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Old 12-29-2011, 04:45 PM   #29
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fuaaark wrong thread
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:35 PM   #30
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Anything from upper 30's to upper 40's will work. Are you looking for the wheel to be flush with the fender, or just poke out some more than stock?
I dont have much of a choice with the offset. The wheels just comes like that from tire rack. I am not looking to poke out at all. Flush or close to flush is what I would like. I would rather be on the conservative side and then get spacers if I wanted / needed. I have experience with spacers (H&R) and I don mind them at all.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #31
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so I wonder if that offset will give me what I want more or less.

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Old 12-30-2011, 01:18 AM   #32
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Either way you're fine. The result will poke about 15mm more than your stock wheels, which should be just about flush. Should be a good set up.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:22 AM   #33
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Either way you're fine. The result will poke about 15mm more than your stock wheels, which should be just about flush. Should be a good set up.
Great thank you that is what I wanted to hear.
I am rotating my stock wheels tomorrow so I get to see how soon before I need tires. It makes sense to order a wheel and tire package now and just have them sitting in my garage for a few months?

do you know if the stock tires will fit on a 8.5" wheel?
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:19 AM   #34
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They will indeed. 18 inch tires will fit on any 18 inch wheel.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #35
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:53 PM   #36
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Either way you're fine. The result will poke about 15mm more than your stock wheels, which should be just about flush. Should be a good set up.
Whoops, this would be true with a 8.5" wheel. You'd poke about 10mm, not 15.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:06 PM   #37
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Whoops, this would be true with a 8.5" wheel. You'd poke about 10mm, not 15.

Sorry these are the spec for the wheels I would like to get:
I think I was giving you mistaken informaton.

18x8
Offset: 48mm
Backspacing: 6.41" Bolt Pattern: 5-112
Rec. Tire Size:225/40-18
Weight: 22.0lbs.

When you say poke, you just mean the wheels is moving towards the fender side not necessarily sticking out past the fender correct? I do not want to stick past the fender.
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Yeah, just mean moving outward, sorry about that.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:22 PM   #39
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Yeah, just mean moving outward, sorry about that.
I am also looking at these:
BBS CO (cheaper)
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Offset: 44mm
Backspacing: 6.22" Bolt Pattern: 5-112
Rec. Tire Size:225/40-18

These have more offset correct? There is a 7mm difference from stock which means the wheel will poke 7mm more than stock?
what is the largest offset I can run to not stick past the fender. The idea for the is to be able to tuck the wheels during hard cornering (think autoX or track)

Thank you for all your help. I guess what is really important to know is the distance from the face of the hub to the inner side of the fenders, then work it out on paper.
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You got it!, but don't forget to add the added poke from the width change, which is a quarter of an inch (about 6mm) so it'd poke out 13mm from stock. On an 8" wheel, you could get away with anything above 38 I think.
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1/4" because that is 1/4" on each side of the wheel
Essentially (Δ width) / 2) + (Δ offset) = Final Wheel Poke.

Man you have been of great help. Do we know the distance from the hub to the inner side of the fender by any chance? - IF not ill try to my best to determine it when I go install my mudflaps this weekend.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #42
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1/4" because that is 1/4" on each side of the wheel
Essentially (Δ width) / 2) + (Δ offset) = Final Wheel Poke.

Man you have been of great help. Do we know the distance from the hub to the inner side of the fender by any chance? - IF not ill try to my best to determine it when I go install my mudflaps this weekend.
I just put on some 17x8 ET45 with 245/40's and my tires are right at flush with my fenders (my fronts are actually poking a slight bit, I might get my fenders rolled and pushed out just a bit to match)
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