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Old 07-06-2022, 12:15 PM   #1
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I want to move from 225/50R16 tires to 245/40R17 tires on our endurance race 745. Hankook recommends 8"-9.5" wheel width for the RS4s we run.

I currently have 8 Voxx MGA wheels that are 16x7 +20 5x108. I run a ring adapter for the centers. They rub a little on the sway bar and I have to run my 2.5" coil springs above the tire or it will also rub.

I don't really care about looks, just performance. We carry a full backup set of tires, so I am looking for 8 wheels. Junkyard OEM takeoffs would be fine, I just can't seem to find a lot of 17x8s or wider. BMWs have several 17x8s in 5x120 ~ET34-47. I have not seen any native 5x108 wheels in that size.

Just looking for others experience in finding inexpensive wheels in that size and how well spacer/adapters have held up to track abuse.
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Old 07-06-2022, 06:11 PM   #2
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Go to the Ferrari section at your local junkyard.
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Old 07-07-2022, 01:11 AM   #3
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nothing really low offset, wide in 5x108 that is modern. Quality made adapters hold up well, and can then run 5x114.3 or 5x120 for a much wider wheel selection, or stay 5x108 and have more options also running fwd 8" wide wheels
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Old 07-07-2022, 02:22 PM   #4
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nothing really low offset, wide in 5x108 that is modern. Quality made adapters hold up well, and can then run 5x114.3 or 5x120 for a much wider wheel selection
This might be your best bet. Plenty of 17x8 5x114.3 wheels available for track purposes. You could easily get your hands on some Enkei RPF1's or Kosei K1's which are great for track. 25mm adapters and you're set.
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Old 07-07-2022, 05:33 PM   #5
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nothing really low offset, wide in 5x108 that is modern. Quality made adapters hold up well, and can then run 5x114.3 or 5x120 for a much wider wheel selection, or stay 5x108 and have more options also running fwd 8" wide wheels
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This might be your best bet. Plenty of 17x8 5x114.3 wheels available for track purposes. You could easily get your hands on some Enkei RPF1's or Kosei K1's which are great for track. 25mm adapters and you're set.
Thanks for the feedback on adapters.

Enkei RPF1's would be nice.

I was thinking I could find an OEM wheel in the junkyard that I could adapt. Seems like there are lots of 5x120 BMW 328i/X3's in the junkyard/craigslist I could take them from. I would need to see how heavy they are. I don't know of an OEM 5x114.3 that has at least a 17x8.
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Old 07-07-2022, 10:23 PM   #6
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5x114.3 is so common you can probably find cheap aftermarket wheels that would work. They'd probably be better sized and lighter than something OEM.
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Old 07-14-2022, 10:25 AM   #7
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BMW stuff is cheap (around here at least) and lightish but a lot of their wheel setups are staggered so it might be a pain to find four 17x8s.

You guys can fit a 245??
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Old 07-14-2022, 11:09 AM   #8
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BMW stuff is cheap (around here at least) and lightish but a lot of their wheel setups are staggered so it might be a pain to find four 17x8s.

You guys can fit a 245??
Probably with a sawzall to the fenders.
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Old 07-15-2022, 12:20 PM   #10
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I have 275's but I used a cutoff wheel not a sawzall
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Old 07-15-2022, 12:39 PM   #11
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I have 275's but I used a cutoff wheel not a sawzall
When I put coilovers on, I used a cutoff wheel and BFH in the front.

I figure I will have to put some screw on wheel arches like Randy's Flyin' Moose.
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Old 07-16-2022, 04:30 PM   #12
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I think a lot of Ford vehicles used to be 5x108.
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I think a lot of Ford vehicles used to be 5x108.
I know some Lincolns and Jaguars are, but I have not found anything wide enough. Widest I have seen on Jags is 17x7.5.

wheel-size.com is a great place to search.
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How about Camaro 17x9s with 25mm adapters in front and 40mm in rear?
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S 60 / S 80 junkyard or Cl take-offs.



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Old 07-19-2022, 01:08 PM   #16
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How about Camaro 17x9s with 25mm adapters in front and 40mm in rear?
That would work. Thanks.

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S 60 / S 80 junkyard or Cl take-offs.
Aren't those 17x7? Too narrow for a 245 tire according to manufacturer.

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What are tints and HIDs?
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Pegasus wheels from a S60/V70R come in 17x8 or 18x8 and they fit with 25-32mm spacers
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Pegasus wheels from a S60/V70R come in 17x8 or 18x8 and they fit with 25-32mm spacers
Thank you.
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What are tints and HIDs?
We used to joke about the Volvospeed formula: pegz, tintz, hidz. HID bulbs in stock housings really suck, BTW.
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We used to joke about the Volvospeed formula: pegz, tintz, hidz. HID bulbs in stock housings really suck, BTW.
Well I have no headlights or turn signals, because racecar. No side windows to tintz either. =P
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This link will at least give you the Greek names and pictures, of OEM Volvo wheels in the size you want...

https://volvo-wheels.com/shop/?filte...r-width=17-x-8
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