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Old 12-19-2012, 12:15 AM
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the 215/40s I have on the FKs looked stetched more than those
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:41 AM
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They are 205/45's, right? I'm not questioning your goals, and admire your attempts at figuring this out, but you'll need a shorter OD tire, and to drop your car more, and to stretch way more to pull this look off. I've done this a couple of times on 17's for R56's and I looked into 18x8.5 at one point, but chose to stick with 17's.

17x9 et20-25 on 205/40 with about an inch or so of extra drop and you might be able to make this happen.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:45 AM
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^This and Rally's last post are spot on.

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Profile shots don't really show the poke and having the rear up in the air doesn't really let us see how it will fit where it counts.
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Did you take any pictures of it back on the ground?
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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^This and Rally's last post are spot on.



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Did you take any pictures of it back on the ground?
I'll have more photos tmr. I'm bring my car to get everything installed and adjusted.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:40 PM
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They are 205/45's, right? I'm not questioning your goals, and admire your attempts at figuring this out, but you'll need a shorter OD tire, and to drop your car more, and to stretch way more to pull this look off. I've done this a couple of times on 17's for R56's and I looked into 18x8.5 at one point, but chose to stick with 17's.

17x9 et20-25 on 205/40 with about an inch or so of extra drop and you might be able to make this happen.
I'm doing 205x40 in the front on 18x8.5
For the back it's going to be 215x35
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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I'm doing 205x40 in the front on 18x8.5
For the back it's going to be 215x35
215/35 will certainly help. Certainly a lot more then the 225/35 or 235/35 you mention in the original post

If you think your tires are stretched to the max now wait till you see what a 215/35 looks like on a 9.5".

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Too much stretch for my tastes, but it should help your fitment.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:21 PM
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That's a pretty big size difference from front to back. You're running the oem size for 18's on the front wheels and a .6" shorter size out back. The sidewalls might look a lot shorter out back too because of the stretch.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:44 AM
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Can anyone help me with R56 wheel hub conversion into R53 wheel hub.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:48 AM
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Lol, don't do 18x9.5.....that car would have to be SO high off the ground. If you want to go crazy wide, go wide with 16s.

Here are 18x8.5 et45 (stock offset of tarmacs). You couldn't go wider on the outside without hitting the arch and you certainly couldn't go any wider on the inside without hitting the trailing arm. I could barely fit paper between the wheel and trailing arm when I test fitted these at the Fifteen52 shop.

This is on 215/35/18's too. You're thinking about much larger tires which will make fitting them even harder.

If I were you, I'd go with 18x8.5 all around on 215/35/18

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Hi I need help with some conversion. Do you think r53 wheel hub would work on r56..

How did you do your conversion did you have to take off the hub to redrill it ?
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:12 AM
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Hi I need help with some conversion. Do you think r53 wheel hub would work on r56..

How did you do your conversion did you have to take off the hub to redrill it ?
Yes, they cannot be on the car. I bought new hubs and new brakes and shipped them to the machine shop.

I believe R53 hubs fit on the R56, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:32 AM
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I know for sure that R53 hubs fit in the rear.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:48 PM
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Yes, they cannot be on the car. I bought new hubs and new brakes and shipped them to the machine shop.

I believe R53 hubs fit on the R56, but I'm not 100% sure.
So every time you change your breaks you have to get it redrilled? Would you suggest getting adapters or getting it redrilled for the same pattern as the wheels?
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I know for sure that R53 hubs fit in the rear.
Thanks...What about the front?
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:51 AM
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So every time you change your breaks you have to get it redrilled? Would you suggest getting adapters or getting it redrilled for the same pattern as the wheels?
Yes, you'd have to get the rotors redrilled every time you change them. How often do you change your rotors?

The adapter decision is up to you.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 AM
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Yes, you'd have to get the rotors redrilled every time you change them. How often do you change your rotors?

The adapter decision is up to you.
Probably every other year I will have the Stoptech brakes two piece rotors so if I get the rotors redrilled one it think I wouldn't have to redrill the fronts again..
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