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Old 02-22-14, 12:52 PM   #1
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found this picture of an sc on diamond racing wheels. I love the look and was hoping someone had some information on sizing etc. I know they offer 16x8 and 16x10 wheels but I have ls400 brakes and I'm not sure if they will fit with 16's. also what size tire would you reccomend. thanks!
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Old 03-01-14, 05:42 PM   #2
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I have crager SOFT8s 17x9 et0 all around. I like that functional look though. 225/45 achilles atr sports out back. 255/40 bfg rivals up front
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Nope. It would take a ton of spacers to even hope to clear. I have 16" mustangs that needed almost 30mm.
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I run a Weld Draglite front skinny with a 25mm spacer, and it barely clears the stock brakes.

You NEED a high disk wheel to clear the LS brakes.
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So you intentionally wanna run those wheels?
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Old 03-02-14, 10:14 AM   #6
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I have crager SOFT8s 17x9 et0 all around. I like that functional look though. 225/45 achilles atr sports out back. 255/40 bfg rivals up front
any pictures of your set up?

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I do like the agressive looks, but how heavy are they??
And I'm digging those overfenders where where did you get those?
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I do like the agressive looks, but how heavy are they??
And I'm digging those overfenders where where did you get those?
its not my car so I don't know where the overfenders can be purchased but heres a thread theres a couple sc's with them.
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/sc-4...er-flares.html

as for the weight of the wheels, my guess is they are on the heavier side since the are all steel, but they are probably significantly more rigid and not going to crack, bend or break. I live in nj and cringe every time i hit a pothole in fear I'm going to bend or break a rim.
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Ls400s fit under 16s. Base model LS had stock 16s, and mk3 supra sawblades fit too.

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You all play nicely please. Keep the negative comments to PM, or move on, or I will issue warnings and lock the thread.
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I was actually looking at 17 or 18 steelies for my Lexus last night.
I think the soft 8's look good on the coupe, and potential damage is relatively easy to fix, compared to cast or forged wheels, which can Crack much easier.
and they are cheaper than other wheels new.
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I was actually looking at 17 or 18 steelies for my Lexus last night.
I think the soft 8's look good on the coupe, and potential damage is relatively easy to fix, compared to cast or forged wheels, which can Crack much easier.
and they are cheaper than other wheels new.
and when it comes to MY car, only MY opinion matters.
I think the steelies look good. It gives it a drag car look.

Our roads are so bad that you don't want to run forged/cast wheels all the time. Otherwise you will be dodging every little pothole and goofy looking crack like I do.
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Right i think the cragars give a real aggresssive track/drag look to the sc and would look trick with some meaty tires with white lettering or something. plus theyre really cheap

I undestand many people oppose to putting steelies on the sc because it is a lexus and is a "luxury" car, but lets face it, I paid like $4k for my sc so its hardly a luxury car to me.

I know theres a minimum clearance for wheels in regards to clearing the ls400 brakes if I can find it i'll post it up and try to find some specs on the cragar or diamond wheels
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OP... functionally I can't see them working with your front brake setup but visually -- based on the example in that picture -- I think they look great. Maybe I'm in the minority here but the way THAT car is set up it looks right. I'm a fan of old Chrysler muscle and the look reminds me of that in a good way.

Now I do imagine, as mentioned above, that they are somewhat heavy wheels.

It's a style originated in the 1970's but for some reason it works on the older SC-- WITH flares only.

My criticism, however, is that this pretty much requires flares properly molded on and painted that look like they are part of the bodywork. Bolted on flares are what gives the wrong touch. The SC has VERY perfect lines. To change them you have to get it just right.
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OP... functionally I can't see them working with your front brake setup but visually -- based on the example in that picture -- I think they look great. Maybe I'm in the minority here but the way THAT car is set up it looks right. I'm a fan of old Chrysler muscle and the look reminds me of that in a good way.

Now I do imagine, as mentioned above, that they are somewhat heavy wheels.

It's a style originated in the 1970's but for some reason it works on the older SC-- WITH flares only.

My criticism, however, is that this pretty much requires flares properly molded on and painted that look like they are part of the bodywork. Bolted on flares are what gives the wrong touch. The SC has VERY perfect lines. To change them you have to get it just right.
It does look good with the flares but I think those flares are a little overkill. like you said though maybe theyd be better with molded flares or even just a slight pull.

I'm a muscle car guy myself and I think they look mean but with a 20 year old japanese car its certainly going to take a little finesse to get it right. and the more i look at it i think the above picture is a really good photoshop since it has 6 lugs
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