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ActionDan

255s all round on S13?

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I was wanting to do this but the more I look into the more I'm finding how much of a pain it is.

 

Cut guards - so need flares.

Can't run guard liners - risk to oil cooler.

Wheel offset has to be correct for shock clearance - new rims/spacers which are a no no on a track car.

Etc.

 

Then I see Taleb having a sale on A050s for 600 a set in 235 and I think maybe I should just stick with that size.

 

Car is dedicated track car with 17x9 rims, unsure of offset right now. Was looking at 255 RS-RRs which are apparently wide even for a 255 but wondering if they will actually fit.

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Is S15 that much different to S13 ?

Fit fine on my S15 with guards pulled.

Can you test fit or buy one of those offset / wheel gauges.

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I think s15 has better clearances.

 

I'll throw the rim on with a 235 and do some measuring.

 

Just wanted to see who else has done it as I know I wont be the first.

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I've been told by many that it stresses the studs/hubs/wheel bearings. Yet I see people running them in motorsport all the time, porches in particular.

 

I would have thought a small 10-15mm hub centric would be fine.

 

What clearance issues did you have and what offset rims?

 

Did you keep your guard liner in?

 

Might be easier just to tell me any mods you needed and what camber etc.

 

Many thanks.

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If you have cut your guards, why not just run over fenders instead it will allow you to run even 265's

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I haven't cut them.

 

Those were all suggestions/questions about what was needed.

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I have no guard liners. All the arms are aftermarket front and rear. driftworks drop spindles. 10mm bolt on on the front. 15mm on the rear. ive had to chop both front and rear guards and put on bolt on flares. I also had to clearance the front tubs a little and flatten the spot welded seam on the body behind the wheel. Rims are 18x10 +20

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Wider wheels and tyres than me so hopefully I don't need to go that extreme.

 

I want to keep my guard liners in for aero/protect oil cooler.

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I have no cooler on the side but i do have my oil filter. I built a shield for that. I probably could have gotten the fronts to fit without chopping the front guard running quite a bit of camber. When i get around to building a splitter I'll add extended covers for the front wheels because they stick out something chronic with a standard front bar.

 

I don't think you can get away without chopping the rears with a wheel that size. Even before i put the 15mm spacer on the rear it still would foul on the rear guard.

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Thanks for the info :)

 

I will run a little bit of camber given it's a track car.

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No issues on my car.

Wheels 17x9 +30, Camber about 3 deg front, 1.7 deg rear guards have been rolled and flared.

Fronts only rub on full lock when going up a gutter.

 

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Flared as in cut and bolt on flares or just bent outwards flared?

 

Got pics of fitment?

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Sorry, just saw you wanted some pictures.

 

This is before i put the spacer on the rear to fill the guard

 

 

 

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This is the part of the tub i had to clearance.

 

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