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OK I'm half a** in the market for a set of rims. I've read about 100 posts between here and the Onelist ML and still can't seem to get a good fix of what will and won't rub. I know I want a 17" rim and so far it seems that between 42-45mm offset is best for a 7" rim and 44-50mm for 7.5" rims. However tons of people are posting how 40mm fits with a lowered car and no rubbing as well as someone with 43mm on a 7.5" rim. Using the formula on VTEC.NET a 40mm offset should be fine on a 7" rim however I've read more then one post about people with that setup rubbing. HELP!!!!!!
 

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There is variation between brands...

If you're really worried about it, just look for a +50 offset and be done with it. I've heard people talk of running 18x8's with a +42 offset, but then you hear they're running 205 tires on them... why I have no clue.

Anyway, there's no reason to try to run a low offset unless that's all they have.
 

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a couple of other factors that will determine if you'll rub is how far you're gonna drop it and tire width and to some extent stiffness of the suspension, how much camber its got.

and about what baked said. won't getting a wide wheel/tire combo and a high offset +50- +55 cause you to rub on the inner fenderwell?

and about what thewedge3 said, does tirerack take into account that the car would prolly be lowered?

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you also have to worry about camber correction (if you decided to go this way) as well as appropriate tire widths and type of lowering in addition to offset. there will be a range of offsets that will work on your car, and won't rub, provided you don't lower the car. when you do lower then getting the lowest offset in that range is bad because you will rub most likely. getting the middle will do it most times (and usually what most wheel makers offer), but the higher offset will be better. plus the position will be that much farther in to offset any frontspacing lost to camber correction.

if you really care to find out what REALLY works, you can actually calculate the appropriate rim size (ie, width and offset) for your car...do you want to know???
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by WYSIWYG:
you also have to worry about camber correction (if you decided to go this way) as well as appropriate tire widths and type of lowering in addition to offset. there will be a range of offsets that will work on your car, and won't rub, provided you don't lower the car. when you do lower then getting the lowest offset in that range is bad because you will rub most likely. getting the middle will do it most times (and usually what most wheel makers offer), but the higher offset will be better. plus the position will be that much farther in to offset any frontspacing lost to camber correction.

if you really care to find out what REALLY works, you can actually calculate the appropriate rim size (ie, width and offset) for your car...do you want to know???
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Is that the formula on VTEC.NET? If so I've done it already and based on the findings of those people and some others it still doesn't make too much sense. I guess to be certain I should stick with the specs I said.

And I'll sell the SH rims when I get new ones but they're not perfect. I have two curb rubs on one rim and one on a another.
 

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hey Mark.. could you take a picture for the Type SH rims? if they are not that bad, I will take them..

There is someone selling them but I will rather buy it from you if you are selling them. let me know.
 

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I'll take some pics of the rims when I get home....what's nice is I can get the tires off for free so shipping will come down alot because of that.

And Ray I'm not sure which rims in perticular I want so I've been shopping the "used" rims sector. I'd personally be OK with either 7 or 7.5" rim. The 7.5" width would be my choice but I'm afraid that getting the offset right without rubbing on those will be harder. Oh yeah 17" for sure...no way I'm spending huge $$$$ on new rubber for 18" rims. I had seen a set of RH T6's that I like but there 17*7 with a 40mm offset. Serves me right for trying to cheap out on wheels! I'll have to just keep looking and shopping...BTW anyone have any experience with ROTA wheels? I've seen a set that I like looks wise and price wise but I don't want to buy them if they weigh 25lb a rim or there going to bend real easy.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by THATPRELUDEGUY:
I'll take some pics of the rims when I get home....what's nice is I can get the tires off for free so shipping will come down alot because of that.

And Ray I'm not sure which rims in perticular I want so I've been shopping the "used" rims sector. I'd personally be OK with either 7 or 7.5" rim. The 7.5" width would be my choice but I'm afraid that getting the offset right without rubbing on those will be harder. Oh yeah 17" for sure...no way I'm spending huge $$$$ on new rubber for 18" rims. I had seen a set of RH T6's that I like but there 17*7 with a 40mm offset. Serves me right for trying to cheap out on wheels! I'll have to just keep looking and shopping...BTW anyone have any experience with ROTA wheels? I've seen a set that I like looks wise and price wise but I don't want to buy them if they weigh 25lb a rim or there going to bend real easy.
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that will be great.. I just want the rims only .
 
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