Evo Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and Brakes' started by jmo, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. jmo

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    As a lot of cars start to come in, most people want to upgrade their wheels sooner rather then latter

    I have fitted late model EVO wheels o my car they are 17" x 8" with +38 off set and they clear every thing fine, the only problem will be with heavily lowered cars may require the guards rolled.
     
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    You will definately get rubbing at the back with the evo wheels if the car is lowered, but it isn't much trouble to fix at all.
     
  3. jmo

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    Mine are all fitted up and aligned now, when i forst put them on i was getting some Bump steer (tramlining is also known as) and was pulling to the left or right suddenly, the tyre place that i took it to said my caster and camber where fine but both wheels where toed out 9 degrees, so that straightened it all up and now it drives like a dream
     
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    Can wait to get mine installed, oh, but i need the car first... bugger!
     
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    can someone please inform me if they come across a set of evo 8+ rims..

    oh do they come in 17x8.5?
     
  6. Gly

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    EVO 5/6 = 17x7.5", 38mm offset
    EVO7/8/9 = 17x8", 38mm offset

    Both sizes of EVO wheels will fit fine, but if you have a lowered car you will need to roll the rear guards, most people fit 225/45/17 or 235/45/17 to EVO wheels, the rear guards will need to be rolled regardless of the size.
     
  7. Gly

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    may aswell collect info from peoples experiences....

    first of all.... tyre size calculator to make sure your speedo stays as acurate as possible...

    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html,

    now in my experience...



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    18" x 8.5" rim 35 offset, with a 225/40/18 tyre will fit on a lowered car with no problems.

    if the camber fix/mod is done, the rear guards need to be rolled,


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    17" x 7" rim 40 offset, with a 215/40/17 will fit with no issues at all.

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    18" x 8" rim 38 offset, with a 225/40/18 tyre will fit on a lowered car with no problems.

    if the camber fix/mod is done, the rear guards need to be rolled,


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    all evo 7/8/9 wheels are 17x8
     
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    Might be a stupid question but what is the "camber fix/mod"?
     
  10. Gly

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    have a search on clubvr4 for it.

    basically when you lower the car you get to much negitive camber,
    its how to straighten them back up.
     
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    What is the perfect off set for the legnum, because I want to lower and fit 235/35R19
     
  13. jmo

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    I think Nick is getting 19's, Maybe ask him what offset he ended up oredering
     
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    about 38-35mm is the ideal offset
     
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    Cheers Craig, I'll be reading that as I install a fresh copy of Vista onto clares computer.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    So who can tell me about the Benefits (Or negatives) of haveing a different offset on the front to the back?

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    the wider the offset you have the more grip you will have. Something to do with the physics of it all :)
     
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    Hey Guys,

    I am beginning to understand all this, but I believe that I read somewhere that it is not good for all wheel drive cars to have a different offset on the front to the back, as it applies uneven strain on the centre differential, and that the AYC may not function as efficiently.

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