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btlegacy 11-26-2012 01:28 PM

Wheel offset and tire combo for RWD LGT
 
My 05 Legacy GT is now RWD. I have read some of the stickies and looked at different offsets and such and wanted to hear some recommendations on wheels and offset sizes. Here are the specs I am trying to meet:

Size: 17" or 18"
Front Width: 225-245
Rear Width: 265-295
Clears Brembos
5x100

My goal is to be able to run a wide tire in the rear that is matched to a wheel that will have a good contact patch. I will roll the fenders as needed but would like to avoid pulling the rear quarter panels

Drift Motion 11-26-2012 02:16 PM

you'll need to pull the rear fenders for 265+ tires to fit

245s on a 9 is very close already for the rear, 255s will fit with some massaging on the quarter panels

235s or 245s on the front is easy with just a simple roll

btlegacy 11-26-2012 03:48 PM

I may try to go for some 255s and massaging. What kinds of offset do you recommend?

Drift Motion 11-26-2012 04:41 PM

9 +38

you can probably go a few mm higher on the ET, but I'm not sure how much clearance there is with coils

Windy Road 11-26-2012 07:26 PM

RWD you don't say

btlegacy 11-26-2012 08:48 PM

Yes sir, you can see it here http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...q4-191260.html

btlegacy 02-25-2013 10:57 PM

I am going to go ahead and modify the rear quarters. I would prefer to run 17s and be at a 275 width in the rear. Something like 1 17x9.5 maybe. Just not sure on offset

btlegacy 04-10-2013 12:54 PM

Things have changed a bit since my initial posting as I have gone to 5x114.3 hubs to match my rear end and am also looking to go to an 18in wheel so clear brakes that I am going to run.

Drift Motion 04-10-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btlegacy (Post 4383581)
Things have changed a bit since my initial posting as I have gone to 5x114.3 hubs to match my rear end and am also looking to go to an 18in wheel so clear brakes that I am going to run.

details on how did you swap to 5x114.3? pretty please?

is it in your build thread?

btlegacy 04-10-2013 01:08 PM

Some of the info is in the build thread but basically I modified the subframe to run a

Infiniti Q45 R200 rear differential
Infiniti J30 axles
300ZX NA Hubs and Bearing Modules
Brakes will be a hybrid of 350z rear rotors and Brembo Calipers

Drift Motion 04-10-2013 01:14 PM

oh... nvm then

I'm converting to either Z32 or S14 hubs too...just not on the Legacy...haha


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