Wheels Rims WAS: RE: 17x8", 32mm offset?

Ken Keith auditude at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 13:15:18 EDT 2004

Thanks for the info.  I just had a set of Chrono's in my garage for
about a week just recently, and then I sold them to someone who made
me a good offer.  My new ones will be A!Avantgarde MRN's, I'm pretty

I hear some of the A!Avantgarde stuff doesn't clear brakes well, but I
think they had many other wheel companies making their wheels for them
when they were still around, so I'll have to see.  I doubt I'll want
to run any spacers with the already 32mm offset 8" wide wheels.  Then
I'll have to definition as to what brakes I should work toward,
assuming something will work with these wheels.



On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 10:41:01 -0600, Charles Baer <charlie at istari.com> wrote:
> Here's some choices from my sedan and avant, both on lower (-1.5")
> springs.  Brakes are 1st gen BIRA System 6 on the sedan, avant has the
> later Sys6 (5mm farther inboard that the early flavor).
> - sedan: 225/45 AVS Sports, SSR Integral 17x8 ET38, 5mm spacers
> - avant: 245/40 S-03s, same SSR Integrals w/o the spacers
> - sedan; same AVS Sports on OZ Chrono 17x8, and NO spacers!
> The Yokos have a substantial lip guard, and the first (AVS+SSR) setup
> would rub sometimes when backing up with the steering cranked over.
> Charlie
> Ken Keith wrote:
> >Well I pulled the trigger on them, so I'll be able to report back when
> >I get them on.  I am a little concerned if they will be able to clear
> >a big red/rs2/a8l brake setup that I'd like to get, but I'll have to
> >see.  I have G60's on the car currently.
> >
> >Btw, I like Taka's taste in wheels! =)
> >
> >Any suggestions on tires?  My criteria are that they have decent
> >treadwear, aren't noisy (in the corners is what I mean specifically),
> >and not terribly expensive.  A "lip guard" molded into them would be
> >nice too.  I don't think I need the highest performing tire.  Comfort
> >and weight are considerations if I can be that picky.
> >
> >

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