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Lost in the wheels world

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Hello everybody,

I know this topic has been discussed a lot already, still I am lost.

So question :

what will fit ?

1 - https://www.driftworks.com/japan-racing ... metal.html
2 - https://www.driftworks.com/japan-racing ... ilver.html
3 - https://www.driftworks.com/rota-rkr-in- ... m-et0.html
4 - https://www.driftworks.com/japan-racing ... ilver.html
5 - https://www.driftworks.com/japan-racing ... ilver.html

I guess for these wheels I need longer wheel studs?

thanks !

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Pierre wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:44 am

what will fit ?
General guidelines: 4x114.3 bolt pattern, 6" wide wheel, +15 offset, 73mm center bore (minumim)

Anything wider, or higher/lower in offset may cause clearance issues
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Lots of threads on wheel studs and installation.
Here is info from Parts Interchange in Tech Wiki:
Corvair wheel studs PN C591 7/16 x 20 .33 longer than stock. (All)

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Alvin wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:01 pm
Pierre wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:44 am

what will fit ?
General guidelines: 4x114.3 bolt pattern, 6" wide wheel, +15 offset, 73mm center bore (minumim)

Anything wider, or higher/lower in offset may cause clearance issues
Thx Alvin!!!

So these should fit then 8)
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Linda wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Lots of threads on wheel studs and installation.
Here is info from Parts Interchange in Tech Wiki:
Corvair wheel studs PN C591 7/16 x 20 .33 longer than stock. (All)

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Thx Linda,

I found some near me :)

https://www.datsunroadster.nl/onderdele ... d-16002000
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So I bought the rims pictured above :smt038

And now I am in the hunt for tires .
I was thinking of either :
185 55 R15
Or
195 45 R15

195 should be the widest tire I can fit on a 5.5" rim !?

Is there anything that fits better ?

Thx

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I'm no expert, but I think a 45 will make a hard riding car that much worse and create more space between the tire to fender... maybe a 195/50 15? Even 195/55 15? I run a 205/50 15 with a comp suspension and the tire to fender is perfect IMHO. Review tire pics and sizes on the site to see what looks good to you before you buy.
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If your car is not lowered, you can probably even fit 195 60 15's on it. I think 60 profile is a good mix for spirited driving and street driving (we have lousy paving in Los Angeles, so anything less can destroy a suspension).

As far as width, there are 25.4mm per inch. The exterior of an aluminum wheel is about an inch wider than the measured width. So a 5.5" wheel is 6.5" edge to edge. A 195 mm wide tire (and that is max to max, not tread width) is 195/25.4 or 7.7". So a 195 tire will bow out appx 1/2" beyond the edge of the wheel on each side. A 185 tire will bow out appx 3/8" beyond the wheel.

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Gregs672000 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:26 pm
I'm no expert, but I think a 45 will make a hard riding car that much worse and create more space between the tire to fender... maybe a 195/50 15? Even 195/55 15? I run a 205/50 15 with a comp suspension and the tire to fender is perfect IMHO. Review tire pics and sizes on the site to see what looks good to you before you buy.
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Hi Greg,

You are probably right.
I might go with an 195/55/15. Since my car is not lowered this might fit well.
Now I have to change the studs first.
At the back this seems easy, either drill a hole or pull the axle a little bit.
But how hard is the front !
Do I have to remove caliper , disk and everything ?
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todd lorber wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:32 pm
If your car is not lowered, you can probably even fit 195 60 15's on it. I think 60 profile is a good mix for spirited driving and street driving (we have lousy paving in Los Angeles, so anything less can destroy a suspension).

As far as width, there are 25.4mm per inch. The exterior of an aluminum wheel is about an inch wider than the measured width. So a 5.5" wheel is 6.5" edge to edge. A 195 mm wide tire (and that is max to max, not tread width) is 195/25.4 or 7.7". So a 195 tire will bow out appx 1/2" beyond the edge of the wheel on each side. A 185 tire will bow out appx 3/8" beyond the wheel.
Hey Todd,

Thx for the advice,
I was worried about 195 being to large for the rim. But it seems to work out .
I will post pictures when it's done
Thx :smt023
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Pierre
Here is a thread on the wheel studs with some important information:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7710
The studs get pressed in, by you or a shop, no drilling.
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