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More confused the more I read. Can I get your opinion on this wheel setup?

 
Old 03-07-2019, 06:03 PM
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Volk TE37

18x7.5 +48
18x8.5 +50

I have an '07 that's stock right now but I have a set of Ohlins R&T waiting to be installed (my plan was to go down about an inch.) I'd have to buy tires for the wheels since my current wheels are OEM. Can I run these without rubbing and without having to modify anything else? I'm not rolling fenders and I'm not interested in compromising the driveability of the car for the sake of nice wheels. Buy em or pass?
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the fronts will fit fine, the rears will rub for sure.
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That's all I really need to hear. Not interested in that in any way, shape or form
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I think that should be fine with 215/40-188 and 245/35-18 tires...
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Originally Posted by Carbon Blue View Post
the fronts will fit fine, the rears will rub for sure.
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I think that should be fine with 215/40-188 and 245/35-18 tires...
This is what I was afraid of lol
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So since you are lowering the car I would recommend going with higher offsets. You may be ok without a roll on those but the rear will likely need more camber and the fronts could still catch since the car is being lowered. I would look for closer to OEM offsets.

Also worth noting that 18's in those widths are pretty pointless. All you are doing is getting a wheel that weighs more and tires that cost more. Unless the wheel ou want is only available in 18 going with 18's really only makes sense if you want to run a tire wider than 255 as the options for that in 17's are very limited.
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Originally Posted by Manga_Spawn View Post
So since you are lowering the car I would recommend going with higher offsets. You may be ok without a roll on those but the rear will likely need more camber and the fronts could still catch since the car is being lowered. I would look for closer to OEM offsets.

Also worth noting that 18's in those widths are pretty pointless. All you are doing is getting a wheel that weighs more and tires that cost more. Unless the wheel ou want is only available in 18 going with 18's really only makes sense if you want to run a tire wider than 255 as the options for that in 17's are very limited.
Thanks for the advice. These wheels just came up for sale from a friend which is why I'm considering them. I think with a few people saying rubbing may happen, I'm going to pass on them. I like your point about 18s as well. I have brand new Pilot Super Sports on my OEM wheels so a 17" aftermarket wheel is a smarter choice anyways.
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I ran 48 offsets front & rear and I rubbed front and back. I ended up selling the wheels and going with more friendly offsets. I was lowered on Eibach springs at the time.
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curious but what was the width of your wheels? Both come into play when it comes to rub.
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Originally Posted by Carbon Blue View Post
curious but what was the width of your wheels? Both come into play when it comes to rub.
Mine? 17x8 & 17x9

Just realized mine were 45 offsets, not 48. I still rubbed. lol.
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