Auto X/Road Racing Auto X and Road Course Forum

1_x8" wheels

Old 11-01-2005
  #1  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
1_x8" wheels

open for debate is boiler's next insane idea.
Thanks mostly to my stupid move to STX, I can run 8" wheels. So what the hell, why not give it a shot. I've been working on the details behind this, I know I can get them under there.... the question is where's it going to rub. Tirerack, the beautiful individuals they are, can make custom wheels. So they're drilling me a custom set of Koseis hubcentric to the car.
Here's my test wheel. Forged from the finest cardboard known to man. Nothing gets better than Wolk's.


Overlayed on the footprint of my current 15x6.5s, the 8s look enormous.
With a +22 offset, its an extra 1.375" hanging out.
With a +32 its an extra 1", with about 1/2 an inch sticking further in, further, its only .3" further in than my 17x7s. I'm almost convinced I can fit these things in there.


I think a +32 will fit. I may have to raise the car up, but a +5mm spacer isn't out of the question either. I need to talk to Tire Rack again about this. For tire sizes I think I'm gonna use 16's.... Hankook makes 225/45/16s whereas the only way at the moment to get a 225/XX/15 is with an R compound.
BOILER IS NUTS! Its Official.

Last edited by Boilermaker1; 11-01-2005 at 08:31 PM.
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 11-09-2005
  #2  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 0
P40vic is an unknown quantity at this point
Excellent! I think you might have a good shot in STX, wider variety of cars, no "recipe" cars, most (all?) suffering from macstruts, and probably much higher weights. If GRM can make some headway with their SE-R in STX I think you can too.

Somewhere on a mini forum (similar stock offsets and fit as far as I can tell)they were talking about 15x8 w/28 offset for DSP. I think your 32 is a good bet, can always add a spacer. The 22 seems like a real fender problem, and lots of scrub radius change.

I've looked at too many options for next year, including an EX trans swap (my hx has ridiculous ratios for autocross but the lack of power probably helped me to focus on driving better this year) and r compounds for DSP. I wouldn't stand a chance but it would make the car a better DD and I'd learn how to drive r's and have some fun until I get into a dedicated car later on. Or just stay in STS, get some better shocks and focus on driving skills for another year...I must admit it is pretty fun to beat faster cars with such a slow pig! And it's a great excuse when my driving sucks...
P40vic is offline  
Old 11-09-2005
  #3  
Autocross Junky
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
 
Zzyzx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Age: 40
Posts: 7,222
Rep Power: 298
Zzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond reputeZzyzx has a reputation beyond repute
Just for reference...I've seen a Falken 205/50-15 shoehorned on to an 8" wheel (BMW E30 M3) for an STX car. Fit fine.
Zzyzx is offline  
Old 11-09-2005
  #4  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 0
P40vic is an unknown quantity at this point
Yeah the 205/50-15 does look really good on 8"
And an oddball if you like to take chances, Falken FK451 225/35/17 shaved, 23" and change tall. Good enough to win STX nats on a WRX previously, but a bit more rim weight to deal with. I'd give it a shot if I had some 17's laying around.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	15x8_3.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	53.3 KB
ID:	61994  
P40vic is offline  
Old 11-11-2005
  #5  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by Zzyzx
Just for reference...I've seen a Falken 205/50-15 shoehorned on to an 8" wheel (BMW E30 M3) for an STX car. Fit fine.
The problem that came up is that 15x8s don't clear the A-arm in the back, a couple guys on H-T figured that out with an EP3. 15x7.5s don't exist for less than $300 a pop.
16x8s on the other hand, do fit. The extra inch is enough to clear it and Hawk actually has a set.

... and now I do too
215/45/16 is the plan, unless it really looks like I can get 225/45/16s on there.
another possibility is 225/45 on the front, 205/50/16 on the rear (same diameter). The wheels are +38, I'm not above using a 3 or 5mm spacer if I have to to get clearance, just no fender rolling. If it rubs, the car is going up.

Giggity Giggity


Giggity goo, stick around.
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 11-11-2005
  #6  
7thgen Terminator Ninja
 
booba5185's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Phoenix, Az
Age: 34
Posts: 3,880
Rep Power: 229
booba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to beholdbooba5185 is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by Boilermaker1
Giggity Giggity


Giggity goo, stick around.
Bwahahahahahaha I cant stop laughing, your normally serious and you said something that is hella funny.........sigh i finally stopped laughing, good luck, and i wanna see how that beast will handle with those wide *** rims.
booba5185 is offline  
Old 11-11-2005
  #7  
jdmtytedoridori
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
iTrader: (19)
 
Al Gore FTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Spokane, Washington
Age: 33
Posts: 7,053
Rep Power: 248
Al Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of lightAl Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of lightAl Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of lightAl Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of lightAl Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of lightAl Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of lightAl Gore FTW is a glorious beacon of light
how much are the 16x8's costing you?
Al Gore FTW is offline  
Old 11-11-2005
  #8  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
enough
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 11-18-2005
  #9  
Registered!!
iTrader: (8)
 
MrXclusivE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,244
Rep Power: 181
MrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of light
225/50/15 is one of the best tire sizes to run. Lots of choices in both R-comps and street tires.

Link

My buddy is planning on running 15x8's and 225/50's on his E30, ET 22. He's a wheel ***** though, he's got 3 sets of stockers, and two sets of 16's.
MrXclusivE is offline  
Old 11-30-2005
  #10  
Registered!!
iTrader: (2)
 
usafstud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 1,421
Rep Power: 213
usafstud will become famous soon enoughusafstud will become famous soon enough
wow, i hope those 16x8's help u in STX running with M3's. miss autoXing, haven't done one over a year

Last edited by usafstud; 11-30-2005 at 01:51 AM.
usafstud is offline  
Old 11-30-2005
  #11  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Pete W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Manchester MO
Age: 42
Posts: 88
Rep Power: 0
Pete W. is an unknown quantity at this point
Originally Posted by MrXclusivE
225/50/15 is one of the best tire sizes to run. Lots of choices in both R-comps and street tires.

Link

My buddy is planning on running 15x8's and 225/50's on his E30, ET 22. He's a wheel ***** though, he's got 3 sets of stockers, and two sets of 16's.
It's still a shame that you can't get the MX or 615 in that size though
Pete W. is offline  
Old 12-04-2005
  #12  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by usafstud
wow, i hope those 16x8's help u in STX running with M3's. miss autoXing, haven't done one over a year
M cars are on the ST exclusion list (kinda sorta thankfully, doesn't help too much)
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #13  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Axxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo
Posts: 189
Rep Power: 0
Axxe is an unknown quantity at this point
What wheels did you end up with?

Specs?
Axxe is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #14  
Registered!!
iTrader: (8)
 
MrXclusivE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,244
Rep Power: 181
MrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of lightMrXclusivE is a glorious beacon of light
Originally Posted by Axxe
What wheels did you end up with?

Specs?
this is what he got:



MrXclusivE is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #15  
Registered!!
iTrader: (2)
 
usafstud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 1,421
Rep Power: 213
usafstud will become famous soon enoughusafstud will become famous soon enough
boiler, do you have any pics of your car with the wheels and tires on from the back?
usafstud is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #16  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by Axxe
What wheels did you end up with?

Specs?
16x8 RPF1s, +38. BARELY fits is the right word. I may need 5mm spacers in the fronts depending on how much the tires hang off the side and how much they flex. Its very tight with the strut, a little breathing room could help. Good news is it doesn't look like I'll have fender issues in the front. The back is hard to gauge without a tire on. I may play conservative and buy 215/45s the first time just to be sure I can get the tires in (they're always wider than they say anyways).

I don't have tires yet, I'm holding out as long as possible to see what sizes and tires come out next spring. There stands a chance falken 615s could come out in 215/45/16
otherwise my options are 215/45 or 225/45 Hankook Z212s
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #17  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Axxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo
Posts: 189
Rep Power: 0
Axxe is an unknown quantity at this point
My vote goes for Hankook. I'm going to put those tires on my 16 x 7.5 Borbet Type E's for street/autoX/wet track use. R-comps going on 15x8 kosei K1's ET22 custom drilled, money permitting.

How much did these wheels run you? They are just a 15mm spacer away from fitting my car PERFECTLY.
Axxe is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #18  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
Wheels were 240 a pop from a miata shop that had them custom made.
I was leaning towards the hankooks too, they're cheap. I may order a pair of 225/45s to see if they fit or what it would take to get them to fit. But playing conservative may get the best of me the first time around. I really don't want to cut anything, so I'm planning on raising the car until it clears. There's enough neg. camber in the back it should be pretty close to fitting as it is.
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #19  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Axxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo
Posts: 189
Rep Power: 0
Axxe is an unknown quantity at this point
Worst case scenario roll the fenders out a bit. Ideally I would be running 245's at every corner, but only tire that wide that is available here is in 17" and up, and I can't afford to burn out 17" tires every summer.

240 a pop? Did you ever find out how much the Kosei's are custom made from tire rack?

Last edited by Axxe; 01-01-2006 at 11:37 PM.
Axxe is offline  
Old 01-01-2006
  #20  
Jap-Euro Fusion
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (16)
 
Boilermaker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Washington DC
Age: 37
Posts: 13,163
Rep Power: 341
Boilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to beholdBoilermaker1 is a splendid one to behold
They're 199, but they don't fit on the car.
The A arm in the back and the wheel fight for the same space if you want to keep the fenders whole. Somehow it only takes an extra 1/2" clearance to not hit it.
Boilermaker1 is offline  
Old 01-02-2006
  #21  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Axxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo
Posts: 189
Rep Power: 0
Axxe is an unknown quantity at this point
The 16x8's? What offset?

I'm not too worried about honda fitment though, I'm looking for low 20's offset (22-23 for 8" wide wheel)
Axxe is offline  
Old 01-05-2006
  #22  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Axxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo
Posts: 189
Rep Power: 0
Axxe is an unknown quantity at this point
Holy crap, just found out that the R-S2's come in 245/45 R 16 !!

Those would be nice on a 16x8.5" wheel, but the fenders would need to be "massaged."

I think 225's are enough though, a similar set up car to mine pulled 0.94 g's on 225/50R15 falken 615's. God damn.
Axxe is offline  
Old 01-19-2007
  #23  
El Pinche Turbo Mexicano
iTrader: (4)
 
CivicMexicano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Monterrey, MEXICO
Age: 35
Posts: 1,954
Rep Power: 0
CivicMexicano is an unknown quantity at this point
what about these 6UL40S - 6UL40S
CivicMexicano is offline  
Old 01-19-2007
  #24  
El Pinche Turbo Mexicano
iTrader: (4)
 
CivicMexicano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Monterrey, MEXICO
Age: 35
Posts: 1,954
Rep Power: 0
CivicMexicano is an unknown quantity at this point
sorry didnt check the date....
CivicMexicano is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Honda Civic Forum
Replies
Last Post
siliconvalley
7th Generation Civic
12
09-15-2015 09:48 PM
Wheela
Wheels and Tires
1
09-07-2015 02:14 AM
JohnDay
Wheels and Tires
4
09-06-2015 06:42 PM
rainman15
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
6
09-06-2015 11:10 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1_x8" wheels


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.