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Old 10-04-14, 06:50 PM   #301
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OK, I am thinking of going a different direction. Going for a bit more rubber, will the bigger wheels cause rubbing and will the 245 front tire be too small for a 9"rim?

Front:
9" x 18", +33
245/45-18
So the wheels will have 25mm closer to the fender, tires will be 0.96" bigger in diameter and gains 12.25mm in ride height.
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Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 0.7mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 24.7mm more than before.

Rear:
9" x 18", +25
275/40-18
So the wheels will have 32.7mm closer to the fender, tires will be 0.94" bigger in diameter and gains 12mm in ride height.
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Compared to existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 7.3mm further away from the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 32.7mm more than before.
...just saw this, so thought i would pass it on....if you look at the thread titled "total colour change of my sc430", in his post he mentions having 18x9.5 w/25 offset on the rear. Looking at the pic of his car, I'm almost sure that he has a 40 series tire on the rear. This should at least give you a visual of what it may look like
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Old 10-11-14, 07:40 AM   #302
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My 2009 SC 430 came with a set of 17 inch snow tires - when i accelerate or corner aggressively it feels like the tires will come off the rims - anyone else have this problem

i also have a set of 18inch snows that are fine.
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RPF1 wheels with Continental extreme DW (dry/wet) tires, 18x9 et35 245/40/18 ; 18x10 et38 275/35/18. Lowered on BC Racing coilovers with swift springs. Rides much better than stock, no rubbing issues. The stock wheel and tire was 60 lbs! My new fronts are only 40 lbs and the rears weigh 44 lbs. Coilovers were also MUCH lighter than stock. It is now very apparent tho that a larger rear sway bar is needed and to that end I might as well do the front at the same time... .

Also the rear camber adjustment is set to dial out as much negative rear camber as possible.

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Old 01-23-15, 02:05 PM   #304
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hello and good day to all.
Im running "work Wheels" 20x10+37 in the rear with 285/30-R20
Fronts are 255/30-R20

I had a lower profile in the rears 285/25R20 however I ended up with bent rims two years in a row... I only use my SC 430 as a summer vehicle putting on less than 10,000 km or 6,000 miles.... I took the rims to well-established Wheel shop in my area (Alberta rims) http://www.albertawheelrepair.com and the owner (Paul) told me that he could open new shop with all the bent rims his shop gets in from the lower profiles. Just don't seem to protect the rim under normal driving conditions in and out of parking lots low curbs etc.. Saying that, I live in Calgary Alberta Canada. We do get a lot of frost damage in the spring and possibly the roads here are problematic that way.
I don't have any wheel well rubbing, the ride is exhilarating in comparison to the stock run flats & the cornering is not even comparable...


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