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Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 This forum contains PERFORMANCE related Q&A's for the NG900 and 9-3. This may also include suspension.

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:31 AM   #1
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Too bad the tires will rub...

Cause I like the Arc rim on the Black NG...





The tires are HUGE 215/55/16

Please ignore the riced-out red caliper... I wish I could say I bought it that way... I was young and didn't know better
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:50 AM   #2
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So burn the tires off and get some new ones
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:52 AM   #3
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Are you positive about the rubbing? It looks like there's some space in there to me.

You ought to check out the Tire Size calculator (google it) and compare those to the stock tire size.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:58 AM   #4
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205 50 16 (stock) 4 Inch Sidewall, 24.1 Overall Diameter

215 55 16 (Arc) 4.7 Inch Sidewall, 25.3 Overall Diameter

Well they sure look like they'd rub... I'll try it !
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They'll only rub slightly on the back, mainly that black plastic part of the rear bumper cover that juts into the rear wheel well.

Shave that off and they might fit, especially if you're not lowered....
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:02 AM   #6
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MIKE, Best news I've heard all day! Thanks!

I'm going to go put the other 3 on now

and paint that caliper...

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Old 09-06-2007, 04:03 AM   #7
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They'll only rub slightly on the back, mainly that black plastic part of the rear bumper cover that juts into the rear wheel well.

Shave that off and they might fit, especially if you're not lowered....
I've found that lowered and stock susp doesn't make much difference cause the stock is bouncier and higher, and lowered is lower and stiffer. in my experience, rubbing is equal.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:54 AM   #8
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I had 215 55-16 snow tires on my og9-3 for about 6 months. They only rubbed in the front at full lock, and did not rub in the rear. Not sure of the offset of the wheels that they are wounted on, they are aftermarket mille miglias...

Also, I'm glad to see someone puting those arc wheels on a ng900, I have two for my 9-3, going to find two more to complete the set for either winter or autocross/mics purposes, I think they will look pretty good
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:06 AM   #9
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Well last night we had a dinner party here. I played nice host for about 2 hours, before I snuck back out there and finished installing the clutch. She was mad!

The Black beast is back on the road!

The definitive answer is while ARC wheels are HOT on the NG, they do rub in the front at anything near the full lock. I'm going to keep running them 'cause 17" is too big for a NG that isn't lowered... my front wheel well liners are already trashed and I like the Yokos grip



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What's up with the B202 valve cover?
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I have those wheels as snow wheels for my Viggen. I also run 215/55/16 snow tires with no problems.....
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What's up with the B202 valve cover?
Its a full b202 swap
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Its a full b202 swap
Sweet!!
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