Need help choosing tires and wheels for my S13

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Need help choosing tires and wheels for my S13

Postby drifter_for_life06 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:23 pm

So basically I am extremely "dumb" when it comes to fitment, since ive been rocking stock wheels and Spec-V wheels since forever.

I have a set of 17x9.75 +25 wheels that I hope to use on my S13. Im fairly confident that these wheels and a 275/35 tire will fit on the rear of my S13, correct? Will I need spacers in the rear?

For the front, im starting to believe that the wheels may be too wide/too high of an offset, and I really dont want to use a big spacer (>5mm). I was thinking about getting (2) 17x8.75 +25 for the fronts. But Im not sure of a tire width that would work. Maybe 245/40-45?

Any have any suggestions they can offer up?

The 275-R and 245-F might be too big of a stagger. If so, I think Ill just throw a 255 on the back.

Thanks for the help guys.

Ryan


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Re: Need help choosing tires and wheels for my S13

Postby simmode1 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:37 am

Your proposed setup will work just fine. It won't be trendy Stanced, but it should fit fine. 245 front and 275 rear is not that bad for stagger. There's 30mm difference in the wheel widths, so 30mm difference in the tire widths is just right. Hopefully, your suspension is fully upgraded, so you can dial in some negative camber to battle any understeer.

Depending on how low you are you should be able to get away with just a roll and a little negative camber. But I think 275/35/17 is not a common tire size. Might have to settle for 245/40/17 fronts and 275/40/17 rears.

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Re: Need help choosing tires and wheels for my S13

Postby simmode1 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:14 am

I probably should have added that fitting a 245 width tire up front under stock fenders in gonna be tough business. Got your work cut out for you. I would probably go with a 235/265 stagger just for simplicity sake.


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