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Old 12-15-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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hey guys im looking into getting some new wheels.

im torn between linea corse lemans that are 18 by 8.5 with offset 45 and rota grids that are 17 by 9 with offset 42.






my car doesnt look anything like this anymore thank god but im still lowered the same height.

im lowered on tein flex coils and am rather low. im on 17 by 7.5 wheels right now and rub on tight turns.

now to the question

i was wondering if i can put on 17 by 9s without fender problems or even 18 by 8.5s without any fender problems?

the quicker i get help the quicker i can get rid of my fast and furious color scheme soo please lemme know guys!!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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depends on the offset.
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #3
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18x8.5 Linea Corse Lemans - Hyper Black (5x100/e45/73)

for the lemans


17x9 Rota Grid - Hyper Black (5x100/e42/73)

for the grids


soo 45 for the first and 42 for the second i believe?
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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i vote for 18s, because they look better, but 18s in that style will look like 17s, so its up to personal preference.

8.5 +45 is easier to fit than a wider, lower offset wheel.

this is 18x9 +42, -2 degrees of camber.

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Old 12-16-2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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i vote for 18s, because they look better, but 18s in that style will look like 17s, so its up to personal preference.

8.5 +45 is easier to fit than a wider, lower offset wheel.

this is 18x9 +42, -2 degrees of camber.


i want the 18s more then the 17s anyway so thats good . but will i have to worry about rolling or pulling fenders at all?? or would i need a chamber kit or something like that?
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #6
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what size tire do you plan on using?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
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If you are already rubbing on 17x7.5s you are going to need to do some serious alignment/height/fender changes to fit those. What offset on the 7.5s?
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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if you keep it within a reasonable tire choice, you wont have to roll or pull.

235/40, maybe a wide fitting 245/40.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #9
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soo im defiantly going 18 by 8.5 so what size tires and brand would you guys suggest?

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #10
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just found out imma need a 8mm spacer in the front which is perfectly fine to me. even with the spacer will i be fine when it comes to fender rolling and pulling?
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:25 PM   #11
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i would like to order em soon soo help me out guys!!

so basically im asking 18 by 8.5 with 45 offset be fine for me if i get two 8mm spacers??
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #12
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Get the wheel and tire combo you want them build your bodywork around it. GL.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #13
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If you rub with what you have now, you're gonna rub more with either of those wheels.

IMHO, I wouldn't get those wheels if they need those spacers.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #14
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If you rub with what you have now, you're gonna rub more with either of those wheels.
not nessicarily true. I rub 100% more when I swap on stock wheels + tires. not sure why.
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not nessicarily true. I rub 100% more when I swap on stock wheels + tires. not sure why.
They are probably taller.
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