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ill be running 235/45/17 nitto nt555's in the front and 275/40/17 nt555r's in the rear when i buy tires for my 17x7.5/8.5 +4 rotas. got other stuff to do first. btw, im running full length collars and 8in springs in the front. thinking of going to 10in long springs as don l recomended. my 16x7 0 offset with 225/50/16 tires has less then an inch from the tire to the coilover spring
 

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Front 17x8.5 +12mm with 235/45-17 begs to differ... I'd run a 17x9 +5-10mm front in a heartbeat.



--BillyM
^ that car is sitting on full-length coilover collars, plenty of room to the strut. If that setup rubs your coilovers, you did it wrong.

255/40 on 17x8.5+20mm! on the front of a celica GTS (which has LESS kingpin angle and therefore strut clearance than a supra)




...quit being a wuss and get some man-sized front tires on that car. Lol.

--billyM
Great pics Billy, perfect for reference. Are you running the Q45/MPV set up on the front in the pics?
 

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The brown supra has the MPV rotors, the blue celica did not; straight on the hub.

Wheels are actually the RB 17x8.5+20mm in both shots. PERFECT fitment for the front /w the MPV in my opinion.

I just call them 17x8.5 +12mm (it makes it easier for others to decide offsets of wheel purchases)

All that said, the wider the tire on the front, the better! Add some negative camber, slap some wide rubber on, and these cars become g-force creating machines. Clover-leaf onramps are intoxicating...

I have a set of 255/40 ES100's waiting till the current rubber wears out, then they'll go all the way around.

--billM
 

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Cool, thanks for the clarification. What a difference the Celica strut has over the Supra strut for wheel backspacing.

I love on ramps too...
 

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^ that car is sitting on full-length coilover collars, plenty of room to the strut. If that setup rubs your coilovers, you did it wrong.

255/40 on 17x8.5+20mm! on the front of a celica GTS (which has LESS kingpin angle and therefore strut clearance than a supra)




...quit being a wuss and get some man-sized front tires on that car. Lol.

--billyM
now that im home and can see the pics. my coilovers would destroy that tire. ill try to get a pic of how far down my coilover sleeves go. they are prolly ~2in lower then the stock spring seat. and im running 8in long springs as mentioned before.
 

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William, I guess you are going for a super low car. Can't get something for nothing though. If you fully raise your coilover does the car reach stock ride height? How low can you run the front of your car compared to stock?
 

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most run 7" springs for front coilovers
william is runnign 8", and that is part of the reason his spring perch sits lower.
I have the same problem
 

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i can actually go higher then stock ride height. and i can go so low that its undriveable. and yes, im running 8in springs in the front.
 

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if i could do it over again, i would rather have gone with 7inch springs, I dont need to go above stock, so there is no advantage to the 8 inch springs.
and having the perch where i have it interferes with my tires.
 

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actually, according to don lew, the longer the spring, the better. he actually said that he wanted to run 10in springs up front. idk, i have 8in springs and are happy with them. they work great and the car handles great too.
 

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The P45r caught my eye (http://18racing.com/wheel_p45r.html) and being a bit of a clueless newb when it comes to wheel fitment I'm wondering if the 17X9 Front & 17X9.5 Rear package would work on an MA61 without spacers.. they're offered in +12 for front and rear, or +25 front, +12 rear.
 

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^hot! is that yours? what tire setup?

I'm thinking of picking up some of these, one of my favorite styles regardless of who makes them. I want black though.



The P45r caught my eye (http://18racing.com/wheel_p45r.html) and being a bit of a clueless newb when it comes to wheel fitment I'm wondering if the 17X9 Front & 17X9.5 Rear package would work on an MA61 without spacers.. they're offered in +12 for front and rear, or +25 front, +12 rear.
I'm thinking +12s plus spacers.
 

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I'm thinking +12s plus spacers.
Yeah that's the conclusion I drew after a bit more research, I'm still a bit vague about roughly how much spacer would be needed with that wheel width though.. I haven't had any experience with spacers before and they make me nervous for some reason. Any guesses as to how wide the spacers would have to be, approximately? I know it would need some fine tuning once the wheels are on the car to get the fitment perfect, but a ballpark would be useful.. I'm gonna guess something around 20mm front and back accounting for the difference in widths?
 

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From another MA6x owner.

R33 GTST Nissan 4 piston caliper and 296mm disc.
17x8.5 +4 Rota RB-R wheel.

Caliper and wheel spoke clearance is 15mm.
Wheel and strut clearance is 20mm.






 
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