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Offline dat240z

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Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« on: June 23, 2012, 04:26:25 PM »
Hi, im getting a set of Rota RKRs and am hoping to see if anyone out there has a solid answer as to whether or not they will fit without scrubbing on my 71 240z.  i have coilovers which are 3 way adjustable (more room than stock) and currently run lotus performance 17x7.5 with 17/235/45 all round. Currently they sit about an inch in from the guards. Some people on hybridz reckon theyd be fine (17x8.5) with a +4 offset???

want to confirm before ordering from the states...

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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 05:03:03 PM »
I run 15x8 -3 on the front of my car with a few degrees of camber (I forget how much) and they fit easy so you should be fine. 

My car did used to scrub the castor rod at full lock with a big tyre when I used to have 15x7 +12 (equivalent to a 7.5 +6) on the front but for some reason nobody else seems to ever have this problem *shrug*.

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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 05:09:58 PM »
I used to run some 17x8 Simmons with 225 tyres with lipped guards with coilovers and they did scrub slightly on some big heavy bumps. Forgot what offset they were but I do have the receipt somewhere with all the info.
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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 07:09:49 AM »
What offset are you running. I've made a Z wheel calculator in excel and I'll be able to tell you where they will sit.
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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 10:23:45 AM »
I was going for a +4 offset......

thanks mate

atm with 7inch wide on 235's (0 offset) it sits about 3/4 inch in  from guard...
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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 06:52:56 AM »
If it is driving, bring your zed around and we can fit my Rota RBs on your car

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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 09:51:24 AM »
Dont you have 9J and 9.5J? I can tell you now they wont fit without flares as you probably know. What does that acheive?
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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 09:52:43 AM »
Me?  I know what size wheels I have...

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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 09:56:36 AM »
Havent had a chance to set up my home computer after moving house yet to get to the spreadsheet but this should answer your question:
 
http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php/topic/103675-rota-rb-r-17x85-4-offset-what-size-tires/
 
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Re: Can I use 17x8.5 without flares???
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 09:56:36 AM »