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Old 08-01-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Here is the deal. I'm lookin for New wheels but I have no clue on the right offset. I've looked all over the place but I still can't find what I'm looking for. Right now I have 18x7.5 wheels with a 47 offset. I'm pretty low and those are close to rubbing.
My question is what is the perfect off set to run a 17x9 wheel. Thinking like rota grids or xxr 522's but my mind has not been made up yet. Just lookin for the right offset........ Thanks
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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ya need some 17x9 +25's

perfect
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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Thanks Scotty!! Will I need to roll my fenders at all?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:01 AM   #4
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Hahaha.



The offset you want on a 17x9 is +44. Cheers.

Youll almost definitely have to roll the rears. Maybe a slight pull there too.

Maybe roll the fronts depending on how low you're looking to sit. Definitely no need to pull the fronts.

This is all variable depending on tire size and suspension type.


For me I rolled all 4 corners and did a very tiny pull in the rear to gain about another 3mm or so clearance. As it turns out I didn't actually have to roll my fronts until I plopped brembos on and had to use a 10mm spacer for my wheel of choice to clear the brembos.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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i think rota do a grid or DPT in +42 that fits as well.

but you don't want anything less than that.

p.s next time, there is a wheel fitment thread at the top of this forum, and a search button as well as google. use them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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Thanks Scotty!! Will I need to roll my fenders at all?

sorry d0000d....i was foolin

and ya want +42 - +44 and ya gonna need camber bolts for the back and a roll and maybe a bit of a pull

they arent gonna just bolt up....and think 235/40's
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why buy 9" wide wheels to only run a 235? that seems like a waste to me. I woudlnt run less than a 245, preferably a 255. Why buy a wider heavier wheel if your not going to use it for more rubber? its just gonna look silly and hurt performance with added weight.

i ran rota dpt 17x9 w/ 255/40/17s for about 3 months before i sold them. i coudlnt take it anymore, the car lost all its nimbleness, lost acceleration and braking capabilities, gained exit ramp traction. Swapped back to my STI BBS and coudlnt be happier. Despite being skinnier, they are much lighter, these cars just dont like rotating mass.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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Hmmm now u have me thinking about Gettin sumtin a little bit smaller.... I deffiently like the style of a grid. But maybe sumtin a little bit skinnier... Thanks for all the info guys. Maybe just do 17x8 or sumtin like that
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I run 17x9 et42 wheels with 255/40R17 tires on my lowered bug eye without rubbing. Fenders rolled.
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Sum tin?
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I run 17x9 et42 wheels with 255/40R17 tires on my lowered bug eye without rubbing. Fenders rolled.
How low are you?? How's your clearance in the rear??
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why buy 9" wide wheels to only run a 235? that seems like a waste to me. I woudlnt run less than a 245, preferably a 255. Why buy a wider heavier wheel if your not going to use it for more rubber? its just gonna look silly and hurt performance with added weight.

i ran rota dpt 17x9 w/ 255/40/17s for about 3 months before i sold them. i coudlnt take it anymore, the car lost all its nimbleness, lost acceleration and braking capabilities, gained exit ramp traction. Swapped back to my STI BBS and coudlnt be happier. Despite being skinnier, they are much lighter, these cars just dont like rotating mass.


SWEETIE...when ya really learn what ya doin, come back and talk to me about all this
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YOUR issue was gearing with the wrong size tires on the car...way too tall

and if it were ME it would be a nice light 17x8 with a 235/40 and done
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How low are you?? How's your clearance in the rear??

Rainy Day by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr

Clearance is enough.
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^is that just a roll behind the rear arches or is it pulled out to them? or cut?

looks good. i havnt seen your car since the wrb mysubiemobile
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Actually my car is a terrible example now that you mention that. My rear quarters are cut and rewelded 10mm wider.

HOWEVER, Ive fit the same wheels/tires onto other GDs with jet a simple roll. Cars were on coil overs, with -1 to -1.5* camber.
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nice. i plan on doing that to mine as well to fit some fat slicks for auto x....one of these days
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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Good question. I was thinking of getting 17x9's for a set of hoosiers but wasn't sure on how wide I would go for the tires if I'm on rce yellows and tokico d-specs.
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