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Corolla 6th Generation (1988-1992) Specific discussion of the AE92

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American Racing Vector wheels on an AE92 coupe?

So I'm looking around for some wheels to replace the stock alloys on my '90 GT-S. The Watanabes, Volk TE37 / Rota Grids, and steelies that everyone runs are nice looking. Especially the Watanabes. But that's the problem with them, they look so right on these cars that almost everyone uses them. They're kinda played out.
So I want something different but still fitting for this style.

I really dig the Vectors from American Racing



Current production is only available in 15" diameter, which I think should be fine for the AE92. Would have preferred a 14" but those haven't been made in awhile and can be tough to find with the correct bolt pattern.
AR doesn't make a 4x100 bolt pattern in the 15", but they do make blanks so I can have it drilled to fit my car.

I think their style fits the AE92 well, and the fact that they are typically only associated with American muscle cars and the drilling work needed to fit them to the Corolla, it should be a pretty unique choice.

What are your guy's thoughts on these? You think 15" might be too big for this body style with a moderate, DD-capable drop? Not typically a fan of huge blingy wheels.

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I'm looking for 15x9" with +45mm offset. Is that available in your custom-drilling for 4x100?
Also what is weight in that size?

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Don't think they make a 15x9" Not currently anyway.
Closest they have is a 15x8.5 with 6mm offset. Or 15x7 with 0 offset.Tire Rack says it's 18lbs for the 7" and 21 for the 8.5"
here's their site so you can see the specs of the ones they offer now.
http://www.americanracing.com/wheelS...61/vn47-vector

Ofcourse i gotta figure out if either of the available widths will even fit the car. Not crazy about rolling or cutting the fenders so if I can install them without messing with the fenders, that'd be great.
The wheel size calculator is showing me thatt he 7" wheel will sit 64mm further out than stock and the 8.5" will sit 77mm further out.
The 7" still has the nice deep-dish look that I want and being a couple pounds lighter, I might just go with that. To have less fitment issues.
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There is absolutely no way those wheels will work without atleast rolling the fenders. The rear wheels are the biggest issue with AE92s. My conservative wheel situation of 15X6.5" +40mm offset rubbed horribly until I rolled the fenders (yes it's lowered, but stiff spring rates compensate). If you want to ditch those OE wheels, 95% chance you'll be investing in a fender roller.

Bad news aside, those really are some nice ass looking wheels. Make sure a reputable person drills them out if you go that route. Your margin of error is thin. Only other issue I see is weight. These cars aren't fast, so keeping unsprung weight at a minimum will benefit you hugely. My wheels are 16lbs and I'd like to shave a few lbs if I could. Good luck!




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Too bad, those wheels will never fit. The most we can get away with is 25-30mm poke-out from stock with fender rolling.
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Aww damn you're right. After checking the fitment calculators and doing some measurements, you're right. Not even close.
i saw some AE86s running the 14" versions. So thought it might work.

But they look so good. Who doesn't want their Corolla to look like the General Lee? Just an orange paint job and a big Confederate flag on the roof and you're all set. LOL

The other option is Einkei J-Speeds in 15x7. Tire Rack's website shows them as a match for the AE92. Not as good looking as the Vectors but still nice. Atleast they have the right bolt pattern so saves me the hassle of drilling them.

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Aww damn you're right. After checking the fitment calculators and doing some measurements, you're right. Not even close.
i saw some AE86s running the 14" versions. So thought it might work.
Yeah it sucks AE86 wheel & offset situation is hugely different than ours. You can almost never refer 4 lug RWD platforms to FWD 4 lug platforms.

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The other option is Einkei J-Speeds in 15x7
Oh yeah Jspeeds are nice. They have a nice time period correct look for these cars. Even those wheels are going to require fender rolling however. Why are you so opposed to the idea of fender rolling?



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I had some Tom's New Action (hard to find) long ago that I used on MR2's and an AE92..... great wheels, they use a FWD offset, but the way they're built they give a dished look..... if you can find something like that, then it's unique and gives a good look (with some rarity):


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