Slammed AP1... Need wheel/tire advice...

Old 11-26-2011, 11:51 PM
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Hey people,

My S2K is lowered 2 inches right now and I LOVE the suspension set-up and the feel of a super slammed RWD car... Anyways, I need tires and wheels that will work with this set-up. I am just running some 205/55/16's up front and 225/50/16's in rear... It looks like I have a little bit of room for a wider tire but not too much... I don't want to go more than a 17... I am thinking a 17x7.5 front and 17x8 or 8.5 rear would be nice? I just don't know much about this whole staggering issue and how to make up for that... Offset recommendations???

I searched a bunch of threads but this car is lower than most of yall's and I really want to make sure I am not going to invest into a messed up situation.

Thanks for any advice!
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2" dropp on'a street Stewie tee?
'Believe itt'z too late. You've already invested into a messed-up situation.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:50 AM
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An easy upgrade would be the stock Ap2 wheels with the 215 or 225 on the fronts and 255 on the rears. You will have to roll your fenders, relocate the rear fender tabs and add some negative camber being that lowered.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:18 AM
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2" dropp on'a street Stewie tee?
'Believe itt'z too late. You've already invested into a messed-up situation.
+1 I guess how the car looks is more important than how it handles ..
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:10 PM
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It handles great with what I have... I just rolled the fenders and I plan on cutting the tabs next week... I am investing in control arms and toe arms soon as well... It's only dropped 2 inches.... Not common on an S2K? I still have plenty of room to play with it seems... I don't see the big deal... I have had numerous RWD cars w2ith 2 inch drops and custom alignments and they have been track proven to perform...
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And I'm not gonna add more negative camber. I have good patch contact right now but any more it will oversteer too much.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:24 PM
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Being it's an Ap1 you have inherent oversteer, by going to wider tires (using Ap2 wheels) you can overcome some of the oversteering tendency. In the sizes I posted I would go with the Dunlop Direzza Star Specs or the Hankook RS-3's, both are very sticky tires that will ad your handling immensely.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:28 PM
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2 inches?! Damn! I'd be careful on anything except perfectly smooth roads. Not sure what to suggest as far as wheels.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:29 PM
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I have bottomed out maybe 3 times ... It's seriously not that bad... I've had MUCH lower S14's and Rx-7's than this...

Thanks Vanish, appreciate the advice. My buddy manages a tire shop so I guess I'll just have to pull wheels from his inventory and mount tires on them and go from there to see what I can squeeze on there at this point. I was trying to avoid that but whatever. Been there done that. Only true way to know 100% I guess.

The AP2 wheels sound like a good idea... I might just go that route and modify whatever needs to be modified ( if at all ) and run those...
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:32 PM
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To me, this is a street set-up. I'm not trying to run slicks with crazy deep offsets or anything.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:56 PM
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what are your spring rates? i would do what vanishing point said and get some ap2 wheels.

ive also recently been looking at wheels and have pretty much decided on tsw nurburgrings; i havnt decided if i want to run a square set up yet, but they are offered in a 17x9 and a 17x7.5 with appropriate offsets (not hella flush bs).
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Whatever Comptech is. yeah... ap2v1's it is I guess... They have gotta fit... like why not, right?
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And I wanna see if you do that bro... Interested to see your set-up.
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Before you start looking for wheels you should read through this to avoid making mistakes on future wheel choices. Good luck in your search!

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/3427...fitment-guide/
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Originally Posted by Vanishing Point View Post
Before you start looking for wheels you should read through this to avoid making mistakes on future wheel choices. Good luck in your search!

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/3427...fitment-guide/
Thanks bro. I checked it out, it isn't foolproof but it's a start. I have a general idea of what (should ) work now I believe.
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2" isnt going to hurt the car. mine is probably at least that low and handles very neutral on a track. I've had two very experienced instructors drive my car and they felt very confident behind the wheel.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:59 PM
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2" isnt going to hurt the car. mine is probably at least that low and handles very neutral on a track. I've had two very experienced instructors drive my car and they felt very confident behind the wheel.
exactly. I don't see the issue.
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