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Hi, I am picking up my first Skyline next week and I have a couple of questions and wonder if anyone could offer some advice.

I am buying from a friend who has looked after it well. He has imported it himself and it came with 17" alloys and the suspension is standard as far as I know. I have been out in it and driven it. The ride is pretty harsh on anything but very smooth roads.

I want to upgrade to 18's and maybe drop it slightly to give it a meaner look but I am not sure if the ride would become unbearably uncomfortable.

I have ridden a few porches, tvr's and sporty audis in the past and the ride at the moment is similar to a An audi on 18's dropped to the max.

Any thoughts? I read changing the wheels and suspension at the back can cause problems because of the rear wheel steering?

Also, is there any knowledgeable Skyline specialists in the oxfordshire area that anyone can recomend?

Cheers.
 

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there are no problems running 18's on a GTSt as long as you get the width and offsets right - do a search and you'll find loads of info on it. My brother is running 18's on his with only a slight amount of rubbing on the inner plastic arch at full lock - this mainly being due a massive drop in ride height at the front....





Fronts are 18x8.5 +33 and rears 18x9.5 +33 :)
 

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looking good.

So when purchasing wheels, as long as as I follow your rules of:

"Fronts are 18x8.5 +33 and rears 18x9.5 +33"

They will fit strait on the car with no spacers or dicking around needed?

Cheers..
 

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hmmm,

According to AA routplanner they are 100 miles away from me.

They are located in Oxted not Oxford. Close though...
 

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I used to have no problems with my Audi, there was about 4 tuning specialists within about 30 miles of me....
 

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looking good.

So when purchasing wheels, as long as as I follow your rules of:

"Fronts are 18x8.5 +33 and rears 18x9.5 +33"

They will fit strait on the car with no spacers or dicking around needed?

Cheers..
well they fit on my Bro's car without problems, though he has gone for the "wide wheel with a narrow tyre stretched over it" look. 8.5 (F) with 9.5 (R) is pretty conventional, but +33 offset front and rear doesn't seem to be that common...
 

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Tomorow night is the weekly 'Towers' meet at Didcot, from about 8pm on, at the country club under the towers, I'll be there with my GTS-T with 18's and there are usally 2 or 3 more.
Come along and have a look.
Andy.
 
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