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Old 06-10-2010, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a pair of status rims on my G, 245/30/20 275/30/20
on the front they look normal, but on my rears it looks stretched and like shit, if i put 285/35/20 will it get rid of the stretched looks and wheel gap?
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what are the rim widths?
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the only way to get rid of the gap is to lower the car. if you just use a taller tire it can throw the ABS/VDC out of whack.
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the only way to get rid of the gap is to lower the car. if you just use a taller tire it can throw the ABS/VDC out of whack.
how can that do that?
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^^^ECU monitors the rate at which the wheels turn. I thought the magic number was something like 3% before the traction/VDC controls start to think somethings wrong.............anyhow if the wheels are not turning within a prescribed amount of rpms of each other the car can think it's sliding, then you're going to get a bunch of fun stuff happening.

Best thing is to go and fuss around with some different tires to figure out what you can do to stay within x% of the oem setup. The gap is something else and will need to go with lowering the car like TG is saying.
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how do i know when i go over 3%?
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there are several tire and wheel calculators on the net. I don't have any of them bookmarked on my iPhone so you gotta do some searching. . .or someone else might share.
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Gilley has one calculator site he likes to use, I forget what it was since I don't check tire sizes too much. I used to use the miata one because it's been around forever.

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......OK found Gilley's prefered site......


Wheel / tire size calculator / comparer - WWW.RIMSNTIRES.COM
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awwww how cute!
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I have a pair of status rims on my G, 245/30/20 275/30/20
on the front they look normal, but on my rears it looks stretched and like shit, if i put 285/35/20 will it get rid of the stretched looks and wheel gap?
Don't go to a 285/35/20. Go to a 285/30/20. It's the proper size for 20s. While you're at it, get 255/30/20's for the front.
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