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Old 06-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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I mean is it really that big of deal?

I know many of you have 17" wheels on your 240s . But I took my 80' 245 wagon to a Volvo yard yesterday bc I knew they had some 17" Arrakis w tires for $500 . The guy laughed when he realized I wanted them to replace the 14" steelies I have on with them....So In not knowing the specifics and price range of what I was getting into in order to make these wheels fit, I left empty handed. Ideally these are the wheels I've been searching for , any ideas on how much work and extra $$$ this might add if I got those wheels. Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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Spacers needed. 25 and 32mm are a solid combo to create the look you want. It's what I did.

$150ish for spacers
$200-300 for those wheels with usable rubber.


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Old 06-25-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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What size tires are you using . And how much did they charge to put on . Guy also said it would cost me around $75 per wheel to get tires that thin put on

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Old 06-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Probably 225/45 or 235/45. Not that hard to mount. Usually $15-20 per wheel to mount/balance in my experience. $75/wheel is a joke or someone who doesn't want to do it. $75 total for all four mounted and balanced is not bad.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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That's what I was thinking too Towerymt
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #6
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I had 225/45.
Do yourself a favor and find out where local car club guys get their tire service done. Make some connections. Sounds expensive out by you!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #7
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These ones in particular come with 225/50 would that tire be too much a pain?
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:52 PM   #8
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These ones in particular come with 225/50 would that tire be too much a pain?
That is the stock size tire on those wheels I believe. For that you would want a spacer larger than 25mm in the front, otherwise that tall of a tire will run really close to the lower spring perch. Mine touched actually, depends on tire brand.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:00 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help yall.. I found a set of arrakis for 250 so I'm just gonna shop around for the perfect tire, so what's the best stop for spacers online
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:36 AM   #10
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Thanks for the help yall.. I found a set of arrakis for 250 so I'm just gonna shop around for the perfect tire, so what's the best stop for spacers online
www.wheeladapter.com is the place to go. The owner, Fred, is a really friendly guy and his turn around time is awesome.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #11
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Ok! I'm pretty stoked I just got a set of arrakis for 100$ with 21/50/17 tires . Will these be easy as 225/45 to clear. I'm not so sure.

Also what about 28mm and 32mm spacers on the back . Any ideas if that will clear ?

Thanks again. I'm just glad to finally see these rusted steelies off.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #12
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That'll work fine, 225's might bulge a little more at the bead than some of us may like but they'll fit no problem. I've got 225/45's on Thor (17x7.5 et49) on 25mm front 32mm rear, they fit great.
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Just checking in to see how these wheels turned out. Just found a junker s80 with clean-ish arrakis’s. Going to buy 32mm spacers!
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