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helievacpilot
02-22-2003, 04:43 PM
I have a lowered 84 245GLT (IPD stuff all around). With the Gil Racing 23 mm adapters and rolled rear wheel well lips, can I run 17in 5X108 wheels with 40mm backspacing? (225/45/17 tires).
Thanks - Bill

tnomud
02-22-2003, 05:02 PM
I ran 215/40/17's on my slammed 740 wagon with no problems. They were 17x7's, with a 40mm offset (DSM wheels), and a 30mm spacers/adapter.

Anonymous
02-23-2003, 10:40 AM
A nice direct fit wheel is the Team Dynamics PRO RACING 17"X7" about $149. US each. If you want to spend more $ look at their FORGED line.

towerymt
02-24-2003, 12:18 AM
Did you mean 25mm or 32mm? Are you sure the 40mm is not offset instead of backspacing? How wide are the wheels?

I think a 40mm back spacing on a 7" wide wheel would give you a negative offset.

boostdemon
02-24-2003, 12:40 AM
i think ET 10 would fit fine on a 740 w/ a 215 tire.. (40mm offset w/ 30mm spacers)

Greg Wong
02-24-2003, 01:24 AM
A nice direct fit wheel is the Team Dynamics PRO RACING 17"X7" about $149. US each. If you want to spend more $ look at their FORGED line.

Aren't these wheels not intended for street use? Can you find them in the US? Any idea if the forged wheels are even available in the US yet?

Greg

helievacpilot
02-24-2003, 09:00 AM
My mistake - I did mean 40mm offset. I am somewhat confused on the thicker rear spacer offered by gilracing. By my calculations, with my 20mm stock offset and the 40mm offset of the 17x7 wheel I want to mount, I should use the 23 mm spacers on all four wheels, not just the front. Am I missing something? I am planning on mounting 225/45/17 tires.
Thanks - Bill (84 245GLT)

Greg Wong
02-24-2003, 08:54 PM
You mean 25mm, right? Yeah, that should work. That would give you an effective 15mm offset all around. I think the reason why he sells thicker rear spacers is because it just looks better. The normal rear track width is smaller than the front anyways. And the larger rear spacer gets rid of some of the space between the tire and the fender.

Also (on a 240 anyways), if you try to install a 43mm offset wheel with the 25 mm spacer in the rear, you probably will have rubbing with a 225 wide tire on the inner fender. In this case, you need the wider rear spacer. (keep in mind that the FWD volvos come with 43mm offset wheels, not 40mm, and these are the wheels that many people are buying the spacers for in the first place)

Greg