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#1 paul_mck

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:47 AM

Hey all, Im sure this has been covered 100 times but what are peoples view on front wheels?

 

I have the choice of the following fronts (to run with std turbo rears and 225s):

 

- std fronts with std tyre size

- std fronts with a wider tyre?

- astra 16" fronts and spacers

 

While drivability is the major goal (on/off track) I do want them to look decent and I think the astras pull it off ok. I also like the idea of staggered diameters like the Lotus cars run.

 

Not really interested in swapping to TDs etc, I think if I was going that route Id swap hubs and get some lotus wheels.

 

Cheers all



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:57 PM

You can get away with running 195's on std front OEM vx wheels. Anything wider needs a wider wheel and different offset to avoid fouling. I have run 3 options: std set-up, 195's on std front wheels and 205's mounted on rear wheels. Horses for courses really..

 

My opinion as below:

 

Std set-up is fine for road use.

195's on fronts gives less understeer/more grip

205's on rears up front is better still but arguably unnecessary unless on track

 

As you progress down the list the tramlining and road noise increases significantly.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:50 PM

I run rear wheels on the front with 205/45/17 tyres (AD08R)

I ran a 6mm spacers for years which is enough but recently upgraded to 15mm as the wheels still looked to far in the arch for my liking (personal choice)

 



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:46 PM

any rubbing on the 15mm spacers?

 

I actually have a pair of 15s but they dont sit over the hub properly. it interferes with the hubcentric part of the spacer



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:30 PM

No rubbing

Remember when you run rears on the front as the offset is -10 difference you need the spacer to push the wheel back out where it should be

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 04:08 PM

No rubbing

Remember when you run rears on the front as the offset is -10 difference you need the spacer to push the wheel back out where it should be

I have the same set up rears on the front with spacers only time I got any rubbing was when I lowered the car too much but also got bump steer so lifted it back up again




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