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    Fortune Flares

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    That makes my wheel bearings ache... I like the profile, but, yikes, that's a lot of flare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreylyon View Post
    That makes my wheel bearings ache... I like the profile, but, yikes, that's a lot of flare!
    it kinda makes it look like one of those friction motor cars that you pull back and let go of :P

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    Look at the front wheel in the middle picture. That is a *massive* amount of positive scrub! I love the bulldog look, but this is jewelry, not performance stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreylyon View Post
    Look at the front wheel in the middle picture. That is a *massive* amount of positive scrub! I love the bulldog look, but this is jewelry, not performance stuff.
    From the rear, the wheels look to be tucking pretty good, not all pushed out on spacers or with a bunch of negative offset. The front strut's only going to allow a certain amount of backspace, then it's all going to the outside.

    I'm thinking an 18x10 with 285/30 might fit these flares. I guess it depends on how crazy you want to go and if a 2750lb car needs that much tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotVic View Post
    From the rear, the wheels look to be tucking pretty good, not all pushed out on spacers or with a bunch of negative offset. The front strut's only going to allow a certain amount of backspace, then it's all going to the outside.

    I'm thinking an 18x10 with 285/30 might fit these flares. I guess it depends on how crazy you want to go and if a 2750lb car needs that much tire.
    Are you kidding? Those wheels have *way* more negative offset than stock. I mean, yeah, the wheels are tucked in, but under like 6" of flare. To get the same inner position of the stock 7.5" with a 10" wheel you'd need another 1.25", or 32mm, of negative offset or spacer. That much more spinning and unsprung weight and the increased scrub is going to kill handing, not to mention the load on the wheel bearings.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the look, but this isn't for performance. The only way to make this kinda/sorta work is with new knuckles and/or LCAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreylyon View Post
    Are you kidding? Those wheels have *way* more negative offset than stock.

    The only way to make this kinda/sorta work is with new knuckles and/or LCAs.
    I'm an old man. I think in terms of backspacing and don't understand this offset stuff. I went by this chart:

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    From looking at the pic of the car from the rear, it looks like it has as much positive offset as it can have for the width. There are cars on this forum with 8" wide wheels spaced out to fill out flares. I thought that was what you were talking about, which isn't what I'm seeing here.

    It's hard to run a wide wheel on a strut suspension without adding width to the outside of the wheel. And yes, it does hurt the scrub radius but I guess the extra tire makes up for it because they're faster with the wider wheels.

    My CP Mustang had 12" wide wheels and slicks on the front, and I never mathed it out, but I'm sure the scrub radius sucked. I had the k-member modified to raise the control arm pickup points two inches so that I could maintain camber gain under compression with the car lowered... Anyway, I don't know anyone in CP that was faster on narrower wheels unless it was wet or cold.

    The well built cars had the custom built front suspensions like what you're talking about that allowed a shit ton of backspace so they could get zero scrub, or close to it.
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