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Old 02-05-2005, 10:54 PM   #61 (permalink)
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New update....

17x8 +48
245/35/17

Rolled fenders
Trimmed rear tab
1-1.5 finger gap
ZERO rubbing
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:04 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I suppose I should add my info to this too

17 x 8 +48
235/40-17

no rolling, rear tab trimmed no rubbing on 1.5 finger gap
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:46 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Might as well join in... Lowered 1", trimmed tab.

17x7.5 +48:
215/40/17 - no problems.
215/45/17 - no problems.

17x8 +48:
215/40/17 - no problems.

18x8 +44:
215/35/18 - no problems.
225/35/18 - soon to find out
225/40/18 - no way jose.
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:19 AM   #64 (permalink)
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FYI Jason, that James (Jacques) runs 17 x 7" with 40 offset and doesn't rub. Chris (from the STLPC) runs 17 x 7.5 with 43 offset and doesn't rub either.

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Old 11-30-2005, 09:38 AM   #65 (permalink)
 
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I dont see any mention of 205/45/16's in the 16" section for 4th gens....is this a tire for civics/integras cuz of the aspect ratio?? I believe the overall diameter would be slightly shorter than stock with this size tire (on a 4th gen)....any input?
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:58 AM   #66 (permalink)
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so is 48mm seemingly the magic number to use with a 17x7? I was thinking 17x7 Sparco NT-R's with a 48mm offset, and if they only come in like a 42 I would use a 5mm spacer.

also, would 215/40/17 be the best size if I plan to lower about 2 inches?
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:09 PM   #67 (permalink)
 
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I'm running 17x7 Gramlights with a 43 offset with 215/40-17 bridgestones. everything fits fine with now problems. I'm dropped about 1.5 inches if not more.
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:24 AM   #68 (permalink)
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nice write-up on this! great for people like me, lol.

so according to this...if i get tires with measurements of 215/40/17 and these wheels (http://www.andysautosport.com/produc...41&_v=vmd00208) , it should fit perfectly? thanks.
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-oh, and what exactly is an offset? thanks.
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My 2 cents

18 x 7.5 +44 offset
225/35-18

Tab rubbing on rear bumper. Ground down and now no problems.

Lowered about an inch all the way around.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:50 PM   #71 (permalink)
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i am on 18x7.5 45 offset with 225/35/18 nitto n555's. lowered about 2inch with tein SS. no problems unless hitting a huge dip. the back rubs very little (after the trimming). the front rubs a little on the liner. other than that no problems.
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I'm on 17x7.5 +43 and 17x8 +48 with 235/40/17 azenis all around. I'm lowered on konis and GC, about 2 fingers all around. No issues with rubbing.
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I'm looking into getting 17x8 wheels +43 offset with at least a 225/40/17 tire. I think that a 215/40/17 tire would look skinny on a 8" wide wheel.
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I am running stock 5th gen and I am thinking about getting some tires/rims for the comming summer, ill be going to a drag strip to see how I do...

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Should I stick with 16" or go 17".... Ive read that the weight of the tire/wheel effects performance significantly, so by going to a larger rim size Id gain traction but lose on the performance side? Or would I? (Because of the additional weight)... anyone know the stock weight size ?

I know tires are huge! but I am thinking the 17" isnt really necessary...

215/40/17 will fit fine in a stock setup by the looks of it...

Other thing I was wanting to know what is off set? lol... thanks.

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Bolt Pattern: (Matches)
5X100 5X114.3

Offset:
+42mm (It says in the sticky a grey area, I am running stock)

Weight: 18.5

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I'm looking into getting 17x8 wheels +43 offset with at least a 225/40/17 tire. I think that a 215/40/17 tire would look skinny on a 8" wide wheel.
IMO you don't need an 8in wide rim if you're just running a 225.
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I am running stock 5th gen and I am thinking about getting some tires/rims for the comming summer, ill be going to a drag strip to see how I do...

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Should I stick with 16" or go 17".... Ive read that the weight of the tire/wheel effects performance significantly, so by going to a larger rim size Id gain traction but lose on the performance side? Or would I? (Because of the additional weight)... anyone know the stock weight size ?

I know tires are huge! but I am thinking the 17" isnt really necessary...

215/40/17 will fit fine in a stock setup by the looks of it...

Other thing I was wanting to know what is off set? lol... thanks.

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Was looking at EVO 6 rims

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Bolt Pattern: (Matches)
5X100 5X114.3

Offset:
+42mm (It says in the sticky a grey area, I am running stock)

Weight: 18.5
Volk CE28n are 13.75lbs for 17x7.5. You can run up to a 235 on that. Light enough to negate the weight gained from running bigger tires.

Stock rims i think are around 19lbs.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:46 AM   #77 (permalink)
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A friend of mine can get a set of 2005 TL A-Spec wheels for me. They are 18x8 45mm offset and normally use a 235/45/18 tire. Is it even possible to put this large of a wheel on preludes? After reading various threads it seems like I would have to go with a 225/35/18 tire and maybe roll my fenders? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I really want these wheels, but I dont want to get them and then they dont fit right.
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I was reading a rim thread on the preludezone forums and the general consensus from that thread (18x7.5) with the correct offset , is that you will still run into rubbing issues when taking hard and fast turns...

Consider the fact you want wider rims and not recommended off set , I think your setting yourself up for problems, if you know what you'll need to do correct that , go for it. If not, dont.

Ive come to the conclusion of not going for 18s myself, just to avoid issues.

**Edit I may check out 18x7.5 after seeing a really good deal, but wouldnt go with 18x8

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #79 (permalink)
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This was great answered all my tire questions! but i still need to get wheel well liners from the 17s i used to have because they desroyed the wheel well liner and there is only a small flab of plastic hangin now!
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I have a G5 and need to replace my current aftermarket wheels as they are worn out. I'm looking at R1 Racing Grip but they come in 17x7 with +40mm offset and recommend here is +45mm. Wheelnext recommends using 205/40/17 but I want to use 215/45/17's verses what will I have any issues rubbing? Currently have KYB AGX and H&R Springs.
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