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1993 LS400 - alloy wheels & suspension questions

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Hello guys,

I have just purchased a set of alloys and I just want to ask if they will fit without any problems.

The car is a 1993 LS400 and the wheels are 8.5x19 with a 40ET offset for the front and 10x19 with a 45ET offset for the rear.  I want the car to drive well (everyday use) and still maintain a level of comfort.  I also want to change the suspension to BC coilovers with a very small drop in height just so it looks right. 

My concern is will this set up be possible and will I need to roll the arches in case of rubbing? It's an expensive way to find out if it's not going to work.

Many thanks

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I'm sure someone will appear to advise you accordingly

BUT my thoughts are simple really, Lexus spent several £ billion to make your Ls400 model, the very very first  Lexus, the very best car in it's class ( and more )  some 30+ years ago

and with I believe 195/60/15 ? tyres , wheels and brakes to match .... Dunlop even produced the specific tyre for this car too, the DZ8 ?

not sure I would be changing what was in it's day " perfection "

just my twopenny worth

Malc

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I have 93/94 series two, I would just stay with the supplied 16" and spend the money on the best tyres

Don't forget the car is twenty odd years old

My twopennorth also

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The Wheels on my '93 are 45 offset. 

You may (?) have a problem with 40 offset - click on my photo to see what nice OEM Lexus wheels 16 inch look like - Mine are Borbet possibly from an IS200

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Thank you for the replies.

I appreciate everyone has different tastes.  I actually have 16" mk4 alloys on the car at the moment and a set of 17" DHP alloys in the garage which I may use as winter wheels.

runsgrateasanut - your car is just like mine and in the same colour - can I ask where you sourced the clear side repeaters on the wing?

It would be great to get a site that shows you what wheel sizes/offsets work with each car.  I know there are a few wheel fitment guides online, but finding ones that cater for aftermarket wheels and different (perhaps unusual/rare) sizes would be great.  I have already purchased my new wheels and I have attached an image below.

 

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For me the DHP are the very best looking wheels the LS400 has had.  Not the easiest wheel to get a good priced tyre for though.

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33 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

For me the DHP are the very best looking wheels the LS400 has had.  Not the easiest wheel to get a good priced tyre for though.

Very true!

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On 9/6/2019 at 6:54 PM, oldgoldlex said:

runsgrateasanut - your car is just like mine and in the same colour - can I ask where you sourced the clear side repeaters on the wing?

 

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Then your Car is Sandstone Beige.

I sourced the Clear indicators from ebay.com in the U.S. and they were s/hand. Can't recall what I paid.

Ooops Edit,  sorry the Side Repeaters are for an MR2. They are slightly different size and so you need to fiddle with the aperture to make them fit. I used the original Rubber backing rather than what came with the new repeaters.

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Just glanced and MR2 repeaters at £21.99 these may be the same as I don't recall spending that amount.  ?? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-HILUX-SURF-92-95-CRYSTAL-CLEAR-SIDE-REPEATERS-93/282735662312?hash=item41d45bd4e8:g:0A0AAMXQoiJRgL9y

 

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On 9/6/2019 at 10:45 AM, ROYT said:

I have 93/94 series two, I would just stay with the supplied 16"

yes, my 1994 car was a Mk2 and 16" but my 1992 car was a Mk1 at 15" .....  I don't know when, if in 1993,  it might have changed over

Malc

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On 9/8/2019 at 12:13 PM, runsgrateasanut said:

Just glanced and MR2 repeaters at £21.99 these may be the same as I don't recall spending that amount.  ?? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-HILUX-SURF-92-95-CRYSTAL-CLEAR-SIDE-REPEATERS-93/282735662312?hash=item41d45bd4e8:g:0A0AAMXQoiJRgL9y

 

Thank you.

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