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Old 11-21-2006, 04:55 AM
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That is an awesome setup. I too was looking at the japan dudes when I was getting my new wheels. Seemed like everyone at the Nismo Festivals at Fuji and Ebisu were using the 10.5s all around on 265s. In the end I decided to go with 18x10 +18 all round on some 255s for a lil more stretch. The car definitely feels more balanced with the same sized wheels/tires all around.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:02 AM
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one question would be does it trigger the VDC at all?

i just acquired some 06 gt wheels sized 18x9 and 19x10 with a +30 offset all around... i will probably use some spacers to get round 18-20 offset... what size do you guys thinks i should go with? considering the factory sizes were 245/40/18 and 265/35/19... any suggestions?

sorry for the thread jack ray. =)
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:24 AM
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This entire idea just seems to lack any sense to me. I'm running 255/40/18 tires on the stock 18x8" touring rims. They fit perfectly, with no stretching. To me, it would make sense to run atleast a 295 on a 10.5" wide tire. When I ever get around to getting rims, I will without a doubt run atleast a 305 or maybe a 315 in the rear on a 10.5 rim. I've never understood why some people buy such narrow tires for wide wheels. If you were worried about rubbing, should have bought smaller wheels to begin with. My .

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Old 11-21-2006, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Motormouth
what about reducing sidewall height and going with a wider tire? wouldn't that keep stifness and keep your clearance?

and wtf alberto, arrogance much?
If the OP didnt get all bent out of shape why are you? I brought up valid points, that most would agree with and he kindly answered. No arrogance-the OP knew some people wouldnt "agree" with his set-up but he still decided to post it(which is a good thing at least we know that set-up works now!)....I cant stand when people on these forums expect posts to be sugar coated, get the sand out of your vagina
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:33 PM
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what is your front camber, my 265/40 18x9.5 +12 rubs, but only because my current camber settings are conservative.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:19 PM
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Sorry for the essay below, my technical writing class is rubbing off on me:

I have yet to get the car aligned, and I completely forgot which setting I have the CUSCO arms set to. I hope to have a free chance this weekend to to check up on this since the front right wheel rubs a bit under hard braking/left turns. Its odd since the left side is just fine on right turns. Time to measure the ride height again and check the camber.

After 800 miles of driving so far, I am very happy with the car's handling! The only complaint that VDC had was the first turn out of the shop and ever since, it does not act up at all. It actually lets me spin the tires a bit before it limits throttle. On a normal day's drive, I never see the SLIP light come on.

Update on tire opinion: The tires are stiffer than the Toyo T1R. The stretch of the 265/35 is much less than that of other 265 tires we have put on a 10.5. Rain traction absolutely sucks (fun at times). There is a decent amount of road noise but nothing out of the ordinary. When they break loose, they are surprisingly quiet.

All reasoning behind the 265/35 on the 10.5" is mostly style, but a few factors also played a role in the decision. I do not need the additional width in tire in the rear at this time. When I feel the need, I will jump up to a 285. Rotating tires is easy. I got a great deal on the 265/35.

I hope this makes sense: With the T1R and the 245/275 setup, I loved the way the car handled in back with very predictable handling and a touch of off throttle over steer when I needed it, especially on a long decreasing radius turn that drops very tight. This allows me to enter very fast and accelerating with a super late apex at the last moment. The car rotates a little bit to point the car out of the turn and instantly on throttle. This way I can push the limits of higher speed handling without the worry of venturing off course.
The only problem was that the 245 would wash out at speed. Jumping up to the 265 AND a better tire results in a much faster turn with no under steer as experienced before. In the rear, even with the drop down in width and adding a better tire I experience very little over steer which makes me turn-in harder and the car still grips all the way through.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:22 PM
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the XS Engineering/M Works 350Z that took 2nd Place at the Sport Compact Car shoot out is running 285/30/18 all around with TE37 18x10.5 +22 also is this month's Import Tuner cover car

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Old 11-21-2006, 10:45 PM
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Makes sense. Thanks for a good level headed response.

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Old 11-22-2006, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Alberto
Wheels look good, but IMO its retarded to run such a wide wheel and a narrow tire, while it may "fit" and feel good to you, your not optimizing the width. No way a proper 285-295 would fit that front or maybe rear without fender rolling/cutting and stupid camber. You didnt prove anything by running those wheels/offsets with that particular tire size.
I have to agree with albert... but I'm sure it handles corners like a *****!!! To bad your commute isn't 100% mountain curves, lol!

I'm running (265 Blizzaks) all around for my winter setup on 9/10 x 18" rims. I chose that size for tire rotation reasons and for the fact that it only snows now and then. I was tired of the ill performing winter setup I had before and the standard everyone else goes with I felt like I was driving on freakin marshmallows 4months out of the year.

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Old 11-22-2006, 06:44 PM
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I am curious what other tire brands you tried that were more stretched on the 10.5 compared to the Toyo T1R.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:56 AM
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very nice

after you burn those 265 rears, you might try a 275...

i've got a similar setup 9.5 +22 F and 10.5 +18 rear with 265/275 respectively and i'm really happy. i'm thinking of going 275/275, 275/285 or 275/295 but i've yet to go through my current set of tires...

also thinking of the 615's but i've heard that they get greasy really fast under track heat...
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Zquicksilver
I have to agree with albert... but I'm sure it handles corners like a *****!!! To bad your commute isn't 100% mountain curves, lol!

I'm running (265 Blizzaks) all around for my winter setup on 9/10 x 18" rims. I chose that size for tire rotation reasons and for the fact that it only snows now and then. I was tired of the ill performing winter setup I had before and the standard everyone else goes with I felt like I was driving on freakin marshmallows 4months out of the year.

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265 Blizzaks!?!? Wow, I didn't know they run that wide. For occasional snow I guess it's ok, but with the weather we get up here my 215/65/16 Blizzaks (on steelies) rock.

Regarding the 10.5 fitment, it's good to see a nice wide rim fits. I Solo2 with 17x9 (27) and was looking to run a 17x10 (25) with a 275/40/17 V710. My Cusco arms are required to be full negative which is about -2.8 to run that setup.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:35 PM
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Damn, that looks really good.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:59 PM
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damn those look sexy on black.. makes me wish i got my xd9's in the polished finish
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:49 PM
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i love the setup on the wheels specially if you wanna drift... i bet that narrow tire to the rim give it a real stiff feeling. i think is setup it's a good setup for the way we drive here in hawaii cuz "WE GET SOME MEAN DRIFFF ACTION"
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:03 PM
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more pics drumma!!!!!!! I wanna see daytime shots!!! I am totally thinking of running this front setup with wider rears
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:29 PM
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Will these wheels with a +15 offset clear the stock Brembo's without using spacers?
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:38 PM
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+15 offset on most wheels should clear any brakes
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ihatethatbobbarker
+15 offset on most wheels should clear any brakes
agreed.
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How did I miss this thread? Those look amazing drumma
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