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Steve-O
08-01-2014, 02:18 PM
I'm currently on the stock wheels and tires(195/45/16s) and want to upgrade to Sparco Drift wheels - But I also want a bit more tire hitting the pavement and decided on 205/50/16s - My question is did anyone do the same and are there any complications at all like rubbing and such?

I currently have the eibach sportlines - just looking for someone with a similar set up! Thank You!!!

ALSO if you do have this set up and used spacers let me know also!!! Kinda want to get it even with the fenders ;)

PICTURES WILL HELP IMMENSELY

musicsurf
08-01-2014, 03:18 PM
I used to run sportlines and there is evidence of a couple spots where the tires rubbed. For the last 35k miles or so I've been running 205 45 16's. I have since gone to the Neu-f springs for a little higher stance and more suspension travel and haven't noticed any rubbing. Running a 205 50 will put you more at risk of rubbing. Running 205 45's will give you more rubber on the ground with less of that risk.

Here is a pic of Hankook RS-3's (205 45 16) on my stockers when I still had them, before I picked up another set of my Rotas.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10300099_10203920398829658_6129144085175501142_n.j pg

Here is a pic of 205's on my Rota's. The wheels have a 30 offset and are 16x7 instead of 16x6.5, so are the equivalent of around a 10mm spacer on stockers.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10498679_10204215647530691_107700487409936917_o.jp g

...and finally here is a standing still shot with my DD tires. 205 45 16 Bridgestone RE-760's. This was on sportlines.
https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/1795958_10203221997410059_402786521_o.jpg

Steve-O
08-01-2014, 03:32 PM
that looks good - the wheels ill be mounting them on will be 37mm offset - just not sure how thats going to effect it at all..but its only 2mm more than stock

Steve-O
08-03-2014, 11:07 AM
bump