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Old 21 Dec 2009, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi dose any 1 no if 18 inch wheels will fit strait on my 96 sti
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi I've just put some 18" speedlines on mine. they go on fine, but get a bit of scubbage on corners and pot holes. But i got 40 profile tyres. if you go for a 35 profile u'll prob b ok, but will be a harsher ride.
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hi m8 cheers 4 the reply has ur`s bin dropped at all cause mine has ive got sum 18`s ready 2 go on it`s got 16`s at mo reason i asked was cause they scrub if i av a couple of largish people in the bk when hit hard bumps but like u say should b ok i think the 16`s got 50 profile
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Think you'll find they'll rub on the back. You'll also suffer with poor ride quality. Recommend 17's
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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do u think i would need 2 get arches rold m8 im not 2 worryed bout ride stil b betta handling than all my old cars any way
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no mine standard. I'm getin my rear arches rolled tho to stop the bac rubbing.i'm also looking into havin the front wings pulled.?? or jus take the arch liners out an get busy with a grinder!! (joking)
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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lol yeh i think it mite pay me 2 get um rolled b4 i put them on whats the handling like
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its ok, not give it any real abuse yet tho wit the wheels on. not had chance wit weather and rubbing, an that. will hopefully get em rolled after xmas an i'll let ya no!
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 09:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 09:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm getting my rear arches pulled and rolled 2moz so fingers crossed will stop rubbing! did ya get urs done m8? will take somes pics for b4 an afta see if there a noticeable differance?!
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i had 225 40 18 and they did rub on the back, i now have 215 35 18 not rubing at all any more
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 10:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ye that what i've got. but it costin 70 quid so lots cheaper than a new set of tyres!! lol
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If you've had the arches rolled make sure you get under and seal them with underseal or wax oil. Moving or bending metal can split the paint or protective coating which will just leave you with nice rusty arches !! I would also recommend a spray of wax oil in all of the inner panels too (doors, front/rear wings) if you realy want to go the whole hog then pull the carpets out an seal the floor pan. This may be over the top but I plan to keep my car and it's 15 years old now.
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nice 1 matt, i'll get onto it. its having them done mon now. he was 2 busy sat.
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anytime fella, gotta look after the old girl !
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