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Old 01-09-2008, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by h1 1m 1ogan View Post
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If anyone is still out there im looking now at some O.Z. Ultralegerras in 9 inch i need help on wheel width and offset though. I dont want to go staggered, but i want either 265's or 255's, and planning on lowering my car in the future. As far as offsets, i was thinking around 35-40, but i dont like the look of the stock rear wheels being so far tucked back into the fenders. Any suggestions? Thanks...

So its 19x9
265 or 255/35 to 40/18
are you lowered? if so, its probably gonna have to tuck back to fit right without rubbing.

go with the 255/35, as it will be the closest to the stock tire diameter, so it wont throw off your speedometer
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Will the following wheels and tires fit on the RX8? I'm planning to lower the car by about an inch soon.

Buddy Club QF 17x9 et +63 front and rear wheels on Toyo RA1's or Nitto NT01's (255/40/17)

The reason I'm considering these wheels and tires is that it'll fit my S2000 too. I'm planning to get these soon, so any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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are you lowered? if so, its probably gonna have to tuck back to fit right without rubbing.

go with the 255/35, as it will be the closest to the stock tire diameter, so it wont throw off your speedometer
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Thanks... I said i was planning on lowering in the future, so would a 255 still work lowered with a +35 offset? By tucking back you mean a higher offset right? Like a +40?
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:59 AM
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F: 19x8 offset 38
R: 19x8 offset 38

Stock height

Tire ops.

235 35 19
245 35 19
or
225 40 19
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Originally Posted by h1 1m 1ogan View Post
Thanks... I said i was planning on lowering in the future, so would a 255 still work lowered with a +35 offset? By tucking back you mean a higher offset right? Like a +40?
with the 9 inch width, a 35 may work, im running 19x9.5 with a 40 offset, 255/35 19. rears just barely fit. also, the rear camber is just over -3.
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Originally Posted by bran702 View Post
F: 19x8 offset 38
R: 19x8 offset 38

Stock height

Tire ops.

235 35 19
245 35 19
or
225 40 19
stock tire height 25.97

option 1 is 25.47 inches
option 2 is 25.75 inches
option 3 is 26.08 inches

a 4th option is 255/35 19, which would be 26.02

the 4th option would be the best, as it is the closest to the stock tire height (which means the speedo will be correct) and actually fit the wheel the best as well.
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Originally Posted by lurch519 View Post
stock tire height 25.97

the 4th option would be the best, as it is the closest to the stock tire height (which means the speedo will be correct) and actually fit the wheel the best as well.
In addition to the speedo being correct, your warranty will not run out faster.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:16 AM
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haha! good call.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by lurch519 View Post
stock tire height 25.97

option 1 is 25.47 inches
option 2 is 25.75 inches
option 3 is 26.08 inches

a 4th option is 255/35 19, which would be 26.02

the 4th option would be the best, as it is the closest to the stock tire height (which means the speedo will be correct) and actually fit the wheel the best as well.
Thank you! now the offset is 38 will that stick out more than the stock wheels or about the same?
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Consider these two setups:

1. Front: 19x8.5 +40mm 235/40/19 tires
Rear: 19x9.5 +40mm 275/35/19 tires

2. F&R: 19x9.5 +40mm 255/35/19 tires

Car is dropped on Tein H-Tech.

Will either setup fit with no fender mod? Which one is more suitable for street? Will option 2 save me more money on tires in the long run (due to tire rotation)?

Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:24 PM
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Well to start I have no idea about rims and tires so any help is greatly appreciated. I am looking into getting a set of 18x7.5" Enkei Evo 5's and was just making sure they will fit. The site I am going through says they will fit but I just wanted to make sure. Also The offset I was going to get was +45. I just want to make sure everything will fit before I order. Tires I am not sure on yet, so any help there is great too!

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bassy View Post
Consider these two setups:

1. Front: 19x8.5 +40mm 235/40/19 tires
Rear: 19x9.5 +40mm 275/35/19 tires

2. F&R: 19x9.5 +40mm 255/35/19 tires

Car is dropped on Tein H-Tech.

Will either setup fit with no fender mod? Which one is more suitable for street? Will option 2 save me more money on tires in the long run (due to tire rotation)?

Thanks.
1. Probably need a higher offset to clear rear fenders, as 255 with 40 offset i have to run about 3.2 degrees of negative camber to clear

2. Yes. With that offset, you will definately want to be able to rotate tires front to rear, as you are going to have to run about 3.2 degrees of negative camber.
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Originally Posted by Canadiann View Post
Well to start I have no idea about rims and tires so any help is greatly appreciated. I am looking into getting a set of 18x7.5" Enkei Evo 5's and was just making sure they will fit. The site I am going through says they will fit but I just wanted to make sure. Also The offset I was going to get was +45. I just want to make sure everything will fit before I order. Tires I am not sure on yet, so any help there is great too!

Thanks!
-Canadiann
They will fit no problem, as the wheels are narrower than the factory wheels. If you are going for performance, get something a little wider than stock, like 8.5 or so. If you are getting these due to looks or price, and are not so worried about performance, go for it.
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Originally Posted by lurch519 View Post
1. Probably need a higher offset to clear rear fenders, as 255 with 40 offset i have to run about 3.2 degrees of negative camber to clear

2. Yes. With that offset, you will definately want to be able to rotate tires front to rear, as you are going to have to run about 3.2 degrees of negative camber.
Thanks for your reply, Lurch.

I didn't even realize you have a setup of 19x9.5 +40 255/35/19. Your setup looks really nice on your car.

Anyway, I see that you decided to run some -3.2 of camber (both front and rear?). If you rolled your fenders, would you be able to run stock alignment specs? I'm asking because I don't want to get an alignment done every time I swap out my winter wheels for summer wheels and vice versa. If the wheels will clear the rolled fenders (both front and rear, I assume?), I think I may as well do the mod so that I can stick with the stock alignment settings.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:11 AM
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the negative 3.2 is on the rear, front fit no problem

as to rolling the fenders, i dont know
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:18 PM
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even hardcore road racers don't run that much rear camber, that's just a poor band-aid for not buying the proper offset wheels
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:21 PM
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Will 17x9 +43 for front and rear with a Falken RT-615 275/40-17 fit without rolling fenders.

The car is not lowered right now, but might be lowered a inch to a inch in a half soon. The wheels and tire combo will only be used for track days.

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Originally Posted by StuttgartRX8 View Post
Will 17x9 +43 for front and rear with a Falken RT-615 275/40-17 fit without rolling fenders.

The car is not lowered right now, but might be lowered a inch to a inch in a half soon. The wheels and tire combo will only be used for track days.
That should fit, but a 255/40-17 will probably be a better tire to pair with that width of wheel. Lighter, smaller overall diameter (which improves acceleration) and cheaper as well. Unless you're running FI, a 255 ought to be plenty of tire for you.
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I was wondering if I could go with this set up will work ok
Front 18x8.5 +47
Rear 18x9.5 +37

Originally Posted by BigOLundh View Post
the rear will sit flush. the front will be significantly tucked in the fender well.
try to see if you can find a lower offset for that front wheel
the offset they have avaible are +27 +32 +37 which one of those would be good running in the font.
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I'm looking to order a set of front and rear 18x9 wheels with a +35mm offset, and run 265/35/18 Nexen N3000 tires on them. Right now the car is stock ride height but I plan on lowering it with Tein S-Techs.

Am I looking into doing some fender rolling or will this work without rubbing?

There is no other option for offset in the 9" wide size so if this doesn't work I'll be looking for new wheels.

Thanks in advance, guys, and awesome thread!
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gonna have to roll the fenders or run some serious negative camber.
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Originally Posted by lurch519 View Post
gonna have to roll the fenders or run some serious negative camber.
I'm okay with rolling the fenders, I'm just afraid they'll stick out too much and rolling the fenders won't work.

Also, would running a more narrow tire remove the risk of rubbing or is it more down to the width of the wheel and the offset in question?

They offer the same wheel in an 8.5" with a lot more offset options, I'm just not sure I want to do an 8.5.

I haven't found many people running a 9" wide wheel. I've found countless using an 8.5" with no problem, and a 9.5" with no problem, but not many 9".

Lame.

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I have a 9.5 with a +28mm offset and they do not rub after rolling them.

So if a 9.5 is good - then a 9 should be good also; plus your offset is higher than mine.
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Haven't read it all, but I know BigO was looking for stickied status for a simliar thread a while back

So MODS/ADMINS - SOMEBODY PLEASE

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edit: thanks mods!

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I've been wanting to run this for a while so let me know will it have any rubbing issues? If it will what setup can i go with that will leave me with the least fender gap without rubbing and I want it to near flush with the fenders.

19 x 8.5 245/35/19 Fronts +34
19 x 9.5 275/30/19 Rears +36
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