17s or 18s on a s14?

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  1. jackyg rs

    jackyg rs Member

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    What size wheels to go for on a s14a 17s? Or 18s? Don't want to roll the arches really... Was looking at 8j or 8.5j et 30 on front and 9j or 9.5j et35+ on the rear? Not too clued up on wheel sizes so any help appreciated... Thanks
     
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    SteveC200 Used to drift, now I don't.

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    Either will fit in those widths and offsets without rolling the arch.
     
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    If you want the car to look decent you'll need to roll the arch lips on the rear at least and get lower offset rims.
     
  4. jackyg rs

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    Ok that's great thanks
     
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    I was going to roll them but the body shop I got a quote for a respray at we're reluctant to do it... What sizes would you recommend with a arch lip roll? Cheers
     
  6. Black steel

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    Stretch them tyres will help with a little clearance
     
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    essexmk1lad New Member

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    IMO 17's are much more suited too an s14. Mine was much more driveable compared to the 18's
     
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    Since s14a already has an relatively aggressive look i would think that a 17" front and 18" rear with the right stance would highlight those characteristics. Thats pure cosmetic, dunno about driveability though:p
     
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    I'm thinking 17s on an s14

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    Would be a happy medium whilst still maintaining road handling?
     
  10. jackyg rs

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    Yer I was thinking 17s would be best, seen quite a few people fit 18s though so wasn't sure what would be best all round...
     
  11. jackyg rs

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    Ok thanks for the info think il stick to looking at 17s then
     
  12. stevros

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    Buy my 17" 3 piece splits in for sale section. Good widths and all 3 parts of wheels could be any colour you like! ;-)
     
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    Also, go wide.
    If they're not really skid wheels of course :)
     
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    If you go 18's relocated your arch loom, probably a good idea if going low on 17's too. :)
     
  15. jackyg rs

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    I am tempted by the wheels but not sure they will suit my car :s
     
  16. jackyg rs

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    Is this difficult to do? Not got a lot of mechanical experience lol
     
  17. stevros

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    Only one way to find out ;-)
     
  18. jackyg rs

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    Have you had them fitted to a s14?
     
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    Afraid not, only on my r33. Google images 'equip s14a' theres some nice pics mostly with aftermarket lips. If you are genuinely interested after having a look im sure we could sort something!
     
  20. jackyg rs

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    Ok il google it and have a look, was looking at some polished ones on eBay which seem to look good on black and blue s14s but not sure about red!
     

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