Author Topic: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?  (Read 6466 times)

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Blake

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first one

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Blake

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width of the rears

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depth of dish

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Blake

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another shot of this thing

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Blake

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so there they are everyone.

csmende

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Those are centering rings, I believe to make sure the wheels fit correctly to your hub. I think it'd be pretty easy to tell if you need them or not.

I don't recall having ever needed them ...

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Blake

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ahh. kinda make's sence in a way. damn it's hot today

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Dam! Those are some noce wheels!

Ive posted a pic of that golf on the olf forum, under the title of my favorite mk2s.

What colour is your car? got any pictures?
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Past.. 95 328i M Coupe, 97 Pug 306, 97 Vento

Blake

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Mmm I was really close to getting some schmidt modern line but decided on these as they werent as chunky looking. It was a mission trying to get a decent shot of them cause they bounced the flash all the time! Haha I even got a pic of my gf sitting on them in an attempt to take the piss out of the Brit boys who tend to do that sort of thing - of course it's for personal viewing.....

my car....

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sorry about resolution - got the sizing wrong

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Looks like what i have hopefully lined up in next couple of months.
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Wheels will look good on your car. 8)

Blake

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cheers matey. just looking at finding the right size wheels. I think perhaps 204/45/16 on the front will work better than a 205/40/16.

also at the back I will look at 235/40/16 rather than 225/40/16 seeing as it will give me too much stretch.

What ya think?

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New to this post. Are your mags different sizes front & rear ?

Blake

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sure are. front - 7.5x16 ET 20 and rear - 9x16 ET 15

trying to work out my tire sizing's

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 ??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

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??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

I agree, it wont have any advantage performace wise but I reckon it looks cool, and lets face it, while the mk3 vr6 is quick it will get eaten alive by a wrx. I would still rather the vr6 though!
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??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

I agree, it wont have any advantage performace wise but I reckon it looks cool, and lets face it, while the mk3 vr6 is quick it will get eaten alive by a wrx. I would still rather the vr6 though!

Hold up young fella, it depends on what model WRX you are talking about. I dont mind taking on the odd WRX, Ive heard of people in VR6s beating them once rolling.
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??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

I agree, it wont have any advantage performace wise but I reckon it looks cool, and lets face it, while the mk3 vr6 is quick it will get eaten alive by a wrx. I would still rather the vr6 though!

Hold up young fella, it depends on what model WRX you are talking about. I dont mind taking on the odd WRX, Ive heard of people in VR6s beating them once rolling.

I agree, just saying trying to make the point that the performance cant be his main reason for the wheels.

The mk3 is a much nicer car to drive and I know what I would rather drive!

Just saying there are more performance oreintated cars for the price of a nice vr6

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Dudlee the 86 318i
Past.. 95 328i M Coupe, 97 Pug 306, 97 Vento

Blake

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Of course I realise it is a front wheel drive. Reason wheels are larger at the back is purely asthetic. You honestly thought I thought it was real wheel drive? O dear.

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I didn't think you thought it was rear wheel drive, just questioned the motivation.....

I'm a firm believer in form following function and question the impact of putting wider rubber on the rear of a front drive car, what the affect on the balance of the car, braking & overall safety.  Could be possible that the grip on the rear is reduced because the load is spread over a wider area ?

The Golden rule in all cases for modifying anything must be "first do no harm"