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Old 11-30-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question 18x8, 42offset rub on 02 wagon?

basically what the title is, I'm lookin at TSW Tsunami mesh style wheels, they come in 18x7 and 18x8 and 42 is the max offset they make.... am I screwed? I'm trying for no rubbing.... I'll run a 215/40 tire. help me out, thanks
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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my guess is that a 42mm offset will rub on a REX wagon, especially a 8" wide wheel and especially of you are dropped in any way.
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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And a 215 tire is way too narrow for an 8" wide wheel.
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:32 AM   #4
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And a 215 tire is way too narrow for an 8" wide wheel.
No it's not. Most manufacturers recomend a rim width of 7-8.5" for that size tire. From a performance standpoint maybe, but it will work.

They will rub.
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:43 AM   #5
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Who makes a 215/40-18? Bridgestone or Falken don't (as far as I see).

p.s. The wheels will rub badly.
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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Who makes a 215/40-18? Bridgestone or Falken don't (as far as I see).

p.s. The wheels will rub badly.
Pirelli, BFG, Yokahama, Dunlop to name a few.
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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No it's not. Most manufacturers recomend a rim width of 7-8.5" for that size tire. From a performance standpoint maybe, but it will work.

They will rub.
Well, just because it can be mounted on there doesn't mean its good. A 215 on a 8" wheel will be pretty stretched on there, with the sidewalls heavily canted inwards. Ideally your sidewall should be nice and vertical, parallel to the rim face. To put that into perspective, my friend has 245/40-17 MX's on 8" wide Torques and the sidewall is just barely canting outwards.

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215-225 on 7"-7.5"

235-245 on 7.5-8"
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Well, just because it can be mounted on there doesn't mean its good. A 215 on a 8" wheel will be pretty stretched on there, with the sidewalls heavily canted inwards. Ideally your sidewall should be nice and vertical, parallel to the rim face. To put that into perspective, my friend has 245/40-17 MX's on 8" wide Torques and the sidewall is just barely canting outwards.

IMHO

215-225 on 7"-7.5"

235-245 on 7.5-8"
I'm not saying I disagree with you. My preference would also be to go as wide as possible, but it is possible to mount 215 on 8" wheels. It would be rather Euro style.
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I hear ya! Ghetto euro style, with more wheel than tire. yuk! And more often than not you just see tons of curbage on those wheels.
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Find a wheel with the correct offset. You'll have problem with any tire you put on a +42 offset rim, epsecially on a wagon.
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lots of rubbage with those wheels on a wagon.......and would ride horrible with 18x8's and 215's anyways.
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