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Hi

Havent been on the forums properly for a good few years since selling my modded Rev5 turbo to Shanemr2 (which he sold recently lol).


I have a SW20 1mzfe V6 mr2 fitted with 17" Desmond Wise wheels on: 8j front ET 35 and 9J rear ET 38 with the Tein coilovers.
I've been fancying some different JDM wheels, but none seem to be available in the UK.

I'm stuck as the only wheels I can find or are being offered to me are 8.5j and 9.5j (or bigger) by the various JDM wheel importers

I have coilovers, but could fit OEM Strutsc to open up choice for wheels.



My preference is 8J front and 9 J rear, but theres not much to choose from JDM wheel wise.


COILOVERS- What's the largest wheel "J" size can be fitted to Tein flex coilovers? ie Is 8j max on front? Whats the largest I could go to on rear, 9J or will 9.5j+ fit rear?

and


STRUTS- What bigger wheel options fit OEM struts? ie 8j or 8.5j front and 9j rear or 9.5 or 10j rear etc??



I'm well out of touch on what fits what, but need some help.

I read Spacemans sticky on MR2OC.co.uk :-
17x8 ET35 215/40/17 front
17x9 ET35-ET38 245/35/17 or 245/40/17 or 255/40/17(may rub the arches depending on offset and ride height) back


Coilovers

This is where the fun starts

where as with normal struts the spring seats are above the wheel/tyre, with coilovers the spring, although a lot thinner than normal, runs down past the wheel/tyre giving less room for the wheel/tyre.

Common setup's that work with coilovers without spacers or arch work (coilovers vary depending on model so something that works on one type may not work on another)

17x8 ET32-ET33 215/40/17 front
17x9 ET38 245/35/17 or 245/40/17 back


I've trawled through the posts, but remain confused. At minimum I want to have 8j front and 9J rear, but whats available SA3r and other JDM wheels is mainly 8.5j front ET and 9.5j or 10j rear :(


Can anyone with struts confirm if I can fit 8.5j front and 9.5j on OEM struts?


Or if 9.5j can be fitted to rear coilovers?


Can anyone help or point me in the direction of where to look?

PS If anyone has any decent 17" JDM wheels, PM me pls :)

Thanks :thumleft:
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Chris69 wrote: 25/07/20 12:24 https://91mr2.com/wheel-and-tire-calculator/index.html

This link should help.
Hi, Thanks for that, Ive looked on the calculator, but doesn't say if that's struts or with coilovers. I looked on the US sits and they go proper mad on there with modifications to fit the widest, craziest wheel combo's.

If there were more choice of wheel, I'd stick to 8J et35 front and 9j et 35-38 rear and be happy, but there's just not the choice anymore :(
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It's the offset (ET) that matters in this case, any of those sizes should fit depending on the offset, this may help you to visualise it https://www.oponeo.co.uk/blog/wheel-wid ... -explained
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Stick with what you have but go for a colour change maybe? Seems less of a headache 🙃 Andy
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juliankv73 wrote: 25/07/20 12:29
Chris69 wrote: 25/07/20 12:24 https://91mr2.com/wheel-and-tire-calculator/index.html

This link should help.
Hi, Thanks for that, Ive looked on the calculator, but doesn't say if that's struts or with coilovers. I looked on the US sits and they go proper mad on there with modifications to fit the widest, craziest wheel combo's.

If there were more choice of wheel, I'd stick to 8J et35 front and 9j et 35-38 rear and be happy, but there's just not the choice anymore :(
It calculates using standard struts, although you have both as an option so doesn't matter right ;)
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