Upgrade to 20" with
American Racing Iroc Replica 20"X8" 5X127mm (0 offset)
255/40-20 Yokohama Parada Spec-X
The Iroc Replica by American Racing. (Made in CHINA!) :0(
Love the tires. Love them. Great feel on the road for being as thin as they are. 255/40-20 on 8" Wide Wheels.
The lip on the hub had to be reduced by about 1mm as the wheel would not sit flush against the hub.
Hard turn right: Torsion bar and wheel well is clear!
Slight turn right: barely clearing the modified plastic trim. More cutting will need to be done?
Slight turn right: Barely clearing the tip of the bumper!
Hard Turn Right: tire barely clears the untouched, unmodified wheel well.
Slight turn to the right: Tire rubbing the bent pinch weld.
Slight turn to the left: Can't even fit a finger in there
Rub marks on the tire. Not a good fit unfortunately. Wheel well modifications will need to be made in the front.
Van is pretty dirty but you get the point.
Stock suspension height. Doubt I will go any lower for now.
finished with detailing.
The body shop used a hidraulic tool to bend the pinch weld away from the tire. Rust protective paint was then sprayed over the area.
The area in question and the source of most of my troubles with these tire and wheel combo. You can see the amount of material that had to be removed from the plastic trim piece/cladding and the black protective plastic.
Quick video showing the plastic fender trim cuts, metal bracket removed and pinch weld fold on a 2001 Chevy Astro. This was required in order to fit a set of 0 Offset 20" American Racing Iroc Replica wheels with 255/40-20 Tires.
It is not perfect and addition cutting is necessary in order to prevent any and all rubbing but for now it is safe for all speeds on and off the highway.
The video also shows a slight hub modification which had to be done in order to fit the wheel. Less than 1mm needed to be removed from the hub lip in order for the wheel to sit flat against the hub.
Overhead view. From the typical viewing angle you would probably miss the fact that a lot of material has been removed.
From inside the wheel well.