Retrieved my axle from Waterbury in the tropical storm lol
pulled everything apart except draining the trans and removing the axle I ran out of time. Still waiting on my new hub and wheel bearing. I worked job 2 today it was a tough day so I will let the car sit. The wheel bearing feels soldid however a bit grainy and I don’t want to do this twice so…
Ah, okay. Thanks for the info. I'm looking at 18x8 +40, should sit pretty flush and clear my new calipers if I've done my measurements right.
So is the width on the tires causing problems? I was actually looking at a 245 because I like a little bit of bulge versus the stretched look. a 245/35 should result in a profile just slightly bigger than the 215/45 on the stock 17" wheels.
Yeah - the offset + width. If they were a little more tucked in like -2 or -4 they would probably fit the natural cavity better. on the drivers side a bunch of the mudflap and inner well plastic are gone at the 3'oclock position , on the passengers side even more is gone and the tire is rubbing the body weld seam at the 9'oclock position. something isn't straight under there and most likely due to me running over that huge chunk of asphalt earlier in the year. i am going to check my rigid collars and subframe bolts. the camber is at -1.5/-1.6 and toe is less than 1/8 inch. it drives straight.
also REALLY contemplating trading it and the kia in at the same time for an N , lol
we were at TSMP for a time trial this weekend, was a good time. car did not have confidence inspiring brakes so I was 1 second off my PB and almost 2 seconds slower than a new civic Si sedan that literally just ran laps all day no big deal.
plans are to finish up the next 2 AX events, potentially win driver of the year at our club and my class, then put it on snow tires for the winter. potentially trade it in for the spring.