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RE: 16" Rims on 4kq's
I've also been toying with two other ideas. The first being to simply
move the fenders out a little bit to accommodate the wider tire and rim,
since I have to do quite a bit of bodywork anyway. The other option
I've considered is buying a set of Ron Wood's fiberglass UrQ fender
flares and making the car look like a 4000/UrQ, including blending the
rear fenders into the doors.
These are some ideas I'm playing with right now.
> From: PAT MARTIN[SMTP:MARDKINS@classic.msn.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 1997 9:33 PM
> To: Mark Nelson
> Cc: quattro
> Subject: RE: 16" Rims on 4kq's
> You will never fit 225's on a 4kq unless you do some serious bodywork.
> widest you can possibly fit is maybe a 215 but I doubt it. I also
> doubt that
> just any old 16x7.5" wheel will work even with a 205. I have seen
> listers that have had problems with 7.5's without enough offset. Mine
> 16x7 et 35 and are very tight inside and out. My tires are 205/45/16
> and the
> rolling diameter is also critical as they will rub in the back if they
> are too
> tall. I have H&R springs that lower it as much as Eibachs.
> Pat Martin
> 864000csq 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge,advanced and loving it. Drilled
> stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates, turbo coming
> 95 subaru legacy
> Bothell, Wa
> Can anyone running 16" rims on a 4kq, preferably with Eibach Pro Kit
> springs, provide me with any thoughts or comments on rim widths and
> sizes you're running. I'm thinking of a 16x17.5" w/probably a
> 225/40ZR16 Dunlop SP Sport 8000. TIA!!
> -Mark Nelson
> '90 s2 (Building for SCCA Pro Rally)
> '85 4kstq (10VT transplant in the works)