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Old 07-01-2002, 12:28 PM   #1
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Arrow Anyone have +48mm wheels on lowered Legacy GT?

I am looking into buying a new set of 17 inch rims, and as we all know, there are very few wheels available in a +55 or +50 offset. I want to know if people run +48 17 x 7 wheels without rubbing problems on their lowered Legacy GT. Any feedback would be great. Thanks!

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Old 07-01-2002, 12:32 PM   #2
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I just lowered my car and have had no problems running a +48 wheel with 225 AO32R's. I don't know if there is a fender difference between our MY's...but just piping in if it helps.
I used to have a +45 wheel and did not rub and sold them to my friend with a '98 GT and they did rub on his. However at the time my car was not lowered. There may be a slight difference in the width of the fenders...but I'm guessing +48 should be fine. What tire size were you planning on running and what suspension do you have?
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Old 07-01-2002, 01:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the insight tora.

I would be running 215/45/17 tires, as I think they have the largest footprint that will fit in the wheel well. I have Whiteline springs on my GT. Lowered about 2 inches in the front and rear. Soon to be lowered 1.5 inches with new Whiteline rear springs.

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Old 07-01-2002, 01:50 PM   #4
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Jacob,

I have the 17 X 7 B4 wheels w/ +53 offset and 215/45/17 tires. Never had rubbing except one time I had 8 people in my wagon...the right rear rubbed the whole time.

It looks to me that if the wheels were any further out they would definitely rub.

I might go w/ 205/45/17 tire next time.
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Old 07-01-2002, 02:06 PM   #5
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Jacob,

I'm running Konig Tantrums at 17x7 (~+45), Dayton Daytona 225/45ZR, and stock suspension. With two people in the back, I do get rub occasionally in the rears on really off-camber turns. Other than that, they run fine. Just went on a really twisty-turney mountain run yesterday with the San Diego I-Clubbers and they worked beautifully with no scrub anywhere.

I am getting ready to put in the KYB AGXs with Intrax Sport Springs. They're supposed to drop the car 1.5" overall (right at the KYB max drop limit) but others are reporting only a 1.25 front and 1.0 rear drop so I'll have to wait and see.

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Old 07-01-2002, 03:47 PM   #6
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i'm lowered maybe 1.25 inches, and have 17x7", +48mm offset wheels with 215/45-17 kumho's. no rubbing at all, but spring rates are also much stiffer than stock (and the whitelines).
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Old 07-01-2002, 04:23 PM   #7
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I'm running 17x7" UK wheels (+53mm offset) with 215/45-17s. With the DMS Golds on the car (lowered about 1") I didn't have any rubbing problems, and I think there was enough room to be OK with 5mm less offset. If the car was lowered 2", though, I think you'd be pushing it.

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Old 07-01-2002, 04:42 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. My current wheels are +50 offset and they never rub. But, I think I want another set, and very few are available in a 50-55 offset. I may have to try 48mm just to get a style I am happy with.

Any suggestions of 17x7inch rims with an acceptable offset that are reasonably priced? Thanks!

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Old 07-01-2002, 06:00 PM   #9
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Jacob, I'm running Rota Subzeros. They've got a +48 and a bit of dish to them, I think they look pretty cool and they are reasonable and fairly light as well. Unfortunately my tires weigh a tonne, but I'm sure you'll get something lighter. After this auto-x season I will replace the Advan's with some FM901's, Falkens or Kumhos.
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Old 07-01-2002, 07:15 PM   #10
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My car isn't lowered, but I think I could drop my car an inch and a half and the tires wouldn't rub. Clearance from the fenderwell seems to be pretty generous with the stock suspension. I'm running 17"x7.5" +48mm Subzeros with 215/45/17 Kumhos.

I think CRAZY KEN is running some pretty big wheels on his lowered car...
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Old 07-01-2002, 08:50 PM   #11
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i've got +48mm rims w/215/45/17's and i do rub. i had to shave a bit from the fender and now it only rubs a little when i'm carrying a full load.
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Old 07-01-2002, 11:57 PM   #12
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jacob,
My brother is thinking of selling his team dynamic rims.. while they are chrome, they would look sweet as hell powder coated. IF you are interested let me know and ill talk to him.... it may be convient as we are in the same state

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Old 07-02-2002, 09:11 AM   #13
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Wink 17" rims and lowered not slammed!



Volk LE37K 17x7.5 (48mm offset) with Toyo Proxes T1-S 215/45ZR17
No rubbing ever since I shaved the inner lip of the fender
Haven't been to an auto-x yet...that would be the ultimate test!

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Old 07-02-2002, 10:29 AM   #14
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FHI Ver 5/H&R Sprot Springs
17X7 +47 Wheels
215 45 17 Pirelli P7000 Super Sports

Rubbed like Crazy around corners in the rear with one person in the back.

Don't forget to look at tire size as this is a huge factor in whether or not your combination will rub. Specifically section width and tread width. I am lowered just as low as the H&Rs with my current ground control setup and have no rubbing problems with 17x7 +50 wheels and Sumitomo HTR-ZII 205 50 17.

Comparison:

Sumitomo
Section Width - 8.3"
Tread Width - 7.2"
Diameter - 25"

Pirelli (Rubbed like Crazy)
Section Width - 8.5"
Tread Width - Not Available
Diameter - 24.8"
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Old 07-02-2002, 12:45 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info. That really helps!

TGycageL0002:

Thanks for the offer of your brother's wheels, but I already have a set of 17x7 Team Dynamics Motorsport rims in Anthracite. They do look good on my black legacy, but I think I want a change.

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Old 07-02-2002, 12:53 PM   #16
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jacobhorn - if you're going all the way to a +48mm get the 17x7.5" wheel, at least you can use the offset to your advantage then.

I'm going to experiment with milling a +48mm ->+50mm and seeing how they stand up (I hope they won't get busted).
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Old 07-03-2002, 04:31 PM   #17
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Let me know how it turns out.
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