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tried posting pics but dont know how to. went to photobucket and downloaded but what from there. help me out please so everyone can see what i see. ive been posting around about size tire 215/45-18 if it works. well it does fit. which means a 25.6 tire can fit in wheelwell and not touch. now only problem is i think the tire is to wide. might have to go 205/45-18. reason for choosing 45 is because of n.y. streets. only mounted one tire to try out. fills well out nicely with out having to lower. but because it looks like its wide i fear it will rub outer fender. when turned full left or right its reall close to shroud but not touch. i guess while car in motion hitting bumps will rub. would drive on but if have to return tire dont want tire scuffed up. would do 215/40-18 but wanted more rubber but yet 215 on these wheels seem to stick out pass fender. i thought 42 offset is closer to spindle and 49 would be away?
wheels are centerline rpm 42 offset 18x7
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so your wheels are 17x7 with 42 offset? that will be fine man. How low are you planning to go? i have a 17x7 wheel with 40 offset. The lower the offset number the more the wheel will "stick out".. stock wheels are 52offset i believe. That's why they sit so far inside the wheelwell. with my wheels i have 215/40/17's for tires and i have an frpp susp with 1.5+ drop all the way around and i don't rub at all. you can see how far out mine stick compared to stock svt's and such. Hope tha helps




The front of the car is sitting at a slight angle so the gap really isn't THAT small.


 

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basically with our cars depending on the drop... an offset of 42 is the lowest people usually go. Most people stay higher with 45+ offsets. I mean if you get like say a 1.75 inch drop then you will rub def. But you could always roll you fenders and you'll be aight
 

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well with that size... i honestly would think it would rub man.. you could try a really low profile tire but that would be risky depending on the roads in your area. Roll your fenders
 

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It looks great man, but by what i saw in your pics it is going to rub when you hit any bump in the road.
 

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I've got icw racing 18's with Nankang NSII tires - 215/40/18. And I have about 2 inches clearance but I'm setting stock too.

 

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well lets take stock size. 205/55/16 so 205/25.4=8.070 thats tire width 8.070x.55=4.438 total side wall height 4.438/2=2.219 thats each side wall height. so 4.428+16=20.4 stock overall diameter same formula a 215/45/18 is 21.809 total. industry standard fitments call for no more than plus or minus 3% of original size. i would go with 40 series just for safety a 40 series has a 1.69" side wall and a 45 series has 1.9" so not to much diff. . i bought a set of 20's from a local guy in orlando and they have 225/30's on them only rubbed when i had three or more people in car rolled my fenders and can still take a full load with no rubbing and a 1.8" drop
 

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as usual have to find out the hard way. im going to take my wheels and get them machined to change offset.--------- just got back from machinig wheels and they are perfect. its now a 49m offset.put on car and nicely tucked in fender.
 
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