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does anyone have experiance with wide 13 inch wheels?
I have a set of 13x7 4in backspace that work fine.
I have a 15x10 with a 5 inch backspace and it fits pretty good but Id like to have 13x9 or 13x10 wheels.
Im worried that the tie rod ends or the steering arm will be in the way. It appears there is about 2 to 2.5 inches between the 13x7 and possibly contacting those parts but I cant tell by looking under the car if 13x9 or 13x10 would contact it or just barely go around it.
Make sure that if you do some track days (i.e. circuits, road courses), that you stay away from drag wheels. They're not designed to take much side load and the last thing you want is a wheel breaking mid-corner.
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Originally Posted by Wattz
Well, when you say it like that, it sounds much more balanced. D-cups are easily worth paying thousands in interest.
Both of these wheel compaines make great wheels. I have a set of Diamonds and they are just fine. Likewise the Real wheels are well built and are the lighter of the two options.
Both companies will make a 13x9 - 13x10 with a 4x110 lug pattern. Regardless of width, 4" of back spacing is ideal. That said, we have found that on a 13x7" wheel that have 4" of back spacing it is necessary to run 1/8" to 1/4" spacers on the front when using Hoosiers R6's. The extra thick sidewalls on the Hoosiers rub the tie rod ends. Not an issue with Kumhos.
You can pick a little tire rod to tire clearance by running GForce Turn in spacers that have increased Ackerman. These move the tie rods in board a little. They are ideal for autocross.
As far as fender clearance is concerned, if you run a short tire you should be fine. for instance a Hoosier 225/14x13 is just under 21" tall. I have seen the Hoosier Autocross bias ply tire in that size on 13x9's on a first gen. Didn't stick out too bad at all.