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Old 04-18-2009, 10:01 AM
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The Yes It Did Fit Thread

What I'm doing:

I've decided that the best way to catalog different wheel/tire fitments on the Rx8 was to make a master-list of everyone's setup and previous setups. After a large group of people have posted there setups then I will make a new thread for the master-list.

Why I'm doing it:

To provide the guys who routinely help out in The Will It Fit Thread a break by preventing the same questions from being asked over and over again and to make the information more easily attained for information seekers.

Post should include:

Wheel size and offset
Tire brand and size
Suspension info
If a spacer was used and if so what size
stock, rolled, pulled, or trimmed
Problems or not

Please copy and paste in your post:

Rims:

Tires:

Suspension:

Spacers:

Fender-wells:

Problems:

If you're not certain on your setup then please don't post in this thread. If you have questions about a setup please go to https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-wheels-tires-brakes-suspension-55/will-fit-thread-133500/

Yes I know that all of this information is available in The Will It Fit Thread but it is 87 pages long and I don't have the time nor the energy to accumulate the information.

Please participate and help out,

Daniel




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Old 04-18-2009, 10:03 AM
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I'll start:



Rims: 17x9 +45

Tires: Falken Azenis RT-615 255-40-17

Suspension: Tokico D-spec shocks/springs 1.25/1.25 drop

Spacers: None

Fenderwells: stock

Problems: None

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:19 PM
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Rims: 5zigen FN01r-c 17x10 +25

Tires: Falken Azenis 245/45/17

Suspension: Swift Springs

Spacers: none

Fender-wells: torn to pieces?

Problems: Rubs. A lot. Can't get away without a roll, here. If you try to, it'll rub so much that the rear tires will eventually pull the inner lip DOWN with them, instead of up. Once you get a roll, it's alright. Rubs occasionally. If you get the wheels and tires without stiffer suspension your fronts will rub so much that they'll actually slow you down during cornering. It'll also look like a monster truck without it lowered.
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17x9 +35 5zigen FNO1R-C all 4 corners

Bridgestone Potenza RE-O1R 245/45/17 all 4 corners

Tein S springs

Tokico D specs

-1.7 Front camber, -1.3 Rear Camber

No spacers, no fender modification and no problems




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Old 04-18-2009, 08:59 PM
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Rims: 19x9 +40

Tires: Re01 235/35/19

Suspension: S-Techs

Spacers: none

Fender-wells: stock

Problems: none

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:12 PM
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Rims: SSR Comp 18X10.5 +43
Enkei RPF1 18X9.5 +45
Tires: Advan Neova 265-35-18
Nitto NT01 275-35-18

Suspension: KW V3 at about 25.75" ride height

Spacers: Never

Fender-wells: Stock

Problems: None

running about -2.0 camber in the rear and -2.6 Front

Tons of room on the inner front, about 10 mm from tire to fender liner at lock...inner rear has about 10mm to body mount of strut
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:12 AM
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Rims: 18x8.5 Gramlights 57F +45

Tires: RE01R 235/40/18

Suspension: MS sport springs and shocks

Spacers: none

Fender-wells: stock

Problems: none

I am thinking of adding 15mm spacers on all corners. From the research i did, it will just fit without rolling fenders, but very tight. I will find out when i have money for the spacer.

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:10 PM
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Rims: rota grids 18x9.5 38 offset

Tires: federal 265/35/18 in the back 255/35/18 up front

Suspension: stock

Spacers: none yet

Fender-wells: stock?

Problems: the back center caps wont go on because that bolt thing in the center extends out too far which is why i might consider thin spacers.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:33 PM
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Rims: 18x8.5 +38 5zigen ProRacer GN+

Tires: RE960AS Pole Position 225/45/18

Suspension: espelir GT / Tokico D-specs

Spacers: none

Fender-wells: stock

Problems: none

Ride height:
13.25 all around

might i suggest adding ride height (measured from center of wheel to the fender)?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:52 PM
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I have the most experience with the 17X10 +25 fitment issues so I'll indulge:

Rims: 5zigen Timeattack/Redline FN01r-C 17x10 +25

Tires: Nitto NT-01 245/45/17 and Nitto NT-05 255/40/17

Suspension: HKS Hipermax II Coil Overs

Spacers: LOL!

Fender-wells: Must be modified

Pre. reqs.: This setup REQUIRES coil overs. Do yourself a favor and don't cheap out on them and use springs, you will rub A LOT regardless of what you do.. The only other option is racing springs, and I'm not talking lowering "racing" springs, I am talking custom ordered high spring rated springs on a modified aftermarket strut. Also the stiffer you make the car, i.e. strut bars, sway bars, roll bars, under braces, the better.

Problems: Even at stock height it rubs... Bad. Lowering not possible without fender modification. When lowered at the degree mine is (pretty much "slammed") you need to do a few more modifications beyond rolling.

Solution: Fenders MUST be rolled. This isn't even an option at stock height. The fronts don't have much of an issue until you slam the car at which point the side marker light mounting area digs into the tire. this must be shaved and new methods used to attach the side marker or grind the area including the screw back as much as possible. When turning th wheel comes in contact with the fender liner vents, it wont harm the tire (even the soft R compound tires I run) just let it rub itself a path. The rears are another issue. It will take some aggressive camber to get the wheels to fit even with the lip being rolled. Along with that the fender liner in the back half must be cut because of the angle it is molded into it is quite rigid and will rib back against the tire and bind so cut it till it is flat like the rest of the liner. If dumped the car will rub the UHMW bumper mounting pieces, this also must be shaved down to allow the tire to clear. The the piece will do no damage (other than rub/heat marks on the upper sidewall) to the tire due to how soft it is but it will constantly rub the tire and that is no bueno..

Conclusion: This setup will fill your wheel well better than nay other setup we have available without pulling your fenders. (ugly) But the lower you want to go, the more work that needs to be done to allow them to function properly. The work needed is well worth the benefits.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:05 PM
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Rims: Tenzo Cuzco - 19 x 9.5 + 45 all round

Tires: Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta 245/35/19 all round

Suspension: Bilstein PSS9 coilovers on rediculously low, not sure on drop but at lowest recommended

Spacers: I NEED 15mm spacers on the back and 10mm on front

Fender-wells: Rolled but didnt need it

Problems: None, zero, in fact i wish they made the wheel in a +35 offset but the only one with a 35 offset is the 5x120....
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:10 AM
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yes it fit no modification at all =)
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^ thats really fit this thread, good one lol anyway here's mine

Rims: Tenzo R DC-5 ver. II , 19x8.5 +45 all around

Tires: BF Goodrich G-Force Pro 235-35-19 all around

Suspension: Tein Type Flex

Spacers: None

Fenderwells: stock

Problems: None
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Rims: 18x10 +48 KMC GTXs

Tires: 245/40/18s

Suspension: Stock but have Sprint 2" Springs on the way

Spacers: Will fit without spacers, but its extremely close in the rear. I'm running 5mm spacers and will probably end up putting 10mm spacers on it

Fender-wells: No mods as of yet

Problems: NONE
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Rims: Enkei RPF1 18x9.5 +45 offset all around

Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 All season 275/35/18 all around

Suspension: Tein S Tech springs

Spacers: None

Fender-wells: None

Problems: None. Bumped the rear fender once. I had a passenger while jamming on the freeway and hit a mild bump/pothole.
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rims - p45fs 18x8.5 +30s in front and +25s in back

tires- dunlop 5000m 245/40s all around

suspension - dropped on RSR springs

spacers- none

fenderwell- not rolled

problems- none

looks- flush with the body, thank god for the camber in the back or i mightve had to roll my back fenders, clearance is less than a quarter inch
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Rims: Sportmax XXR 009's 18x8.5 +35

Tires: 245/40/18 BF Goodrich KDW Ver. 2's

Suspension: Swift Mach Springs - OEM shocks

Spacers: None

Fender-wells: No Rolling

Problems: None

Camber: Slight camber -.5

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EXCELLENT THREAD.

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Originally Posted by cjkim View Post

might i suggest adding ride height (measured from center of wheel to the fender)?
Any information that people don't feel bothered by posting is appreciated. I just figured that the large majority of people wouldn't know their ride height right off hand.



I'm thinking about making the master list into 3 categories.

No modifications required

Rolling required

extensive fitting required

Then under each category I will list everyone's setups by rim size.


Thanks for everyone's help and please keep the info coming. Idea's are very welcomed.
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Rims: XXR (Sport Max) 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 32 off set

Tires: Stockers 225/45/18

Suspension: Tanabe Springs GF210

Spacers: No

Fender-wells: Not Rolled

Problems: No
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Originally Posted by Fortunate Few View Post
Rims: rota grids 18x9.5 38 offset

Problems: the back center caps wont go on because that bolt thing in the center extends out too far which is why i might consider thin spacers.
If your wheels came with the standard Rota cap that happens. The tall set of caps worked on my car with the Rota P45.

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^You got some sick wheels man
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