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Old 04-28-2013, 03:39 AM   #331
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Any pics out there with 18" CCW Classics? Do you think 18's are too big for our little compacts?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:56 AM   #332
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Do you think 18's are too big for our little compacts?
Having been there; done that- yes.
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I think that 17's are big enough. I saw a ti with 18's once and it looked odd.
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i really dig my style 67 18s. but then again i need to get the fenders stretched to fit them
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Both my sets are 18's and I think they look good.



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My first ti had Style 67's on it from the PO- they rubbed and they just made the ride height look funky... and that was with slightly stretched tires (which is dangerous, IMO). It would have been impossible to put lowering springs on it without rolling the fenders or adding a flare kit.

Even with a correct offset, an 18" wheel is just too big of a diameter for what these cars were designed to run, not to mention what it does to your acceleration.
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@ Romak- That top photo actually looks OK, but wheels on the bottom make the ride height just look a little off to me. Are those stock springs in both photos?
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My first ti had Style 67's on it from the PO- they rubbed and they just made the ride height look funky... and that was with slightly stretched tires (which is dangerous, IMO). It would have been impossible to put lowering springs on it without rolling the fenders or adding a flare kit.

Even with a correct offset, an 18" wheel is just too big of a diameter for what these cars were designed to run, not to mention what it does to your acceleration.
hence the fender modifications. im not just rolling, im pulling out the inner lip, reshaping them and glassing them....well im paying somebody to at least
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@ Romak- That top photo actually looks OK, but wheels on the bottom make the ride height just look a little off to me. Are those stock springs in both photos?
Nope h&r's in both and offset fcab's, no rub except under hard acceleration with passengers in the back the rears rub slightly. Mild roll on both front and rear fenders
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I'm about to pull the trigger on these....any input? My fenders are rolled and I don't mind a very slight stretch. What do you guys think?

18x9 et32 18x9.5 et38

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I don't think those look too bad, Fernando, but they are stuffed in the wheel well pretty good.

When I was running Style 67's (18x8 et47; 18x9 et26) I didn't have any fender roll, had a slight stretch on the tire, and would rub with anyone in the back seat, hard dips, potholes, hard cornering. I like getting on it in the twisties too much to run a wheel that will rub and I didn't want to modify the body.

If you roll and stretch, you should be OK, although that 9.5" is wiiide!
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I don't think those look too bad, Fernando, but they are stuffed in the wheel well pretty good.

When I was running Style 67's (18x8 et47; 18x9 et26) I didn't have any fender roll, had a slight stretch on the tire, and would rub with anyone in the back seat, hard dips, potholes, hard cornering. I like getting on it in the twisties too much to run a wheel that will rub and I didn't want to modify the body.

If you roll and stretch, you should be OK, although that 9.5" is wiiide!

Do you have any pics of them mounted on your ti?

Those are 245/35 in the pics and I think he spaced them out...

I hope I can tuck them in the fender as he did.
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Iv run 18's on stock set up- albeit M Sport, for the last 10+ years an never had any rubbing or other issues..
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17" Alpina reps


18" CSL reps


17" style 19 alloys



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M Contours on mine.

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