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whats the best wheels size and tyre size for performance for a r32 gts-t?

see alot of people puttin 18's on and 17's. but what is the best for performance, 16? 17? etc

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whats the best wheels size and tyre size for performance for a r32 gts-t?

see alot of people puttin 18's on and 17's. but what is the best for performance, 16? 17? etc

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i had 16 " wheels when i 1st got it,the tyres were 2255016 ive now got 18"x11 and 10 x 18 with 2653518 and 2254018 et12 fr and et20 rear.although the 18" inch wheels look good and it handles well round bends and at speed but im a drifter and it was alot better with the 16"s but tbh i know it would be sorted with another 100hp and a strong clutch.what do you use the car for ?
 

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weekend driver/ going to shows. will be doing some drifting, and drag strips a few times.

was also thinking of tyre cost for drifting aswell. i did this a while back, got a club class license and always wanted to do it properly again, so dare say ill be doing some of that
 

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215/45 or 225/40 on 17 x 8.5 or 9 front with 225/45 or 235/40 on 17 x 9-10 on rear is nice for a car with standard power/mild mods. More power and I'd go to 255/40 or 35 rear tyres.

For 18's 225/40 18 on a 9.5 rim all round is nice, again 255/35 tyres rear if you have decent power.

16's are a bit small, 18's are pretty big, overall 17's are about the best suited size.
 

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tbh if i was to buy again it would be a set of 9x 17's 18" tyres are getting cheaper but 180 quid for 2 and a good session will see them bald in 20 minutes .but theres no better look than large wheels on a low car :D
 

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would i be ok for drift days on standard wheel size, say i fi put them on the back? with the 17's on the front
 

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would i be ok for drift days on standard wheel size, say i fi put them on the back? with the 17's on the front
yea you can do that i often put my 16's on the back you do lose drift speed the first thing you will notice when you bolt wider tyres on your rear is that you will have to increase your speed into drifts but in the wet nothing much changes apart from a good feeling of stability and you feel alot better about doing the real narrow ones :crazy:
 

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im looking at getting then a set of 17's and looking at

17"x8.5"- on 215/40/17 front
17"x9 or 10" on 225/45 or 235/40 rear

so this shud work well for grip and speed. if i can afford it want comp MO's but dont know if they do 10" rear
also looking at eagle f1's if people recommend them. they ok i the wet tho aswell as seems to rain alot this year haha
 

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im looking at getting then a set of 17's and looking at

17"x8.5"- on 215/40/17 front
17"x9 or 10" on 225/45 or 235/40 rear

so this shud work well for grip and speed. if i can afford it want comp MO's but dont know if they do 10" rear
also looking at eagle f1's if people recommend them. they ok i the wet tho aswell as seems to rain alot this year haha
if you can go for a wider front tyre im getting alot of oversteer and ive got 225 front yokohama paradas
 

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I have 17x9.5 front with 215/45 and 17x10 rear with 225/45 but thats on my R33 :bigthumb:
 

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thanks for that

found ultralite do a 17" wheel with 9", so looking into that

also tho, im goin to get some new tyres for the standard 16" alloys, on the gts-t at the mo. just wondering if i shud get the same profile, as a mate said last night get some lower profile tyres for it. just wondering what the effect would be of doing that or what have over people got for there standard 16's on the r32

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