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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    Oli,


    I'm about a year late, but picking up where you left off. I'm a new owner of a JDM '91 LiteAce and am desperate to ditch the OEM 14" rims as they are beat all to hell (must've been quite the curb banger back in the day!)

    I've been drawing out a bunch of various sizes of wheel and tire sizes to confirm that I can fit some meatier running gear before I go all in on the litf as well.

    Has anyone run anything like these American Racing aftermarket Suzuki wheels?


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...F7G8DU3K&psc=1


    They are 15x7 with the correct lug pattern and hub bore, so that part is fine. They however have a -6mm offset which helps with the fit between wheel arch and the slider, just not sure what else to consider nor if the negative offset (20mm difference inboard from stock) is going to be a problem with brakes or suspension?


    Anyone have any input on those particular rims?

    I'm thinking of pairing them with 215 or 225/75R15's with 2" or so of lift (which I'm also scouring the board for actionable intel...)

    Looking forward to joining the TOYOVan pack!

    Mark

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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    Actually, designSTUDIO, a negative offset moves the outer lip of the rim outboard, (street side). check post #27 and #28 of this thread. Also there is a small difference between the US van and the JDM version. I' do not know if it is in the body work or the axle but JDMvanman could no fit the same set up (14x7 Supra) that I have on my van on his JDM Van. The rim got in the way of the sliding door.
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    UGHHHH this is precisely why I wanted to draw everything (multiple times obviously...) before going down any one path. Based on UPDATING said drawings, it looks like I'm still on a workable path (until shock and spring mods are thrown into the mix... FUN right?)

    Thanks so much for the head check. I'd been on each side of the zero point of offset about 20X today!

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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonized View Post
    I' do not know if it is in the body work or the axle but JDMvanman could no fit the same set up (14x7 Supra) that I have on my van on his JDM Van. The rim got in the way of the sliding door.

    Yuup, myTownAce is 2WD and not lift mods, I tried the Supra rim on with no tire on it and the slider hit the rim.... good thing I didnít have the tires mounted!! I know the rear axle is different then USDM rear axle cause the brake shoes and wheel cylinders are completely different and smaller.

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