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Old 03-12-2018, 09:34 PM   #3445
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I've seen lots of people recommending 17x7.5 et45 but am confused since that would poke 6mm further than my stock Detroits, and it doesn't seem that far from flush now (stock suspension). I really don't want to poke, so should I be sticking with something closer to the OG ET51?
I run 17x8 et45 with 245s for my Summers and they don't poke but the tire is pretty much flush with the fender. My winter setup is 18x8 et45 and tucks a tiny bit in the front and back. Honestly idk who has been recommending 17x7.5 et 45 since X x 8 et45 is the universal recommend daily driver wheel setup.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:58 PM   #3446
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Thanks for the reply. Saw the 7.5/ET45 in a couple threads I can dig up again if anyone's that interested.
Wouldn't the 8/et45 poke ~12.4mm more than the stock 7.5/et51? I guess I need to eyeball some more with the tape measure.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:15 PM   #3447
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Thanks for the reply. Saw the 7.5/ET45 in a couple threads I can dig up again if anyone's that interested.
Wouldn't the 8/et45 poke ~12.4mm more than the stock 7.5/et51? I guess I need to eyeball some more with the tape measure.
Yea it move towards the outside of the fender more but it doesn't poke past the fender what so ever.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:40 PM   #3448
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Looking into getting Solowerks Coilovers. I'm currently on H&R Super Sports with 18x8.5 ET45 Wheels and 225/40r18 tire. Fenders are not rolled, but I have done the fender screw mod. I'm wanting to go about a 0.5" lower, so about a 2" drop all around. Will a roll be needed for the fronts? Will 215/40r18 prevent me from having to roll, if the 225s will not fit?
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:37 PM   #3449
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Going from 18x8, ET42 225/40/18 to 19x8.5, ET47 235/35/19 and lowered on PSS10's.
Any problems with this?
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:39 AM   #3450
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:39 AM   #3451
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Going from 18x8, ET42 225/40/18 to 19x8.5, ET47 235/35/19 and lowered on PSS10's.
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Should be fine
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:59 PM   #3452
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Because they seem to have decent reviews. I'm in college and don't have a much of a budget. I will change them once I graduate, but I do not like my ride height atm.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:59 PM   #3453
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Going from 18x8, ET42 225/40/18 to 19x8.5, ET47 235/35/19 and lowered on PSS10's.
Any problems with this?


I rubbed like crazy. Same specs. Same coils. Had my fenders widened and rolled, rears just a little shaved on the inside by my body guy. Running about -2 camber all the way around also.


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Old 04-24-2018, 10:31 PM   #3454
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Because they seem to have decent reviews. I'm in college and don't have a much of a budget. I will change them once I graduate, but I do not like my ride height atm.
I got a set of fk's for 500 Canadian. They do the job man. Not everyone can spend 1000+

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I rubbed like crazy. Same specs. Same coils. Had my fenders widened and rolled, rears just a little shaved on the inside by my body guy. Running about -2 camber all the way around also.
Lol, .... I run -2 all round too and my car isn't even lowered.
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