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Does anyone on here have experience with Ruf Racing 278 wheels? I live in the UK and am looking at getting a set of 19's but want to be sure they are ok before they start their long trip from the US.

I would apreciate any opinions.
 

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I'm assuming you mean RUF as in the Porsche tuner, in that case I don't think anyone is running RUF wheels on a Supra. I'd be very suprised to see somebody. Although there is 3000GT guys running Saleen wheels. Why not look into HRE, CCW, Volk, and other applications that have worked well with the Supra in the past?
 

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These are the wheels that I plan on getting when I get money. I think there's a couple guys running them on a Supra, not sure about in 19s though...
 

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RossoCorsaItaly said:
I'm assuming you mean RUF as in the Porsche tuner, in that case I don't think anyone is running RUF wheels on a Supra. I'd be very suprised to see somebody. Although there is 3000GT guys running Saleen wheels. Why not look into HRE, CCW, Volk, and other applications that have worked well with the Supra in the past?
No he is not talking about Ruf the porsche tuner, is RUFF wheels totally different companies.

I run the 279s on my supra and I love them! I get compliments every day and I wouldn't change them for anything... here is a pic..



Let me know if you need a set, I'm good friends with the dealer for the US and I can get you a great deal.

Jim.
 

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No he is not talking about Ruf the porsche tuner, is RUFF wheels totally different companies.

I run the 279s on my supra and I love them! I get compliments every day and I wouldn't change them for anything... here is a pic..


Let me know if you need a set, I'm good friends with the dealer for the US and I can get you a great deal.

Jim.
Thanks for clearing that up, the "Ruf" spelling mixed me up although I've never heard of Ruff. Your Supra looks real nice though!
 

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From what I understand though, the ruffs they sell on ebay are exactly that, a ebay selling wheel. Not sure how strong they are when they hit the potholes. I had Volks on my supra and they took the occasional pot hole very well with no bends. They do look sweet though.
 

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94Silver said:
No he is not talking about Ruf the porsche tuner, is RUFF wheels totally different companies.

I run the 279s on my supra and I love them! I get compliments every day and I wouldn't change them for anything... here is a pic..



Let me know if you need a set, I'm good friends with the dealer for the US and I can get you a great deal.

Jim.
Cheers mate, i will let you know. Lovely looking Supra that.
 

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wow, MORE!!
 

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those are 18s. I didnt want to run rubberband tires or have to roll...turns out i will have to roll fender anyway...
 

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Oh right, what offset are they then? was going to get 35 front and 35 rear, not sure if it would foul the arches though.
 

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I have been told they come in ET (offset) 20, 35,and 45. I am not sure which would be the best to get to be honest. :scratch:
 

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The 279 ruff wheels, do they come in different offset or they are all +20?

How is +20 fit on the stock suspention? Any issues?
 

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You use a +35 in the rear (they come with a huge lip) and the rear fits perfect after the fender lip is ground down (on cars lowered a decent amount below stock). A +20 is used in the front and they sit about 3/4-1" away from the caliper. A +28 or possibly a +30 would be optimal in the front, but they don't make it. A +20 fits fine, but if you like a slammed ride they will rub the plastic inner fenders on the outside (side closer to fender edge). A +28 would bring them closer to the to the caliper and therefore bring it in towards the inner fender causing it to clear the edge of the inner plastic fender (the lowest point).

The +20 and +35 is the only available combo you can use with no spacers.

If you want perfect fit, buy a spacer and longer (arp) wheel studs for the front and go with the available +35 (brings the wheel closer). An 8-10mm or so spacer will bring them back out to clear the caliper while still keeping it close. Remember the higher the offset the closer the wheel.

When I say "perfect fit", I mean having your car slammed with no rubbing. These wheels look awesome for the money, and especially when you paint them black (shown above). My friend had coilovers on his supra, so we raised the coilovers from being bottomed out and the car tucking (tein basic)..back up about 7 threads all the way around. It still has a mean stance either way.

He runs a 245/40/18 in the front (should have went 35 series I think), and a 285/35/18 in the rear. You could go with a 295 in the rear and it would not buldge, but we didn't grind his inner lip yet.

-Corey
 
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