Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote time!

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,382

    17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote time!

    Here's my situation:
    I can't find the EXACT wheel I want for a price I can afford.
    What I was looking for were four 17" 7.5 width Konig Reigns for $130 or less including shipping. What I have found instead are 17" 7" 40 offset reigns for $135 shipped and 18" 7.5" 45 offset for $150 shipped.

    Now I can't afford 18" rubber and wheels on all corners, and I'd like I wide wheel on the rear (245/40's was what I originally planned, but they won't sit properly on a 7" wheel). So I thought: Why not get 17's up front and 18's on the rear? I'd get a really aggressive look that way and can get a bigger wheel on the back. It won't be 100% authentic, but it could still look pretty cool (I think the Viper is setup that way..?)

    Well, What are everyones opinions?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1,345

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    For the added costs of the 18's and the new rubber, plus NOT getting what you really should have on the front, a 7.5 inch wheel, you would have ben better off both performance wise and financially, buying MY wheels

    First off, I think a 7 inch wide wheel iin the front is going to hurt your drivability. 225's on a 7 inch is not really the safest. You should have a 7.5 for that. In the rear, a 7.5 will take a 235 easily and even 245 if you buy a performance tire with a stiffer sidewall. Going with the 18 in the rear will give you a wider wheel, 7.5, but the same principle applies... 245's back there are going to require a STIFF sidewall and a higher costing performance tire.

    If you put a inexpensive tire on there, it's going to make the car wash around in the wheel at speed, so BE AWARE of that! Width is not everything.

    That's my advice, take it as you will

    DKOV -

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,382

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    Dkov - next time I should Crunch the numbers before I post the message :P

    In USD
    Wheels - $150 each on the back, $130 each on the front
    $560 USD for Wheels

    Tires:
    17" - $110 each, 18" $160 each
    $580 USD for Tires

    Basically works out to $1650ish Canaidan before trying to get it over the border... Well off to talk to the people at www.superiortire.ca !


  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1,345

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    So....

    $1140 USD for the new set you're talking about but $1200 would have got you the 7.5s you wanted... Was it really worth the extra $60?

    Either way, I can't wait to see the finished product!

    How about that Diary?

    DKOV -

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,382

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    I just spoke to the canadian wheel stores, turns out Konig is all sold out of Reigns in 5x100 in Canada, will be getting more in 4-6 weeks. Oh well, I've waited this long.
    Ari

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    631

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    What is the bolt pattern/size for the real 355?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1,345

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    5x108

    DKOV -

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,382

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    I'm Jealous.
    If only money grew on trees...
    special trees that didn't lose their leaves in the winter (evergreens!). Then I too would have real 355 rims.

    Your one lucky man DKOV

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1,345

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    Interesting news...

    I just picked up a set of aftermarket Fiero Wheel Bearing assemblies (front and rear) that are built for the Ferrari 355's 5x108 pattern!!!

    If you're ahead of the curve, you've realized that means NO ADAPTERS!!! None of the bad stuff that comes to our bearings when spacers or adapters push those wheels out there too far. Witht he Held Wide track, the new modified 5x108 hubs are essentially OEM hubs!!! Only built for Ferrari wheels!

    How cool is THAT!??!?

    DKOV -

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,382

    Re: 17"s on the Front, 18"s in the back - vote tim

    Amazing! Who makes these aftermarket Fiero Wheel Bearing assemblies? Held?

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-01-2007, 08:52 AM
  2. Just got my "Replica" 355 front grill
    By DeLorean00 in forum Technical Discussion & Question
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-02-2005, 02:33 AM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-19-2004, 04:16 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-31-2004, 02:50 AM
  5. ok so i got bored :: concept "art" for my "project"
    By AutoMX in forum General Kitcar Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-02-2003, 05:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •