Question regarding 15" Tyre Sizes!

Discussion in 'K11 Body Trims Fittings and Aesthetics etc' started by K11Baz, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. K11Baz

    K11Baz New Member

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    Hi All,

    New to this site so Hi everyone!!

    Been looking at getting the other half some wheels for her K11 Micra and came across a set of 15" Ripseed alloys. 4 x 100 pcd, Offset ET38 and center bore is 73mm, so will fit with spacers. My question is though that these wheels come fitted with 195/50/15 tyres (I thought proper size was 195/45/15). Will these fit a standard K11 without any rubbing on the arches?

    Thanks in advance for any help :)
     
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  3. mckenziecz

    mckenziecz Established Member

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    There isn't such a think as proper size. It very much depends on the wheels width but being a rip speed I suppose they are 6j or 6.5j so you will be fine as soon as your car isn't lower more then 70mm I'd say. Even with 50mm I think the arches would be fine. Also wanna as if your cars isnt lowered it's gonna look silly on the 15s
     
  4. tomwest

    tomwest Club Member

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    ive got about a 35mm drop with almera gti rims on 205/55/15s. i can only get 1 1/4 turn each way from center before scrubbing.
     
  5. frank

    frank Club Member

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    thats a big mofo tyre tom :eek: do you ever get into 5th !
     
  6. tomwest

    tomwest Club Member

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    haha thats the tyres they came on. no i rarely use 5th for a number of reasons:

    1) my exhaust is hanging down a bit low and rattles on the ARB under 3000rpm
    2) the size of the wheels means i can use 4th for the motorway cruise without too much noise
    3) my top engine mount is wrecked and i dont like going fast because it makes me paranoid!

    on the other hand, my in car speedo registers the same as both my sat-nav, and those speed signs you see around.

    i am putting new rubber on it tomorrow though. GToyo T1-Rs all round :D
     
  7. tomwest

    tomwest Club Member

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    got the wheels off MOV on here. i cant remember who he said he got them off, but im pretty sure it was someone else on the forum.
     
  8. TheSam

    TheSam Buy & Sell Member

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    Ive Gti wheels a 40mm drop and 195/50/15 and get full lock, no scrubbing.
     
  9. tomwest

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    hmmmm interesting... i have ordered a set of 195/50/15s now. toyo T1-R s on their way to me :D

    maybe ive got more drop than i thought then! could you measure the height of the top of the wheelarch mate? i only used an angle grinder to lower mine so would be useful to know how much by. i think its about 35, but not really sure!
     
  10. tomwest

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    have now fitted the toyos and there is NO scrub even at full lock.
     
  11. gezzemo

    gezzemo Member

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    i fitted 195/50/15 almera alloys straight on my k11 and not hear them rub yet and that was 12 month ago so id say go for it
     

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