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Old 12-31-2006, 03:31 AM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? I need your help with my offset

I read through several threads but I am still confused. I have an 05 WRX with TEIN Flex coilovers (set to medium stiffness all around) and lowered (there is about an inch gap between the top of the tire and the fender). I currently have 18*7.5 50mm offset rims and I have never had any issues. I am looking at a new set of rims that are 18*7.5 42mm offset.

My questions are: will I have rubbing issues when taking turns and how quickly will I damage my wheel bearings? Are there any other issues that I might have? Should I give up on these rims and look for something with a better offset? Thanks in advance for any info or recommendations.
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Look for something else.
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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Depends 100% on your tire size and ride height. Pointless to 'upgrade' your current setup to the same size wheels. With the proper offset you can run 245s, easy...with a 42 offset you will be limiting your options.
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I am not really looking to upgrade, I want to change the look of my car. I would probably run 225/40/18 on the rim since that is what I currently have. I would have a seperate set of rims for when I am looking for performance. After talking with several other people it seems that I just need to give up on these rims.

The rims in question are the G-Games Wolf 1 piece since I can not seem to find anyone that carries the 2 piece in the 50mm offset, it appears that Rays no longer makes this rim so Discount Tire is not able to order them anymore. Does anyone know of a similar rim that has the right offset and has a polished lip?
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Look at your car and see what 8mm less clearance will give you then.
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:20 PM   #7
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I think looking for something else in a better offset is a good idea. For years I ran 18x7.5 +48 Rotas with 225/40-18 tires, and they fit perfect.
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