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Old 02-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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wheel offset questions

18x9.5 +45 fit under an evo? 235/40/18 tire

there is a wheel style that i really like and I am concerned about fitment as it is only available in this offset, just curious.

thanks in advance!
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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For 18x9.5 fitment a +34 will work well in the rear with a tire of about 155mm - 265mm in width. The front will take about a +30 or slightly more or so with the same tires.

A +45 offset is pretty big for an EVO. You're probably going to run into caliper clearance issues with that offset unless spacers are used.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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A +45 offset is pretty big for an EVO. You're probably going to run into caliper clearance issues with that offset unless spacers are used.
+1 Knock down to around a +30 or so and you wont have to worry about spacers/clearance problems. What wheels you planning to run? Take some pics and let us see the finished product
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For 18x9.5 fitment a +34 will work well in the rear with a tire of about 155mm - 265mm in width. The front will take about a +30 or slightly more or so with the same tires.

A +45 offset is pretty big for an EVO. You're probably going to run into caliper clearance issues with that offset unless spacers are used.
this was my concern, I really don't want to use spacers, and figured that offset would be too high for caliper clearance. thanks Justin.
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To add to this im lookin at some Rotas and im thinking 17x9 is there any fitment issues and what size tires could i fit on them? also suspension will be coming soon after so i want to make sure not to have a problem.
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Troy, are you getting another set of rims?

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To add to this im lookin at some Rotas and im thinking 17x9 is there any fitment issues and what size tires could i fit on them? also suspension will be coming soon after so i want to make sure not to have a problem.
A 17x9 with a +35 offset will fit quite nicely with some 255/40/17 tires. No fender mods needed.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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thats what i have now on my stockers. Can a wider tire fit? im looking for a little more tire. any ideas? Thanks
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isnt 265 about it, without having to mod fenders/rear 1/4's???

255>265 tire isn't gonna do a whole lot for you overall, and 265's are about an inch wider than standard size tires, it should fit on stock wheels, I doubt it would be that good for performance though.
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Ok thanks. that pretty much answered it all. Im gonna go with some Rota wheels 17x9 and a 255-40-17 tire. Does that sound good?
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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As long as the offset is +35 or very close to it.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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rota's should be +30 at that width.

and you will be having to roll the quarters slightly with that tire on a +30 9" wheel unless your car is at stock ride height
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wll the car still has stock suspension but not for long. are 17x9 to wide then. would it be better to play it safe with 17x8.5?
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17x9 isn't too big.. With any wheel you need the correct offset for the application.

I've got 18x9.5 so you're not going too large. The offset is key.
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17x9 isn't too big.. With any wheel you need the correct offset for the application.

I've got 18x9.5 so you're not going too large. The offset is key.
this is what i was going to say.

p.s. rota doesn't really give you much choice in this option. you won't rub tires on those wheels at stock height. once lowered, you will have to either mod the wheel arches, make some rather aggresive alignment changes or a combonation of both.

or look at some other available wheel options....
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