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 Post subject: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:02 pm 
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looking for some new rims for my gt
looking at some zauber rims
they're 15x7,
what size tire? i was thinking 205/50r15 ; 195/55r15 or a 195/50r15.

these in a 15
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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:01 pm 
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195/50r15 would probably be best, your speedo would be a bit off with 195/55r15 and 205/50r15 would probably rub.

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:29 pm 
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I see rubbing in your future.....

How low, how stiff of springs, and what is the offset? I'm betting 195/45's are going to be your friend. I had 195/50's for about a week before I had to swap them out for 45's because of the rubbing, on 15x7 rims too.

That, or pocket flares! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:49 pm 
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no lowering springs, not sure if i'm going to go with any, not sure of the offset on the rims either, i'll find out.

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:57 pm 
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when i was test fitting wheel some years ago i found that 6" (6j) rims were about the limit. 7" rims cause the inside tire sidewall to catch on the strut well and a single bolt on the right rear wheel well. the inner sidewall on the right rear tire also gets dangerously close to the hot muffler.

i ran suzuki reno rims that had the center bores opened up to fit the 60.x swift hub to maintain a concentric fitment. i believe that they were a 38mm offset and even with the 1.5" suspension drop the tires cleared fine but would drag the front inner fender at close to full lock. the car was sprung pretty stiff, though, and had almost no body roll (if any.)

i'd advise you to arrange a test fitting of any tire and rim combination at a 15" diameter, especially with a 7" width. be sure to check all 4 corners, too. there's a difference from side to side. big rims/ tires will catch the body work, especially the side skirts at the rear of the front well, the front inner fender, the rear lips, the rear strut house, and that bolt on the rear right that i mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:18 pm 
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if the offset is within 38-42 you could run them with 195/45r15 with some rubbing in the back if you lower the car.

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:43 am 
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i currently have 195/45r15 on my car with no rubbing issues at all, they are on 5.5" rims though with 7" youll be getting very close to the inner wheeel arch on the front as the other guys said

im running stock springs still too

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:17 am 
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i had 16x7.5 et35 wheels with 195/40r16 tires, they only rubbed the rear fender, but fixxed that by rolling the guard..

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yes it stands in a gutter =)


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15x7 will fit no problems, but must use 195/45r15 tires.. et should be around 35 and no worries!


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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:32 pm 
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can anyone find me anything on these rims (see picture below)
All I can find is they're 15x5.5 4x114.3 they came on some chevy optras and suzuki forenzas (option PW8)
can anyone find what the offset is on them?

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 Post subject: Re: 15x7 rims
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:36 pm 
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those are optra rims about the size idk but they are commonly used in swift's in colombia they look nice ive seen them with the lip polished and spokes painted or powder coated n they look totaly apart u cant tell if aftermarket or oem (lol if u dont forget to change the emblem on the cap)


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