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07-20-2019 02:11 PM
twcom I will be moving up in wheel size again to 215/45 17 on the rear. I will move the 205/40 17s up front. I wont look to zero camber until the 215/45s are mounted. I believe they will fit ok as so far the largest diameter tire I have had back there was a 195/60 15 as part of the best riding for comfort set up I have had on the car. that was with 195/50 15s up front. The real kicker with that set up was rear rims on the front. front rims on the rear. It put the tire track almost even front and rear.


Here was that set up. Still lots of fender room.



Tire comparison seems like the 215/45 17 will be only very slightly taller.


I haven't seen my new head lights yet but shop repairing my Smart hasn't reported any issues.
07-03-2019 04:51 AM
dhlairbusb4 Rear spacers I do plan on, at least for now. I like the way it looks, with just the front spacers, and the zero camber.
I was thinking of different wheels, but this mod changed my mind.
Thanks for the words, or as I like to say... the "smartie. "
That is my version of a complement, or attaboy, like, praise... or "Hey man, nice wheels."
07-02-2019 07:52 PM
1983JZR3W Your car is looking really good. I have 20mm spacers on the front of mine. Yours are just a bit over 25mm, if they are one inch wide. Do you plan on rear spacers?
07-02-2019 06:30 AM
jimvw57 Looking good!!
07-02-2019 05:05 AM
dhlairbusb4 The headlight replacement is complete, also the gear shift motor cleaning, tranny fluid xchange, clutch actuator clean and lube, temp air box install, zero rear wheel camber fix, and finally the front wheel spacers installed. Pics attached! its shifting much better, and seems the handling is improved with the wider front wheel track. I still have to take it out on the highway, but do not anticipate any issues.
06-28-2019 03:30 PM
dhlairbusb4 1" with the original front wheels. Looks to be plenty of room.
06-28-2019 02:55 PM
1983JZR3W What size front wheel spacers do you plan to use?
06-28-2019 04:14 AM
dhlairbusb4 THANK YOU...THANKYOU...THANKYOU
Everyone on this site has been great, the advice here is spot on.
The headlight install is done, partially removing the fenders and front was not that hard
and really provided the access to do the job.
Any body need an old set of lights.... ?
Next project... front wheel spacers. Then the transmission motor cleaning and fluid change.
Will post some before and after pics soon.
06-27-2019 04:53 PM
beakyboy The high beam projector lamp mounting is broken within the assembly. It can't be fixed. A new after market assembly can be had for around $150. R&R is a ***** because one mounting bolt is behind the fender which must be removed as well as the front facia. I've read that you may be able to remove said bolt without the fender delete - but? Look at youtube.
06-24-2019 06:33 AM
jimvw57 I believe there are 3 screws holding the housing in place, no rivets. You may have to remove the upper fender screw for more flex of the fender, but I don't think so.
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