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what modifications for 17`s

This is a discussion on what modifications for 17`s within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; right now i have stock 16" wheels and plan on eventually changing to 17x9 in the front and 17x11 in ...

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    what modifications for 17`s

    right now i have stock 16" wheels and plan on eventually changing to 17x9 in the front and 17x11 in the rear. what modifications will i have to do for this?

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    nothing really. they do have a longer bump stop for the rear, but i've never used it.

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    do you have 17`s?

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    i did. american racing 17 x 9.5 all the way around with 275/40-17 tires. at one point, i had 335/30-17 on the rear.


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    currently have 17 x 8.5 and 18 x 9.5 with 255/45-17 and 285/35-18 on the wife's car.


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    yea man thanks a lot...nice cars

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    when I put wheels on my car, every place said i couldn't get wider than 8.5 in the front, why? i've heard of plenty of our kind of cars having wider....

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    because they don't know.

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    Ditto.

    I run 315's on all four, and most people do not see how I am runing them with no rub. Its all in the offest and wheel sizing.
    I run 17x10 on all four corners with only a little extra offset. I shimmed the frontside of the front wheel liner 1" and no rub.
    I will see about posting it up in the wheel picture thread.

    With 17x9.5 I recommend a 285/40R17 up front. or with 17x9= 275/40R17 , those sizes to wheels just fit better and even protect the rim a tad from the incidental curb bump..
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    what offset are you using?

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    I got 19x10 on the front of mine and the Eibach prokit, no problems here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cylpimp View Post
    I got 19x10 on the front of mine and the Eibach prokit, no problems here.
    Can you post some pics of ur car? Ive been thinking of doin that, but havent found anyone that has.

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    See if this works, I always have trouble with pics.


    http://www.caughtyalookin.com/index....id=12&Itemid=8

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    Quote Originally Posted by cylpimp View Post
    I got 19x10 on the front of mine and the Eibach prokit, no problems here.



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    I am buying a set of CCWs in 2-3 weeks myself. Probably going with 18s, but have been debating on getting 18x8.5s up front or 18x10s myself. Did you have to do anything for the fronts to fit 10s or just get the correct offset? I have BMR springs, so I am not dropped quite as much as you are. Are you running any spacers up front?

    Thanks for any tips you got for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cylpimp View Post
    See if this works, I always have trouble with pics.


    http://www.caughtyalookin.com/index....id=12&Itemid=8
    That looks badass by the way. Thats what I want to do. But was afraid of rubbing. Thanks for the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cylpimp View Post
    See if this works, I always have trouble with pics.


    http://www.caughtyalookin.com/index....id=12&Itemid=8
    That's a nice clean, smooth looking car!

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    Thanks for the compliments...I made no modifications to the front and I am not using spacers. However, before I had these wheels I had Z06 rims and they helped wear the inner fenders alittle. Even in the back, I made no modifications and they only rub when I have people in the back and punch it around a turn. To cure this I took the back seats out...


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    What size tires do you run on the fronts Eddie?

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    i had to grind off the little bit of lip on the bump stop when i put on my 17x11's

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