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Old 08-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Anyone Got 18x10 Wheels to Work?

Been thinking about going with 18x10 wheels. Wondering if anyone has done it yet. If so what was your back spacing and rubbing issues. I know Scott Herbert has run wide tires on 8.5 wheels. Looking forward to the replies.
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I don't know of anyone that has...unless the purpose built track cars do and I'm just not aware of it. You can probably count the number of people with 9 inch wheels on your fingers let alone 10 inch.

edit: Out of curiosity, what wheels were you thinking of going with?
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why 10" wide? what size tires? you'll have to go custom 3 piece or a hub conversion.
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Jeeeeezuss....

No need for something that big... I have 18x8s with a 35 offset and 225/40s...there aint too much clearance left with that. you'd have to have some skinny ass tires.
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225's on a 8 inch wheel? why would you not man up to a 235 or a 245?
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i plan on goin 245's. just hoping i dont rub on anything. ill also be on pedders springs soon too
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If I was doing a hub conversion and attempting to run 10" wide wheels, I'd be running some Z06 wheels.
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i run 17x9 +35mm offset. the wheels are super flush and i doubt you can go much wider without some serious tire stretch. i already need to stretch the tires in the rear to clear the fender
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yea i have 18x8 right now and im running the stock contis 225/40/18 and there pretty stretched but if i get coilovers and lower it more itd look pretty dope the way it is
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225's on a 8 inch wheel? why would you not man up to a 235 or a 245?
because at the time my wallet couldnt man up and afford them...i got a full set of 225/40s for 320 mounted and balanced out the door.

my 225s sit flush on my 8s. now the 215/40 KDW2's I had...those were stretched and tread cupped...

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Right now I am running 255/40/17 on a 17x8 wheel for scca. I run in DSP which has unlimited wheel width. I know 17x9.5 fit, they fit the on the Time attack Cobalt and Qwikredline was running them on his Redline, he also built the Time Attack Cobalt. I just wondering in that extra 1/2" would be problematic. Will be running 255/35/18 Hoosiers next year and was trying to eliminate as much tire pinch as possible.
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Right now I am running 255/40/17 on a 17x8 wheel for scca. I run in DSP which has unlimited wheel width. I know 17x9.5 fit, they fit the on the Time attack Cobalt and Qwikredline was running them on his Redline, he also built the Time Attack Cobalt. I just wondering in that extra 1/2" would be problematic. Will be running 255/35/18 Hoosiers next year and was trying to eliminate as much tire pinch as possible.
i have qwikredlines CCW wheels. they are 17x9
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i plan on goin 245's. just hoping i dont rub on anything. ill also be on pedders springs soon too

245 will fit
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gunna have to roll some fenders.
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why 10" wide? what size tires? you'll have to go custom 3 piece or a hub conversion.

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thinking of a new tire/wheel setup
OK been thinking of getting serious about redline time attack. Autocross is great fun but time for more speed. Track days are great but I really like the competition. So, that brings me to time attack. The stock rules state FWD drive cars have no limit on tire size. I was thinking of going Enkei RPF-1s 17x10 with 295/30-17s with wheel adapters of coarse. ScottHerbert fit his 285s with minimal mods. So, am I just crazy? What do you guys think?

Did you do it?

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i have qwikredlines CCW wheels. they are 17x9
My bad, I thought John said they were 9.5

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my bad. his new set of pf01's is 18x9.5
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remember offset.. if u get a high enough offset.. were talkin +50 u may be able to stuff that in the well with just a little poke.. also another aspect that can help is getting a two piece rotor and hat..

for example : wilwood rotors obviously dont make rotors for LSJ Stock brakes off the shelf.. what u can do is find rotor widths and overall diameter and match the stock rotor ur running.. the important part to this is u buy the willwood rotor hat next with a thin wall design ( the sport Hat) this has a thinner hub than a stock rotor essentially moving the wheel in towards the middle of the car bc the wheel mounts closer to the knuckle of the wheel assembly.. essentially adding room for a wider wheel.. or lower offset wheel if someones going for a bigger lip

if u need any part numbers let me know cuz i can get ***** numbers for u
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my bad. his new set of pf01's is 18x9.5
it's cool

May go with 18x9.5 Corvette wheels with adapters
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nope, never did it. There is really no reason to run larger than a 255 on track. Autocross you wanna run the largest allowed. I'll have a crazy wheel combo soon but since I've owned the balt I had a kid bought a house and remodeled the entire thing. So, car projects keep getting pushed off. Gotta do it this winter though.
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nope, never did it. There is really no reason to run larger than a 255 on track. Autocross you wanna run the largest allowed. I'll have a crazy wheel combo soon but since I've owned the balt I had a kid bought a house and remodeled the entire thing. So, car projects keep getting pushed off. Gotta do it this winter though.

Know the feeling. This winter for me also.
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Damn, we all just need to quit running our mouths about this and do it! lol I've been trying to collect info on the hub conversion. Looks like the Timkin hub assembly is the way to go. They're a consistent thickness all the way around so, drilling would be no problem. Not sure if the rears are the same though.

What wheels are you running Tracer?
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Been thinking about going with 18x10 wheels. Wondering if anyone has done it yet. If so what was your back spacing and rubbing issues. I know Scott Herbert has run wide tires on 8.5 wheels. Looking forward to the replies.

18X 10 does work. Have had them for many years. Stock wheels with 225 spin at 55 mph under current setup. running anywhere from 245 up to 285 on 10 in rim there is no wheel spin on racetrack.

I do not remember the wheels but I can look around if you still want some 10 in.

I am very happy with wheels. CCW are 3 piece wheels and are prone to leak; I have had 3 sets. The wheels on the cobalt are one piece and have no leak problems, and if I remember they were much cheaper than CCW. I believe I paid about $250 each.

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This was 7 years ago spank I don't he's still looking around for them lol
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