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Could I run 18X9.5 front 275/35R18 18X10.5 rear 305/35R18 with a +30 ofset all the way around on es8 varrstoen or what would I need to run I'm assuming an pretty good roll but otherwise would they fit?
 

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"rears are Volk GT-U, 18x10, +43mm with Toyo R888 305/35s, shaved and heat cycled. ride height is just eibach pro kit and tokico illumina II, nothing aggressive. the rears need to be rolled still. they are about 10mm away frorm tucking."

same setup you're looking at but with your desired offset your wheels would stick out about 19mm or 3/4 of an inch farther out than his
 

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I want to get a new set of wheels.
Im aiming for 10.5 all around with 265/40/18.
Not sure on the offset because im not too familiar with offsets, i want to sit flush on lowering springs.
Currently have 10.5 in the rear with i believe +25 and 245/40 i think...i already rub when i hit bumps or dips on the freeway,(fenders havent been rolled)..so i know i can run 255 BUT my wheels stick out.
So what offset will sit nice?
I dont want to order wheels and tires that stick out.
thanks in advance.
I saw someone post a soapra with the fitment i want but he didnt post specs
 

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Could I run 18X9.5 front 275/35R18 18X10.5 rear 305/35R18 with a +30 ofset all the way around on es8 varrstoen or what would I need to run I'm assuming an pretty good roll but otherwise would they fit?
Yes on the fronts, not sure about the rears. I've ran 18x9.5 +35 all around with 275/35, on Tokico Blue/Eibach Pro. You'll need a roll though.
I want to get a new set of wheels.
Im aiming for 10.5 all around with 265/40/18.
Not sure on the offset because im not too familiar with offsets, i want to sit flush on lowering springs.
Currently have 10.5 in the rear with i believe +25 and 245/40 i think...i already rub when i hit bumps or dips on the freeway,(fenders havent been rolled)..so i know i can run 255 BUT my wheels stick out.
So what offset will sit nice?
I dont want to order wheels and tires that stick out.
thanks in advance.
I saw someone post a soapra with the fitment i want but he didnt post specs
I'm running 18x10.5 +22 in the rear with 265/35. My fenders are rolled and I'm on coils though. Going for 275/35 on my next set of tires. I'll try to find my picture. Not too sure for the fronts though.

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18x8.5 +40 front 18x9.5 +45 rear will they fit what type tire will need for each
18x8 38+38 front 18x9+45 rear will they fit
18x7.5 45 all around will they fit I need answer asp
 
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My comment is basically that I had wheels that did that on a car about 30 years ago. They looked good, as do yours, but the quarter panel lip was pretty damaged from those "oh shit" bumps I hit over time. Yours look to be in excellent shape so that would worry me. other than that, they do look great.
 

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Having a hard time finding an answer. Want to get XXR 968's in 18x10.5 +20 for the rear and 18x9 +20 in the front. I think the rear will fit with a 265, but I'm not sure about the front. Seems like nobody runs a 9" +20.
 

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My 9.5" is +38 in the rear. Ideally you would want +42 to + 45 offset for 10" I believe.
Most of the 10's I see stick out too far.

I'm not perfectly savvy on this yet, but I'm starting to figure it out. Still not sure what max inner space is before I hit suspension, though.
 

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I'm not too concerned about them sticking out to far. Just wondering how far the fronts will stick out.
 

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I'm not too concerned about them sticking out to far. Just wondering how far the fronts will stick out.
Your fronts will stick out 8mm less than my front and the rear will stick out 2mm less than my rear setup above. Your front setup will look much more flush with the fender than your rears will especially with 265's

Also note that you will have less INNER clearance as well.
 

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the inner clearance shouldnt be much of any issue.

265 will be somewhat stretched on a 10.5 but with +20 is shouldnt rub with a roll.

245-255 would fit goo don front
 

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Hey guys been thinking of gettng new tires right now and was wondering what size in should get<br />
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Now-17x9.5+12 all around w/ 1-1.25 inch spacers 215/45 r17<br />
New- removing spacers, prefer some tires that are low profile, no real extreme stretch, would these work?<br />
 

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No spacers... Your already way too far out (unless my old man brain has wandered too far).

Your offset shout be around +38 - +45. Those tires should be 255/35 r17. You could use 45, but you said low profile.

Are you running spacers already with those rims? If so, would really like a pic.
 
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+38-+45 is pretty high

Depending on width +25 is flush with fenders.

With 9.5 +12 and inch spacer your wheels going be inch inch and a half out past the fenders.

Also personally 40 hight is too tall. I prefer 35 Tho 40 would be fine. I wouldn't use the 45 tho.
 

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i run 9.5" 18s on rear with 255/35r18 with +38. My quarter panel lip hits the top edge of the tire just past the tread (top part of the sidewalk) on large bumps. I'm personally not a fan of having the lip of the quarter hitting the tread which is why I say +38 to 45 to keep the tire within the quarter. No issues up front so I can't really comment on front because I'm only 8" up there with 235/45r18.
 

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Just a question.
I've just bought some 18x10s for the rear and upon fitting them, the inner lip of the rim is just a few mm from the shock body of the tokico shocks.
These wheels were sold as 18x9s and are APPARENTLY +30 but they seem to fit alright which makes me doubt that they're +30. from lip to lip they're 11" so i doubt they're 18x9 as well.

I've fitted up my old 18x10 +22 work equips before (but sold them before i ran them) and they were also awfully close to the shock body.

SO MY QUESTIONS ARE:
-If you run coilovers (with an obviously thicker shock body) how do you guys get away with clearing the shock?

-If the rim is that close to the shock body, will it potentially hit?
^(I'm pretty sure myself that it WON'T as the knuckle will move with the wheel which will move together with the shock, but some confirmation wouldn't hurt!)

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Coilovers should give you more clearance than stock due to the smaller springs. Could run a spacer too
 

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Coilovers should give you more clearance than stock due to the smaller springs. Could run a spacer too
thanks for the response. Yeah I'm just afraid of the shock body mostly. As well as the spring perch.

When I upgraded to coilovers in my old s13, the spring and spring perch were positioned much lower than a stock unit
Low enough to contact the wheel. I was forced to run spacers just to clear the wheel. (I'm very paranoid of spacers failing on me)

Hopefully it all works out
 

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^did you measure width from were the tire sits on the inside of the lip, that is how they are typically measured, which always is 1/2"-1" smaller than total width...
 

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^did you measure width from were the tire sits on the inside of the lip, that is how they are typically measured, which always is 1/2"-1" smaller than total width...
Nope I just measured from lip to lip: a bit over 11 inches.
but the 235 tyre seems way too stretched to be 9" wide which really makes me doubt that its 9".

I like them though so hopefully in a few months when the car is on the road and coils are in and wheels are powdercoated, I'll post up some pics ^^
 

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thanks for the response. Yeah I'm just afraid of the shock body mostly. As well as the spring perch.

When I upgraded to coilovers in my old s13, the spring and spring perch were positioned much lower than a stock unit
Low enough to contact the wheel. I was forced to run spacers just to clear the wheel. (I'm very paranoid of spacers failing on me)

Hopefully it all works out
Coil overs for these cars are always small skinnier and lighter. You can gain about 1-2inches of space from just switching from spring/ shock to coil overs.

Also just for kicks. My old coil overs seemed to weigh about 30lbs or so. My bilstein and eibachs felt like 70lbs. Just a guess from picking them up.
 

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^

too true about the weight lol.
the silk road section rm-a8's I have in the garage measured just 6mm thicker across the shockbody on the rears in comparison to the tokico illumina's in the car. BUT it should still clear it I think.

The wheels will look good once they're not a tacky colour

 

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Anyone run 15x10 Weld Wheels on rear? Didn't see any listed. I know guys running the 15x8's. Don't remember all the backspacing on them. I know there's a 7.5" backspace.

Just curious.
 

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Going out to get some new wheels next week. I am looking at the TSW Snetterton wheels 18"x8" in the front and 18"x9.5" in the rear. car has 1" lowering springs on now. They come in offsets of 20 and 40. I think the 40 will sit in to far. What is the opinion on the 40 offsets? Will they work, or will I have to modify fenders?
 

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I want to see some pics of guys running 275 rear tires on different offsets. 17x9 or 9.5

I think 20mm offset wont work with a 275. Hard to get reasonable priced rims in a good offset for a mk3.

Should have kept my Work Equips.

Want to run staggered 17x9.5 and 8's. Or something close to that. But 275's in rear.
 

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I want to see some pics of guys running 275 rear tires on different offsets. 17x9 or 9.5

I think 20mm offset wont work with a 275. Hard to get reasonable priced rims in a good offset for a mk3.

Should have kept my Work Equips.

Want to run staggered 17x9.5 and 8's. Or something close to that. But 275's in rear.
i think youd like this setup. does require rolling front and rear flat along with pulling the front but they sure look good after that
the tires are slightly stretched as well, but not much at all
i dont really have any good pics of the back right now though
18x9.5 +12 245/45-18
18x10.5 +22 275/35-18



 

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Sheedy126.....yes, that looks good

I ran 275's on mk4 TT rims with no spacers. No issues. Problem is there seems to be no more TT rims for sale anymore.
 

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