Possibly full retard

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by ZedXTT, May 20, 2014.

  1. ZedXTT


    Someone put some sense into me.

    I found some wheels 18X10 +22 all round.

    I know they will hang out past the guards but more so interested how they might "fit" on the front and other things like steering lock that would be affected:confused:

    Keep in mined that I have no interest in ever being super low or anything.

  2. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Gonna be tight -whatcha running now?
  3. ZedXTT


    Haven't brought anything yet. A set of Enkeis came up at a good price and some wider tyres for the drag day coming up would be awesome.

    But the actual fitment especially at the front has me wondering about other draw backs.
  4. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Sure -but you have wheels on the car now, yes? If you post the specs you can work out how these new wheels will compare and what you may need to do to make them fit.
  5. Singhy

    Singhy Member


    ^^^ get your old wheel/tyre combo, and then compare to your new.

    Once you have the differing measurements, go out and measure in and around the wheels.

    Turn your car full lock and see if they hit etc . Im sure you get the Jist of things.
  6. ZedXTT


    Just used that site and compared them against the oem size wheel and tyre. Fronts shouldn't be a problem other than a bit of poke.

    Rears should be interesting as I want to put a 295 on them so some guard work might be required.
  7. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    They'll stick out two inches on a standard car. You won't lose lock.
  8. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

    Youll have issues with front splash guards etc. Rear youll have issues with rear bumper mounting tabs.
    I expect fronts will be harder to fit 'well'
  9. ProckyZ89

    ProckyZ89 Senior Member

    On 295 you'll likely need a flare or some camber.... 285 have little to no clearance on a 9.5+30

    And yes that rear bar tab will be a pain


    they'll fit


    with 265 all round and 2-3 degrees neg camber

    and rolled lips

  11. waynoz

    waynoz New Member

    that would look super radical, I bet you'll get allll the bitchas!
  12. ZedXTT


    It may get the bitches but I'm aimming more for traction.

    No problem flaring/pumping or rolling the guards and from Dubbo Zedfest I know what to do with that rear tab cheers to Anti and Bracket.

    Was hoping to fit 285's, 295's on the rear. Keep in mind I still have 25mm in between the tyre and the guard at the closest point.
  13. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    Something you should consider.
    Z32's are generally light in the tail(compared to front wheel/body down-force). Obviously this is due to most weight being over the front wheels(engine/Gearbox/radiator coolant/battery/Aircon/Driver-passenger etc.) This results in a greater down-force/load on the contact area of the front tyres as compared to the down-force on the rear tyres. IF your rear tyres are noticeably wider than the front, then the increased 'footprint', coupled with less weight being applied to those tyres, will result in you losing a substantial amount of 'grip'(compared to the front tyres).
    This, in turn, will almost certainly be magnified to a potentially dangerous level in wet weather(where the back end will break loose with very little provocation or warning at anything remotely resembling "Spirited Driving".
    "More" is sometimes "Less" and road-holding at high speed is NOT an area in which it is wise to 'push the envelope'.:eek::br::zlove:
  14. ZedXTT


    Completely agree there but if I get 265's on the front there won't be too much for a difference there.

    As for in the wet not a lot you can do other than drive carefully. If not pay the price.
  15. shineyzx

    shineyzx Member

    If your getting them for the drag day wouldn't you be better off with a set of slicks.. they would be better then any road tire.
  16. Storm

    Storm New Member

    Righto. I fit 18x9.5 +22 all the way around on My first Z32



    I did not lose ANY lock and very occasionally scrubbed in the front when i went over a hard enough bump at speed (due to soft suspension). I used a fender reforming tool and pulled the guards out using it aswell as rolling the lip (front guards had a small crack in the paint which was then touched up professionally so you couldn't tell). This was running STANDARD shocks and springs with no extra camber. My fronts were stretched 225s and the rears were 245s although i'd recommend using 235/265 setup for a 10 inch wheel. You will need a little camber to get the tops under unless you go crazy with the fender reforming tool, but its a good excuse for a wheel allignment anyways. If you're not too worried about your stock suspension you could VERY CAREFULLY take a drill to the eyelet for your "camber bolts" and open it up a little and add locking washers and lock tie to the bolts so you can get a little negative camber, but i would not suggest doing it unless you've done it before and you know what you're doing.
  17. ZedXTT


    True mate but I would rather run how I drive it everyday, otherwise I would be stripping the interior for it too.

    But pretty much what I'm hearing is these wheels won't give me what I'm after which is the ability to run much wider tyres. I have 255's all round right now and I'm happy to keep that size at the front but if I have to stretch smaller tyres on them the whole thing is pointless.
  18. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

    You want a 10+40ish on the rear. That will get you the most rubber under the back
  19. ZedXTT


    Trying to find a set man. Wouldn't think it would be so hard.
  20. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    I'm a tad confused by some of this information/advice. I have been running 235/40/18(rear) & 265/35/18(front)on my car for most of the time I have owned it.
    At no time has it ever required 'Guard-rolling', 'Lip-Rolling' or ANY body modifications pertaining to wheel/tyre clearance(this is during a period in which it went from 'Stock suspension' to 'Modified'(due to fitment of shorter King Springs & Shock Absorbers).
    It has since been fitted with different aftermarket springs and shocks, still without displaying the slightest need for modifications along the lines of those you mention.
    I respectfully suggest that the real issue you have experienced, is more than likely due to ill-chosen rim 'offsets'.:zlove::br:

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