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Old 07-05-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default how much work needs to be done to fit 18x8.5 +31mm

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Im driving a 06 rex. 5x100 and got a deal for the new Advan RSD. There isnt much offset to play with for 5x100. So, im trying to see if i can do a spacer that converts my 100 to 114.3 for the new wheels.
Apart from that, do i need to run alot of neg camber to fit 8.5s +31mm? I'll prolly run 235/40 rubbers on them. Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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you can run that setup on stock suspension. if any thing you might want to roll your fenders but that can be done after you throw them on if needed. im runnin 18x9.5 on 235/40s on stock suspension and i have a little rub but besides that no issues.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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There's about 20mm between +53 225s and the rear fender well from my experience. You're at 22mm less offset and 5mm further tire so I'd say you have to roll the rear fenders about 7mm which is borderline for requiring a pull too. Fronts may need minor work but shouldn't be that bad.

31 offset is really not a good idea for these cars btw...
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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I have 18x8.5 with 245/40/18 and I had to roll my finders in the rear. Mine are +35 offset.
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camber?
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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I run 18x8.5, +30 and it took a lot of work to make them fit.
Roll in the front, cut in the rear, and a bit of camber. The biggest issue though was the conflict between the wheels, ALK, and APS intake and fmic. You can't fit it all.



As for the guy running stock suspension and 18x9.5, why bother?
Looks like it's half complete, and you'll never be able to drop it without the massive effort to make it all fit.
Then again, you're running 235 on a 9.5" rim, so you're obviously not in it for the performance...
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When it comes down to it, you can get lots of 8.5" wide options with plenty of offset and run 255 wide tires with relatively little headache. 265 on the GD is a real headache regardless of rim and 8.5" wide is sufficient for 255 wide. Thus, if you're getting 255 wide, any wider than 8.5" rim, especially with a lower offset, is really just shooting yourself in the foot for fitment just to look cooler.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:27 AM   #8
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i actually plan on running 235s.
Else, what camber am i looking at? I dont slam my car though. Following the rule of thumb of 14/13.5 inch from the centre hub for a balance between performance and looks.
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