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Old 03-10-2016, 09:34 PM
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Hey guys,

Entertaining the possibility of running some 16' Konig Britelites that I had previously had from another car - my oems are getting a bit worn. Just wondering if its a possibility, and if anyone with more knowledge on tire/wheel sizing can shed some light on whether or not this is okay or a bad idea. thank you!

I am currently setup with OEM 16's with 225/50/16 Bridgestone Potenzas in the front, and Nitto Drag 245/50/16s in the rear.
The OEM wheel Specs are: 16 x 6.5 offset 55 in the front and 16 x 7.5 w/ offset 65 in rear

I would be using the same tires but on the Konig Britelites. Which are 16x7 with a 40 offset all around.

I also plan on running Buddy Club N+ coilovers soon for street use only and at a modest ride height setting.

Would this work?
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My opinion is 7 is too narrow for a 245 tire
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Hola amigo!
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Originally Posted by turtlepower View Post
Hey guys,

Entertaining the possibility of running some 16' Konig Britelites that I had previously had from another car - my oems are getting a bit worn. Just wondering if its a possibility, and if anyone with more knowledge on tire/wheel sizing can shed some light on whether or not this is okay or a bad idea. thank you!

I am currently setup with OEM 16's with 225/50/16 Bridgestone Potenzas in the front, and Nitto Drag 245/50/16s in the rear.
The OEM wheel Specs are: 16 x 6.5 offset 55 in the front and 16 x 7.5 w/ offset 65 in rear

I would be using the same tires but on the Konig Britelites. Which are 16x7 with a 40 offset all around.

I also plan on running Buddy Club N+ coilovers soon for street use only and at a modest ride height setting.

Would this work?
If you don't support the non-staggered setup, it's going to be a handle full and not handle as well as it should.

Stiffer springs in the front vs rear, putting a softer rear sway bar or a stiffer front sway bar and or both.

I take it your running drag in the rear for traction due to FI? If that's the case start looking for 17's and get a much better tire selection and go with a 9" wide rear rim.

7" rear and front is less then ideal. If you're car is a DD and you don't drive it hard/track then you could get away with it (hell you could technically get away with a tercel tire as long as it can handle the weight). But the car deserves better
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Ola!

these are just the answers I was looking for! Yes Im FI. Traction is a big concern. Thank you for shedding light. Ill start looking into 17" options once I waste these tires first.
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Ola!

these are just the answers I was looking for! Yes Im FI. Traction is a big concern. Thank you for shedding light. Ill start looking into 17" options once I waste these tires first.
Depending on the weather conditions and HP/TQ. I'm happy with 17x8.5 rears on 255/40/17 RS3

I was probably only pushing 300hp with my SC on Yoko S-Drives and 1st gear sucked, 2nd gear was crappy in cold weather. 1st gear was scary in cold. RS3 helped in that area.
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