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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-03-2006, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Arrow 235/40/18s and Rubing. The ansser inside!

Well I alot of you asked about rubing with 235s. Well here is your ansser.
The rims I used are 18X7.5 42mm offset. Stock is 18X7 40mm offset.

Yes and no.
Here is what I mean.

I had a problem with them rubing and You can see this in the pics.
I also have a fix for it that you can see in the pics.

Ok here is the ONLY rubing problem I had.

This happend at about 2/3 to the lock the first time a backed the car up with the new tires and rims.




And I fixed this by taking the wheels off and using a heat gun to sofen the plastic and puting two screws in to hold it away from the tire.




There where no other problems with it rubing any where els for the 250 or so miles I drove it with the new rims and tires.
Now I do not have a lowering springs on the car yet and might not for a while.

Ill keep you all updated if I have any more problems.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow 46 vews and no one ses a thing??????
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 06:22 PM
 
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I like those tires. What kind are they, how much are they and do they make them to fit our stock rims. And by the way it looks like you fixed your problem. How long did it take to heat it up enough to where you could bend it?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2006, 09:24 PM
 
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probably no one said anything cause you have pictures to back up what happened and what you did to resolve it. It is a good heads up. thanks.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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I like those tires. What kind are they, how much are they and do they make them to fit our stock rims. And by the way it looks like you fixed your problem. How long did it take to heat it up enough to where you could bend it?
There BFG G-force KDW2s. And they do make them in a size that will fite the stock rims. There about 165 each.
Took me about 20 sec with a heat gun and then it was set. I could bent it without the heat gun but it would just pop right back where it was befor. The heat gun was just so it would stay pute while I put the screws in it.



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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 12:15 PM
 
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Was that just in the front or the rear as well?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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No just the front.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 04:01 PM
 
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the car definitely looks beefier with wider tires, i like!

how do they compare to the stock pirelli pzeros?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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There is not compareson. They kill the stockers big time!
I cant wait to have some fun with it at the track and see what kind of times I can get with just tires and a few other things that will not add any power to the car.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 09:48 PM
 
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same size rim and tire im looking at... nice
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