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Old 02-21-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
DexteRS
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Default Wheel selection for my 08 2.5i sedan

Hi, please don't yell at me. I tried searching and doing research in stickies, but a lot of the info is outdated, not complete, or not always specific. Or I'm too much of a newb to understand what is being said.

I'm looking at 17x8 rpf1 wheels. The sticky suggests +43-47 offset or "within sighting distance". Well, these wheels are +38, so is that close enough? Or I'm I going to eat up my wheel bearings?

Second, I'm on stock suspension with everything. I'm getting sway bars in the spring, and that will be it. Will this be okay fitment wise? I didn't think I need to even ask about rubbing or anything. I read that when I get the car aligned I should ask for max negative camber on the stock camber bolts as well(I understand this is next to 0, but i should still do as much as I can with the stock camber bolts). I'm not sure if this camber theory works for both front and back.

Lastly, I realized I have the tpms this winter when the light went on during -Fahrenheit temperatures, I didn't even realize I had tpms on my stock steelies. I don't know if the rpf1s will just not have them, or if they can be added. I read there are both valve sensors, or sensors that get mounted on the center ring of the wheel. I don't quite understand this area.

Anyway, the purpose of this car is strictly a daily driver that's a little more fun to drive and more responsive. I'd appreciate any help, I understand if I don't get any. I'll keep trying on my own.

Thank you!
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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The tpms can be swapped over to your new wheels. As far as bearings go, you'll be just fine with a 38 offset. Allignment shouldn't be an issue for you either. A good shop will know what to do with the setup you bring them
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