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Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
on: January 16, 2007, 10:00:19 AM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
Need some help guys... Does anyone know all of the wheel sizes that  will fit our cars?

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Rim size: 15" 16" 17" 18"
Offset: 35mm, 40mm,
Width: 7", 8", 8.5"

So if someone could post up the combos of the wheel sizes that will fit on a stock zx2 without modifications that would be awesome!

Then also maybe post the tire sizes along with that wheel combo?

Example
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Size: 17" x 8"
Offset: 35mm offset

Just thought. let me know what ya think.


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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 07:08:36 AM
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Well...I'll start with what I know works...

Rim size:  17x7
Offset: 40mm
Tire size:  205/40R17

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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 05:18:51 PM
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Mine are 16 X 7", 40 mm offset, 205/40ZR-16.  They fit, no rubbing or any other issues.   :-)
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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 05:52:35 AM
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Quote from: "pauly "
Mine are 16 X 7", 40 mm offset, 205/40ZR-16.  They fit, no rubbing or any other issues.   :-)
Did that throw your speedometer off?  That sounds like it's smaller than stock and would throw off a bit....

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Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 12:15:14 PM
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Typo on my part.  They're actually 45 series tires.  They're exactly what Tire Rack.com says to put, so I did.  I don't think my speedo's off.(haven't been pulled over for speeding yet....) :-)
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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 01:17:17 PM
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P205/50R16 fit perfect in my opinion.


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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 02:47:14 PM
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would 7.5" wheels fit?


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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 09:53:48 PM
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ideal (non-rubbing) ZX2 wheel/tire combos...

ZX2 bolt pattern: 4x100mm

ideal rims for 185 width tires:
14x5.5", 14x6", 35mm-45mm offset
15x5.5", 15x6", 35mm-45mm offset

ideal rims for 195 width tires:
15x6", 15x6.5, 37mm - 43mm offsets
16x6.5", 16x7", 37mm-43mm offsets

ideal rims for 205 width tires:
15x6", 15x6.5, 15x7", 40mm - 43mm offsets
16x6.5", 16x7", 40mm-43mm offsets
17x7", 40-43mm offsets

ideal rim sizes for 215 width tires:
16x7", 16x7.5", 42-43mm offset
17x7", 17x7.5", 42-43mm offset
18x7.5", 42-43mm offset

important points:
1. not all tires of identical size are made to the same width - there can be variances as much as 1/2" between manufacturers of the exact same number size tire.

2. wheel offsets have to do with how close or far the tire will be to the strut or wheel well - a lower number offset means the tires are closer to the fender, a higher number offset means the tire is closer to the strut.

hope that helps.
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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 10:11:19 PM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
as for tires and speedo calibration, approx 23.5"  OD is what the 120mph speedo and pcm are calibrated for, so here's a list of tires that will make a negligible difference to the speedo:

185/65-14 (35-50mm offset wheels needed)
195/60-14 (35-45mm offset wheels needed)
205/60-14 (38-43mm offset wheels needed)
185/60-15 (35-50mm offset wheels needed)
195/55-15 (35-45mm offset wheels needed)
205/55-15 (40-43mm offset wheels needed)
215/50-15 (42-43mm offset wheels needed)
195/50-16 (35-45mm offset wheels needed)
205/45-16 (40-43mm offset wheels needed)
215/45-16 (42-43mm offset wheels needed)
205/40-17 (40-43mm offset wheels needed)
215/40-17 (42-43mm offset wheels needed)
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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 04:26:45 AM
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Even more Good info. Might have to put this in the how to threads for good information
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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009, 06:31:18 PM
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Need opinions, anyone know if these will fit? Or at least clear?

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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #11 on: August 14, 2009, 09:37:28 PM
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I really doubt it, wheels? yes. Tires? no. when i had 215's they rubbed like crazy on my 17's


Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #12 on: August 15, 2009, 11:06:28 AM
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205/55/16 is the best tire siz IMO. No rubbing though I'm not dropped. I don't think it would anyways though. Speedo is close. Looks good.


Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #13 on: August 15, 2009, 06:29:40 PM
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205/55/16 rubbed on mine. Granted mines also the S/R so its got the lowering springs on it. But did find a set of 15s I like but want to a little bigger then that
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Re: Official Wheel Guide *NEW*
Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009, 01:42:24 PM
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Any 205 will fit provided you pay attention to the wheel offset. 40-43mm offset would not cause rubbing even with lowering springs.

but 205/55-16? thats 1" taller than stock, so although it may be good for mpg, it's going to hinder performance and throw off the speedo 5% (70mph indicated is 73.5mph actual). Its like changing the zx2's manual trans differential final drive from 4.10:1 to 3.89:1

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