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post #61 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 02:31 PM
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What wheels are these and are spacers required? Thank you for doing so much research on small diameter wide wheels!
I'm running 205/50/15 A052 on 15x7 ET30 & 245/45/16 A052 on 16x8 ET35 rims. No problem at all.

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Tire Rack now has A052s in the stock sizes for the LSS wheels.
Has anybody had these out on track yet?
My car was down for the track portion of the rally but I got it running again for the Kancamangus highway cruise (think of a minor version of tail of the dragon) on the third day, and I went up with a large group and came back with a couple buddies, and in a group of supercars, absolutely no one could catch the car in the corners. I was trying hard to get the car to squirm or break free in any way shape or form and the new limits are so much greater than they were that I need a serious re-adjustment as a driver.


It's actually made me fall back in love with the car. The difference between these tires and the R888Rs is greater, or at least equal to, the difference I experienced when I went from stock LSS suspension to Penskes's on the same R888Rs.

Now that being said I'm running into rubbing issues at the moment with the 215's up front but I also slammed the car. Front ride height is a tick under 120MM. So I'm certainly pushing the limits.

For example, the tires were picking up very large stones. I found a stone (similar size to what you'd find on a gravel/stone driveway) lodged into the air inlet grills behind the doors.
Also while taking a sharp right hand corner at the top of 3rd the rear tires must have picked up a large stone and sent it flying up and forward, so much so, that it entered the cabin through the passenger window and bounced off the dashboard.
Never seen that before.
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What wheels are these and are spacers required? Thank you for doing so much research on small diameter wide wheels!
Sorry, quit my job and was traveling for a bit so this is a late reply. The effective offset is +20 front and rear. The fronts are +28 from Enkei and apparently some people run them without spacers, but I found I needed one 5 mm and one 3 mm spacer to clear. The rears are +25 from Konig and you really need at least one 5 mm spacer in order to avoid contact with the suspension arm through the full range of travel (I confirmed by running my suspension through the entire range without springs fitted).
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