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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old June 6th, 2019, 13:06 Thread Starter
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Fitment: 18x9 and 18x8

Hey guys, finally getting the car out of storage and onto the road again. Dropping in a fully rebuilt 5sfe with cams, lw flywheel, lightweight harmonic balancer. Also trying to get the turbo in my garage set up on it if anyone has a 2 bar...? Or just helpful advice... anyway I’m already stuck with a set of 18x9s for the rear and 18x8s for the front, anyone running wheels this size? Will I need to pull/cut/destroy anything to make em fit?
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With wheels that large, there are a few variables at play. Fitment depends whether you're lowered or have coilovers as well as the offsets of the wheels and what sort of tire widths you want.
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Currently lowered about 2.5 inches. Planning on running a slight stretch, as well as installing coilovers as soon as I have the money
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Or just helpful advice
Most of the mr2oc members have very helpful advice for you, but as someone that's trying to upgrade and turbocharge a 5sfe and throwing 18inch wheels all around on the car. Either no advice has been given to you or you didn't believe anything you read during your research to upgrade your 5sfe or wheels.
I'm not trying to hurt your feelings, though it may prove effective to take a step back and figure out for yourself where you want the end goal of this car to be.
If you want a cool style car with 18inch wheels that's cool, whatever makes you happy. Now should you destroy the reliability of your 28 year old economy engine while you're at it? No. The cheapest way to make power is probably a 3sgte swap.
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Most of the mr2oc members have very helpful advice for you, but as someone that's trying to upgrade and turbocharge a 5sfe and throwing 18inch wheels all around on the car. Either no advice has been given to you or you didn't believe anything you read during your research to upgrade your 5sfe or wheels.
I'm not trying to hurt your feelings, though it may prove effective to take a step back and figure out for yourself where you want the end goal of this car to be.
If you want a cool style car with 18inch wheels that's cool, whatever makes you happy. Now should you destroy the reliability of your 28 year old economy engine while you're at it? No. The cheapest way to make power is probably a 3sgte swap.
Listen to this advice of Leadge! You are going to waste a bunch of money otherwise. Swap the engine!
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You're not stuck with 18s, sell 'em & pick up some 15-17s.

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Currently lowered about 2.5 inches. Planning on running a slight stretch, as well as installing coilovers as soon as I have the money
Still tough to give any advice w/o the offsets of the wheels. With such large wheels up front, their offsets determine whether this fits on standard or coil suspension (stock vs coils have different wheel offset demands).
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Where did you get the light weight harmonic balancer?
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