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I'm thinking about going with the staggered look a la
BMW.
I'll keep the 18 x 8" I've already got on the front.
Fortunately, the wheels I already have come in an
18 x 9" application. I would have to buy two to stick on
the back. Here's the tricky part...the offset on the 9's
are a +35et. Plugging the numbers into the trusty offset
calculator reveals that they would stick out an additional
15mm from where the 18 x 8" rears (+38et) are already.

So my concern is, will that extra 15mm cause the wheels to
"bulge" out beyond the fender well lip?
Right now I'm almost flush, with a little room to spare.
Have any of you tried this particular set up?
Results...?
 

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Buddy-

Thanks for your opinion...:rolleyes:
But, I was really looking for advice
regarding the direct questions I
posed in the thread starter.
 

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BryanPendleton said:
15mm is about 5/8". . . My guess is your tire would be rubbing the fender, bigtime.
Yeah, I'd definately have to "roll" the lips
on the rears. I wonder if I would rub though...hmmm!
 

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I measured the rear fender and if you roll it in as far as you can you might be able to gain 15-20 mm, might fit. With your 8" wheels and the +38 offset is there any rubbing in the rear?
 

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Smitty 3.5 said:
I measured the rear fender and if you roll it in as far as you can you might be able to gain 15-20 mm, might fit. With your 8" wheels and the +38 offset is there any rubbing in the rear?
No, absolutely none. I forgot to mention that I'm lowered on
Eibach Sportlines too!
 

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Serious, whats your strut-to-wheel clearance in the back currently? See if you can measure that. . . that will give us an idea of how much deeper we can position the rim in the wheel well.
 

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BryanPendleton said:
Serious, whats your strut-to-wheel clearance in the back currently? See if you can measure that. . . that will give us an idea of how much deeper we can position the rim in the wheel well.
Hmm, good question Bry-
Unfortunately, I don't have access to a lift,
so I don't know for sure. However when I stick my
finger back there I can feel a space between
the wheel and strut even with my 8's.

What's the width of the tip of my finger?
That I can meausure...13mm (including nail:D)
 

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the offset you mentioned would cause tire rubbing but, you are not thinking this through all of the way ..... by doing what you are planning tou will succeed in creating a tremndous amount of understeer and making your car handle very poorly ... it is not a good idea
 

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the offset you mentioned would cause tire rubbing but, you are not thinking this through all of the way ..... by doing what you are planning tou will succeed in creating a tremndous amount of understeer and making your car handle very poorly ... it is not a good idea
Luke,

It's ironic that Tirerack told me that the
18 x 8's, +38et that are now presently
sitting just fine on my car would'nt fit
in the first place.:rolleyes:

I mention that not as a knock, but rather
as general information to other members.
Often times volume wheel/tire retailers will
"streer" you into buying products that are
in their inventories as opposed to items that
are not by mentioned that a tire/wheel combo
will not fit your particular application.

You make a good point about the
understreer though. I had not considered
that...
 
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