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: Optimal Width for Custom Rims


mahme
01-17-2006, 10:20 PM
Hello everybody,

I am currently in the process of ordering aftermarket rims for my XLR. I have decided to go for 19s (I felt that 20s might look a little too big).

Anyway, it looks like it's going to be 19x8.5 at the front with 255/40-19 tires and 19x10 at the rear with 295/35-19.

Before ordering, I just wanted to have opinions on the sizes (especially width)... especially from all of you who already went for 19s and 20s... Is 10 inches too wide at the back?

Thanks
Mahme

PS: Don't worry, I will post photos of the new rims as soon as I get them on...

harrysxlr
01-18-2006, 02:45 AM
Hello everybody,

I am currently in the process of ordering aftermarket rims for my XLR. I have decided to go for 19s (I felt that 20s might look a little too big).

Anyway, it looks like it's going to be 19x8.5 at the front with 255/40-19 tires and 19x10 at the rear with 295/35-19.

Before ordering, I just wanted to have opinions on the sizes (especially width)... especially from all of you who already went for 19s and 20s... Is 10 inches too wide at the back?

Thanks
Mahme

PS: Don't worry, I will post photos of the new rims as soon as I get them on...
Hi Mahme,
long time not seeing!!!
Do you have your Corsa on? I got mine on since last Sept. - bought it in the US and had it shipped over to Germany. Super-great sound!!!!!

295 s on the back I don`t know if they will fit but for my taste it would be a little oversized.
255s on front and 275 on the back would be OK for me.

Welcome back to the forum;)
Harry

mahme
01-18-2006, 05:11 AM
Hey harry,

thanks a lot for your message... I have been pretty busy indeed over the last few months and haven't been able to participate in the forum...

About the Corsa, I had the exhaust shipped to my addres in the US to later ship it with the rest of my furniture back to France... Somehow, the Exhaust sytem got stolen between the storage and the delivery... So I ordered a new one, still waiting for it....

mahme

harrysxlr
01-18-2006, 07:28 AM
Hey harry,

thanks a lot for your message... I have been pretty busy indeed over the last few months and haven't been able to participate in the forum...

About the Corsa, I had the exhaust shipped to my addres in the US to later ship it with the rest of my furniture back to France... Somehow, the Exhaust sytem got stolen between the storage and the delivery... So I ordered a new one, still waiting for it....

mahme

Mahme, you will love this strong sound:thumbs :thumbs :thumbs

Instalation took one hour, perfect fit and finish!

Harry

1_XLR
01-18-2006, 09:12 AM
with my 20" wheels ....9.5 width with 275 was the max I could go.
Don't know if your 19" will allow any more, but I wouldn't think so.
Plenty of room on the fronts.

harrysxlr
01-18-2006, 09:16 AM
with my 20" wheels ....9.5 width with 275 was the max I could go.
Don't know if your 19" will allow any more, but I wouldn't think so.
Plenty of room on the fronts.
Hi 1 XLR, as I said, 275 on the rear is about maximum. Do you get same noise when turn your steering wheel all way laft or right?
Harry

1_XLR
01-18-2006, 11:18 AM
Hi 1 XLR, as I said, 275 on the rear is about maximum. Do you get same noise when turn your steering wheel all way laft or right?
Harry

what kind of noise? from the rear?
Depends how hard I hit the gas!;)

harrysxlr
01-18-2006, 11:41 AM
what kind of noise? from the rear?
Depends how hard I hit the gas!;)
What I mean is, when you got your steering wheel all way to the left or right side does the tire touch somewhere the inner-fender? (sure the front tires)
Hard to explain, forgive me I`m a german!
Harry

1_XLR
01-18-2006, 11:55 AM
What I mean is, when you got your steering wheel all way to the left or right side does the tire touch somewhere the inner-fender? (sure the front tires)
Hard to explain, forgive me I`m a german!
Harry

No. I have 8.5" with 255 up front and there's plenty of room.

There's limited room on the rears because the trunk had to be extra wide to recieve the top

harrysxlr
01-18-2006, 12:11 PM
No. I have 8.5" with 255 up front and there's plenty of room.

There's limited room on the rears because the trunk had to be extra wide to recieve the top
Thank you, I see no rubbing on body.
Geigercars in Munich offers 9.5 x 20 rims with 255/35R 20 all around, it`s a five spoke, it`s available in polished or black. IŽll see what I do when the snow season is over here.
Thanks again
Harry

standby
01-18-2006, 04:24 PM
Hans,
Clearances are all good on the front with my 20" Foose rims, but when I hit it hard and it shifts into second I get a thud from the rear. There are slight rub marks on the inner fender but no real damage. I don't do it often so I guess it will survive........................No one has ever had a complaint about the tranny in this car. I'm quite tough on the down shifting and it's still as smooth as the day I bought it.........Just something positive for a change.:cheers

Thank you, I see no rubbing on body.
Geigercars in Munich offers 9.5 x 20 rims with 255/35R 20 all around, it`s a five spoke, it`s available in polished or black. IŽll see what I do when the snow season is over here.
Thanks again
Harry

harrysxlr
01-19-2006, 05:21 AM
VVHans,
Clearances are all good on the front with my 20" Foose rims, but when I hit it hard and it shifts into second I get a thud from the rear. There are slight rub marks on the inner fender but no real damage. I don't do it often so I guess it will survive........................No one has ever had a complaint about the tranny in this car. I'm quite tough on the down shifting and it's still as smooth as the day I bought it.........Just something positive for a change.:cheers

Bob,
you are right, this 5 speed auto works perfect.
What tire size do you have front and rear? I think in june I want see your platinum no more because you`ll have than also a light platinum but with a BIG V on and in it.:lol

Hans

standby
01-19-2006, 11:16 AM
Without running down to the garage, I don't remember, but they made sure that the new rims and wheels where the same size as the run flats originally on the 04. What they probably didn't consider wa the width of the new tires on the wider rims and that's what's hitting the inner fender at the curve.
Bob:banghead

VV

Bob,
you are right, this 5 speed auto works perfect.
What tire size do you have front and rear? I think in june I want see your platinum no more because you`ll have than also a light platinum but with a BIG V on and in it.:lol

Hans

mahme
01-23-2006, 02:33 PM
with my 20" wheels ....9.5 width with 275 was the max I could go.
Don't know if your 19" will allow any more, but I wouldn't think so.
Plenty of room on the fronts.
1_XLR,

do the 20x9.5 Rims fit within the arch perfectly? (In Monaco, regulation require that the wheel not come out of the raches (i.e. old Jeep Wranglers, Monster Trucks...)... So I just want to come sure that the 9.5 will not make the wheel com eout of the arch (even slightly)

Thanks

1_XLR
01-23-2006, 03:41 PM
1_XLR,

do the 20x9.5 Rims fit within the arch perfectly? (In Monaco, regulation require that the wheel not come out of the raches (i.e. old Jeep Wranglers, Monster Trucks...)... So I just want to come sure that the 9.5 will not make the wheel com eout of the arch (even slightly)

Thanks

mine do not. mine are slightly outside of the fender (raches) at normal stance, but tuck inside the fender when compressed. However a different 9.5 wheel could have a slightly different off-set and be flush with the fender and still have enough room in the back, so I wouldn't want to say no 9.5 will work for you. Other members with 9.5s my be able to address. You're pushing the max limits so it's very close either way.