View Full Version : S13 17x8 +35/17x9 +20 235/255 - Fender Clearance!?

02-06-2006, 09:17 AM
I got some 17x8 +35 and 17x9 +20 5zigen FN01RCs running 235/45-17 and 255/40-17. I know my offsets are a little off, but I'm running 4 lug. I just did a bit of a test fit today on the stock suspension, but I will be running KTS coilovers and 300zx front brakes soon.

The rear fender needs to come out about 1.5-1.75 inches, and the front will need to come out about the same after I get the 15mm spacers necessary to clear the brakes and coilovers.

I need help with my fenders. I've never rolled a fender before, but 1.75" or so seems like a lot to roll/pull. Are there some fender flares I could/should use or should I consider getting some overfenders or something? Or will rolling/pulling the stock fenders that much not really be all that hard?

Thanks in advance!

02-06-2006, 09:44 AM
What kind of camber are you running...???

If it's the "stock-rear-arms-but-lowered-suspension camber", then it's probably -1.5 or so.

But even with that, I fit 17X9, +35 with 255/40-17 on my old S13 with a *mild* roll...no pulling needed. I just had to fold that lip up...no even flatten it against the fender, just knock it up some.

1.75" seems like it's WAY off.

Take pics, show us...

- Brian

02-06-2006, 10:47 AM
I am planning on 17 x 9 +43 in the rear but my rear suspension is corrected with rucas and toe rods. I think it will be almost flush with no pulling so a +20 is gonna stick out like all getout unless you have lots of negative camber.

02-06-2006, 01:08 PM
well like I said, this is on stock suspension - just kind of a test fit. Should I wait until after I get the coilovers on before I make plans and take pictures?

02-06-2006, 02:34 PM
Yeah...as the suspension compresses, it cambers in...so you'll be amazed at what will clear.

And again...my old setup was only a ~1/2" (15mm) tucked more than yours, and cleared with VERY little work.

Don't worry.

Get the suspension on, fit the wheels, and take pics if it's still ~1.5" off...b/c that's either a screwed up body, bent suspension arms, or something.

- Brian

02-06-2006, 02:44 PM
Oh ok thanks... You seem pretty knowledgeable about this sort of thing, I hope you don't mind me asking you a couple of other suspension questions...

This is a street car. I don't really want to set my alignment real aggressive because I don't want to be getting new tires all the time. What kind of suspension settings would you recommend for my upcoming setup, and what other suspension modifications will be required to get there?

Thanks for your help thus far...