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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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The definitive wheel thread...

I've been digging around for info on wheel options for some time now. It has been frustrating to not have all the info readily available.

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Wheel Specs:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...specs-rl-6427/
Wheel Offset
Another wheel dimensions diagram

Also see attached pic I created/uploaded.

Wheel lock issues:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f5...al-help-21814/

Recommended Wheel Torque:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f5...-torque-21200/

Wheel Care:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f4...el-care-17799/

Similar Wheel Sizes:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f5/wheel-19540/

Coloring Emblems:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...l-logos-19330/

Painting Hubs and Calipers:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f5...el-hubs-15637/
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...stalled-20331/
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...s-today-20770/
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...painted-22139/
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...r-color-14559/

Wheel Weight:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...-weight-15466/

Surprise Surprise, Guess What's Inside:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...suprise-14155/

Stock Wheel Options:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...-choices-6245/
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...e-2000-a-4440/

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Please add any info or links you may have so we can make this a one-stop-shop for wheel info.

Maybe it will end up usefull enough to be worthy of a sticky or at least help the next person that's trying to figure this stuff out.



Edit (adding newer links to this first post):

Offset Calculator:
http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator

Another Calc (my fav wheel toy):
http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

One more calc:
http://www.willtheyfit.com/

More wheel weight talk:
https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...s-weigh-27404/

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Looks like you have all the answers to the basic questions on wheels. Thank you and I have requested it to be a sticky...Skip...

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I plan to make a note of people that have found certain sizes that work and build a list... either on this thread or a different one and just link to it from here.

That's the plan anyway...

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Helpful link...

Offset Calculator

Credit to Redheaded Redline for the link.
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Well, the tires are to the point of being dangerous, so I will HAVE to get new ones soon. Looking at the various sizes has me looking at wheels again...

Not too much has changed. In the stock size SSR (harder to find now), OZ. and Enki all have 18lb wheels. All around $300 each

If you're looking for something other than stock... good freaking luck. 5x100x??x18" is such a pain in the but to find. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places but I've wasted several hours here and there searching online. I've had very very little luck outside of tire rack and all they offer are stock sized wheels with very few deviations.

Also, if a mod see this, it should probably be moved to the wheels and tires section

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Nice link, and reasonable prices.

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I found some wheels from a company named Liquid Metal. They are 18x8 with a 35mm offset, so they look wider than they are. I have pics in my album. Called 'Speedster" wheels
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Can we move this to the wheel forum?

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5x110 is one of the most difficult wheel patterns to find in terms of going wide.

I have 18x8 Enkei M52 (Black) on my Sky. I took them off of my Cobalt and put 18x9.5 5x112 Enkei Kojin's with Wobble Lug Nuts.

Why the wider wheel on the Cobalt? Mainly because I'm not so hot on going fast on wobble lugs but I may change my mind eventually seeing as I've seen guys racing on wobble lugs.




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Like the wheels on the Sky...very nice look!


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Can this be moved to the WHEEL forum?

I swear, every time I go look for it there I'm like "oh crap, the sticky is gone"

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Can this be moved to the WHEEL forum?

I swear, every time I go look for it there I'm like "oh crap, the sticky is gone"
Consider it moved.


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Sweet! Thanks!

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Thread wise, here's another comparison too that shows the sizes over-layed on top of each other. I don't know how much I trust it's geometry though. It seems to exaggerate the in and out variances more than the height variations. YMMV

Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator. Offset, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error | Will They Fit

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Just wanted to make a note for the forum on tires. A while ago I replaced the OEM Firestones with Michelin Pilot Super Sports 255 all corners on the stock rims. Not a week ago or so I was offered a set of Forgestar F14s (8.5 front and 9.5 rear) that came with Nitto NT01 tires - 245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear. I don't know who else has these or even looked at them but even as a newbie to performance cars I could feel an amazing difference in torque and jump over the other tires. They stick and pull all the way through the shift point. I haven't found a beat down yet that I can get them spin. I'm sure I'll find it but I have not yet. These really really different. All I can say. Maybe someone else can fill in the technical details. Critter

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Just wanted to make a note for the forum on tires. A while ago I replaced the OEM Firestones with Michelin Pilot Super Sports 255 all corners on the stock rims. Not a week ago or so I was offered a set of Forgestar F14s (8.5 front and 9.5 rear) that came with Nitto NT01 tires - 245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear. I don't know who else has these or even looked at them but even as a newbie to performance cars I could feel an amazing difference in torque and jump over the other tires. They stick and pull all the way through the shift point. I haven't found a beat down yet that I can get them spin. I'm sure I'll find it but I have not yet. These really really different. All I can say. Maybe someone else can fill in the technical details. Critter
I was going to ask if they were better than the PSSs... but then I used the internets... Track tire. Gotcha!

Treadwear: "yeah right" (it's 100, but it shouldbe labeled "yeah right", maybe with a smiley face)

I'd be careful with those in the wet Otherwise... "glued to the ground" is probably a great description

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