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Old 04-15-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Borbert Rims TYPE FS 17x8

So im gonan get these rims bout there are sold out of the 17x7? would you guys recommend me to get the 17x8 ? or that would be too big? would my tires rub? has anyone bought these rims in a in 17x8? is so let me know and how did they work out for you. were they better or worse? the 17x7 seems more afforable. thank you

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17x8 thats what i have i'm sure it won't rub unless you just do full lock. ill test it out this weekend and let you know when i put them on.

the only thing you will worry about is mounting a bigger tire. you could probably get a 215 or 225 and be fine. if you go to a 235 you would have to get maybe a 40 sidewall.
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Moose thankyou for your help but i dont understand quite what ur saying. 40 sidewall? whats that? lol. and wahts a full lock. im a noob at rims and tires bro. bare with me brotha.
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Moose thankyou for your help but i dont understand quite what ur saying. 40 sidewall? whats that? lol. and wahts a full lock. im a noob at rims and tires bro. bare with me brotha.
40 sidewall is the high of the sidewall, 235/40/R17 235 wide, 40 sidewall, and 17" rim. full lock is when you turn the wheel until you can't turn it anymore.
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Do you think my turn radius with 17x8 will be okay? will my wheels rub against the fender ? if i get 17x8?
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Do you think my turn radius with 17x8 will be okay? will my wheels rub against the fender ? if i get 17x8?
ya your tunring radius won't be effected.
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alright, the borbet type FS 17x8 are 700. would it be worth it? is having 17x8 more wide and better traction?
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alright, the borbet type FS 17x8 are 700. would it be worth it? is having 17x8 more wide and better traction?
it would be only worth it if you wanted a wider tire like a 225 or 235 for better traction. if you want to autox or something like that i would go with the 17x8. if your more of a daily driver kinda guy and would rather save the money on smaller rim and small tires then go with the 17x7.
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it would be only worth it if you wanted a wider tire like a 225 or 235 for better traction. if you want to autox or something like that i would go with the 17x8. if your more of a daily driver kinda guy and would rather save the money on smaller rim and small tires then go with the 17x7.
Yeah i am working full time so yeah. i wanted togo wide. i am more of a daily driver but i wanted togo big and more traction would be nice. because i do race over weekends and i would love more traction because of the FWD if you know what i mean. if i get 235 tires, will it rub moose?
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Yeah i am working full time so yeah. i wanted togo wide. i am more of a daily driver but i wanted togo big and more traction would be nice. because i do race over weekends and i would love more traction because of the FWD if you know what i mean. if i get 235 tires, will it rub moose?
if you do 235 you will need spacers. i went with 225 on my invos cuase i read they are a good sticky street/autox tire and i didn't want to buy spacers.
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hmm ok how much are spacers? let me know about the fulllock when u test it. pm me about it. thanks bro.

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hmm ok how much are spacers?
9-3, 9-5, 900 (5 lug) 5/110 65 Bolt 12x1.5
DR 5 mm 3 1045650 $50
DR 15 mm 3, 10 3045650 $95
DR 20 mm 3, 10 4045650 $100
DRA 25 mm 5045650 $150
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yeah i dont think i would wanan spacers as well. good look bro.
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thanks alot for your help moose

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ViggenStory: honestly you need to thank God for moose and his patience. Anyone else would have crushed you for you lack of general knowledge, feeble reading comprehension, and poor grasp of the English language.

Here it is in short. Regardless of the wheel you pick here, running a 235 tire can cause some rubbing issues of the tire at full lock. If I where you I would strike a balance since you only "race" on weekends and daily drive the whole week. I would get the 17X7 and run 225 width tires. You have plenty of grip with that size w/o the extra weight of bigger wheels and tires and have no possibility of the tire rubbing.
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i have spacers on my ng900 because of my brembo's. i dont think they rub, but i'm worried if i bottom my suspension out i'm gonna screw up a fender
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ViggenStory: I see that you have started talking spacers. This is generally not recommended. There comes a point of diminishing returns. The time and effort for the gain between the 235 and the 225 is VERY minimal if any. The added weight of the larger tire plus the larger rim then spacers all hurt your acceleration and deceleration. For larger than 225 I would consult a pro to make sure you get good fitments.
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oh i know, he knows how i much i appriecate his help. he always helps me out.

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