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    So I'm after a set of wheels but before I buy some really wide wheels I wanna know how wide can you go befor you wheels will rub the inner guide line ( metal behind the plastic ) I love my car and don't wanna bend/smash the metal body work and is there a way to get around the problem or can tell me the maximum size that I can run them

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    depending on how low you go I guess.

    My 14x8 -14 needed the rear lips rolled flat so that they wouldn't rub on the tires enough though the tires were very stretched as well and slightly lowered. Front 14x7 -4 is still standard height and they only rub on full lock and that's on the plastic inner guard.

    what sort of wheels/sizes where you looking at getting ?
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    Maybe 14x8, 14x8.5, 15x8, 15x8.5 front 14x8.5 14x9, 15x8.5, 15x9 on the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gear-head View Post
    Maybe 14x8, 14x8.5, 15x8, 15x8.5 front 14x8.5 14x9, 15x8.5, 15x9 on the back
    Useless information without defining the recommended offset. Offset is the key as to how well your wheels will fit.
    15x8 -15 offset have lip protruding about 5 mm on the rear of an ae86 with 195 x 50. Slightly rubbing guards over larger bumps with 4.5kg rear springs and trd green shocks on number 5

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    alot of 86's back in the day would run te37's and they were 14x7+/-0
    imo you could run 14 or 15 by 7,7.5,8 and maybe even 8.5 all with a zero a small negative offset and a 195/50/15 or similar 14 inch tyre.

    there is alot of info out there on what fits you will just need to google it.
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    ^^^What he said Post your suspension setup that will help more

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    Im in QLD for a holiday at this time wont be back till thursday for a pic to show you my suspension setup is died stock beside Jdm brakes and discs that I'll be fitting once I'm back
    I'll try to explan it's a little metal bit thats sticking out behind the plastic guard my front wheels keep nicking it when I do half turn the steering wheel I had a talk to a mate and he said I need a hammer and bend to fit wider wheels

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    I wouldnt go anything bigger then 15 in size and 8 in width with - 0 offset on stockish suspension on stock guards. Anything more "hecktick" will require guard modification, to how much depends on your wheels.
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    ran XR4 15x7 +11 front and 15x7+3 rear w/ 195/50r15 and scrubbed with llovel superlow springs, front had around 10-15mm clearance from the tyre to the guard (which has the lip rolled).
    tried to run stiffer shocks/springs 8/6 and thicker swaybars but the car was way to stiff to maintain such height for daily driving
    also the front was hitting the side of the chassie rail and firewall on the front with stock lca/control arms

    if you plan on keeping stock height then you might as well run 35x11.5 15's muddies on black sunnies
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