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chknhwk
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Re: Question on Offset new
#406900 (Re: 1314) 09/17/03 04:12 AM

I doubt anyone carries Toyo Proxes T1S's or RA1's with the 7.5" wheels. Plus the ones I get will most likely end up being custom so I'm on my own. But these are very good suggestions!!

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Edited by chknhwk (09/17/03 04:13 AM)

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RoadRunner
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Re: Question on Offset new
#409702 (Re: ssmumich00) 09/20/03 06:36 AM

I can probably get away without having to roll the fenders.
The problem is the little part of the fender that sticks out
on the inside of where the bumper meets the wheel well
and mounts to the fender.
I may just cut off the extra metal inside and see what happens.



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Oo.et.oO
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Re: Question on Offset new
#413956 (Re: chknhwk) 09/25/03 05:41 PM

here's mine:

stock svt suspension on an E0

225r45-17 dunlop sp9090s (great tire BTW)
on 17x7 ET45 Mille Miglia Evo5 and i NEVER EVER EVER rub.

i want to go to 18s since this isn't my "performance" setup, but i'm so happy with not rubbing and running 225s.
oh, and i didn't roll the fenders at all even though i do have that huge lip sticking out where the rear bumper meets the fender.

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pupet89440
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Re: Question on Offset new
#424938 (Re: Oo.et.oO) 10/08/03 05:09 AM

So is this coming to a wrap yet. Will it or someone answer the question... "Can I put on a set of 18x7.5 with 42mm offset and not rub, if so what size tires should i get to make it happen?"

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ssmumich00
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Re: Question on Offset new
#427103 (Re: pupet89440) 10/10/03 04:48 PM

I would def go with a 40 series tire for sure. 225 or 215/40.

215 would be the safest bet. Yeah, do that, 215/40. Tirerack has 2-4 tires that meet that criteria as well.

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myfastse
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Re: Question on Offset new
#427145 (Re: pupet89440) 10/10/03 05:41 PM

Originally posted by pupet89440:
So is this coming to a wrap yet. Will it or someone answer the question... "Can I put on a set of 18x7.5 with 42mm offset and not rub, if so what size tires should i get to make it happen?"




I am running a 18" x 7.5" with 47 offset and Have never rubbed with 225/40/18. I personally think you will rub no matter what with that offset. just my .02

I take that back. With my old rims and 2 buddies in the back seat I did rub leaving the jack in the box.

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peepshow
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Re: Question on Offset new
#502118 (Re: ssmumich00) 01/14/04 07:17 PM

Originally posted by ssmumich00:
Here's the answer: if you're supersizing past 215 on a 17 or 18 in rim, TRIM DOWN the sidewall. 1314 is cool with 235/40's because 40's should prevent the rub, but I wanted something meaty to protect my rims and mistakenly got the 225/45's. . .and that's why it rubs only on the right rear.






Bingo! 225/45 yields a sidewall height of 101.25mm. 235/40s yield a sidewall height of 94mm. In this case, it sounds like 7mm made all the difference in what rubs and what doesn't.

Time to start shopping for some 235/40s!

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low10s
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Re: Question on Offset new
#649421 (Re: peepshow) 06/25/04 03:08 AM

so to sum it up, i want to put some 17's on mine. what offset would bring the tire out to the edge of the fender like a BMW. i am looking at 17x7's or 17x7 1/2. thanks

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hmouta
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Re: Question on Offset new
#649464 (Re: low10s) 06/25/04 04:05 AM

well a 42 offset should look good. 45 might give u some rub cuz it'll put it really close to the fender edge. this is for a 7" wide wheel. 7.5 just makes it easier to rub so maybe avoid 45 offset and use 42 or 40

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low10s
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Re: Question on Offset new
#651496 (Re: hmouta) 06/28/04 02:52 AM

thanks for the info. are the REV wheels any good? i have been looking at getting those model 10(40mm offset) or model 1(42 mm offset). but they come with 205/40/17. i would like a 215/45/17. any suggestions. thanks

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