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Old 04-07-04, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question Please help LS400 with 20"

Could someone please help me with this.
I have came up on a great deal for a set of 20" wheels for my 1998 LS400 but is concerned with rubbing issues and ride quality issues. The front wheels are 20x8.5 with a 45 offset and the rears are 20x9.5 with a 40 offset. Will these wheels fit on the car that is lowered 1 inch without any rubbing issues and will this drastically change the ride quality of the car.
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offset and size are fine..BUT, you need to find out if the front is HIGH disk..the 1998 and newer LS, UCF21 has larger brake calipers

anytime you go for 19/20s, your ride will be affected..then again, ride quality and tolerance is subjective
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offset and size are fine..BUT, you need to find out if the front is HIGH disk..the 1998 and newer LS, UCF21 has larger brake calipers

anytime you go for 19/20s, your ride will be affected..then again, ride quality and tolerance is subjective
Will......one Q for u. On Fabulous website wheel matching list they fit low disk on UCF20/21, 30/31. Why's that?
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I'm kinda new at this .......High disk meaning the wheel is not as deep as a low disk? Well Maybe I will just have to try mounting the wheel and see if it hits the caliper.

Also do you guys have any suggestions on which springs I should go with and what tire size would be the best for this application.....
I really appretiate all the help. Thanks a lot..
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Espelir or Kg-mm from japan for the springs

LT, well, i really do not have the exact answer for you. but fabulous' big selling point is that their wheel, esp for the Celsior , can fit the low disk in the front, despite the hugh brake caliper, esp on the LS430
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Will......one Q for u. On Fabulous website wheel matching list they fit low disk on UCF20/21, 30/31. Why's that?
Have you seen the Fabulous Profound II's? hehe
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Picked up my wheels today.
Hope they fit ok once I find a good deal on some tires............
Dont really know how much they run for......
Thanks for the help guys
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Nice cant wait to seem on the LS, hardly ever see any LS/Celsior with mesh wheels.

Hope the fit ment is ok.
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Yeah I really hope the fitment is correct too........man....it was so much easier to find the right rims and tires when I was driving a honda hehehee
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Yeah I really hope the fitment is correct too........man....it was so much easier to find the right rims and tires when I was driving a honda hehehee
Well please post pics when there on. I would love to see how they look. Also what type of rims are those, looks like that have a gold lip no?

BTW where in Cali are you from?

Im located 626 So.Cal
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These wheels are Sterns Axia made by Henodex of japan. They were discontinued a few years ago but I got this last set from the importer I use to work for. It just has a regular polished lip with a silver finish the almost perfectly matches the silver on the lower half of my diamond white LS.
I'll will post pics right after I put the rims on.
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Oh yeah......I'm in the OC .....but I do hang out in the 626 area very often
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Oh yeah......I'm in the OC .....but I do hang out in the 626 area very often
Im in 626, but im in OC once in a while as well, so I do the same. Maybe when we have our LS photoshot you can join as well.
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Yeah sounds like fun.......But I hope I have my rims and suspension on by then.......the car is stock right now...I just bought it a month ago and is totally in love. It rides like I'm on clouds and it is totally quiet. I really hope I dont mess it up with these mods.It replaced my old riced out Del Sol which had way too much stuff done to it to be pratical anymore.
I decided to get the LS because it just seemed a little more pratical than the S500 MBZ I was looking into.
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