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Old 10-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Offset / Rubbing Question

Im ordering my wheels/suspension for spring soon and i have a couple questions.

looking at these slips

-Wheel Size: 17X7.5
Offset: 45

-wrapped in 215/45/17 bfg g-force sport/a kuhmo maybe

-frpp shocks/springs.

i shouldn't have any rubbing or fitment issues right?

thank you for all of the help ahead of time


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you'll be fine. I have 40 offset wheel 17x7 and 215/40/17's with frpp drop and i don't rub.
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the fact that the wheel is 7.5wide doesn't matter?
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Yes it does matter.
A 7.5" wheel at 45 offset will sit closer to the strut as well as be closer to the fender due to the 1/2" wider cross section.

Here's a great offset calculator to compare the 2 different wheels.
http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
That 7.5@45 will sit 2mm closer to the strut and extend another 10mm towards the outer fender.

IIRC, as long as you stick with a 215/45/17, you should be good to go.
Trying to stuff a 225/45 may see the tire hitting on the inside.
The saving grace, is on the wider wheel, the 215/45 will be a little shorter than on a 7" wheel, so outer fender clearance should be OK.

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On 2nd thought, I see you have a standard model.
The 215/40/17 will be a closer match to your stock diameter. (1/4" shorter)
215/45 is about 1/2" taller than your stockers.

Do a little searching in these forums, as I know there's members running 7.5" wheels.
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