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Old 05-02-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default anyone got 17x7.5 rims with +40 offset or close to that?

I know this should be in the tire/rims forum but there isn't much traffic in there. I'm thinking about getting rims that had a +40 offset. Do you guys think i might be asking for trouble?
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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That is quite as ways off from the stock 53 mm offset. It could be trouble.
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:44 AM   #3
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It could be trouble if u wanna lower your ride 2+inchs and it also depends on the spec of tires u getting. U wanna stay as close as 48+ to 53+ on your offset so your fender won't rub and your wheels won't stick out. Hey but I am running a 38+ offset on mine right now with stock height, the drive seems to be fine with no rubbing or such. The thing with the 38+ or 40+ offset tho, the wheels does stick out a little bit. Therefore, if u plan to do a huge drop on your rex, u REALLY want to stick with the least 48+ offset so u don't rub under aggressive driving. Hope that help. Late. (BTW, I don't plan to drop my ride just yet cause of the lip and the bearable tire gap; and sometimes u just don't find the rims u like in the right offset.. )

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Old 05-03-2003, 08:56 AM   #4
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There was another thread about this and someone was saying it could put extra stress on your wheel bearings too.
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:37 PM   #5
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Not "could put extra stress on your wheel bearings," but will. The car will also steer and handle differently. It will be dartier, and require more tending to the steering. Plus, a +40 offset will look goofy, IMHO.

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Old 05-04-2003, 04:56 PM   #6
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I run a +33 offset in the front and a +43 offset in the rear, with 17x7.5" wheels.

Wheel bearings are still fine, after 50 some odd thousand miles...

No problems with rubbing... I run over 3 degrees of negative camber in the front and over 2 degrees in the rear.
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