Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Pleasant Grove, UT
RICEY?!!!! I'm agast. Never been called that before. Hmmm.
Those are 16x12 RealRacing rims with 6" backspacing front and rear. Goodyear 12x24x16 road race tires. I did need to take about a 1/16 off the radius of the PBR calipers to ensure clearance. On the front i use a 1/4 spacer to clear the face(?) of the caliper. On the rear It still has turbocoupe brakes and a 1/4 spacer is necassary, although I use a 1/2 spacer to reduce rubbing on the inside of the wheel well from sidewall flex.
The front suspention is all MM with sn95 forward offset arms, so the wheel fender opening has been moved forward a total of 3" and flared to clear when lowered. I don't think it would be possible to run tires this wide with out flaring the fenders unless you wanted to look like a 4x4 ride height wise.
The rear brakes are next on the upgrade list 12" in the works. Some day I'll redo the flares to cover the tires completely.
Given the comparitivley low cost of used road race rubber, I wish I woulda done this all a long time ago.
Solo Director, Utah Region SCCA
87 LX coupe, C Prepared
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Last edited by Micha; 08-23-2005 at 12:23 PM.