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Old 01-27-2013, 01:15 PM   #41
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sub'd to find out if tsw are the only 18 to clear the brembos.

have any tried vmr wheels to clear the brembos?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #42
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Why did you only switch out the front springs? To give it a more angled look (back to front) rather than a level look?
I had the strut bearing replaced under warranty, so I asked them to put in the springs while at it.

I like the little rake it has now, so I've left it like this for the last 2yrs.


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Old 01-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #43
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Im thinking about powder coating my stock 18's (gt's). Does anyone have any pic's of that? I'm at stock height right now, so i think I'll have to lower..
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #44
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Here is my car with XXR wheels. 18X8.5 +25, 18X10 +25. Going to TSW wheels soon. Slammed on coilovers with low offset. Gotta have lip



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Old 01-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #45
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^wow LM reps?! thats what im looking at next!! 19x8.5 19x9.5 +20
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:18 PM   #46
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Vmr 710s 18" factory suspension, a lil extra weight in the trunk(a couple o subs) and a lil extra weight up front(a couple of turd bo's)


as a comparison below, Ty's are 19s

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #47
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sub'd to find out if tsw are the only 18 to clear the brembos.

have any tried vmr wheels to clear the brembos?
Drag DR37's clear brembos in an 18, its what I run in the winter. Ive also OZ Ultraleggera's and Forgestar F14's clear in an 18.
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also tend to think the design of the wheel makes them look a tad bigger. these tsw wheels look about same size as my old 19" lip wheels, just due to the design and being a flat face wheel
True. I use this line all the time. It's the width that makes it appear short.
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Drag DR37's clear brembos in an 18, its what I run in the winter. Ive also OZ Ultraleggera's and Forgestar F14's clear in an 18.
thanks i knew the drags clear but those only go to 8.5 wide. and i like the tsw but i rather get a concave wheels.

i will look into oz ultraleggeras
but do you know what size 18's like width wise? and offset? maybe supply a link?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #50
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I think they usually run in the 40-44 offset, 40 and a 265/275 tire is going to need a fender roll. I know tirerack carries the oz's and modbargains carries the forgestar which can have custom offsets.

How wide do you need/want? I know plenty of people sticking a 265 on an 8in wide rim, I have a set of dr37's I might use for drag radials.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #51
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Well I like the wide stance with a 9 inch wide wheel like the camaros I got. I have 20x9 all around with 275 tire. 8 would be the same size width as stock wheels right? And do u have a link on someone putting 18 oz wheels over brembos?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:45 PM   #52
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Or get a set of Camaro 20's, widen the front set of the rears , powdercoat them black chrome. That would look sick !!

I have a set of 20's for sale
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:00 PM   #53
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I already got a set of Camaro wheels Lol. If you can see my avatar there a pic of my car with them. Lol
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #54
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Here's a few pics w/ my winter setup. 18" TSW Nogaros - first of all I prefer the look of these to my stock sport 19"s (I like the lip and open area between spokes so you can see the brakes), secondly they're considerably lighter, probably nearly 10lbs per wheel, lastly they ride better.

I can corner better and have better traction w/ the 19"s, but then again alot of that has to do w/ the rubber mated to it, I'm sure if I had summer-only high performance on 18"s it'd be pretty good too.

I think light weight 19"s are probably the best compromise between comofort/looks/performance, but I'm not going to sit here and tell you 19"s or 20"s ride any where close to as nice comfort-wise as an 18" rim would (they won't).

I think 18" is really perfect for DD duties
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Well I like the wide stance with a 9 inch wide wheel like the camaros I got. I have 20x9 all around with 275 tire. 8 would be the same size width as stock wheels right? And do u have a link on someone putting 18 oz wheels over brembos?
Yes, stock is 8in width...depends what youre looking for. If its just to drag race you can put a 265 and some people even go 285 on an 8in rim...definitely not 'ideal' but it works for drag racing. If youre looking for just dd'ing, I run 265's and I think its plenty of tire which will fit on an 8.5 rim, again not 'ideal' but itll work.

I dont have a link but I met one of the members of capital city g8 club that had them on his gxp.

I also started poking around on the camaro5 forum, they have whiteside custom wheels (I think theyre apex wheels) in 18s that fit...only issue is the offsets are way too low for us, but as long as the spokes stay the same I know apex makes some other widths and offsets that might work.
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Would a 18x8.5 +13 offset and a 18x9.5 +15 offset look good. I'm confused when it comes to offsets?!
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Would a 18x8.5 +13 offset and a 18x9.5 +15 offset look good. I'm confused when it comes to offsets?!
Too little offset. Depending on the look you're going for at least. Keep in mind stock wheels are 8" wide and have a +48et offset.
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How do you like your NT05's? They're not NT05R's are they?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #60
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looks like 18's with a little low is the way to go
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