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Old 05-11-2013, 04:17 AM   #1934
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Originally Posted by foolycooly View Post
A bit of a different question:

I'm picking up a set of used 245/40/17 star specs and am going to grab some cheaper drag wheels to have as a dedicated autocross set. I know i'll need an 8" wheel, but my choices in offset in the style I'm looking at are +47 and +35. I wouldn't anticipate having fitment issues with either of these offsets on my stock suspension, but can anyone provide a recommendation from an aesthetic/performance standpoint?

Star specs run wide, so I would personally run a 9 inch wheel with 245's, but that is purely preference.

As for fitment, I just mounted up some BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2's in 245/40/17, on 17x9 +35 RPF1's. These tires run wide, and are very square like the Star Specs.

So far after about 100 miles I have no rubbing, and my fenders are not rolled (also stock suspension). To be honest, after I mounted them I thought I would have to roll based on how far they stuck out .. but I think the smaller overall diameter is what saved me. I think if I was lowered at all I would need to roll the rears though.

Regarding aesthetics .. that is all preference really. The +35's look about the same as Delphi's car in post #1918 (the WRB with white wheels).
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