Best look/hub size?

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Best look/hub size?

Postby 96B-Mike » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:31 pm

What size rims/tire profile is the best look with a 2inch drop and will be "flush" with fenders?
*isnt a 2inch drop the common aftermarket suspension upgrade for the berettas?*

What is the hub size for the beretta's?

This is the look i am trying to go for (Yes i know beretta's cannot be "slammed" but i would like to be close)
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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby 96B-Mike » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:32 pm

notice how the rims are flush along with the fenders...oh yeah thats sex right there


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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Kris GTwhat? » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:00 pm

i had 18's with a 45 series tire that still wasnt that flush, with a 2" drop. now, with our cars we cant run camber like they can on hondas (well safely that is). so it would rub every crack in the road you hit. 35 offset is damn near flush, and all just depends on the tire you run


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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Slinky » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:20 pm

Heres Baims retta, Hes running the exact same setup (lowering springs, struts and tire size) that i will be running soon
He has 2" intrax lowering springs with kyb struts and 225/45/17 tires
http://www.motortopia.com/cars/1991-che ... retta-1730


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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby 96B-Mike » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:02 pm

same color as mine! nice find


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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Barry » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:18 pm

You need to roll your fenders to get ANYWHERE near flush on out cars. The rear quarters have a serious lip that needs to be folded up.

Up front theres a lip as well that needs to be folded. You probably cant use fender lines afterwards.

The problem with flushness and our cars is the fender flares that we have. With a flush tire, it will rub as soon as you tuck tire. Its just the nature our fender design.

You can run narrower tires to combat this a little. Many of the cars you see are runing tires like 195/55/15 or so. Maybe even smaller like a 185/50.

You can camber the rear some to gain more clearance. You could shim the bottom hub bolts, or make a custom plate. Theres nothing unsafe with a little camber, maybe up to 3 degrees or so.


I would love to see a beretta with a nice fitment. Unfortunately without a bolt on coilover option its hard to pull it off.



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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:16 pm

Barry wrote:I would love to see a beretta with a nice fitment.


Sorry Barry but when someone says this regarding the style noted above it just BUGS the hell out of me because its not nice fitment. Its a style that some choose to run.

So yeah, In my personal opinion setting a car up like that is a waste of time since it takes the car and makes it un-usable. But to each their own.



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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Barry » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:30 pm

You can pull some functionality in it. InsteAd of narrow and low offset go wider and more offset. Like 17x8.5 +45. Maybe a spacer for strut clearance then the rest is all fender work



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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Slinky » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:34 pm

Jon i feel the same way, one speed bump or pothole and its toast, with cars like that its shows or nothing.


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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby ADKBeretta » Mon May 09, 2011 7:54 am

i always felt that the Beretta looked best with a 5-spoke alloy with white-lettered BF Goodrich T/A's and a modest drop to take the wheel gap out.



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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Cliff8928 » Tue May 10, 2011 1:25 am

Barry wrote:You can pull some functionality in it. InsteAd of narrow and low offset go wider and more offset. Like 17x8.5 +45. Maybe a spacer for strut clearance then the rest is all fender work


+45 would be way too close to the spring perch on a stock strut.

This is how mine fits with the 17x8.5 +21 and way too much camber. (this was pre-alignment)
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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Barry » Tue May 10, 2011 1:47 am

Very true, but to have 4 of the same wheels you will need more offset and spacers up front. The hub to fender distance is much less in the rear of these cars then than it is up front, however the hub to shock distance is greater than the hub to strut distance.



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Re: Best look/hub size?

Postby Cliff8928 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:05 am

True, my rears are effectively +35 offset.


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