Let see pic's of your XR with killer wheels

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Let see pic's of your XR with killer wheels

Post by Ralphs Rapid Transit » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:03 pm

Post pictures of your XR with aftermarket wheels you chose for your XR. Don't forget to add tire and wheelsize.

I need help picking out a new set if wheels for my XR. I ordered a set of 16x7.5 and they hit the strut, offset was way off. Back to the drawing board.


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Post by xrattiracer » Sat May 01, 2010 12:17 am

theres a huge thread about this on merkursport already, its worth checking out.
I got some 17x7 40ET wheels off craigslist, not sure what manufacturer. they fit just fine on a stock setup.
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Post by Mike McCreight » Sat May 01, 2010 7:59 am

If you like the rims, go with (gulp) spacers. MC2 can supply the ARP studs.
We have an odd offset. Focus rims are usually too high an ofset, RWD too low.
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17x7.5 Mullins (Australia) w/205-50 BFG KD (measure out at quite a bit larger than typical 205-50-17) Took a bit of work to get these in. Spring perch and fender lip mods required. These wheels will return with 235 and 215-40s.
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TSW Hockenheim R 16x7.5 with 225-45-16. Offset isn't marked on these, they're Sierra specific. No centering rings. They really did their homework, NO issues with a stock suspension car. I'd never seen a 225 up front without mods before.
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Post by NiggyMerk » Sat May 01, 2010 10:27 am

These are Ford Racing Cobra R's 17x8 cut down to a 21mm offset. Fronts are 225/45s and rears are 245/40s. They all rub a little over big bumps even with fenders rolled. Might go with 215 front and 225 rear next set.
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Post by Longitudinal » Sat May 01, 2010 11:08 am

Mike,

Where did you get the Hock-Rs, and how much did you pay?

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Post by xr4ti41028 » Sat May 01, 2010 4:12 pm

Longitudinal wrote:Mike,

Where did you get the Hock-Rs, and how much did you pay?
good luck finding some tsw doesnt make them and they are harder then hell to find been looking for over 3 years now :cry:
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Post by lscmark » Sat May 01, 2010 9:42 pm

Primax 772 17 x7 with 215/45/17 tires.had to grind about 1/4" from outside edge of front coil spring seats,otherwise,great fit/handling.
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Post by Ralphs Rapid Transit » Sun May 02, 2010 1:31 pm

very nice! Let's see more, Please...
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Post by hEaT » Sun May 02, 2010 5:42 pm

BSA 333's, 17x7 +40mm offset with 215/45/17 Dunlop Direzza Z-1 Star Specs. Factory studs, no spacers, coilover conversion in the front.

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Post by leesonic » Sun May 02, 2010 8:03 pm

Focus wheels are easy, 25mm spacers on the back, 15mm on the front.

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Capri 6x13s only fit on the back. Now 7x13s are a different story...

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Post by KingpinCEO » Mon May 03, 2010 7:03 pm

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235 40-17 in front
275 40-17 in back

same cobra R replica wheels as posted a few posts up.

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Post by Ralphs Rapid Transit » Wed May 05, 2010 10:53 pm

All those XR's are ImageSEXY!!!! Keep them coming....

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Post by Ray » Thu May 06, 2010 7:20 am

Pony wheels painted white in 225/50/16 RT615s
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Motegi MR3's 17x7 with 13mm front and 15mm rear spacer (ET was 42mm on these wheels) wrapped in 225/45/17 kumho V710
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17x9 ET20 mustang cobra replicas wrapped in 275/40/17 kumho v710
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Am looking for a cheap set of 17x8's ET20-30 if anyone has any!
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Post by nathankershaw » Thu May 06, 2010 1:23 pm

Ralphs Rapid Transit
What wheels and specs are they on the black one?
They look great!
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Post by Ralphs Rapid Transit » Thu May 06, 2010 6:23 pm

nathankershaw wrote:Ralphs Rapid Transit
What wheels and specs are they on the black one?
They look great!
The wheel and tire package is. Elbrus IO5 17x7.5 41MM offset, with 205 45-17 up front and 225-45-17 in the rear. Best thing is they don't rub

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1986 Capri 5.0
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