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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Rim and tire advice

So I'm starting my search for rims. I got a 03 lapis blue 6. I'm looking at F1R F17 18"rims in white that are 18x8.5 114x5 with a 38mm offset. I will be lowered on s techs and prob with tokico struts/shocks. I know I will have to roll but will these fit ok and would the recommended tire size of 225/40 work good and look good on them. Thanks
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You are gonna have trouble with so little offset.

Here's pics of my car lowered only an inch or so with 245/35s on 18x8.5, +50







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them fitting "okay" is a manner of perspective. i think most people here run anwhere from +30- +50 ish range. These offsets are super conservative considering some people run wayyyy lower offsets. also, a 225 on a 8.5 inch wheel might yield a bit of stretch. do a simple google search of similar specs on the mazda 6 for reference.

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Yea I got the tire size off the website selling the wheels.
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Yea after looking at a bunch of people's Picts of their 18's, I think I'm gonna step it down one notch and go with 17's to avoid a lot of tire issues. I'm not into the stretched look and don't want to worry about rubbing even after rolling
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all things considered, there are enough people running 18's to make me feel like there are few issues with that size. I actually plan on jumping up to 18's to fill the wheel well a bit more.


here is my car with 17x8 +48 (225/45). notice how much gap there is still when running tein s-techs with bilstein shock.

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Wow thanks for posting that. Yea I would be in the same boat. I would want to go bigger. I'm gonna try to stick with the 18 then.
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Another question. If the rim I'm looking at has a 38mm offset can I use a spacer to inc the offset? Or do I have to find a wheel with the correct offset built into the wheel? I wish I could find the exel wheels but they don't make them anymore and they're impossible to find.
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adding a spacer will actually decrease the offset and push it out further


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Ah ok thanks. I found another set of wheels I like but they not the white color. I didn't think it would be so hard to find a set of 7-10 spoke white rims but it's very slim pickings
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