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17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by GPz11 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:03 am

Folks,

I'm looking for something similar to Sparco Pro Corsa in light grey like these.

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCl ... toModClar=

However, they're no longer available in light grey.

I'm currently running Fox Mustang 17x8 and 17x10 but the offsets are all wrong and I'm tired of the rubbing.

I'm planning on running 225/45/17 and 245/40/17

I've been searching all over but haven't found anything. Prefer something in silver / light grey.

Was hoping someone here might have some ideas.

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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by whitelx » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:15 pm

https://18racing.myshopify.com/search?p ... 780++4x108

You'll have to run a 5mm-10mm spacer for the 40mm offset, but it's pretty much the best option I have found for 4x108 17x8 wheels. I've been thinking about the Reece.

The other option is the ESM DTM style wheel. I believe they have a 17x8 et30 in 4x108.

None of these are like the Sparco wheel. I haven't found anything like that style in 4x108. Another option might be to have a set of 4x114 wheels redrilled and inserted for 4x108.
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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by GPz11 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:35 pm

Thanks! Yeah, I've seen those rims in my searching.

I'm going to break down and do the Scorpio hub conversion so the wheel options open up considerably. It'll be a winter project now.

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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by whitelx » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:35 pm

Also forgot to mention, ESR wheels will do custom bolt patterns for $25/wheel.
https://esrwheels.com/collections/sr-series
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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by cmouta » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:42 pm

what about the fifteen52 tarmacs(or turbomac):
https://fifteen52.com/collections/cast- ... 3756347265

I guess they aren't very similar in style but may get you closer to the specs you want.
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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by GPz11 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:51 pm

Yup, I've spent some time on their site. They do make some nice bits.

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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by Spaldino » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:00 pm

amazon had some 17x8 Rota Grid wheels in 40 offset. they're light and reputable enough even though they are replicas. I bought a set for my car. yeah they're black... but you can always paint them. they don't normally make those wheels in our bolt pattern so if they're still available check them out. 600ish bucks for the set.
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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by Chris_12 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:02 am

I'm looking at getting 17x8 wheels soon. Just wondering, outside of spacers, is there anything else needed or need done to the car? Some people were saying only coilovers would fit these wheels. I'm looking at those rota wheels.
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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by Esteban » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:51 am

You'll need spacers to get the wheel and tire not to contact the strut body. If you stick with a tire with an overall height less than 24.3"ish, then you wont have an issue of the tire contacting the spring perch on non-coilover setups.

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Re: 17x8 wheel suggestions

Post by Chris_12 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:44 pm

Esteban wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:51 am
You'll need spacers to get the wheel and tire not to contact the strut body. If you stick with a tire with an overall height less than 24.3"ish, then you wont have an issue of the tire contacting the spring perch on non-coilover setups.
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