer.
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Old 07-22-2003, 03:25 PM   #18
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those sound like a good option, dwx. I'm also looking at the 5Zigen FN01R-C, 17x8, 5x100, +48, 16lbs, which should easily be able to fit 245/45/zr17, or i may try to squeeze 255/40zr17s on there....not to mention they are only 180/wheel...which isn't all that bad....any suggestions?
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I would hate to be the person to has to mount a 245/45-16 R-Compound tire on a 7" wheel because even with all of the modern equipment it won't be anywhere close to easy or reasonable .... I doubt many people could even get them on the wheel
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They fit just fine. I've run 245/45-16 Kumho Victo 700 on the front of my '99 2.5RS for a couple years for autocross use. They mounted quite easily at the local Big O tire store. Kumho also had no trouble switching them around at various ProSolos and nationals last year.

Here is a pic of them mounted on car:



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It is fairly standard practice to mount wide R compound tires on narrow wheels for stock autocross. People have regularly mounted 225/45-15 Hoosiers on stock 15x6 Integra Type R wheels, and the top 1st gen CRX guys are running 225/45-13 Hoosiers on 13x5 wheels. The 245 on 16x7 wheels is fairly tame.

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