Fitting 17" wheels to YRV turbo

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Has any one attempted to fit 17" Alloys to the YRV turbo if so what needs to be done? I have been given a set of 17" wheels, but before i fork out on tyres i want to know if i'll have to grind out the arches and if i will need spacers.
Cheers
Roy

Been looking myself

hi there been looking in to fitting 17" myself but having looked at post's on here I'm going to give it a miss and stick with 15", looks like it's to much of a nightmare rolling the arches and grinding down the swing arm. Cray 2

I'm going to fit a set of 195-50-15 tho need more grip (a little modding needed) not so much as 205-40-17 tho

another reason for this is the price of the tyres 195-50-15 i can get for £37 ECONOMY and 175-55-15 are £61 Shok

good luck if you go for it!!!!!

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Agree with Daihatsu Stu!!

2004 Sirion 1300 4 Track. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

17 inch is probably a bit too far, but I'm sure someone on here regularly has done it. Jpor maybe or yrv130 Smile

I'm sure they will tell you how if it was one of them.
But I know this caused a problem with hitting the Wheel Arch when the suspension was low due to weight in the back of the vehicle. Sad

But I think 15 inch with 195 tyres is about favourite.

But you have to be carefull - On some models 195s wont fit without some grinding away of the suspension arm (About 5mm) this is no problem as it is well engineered.
Also it would appear to depend on the make of the tyre !! Some are slightly wider than others even though they are both marked 195 !!
195s dont fit without grinding on the Sirion 1300SL.
But fit straight on to the Sirion 4 Track with no problems at all as it has a completely different suspension set up for the four wheel drive.
I think you may have the same problem on the YRV.

Let us know how you go on and hopefully someone on here a will have more info for you ok.

Cheers, BobF.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

17" wheels have been fitted

17" wheels have been fitted to the YRV turbo in the past. Daihatsu Dave currently has some on his at the moment. But as Bob as quite rightly stated with some modifications. Namely grinding the rear supsenion arms as the backs are very snug fitting as well as fitting at least 3MM spacers.

But with 15" wheels and using 195 tyres means you won't get away with anything either Sad I currently swapped my alloys for some wolfrace Octanes with Uniroyal rallye 195/15/50 tyres at a setting of ET35 on the alloys. Unfortunately when I came to fit the alloys the fronts were fine. The backs however were not Sad The tyres came flush with the suspension arms and therefore without taking the grinding route opted for H&R 5MM spacers with the longer wheel bolts. Now my only problem due to having a Tein lowering kit on (30 MM front/ 35MM Rear) is everytime I go over bumps and dips the tyres just catch the lips of the wheel arches.

For others who have fitted 15 & 16" alloys there is a different story where they were able to fit the wheel and tyre package without issues. The moral of the story is that not all Alloys and tyres are the same. Wink
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No problems yet with my

No problems yet with my 17's although i have not fitted my lowering springs or had heavy rear passengers in it.
I have 17"x 7j Wolfrace Katana's with 40mm offset with 5mm rear spacers, 3mm front, although they are not needed at the front but just to match up a bit better.
A 3mm spacer before the beam grind was ok on one side but the rim just touched it on the other so swapped to 5mm.
The rear beam grind is not as drastic as it sounds.
It does'nt weaken anything, it only removed some slight overhang and cleaned up the blobby welding.
Only did it to create a bit more clearance to see if 205 tyres fit and hey presto, they do. They dont stick out from the 7j rim more than the 195's only the side wall is more vertical. Will put a pic in the mod gallery.
I have since got hold of the same 17" alloys but with 35mm offset so will be doing away with spacers.
If your thinking of getting some you will find Wolfrace dont do them in 35mm but only in 40mm. It appears i got some rare old stock.
What we realy need is a 6 or 6.5j rim with a 185 or 195 tyre with the right profile ratio.

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are your arches rolled back?

Hi dave are your arches rolled back? there is a nice set of 17" in halfords for sale 205-40-17 on a 7j wheel 35mm offset for £420 my car is not lowered what do you think? may ask if I could try them first. Cheers stu

If you goto the halfords web site the link isn't working they are the ripspeed atom 17" wheels

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Hi Stu, no mods to the

Hi Stu, no mods to the arches.
I have 195x40x17's Toyo's and they are very expensive compared to 205 tyres. My new rims have cheap but still good 205x40x17 Nankang NS-2's,
You have to be careful with the tyre brand. It seems some stick out more from the rim edge than others.
Jpor has had this trouble, his offset of 35mm should allow perfect fit but the tyres rub inside, but with 5mm spacers they now catch the arch lip.
I would buy alloys from where you can get them to try a few out before you make your mind up.
Just remember you can lesser the offset, IE- 40mm with 5mm spacer = 35mm, but you cant increase it without milling the back off the wheel hub face and thats expensive too. It also makes your bolt hole cups shallower and weakens them.
I originaly went for 100+Jet Black finish in 16x6.5j with 195x45 tyre and they fitted and looked great. The fitter thought a 17" would fit and thats when it all started! I always wanted the "Jap Rising Sun" style alloys and the Wolfrace Katana-2 fits the bill perfectly.

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