15" 16" or 17" 3rd gen

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by DanDidIT, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    35mm+ if I'm not mistaken. You can go up to 40mm and still be OK but anymore than that and you'll probably experience some rubbing.

    @wasthatawagon - Did you ever put back the front and rear bumper like in the picture? I remember you posting that you had rolled a possum or some sort of animal and it destroyed your bumper covers. Your wagon was my inspiration for the wagon build I'm doing now. I agree with you. Big wheels on these little wagons look great!

    John
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    neuspeedescort Moderator Staff Member

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    did someone say 18's?
  3. topstraight

    topstraight FEOA Member

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    Thinking of putting 15's from a ZX2 on my 97 wagon.My biggest concerns are--

    ---Will it effect ride comfort(bumps,etc,) and cornering?

    --How about MPG? better,same,worse. I am assuming tire width to be about the same.
  4. novanutcase

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    You won't really notice much difference unless you're running low profile tires or stiffer lowering springs.

    John
  5. dchawk81

    dchawk81 FEOA Member

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    Make sure the tires have the same outside diameter as the stock ones or your speedo and odo will be off and so will your MPG calculations.
  6. ZX2Jedi

    ZX2Jedi FEOA Member

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    I'm thinking of doing some 15x8's on my 2dr but im also fiddling around with 17x7's. Did someone say the max backspace is 40mm on these cars? Or is it different for coupes, sedans, wagons? I have a 98 zx2 coupe so im playing around with different options when i get to that point.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    get 15s with 185/60/15s. Ride is excellent (lowered or standard right height) and handling is improved.
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    ZX2Jedi FEOA Member

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    would that stretch the 185 just a little bit on the 15x8?
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    go with 15x6.
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    id have to find a set of wheels i like in that size. if i cant, ill just go with the 17x7s that i found since i know 205/40/17 will work
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    From my observations it looks to me that the wheel well dimensions are the same. I'm running 17" x 7" wheels 40mm offset with 205/40/17 tires and I've had no rubbing issues even with the lowering spings.

    John
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
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