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alocaurd 08-25-2009 03:34 PM

Widest rim size?
 
Hey guy, i've found some rims on ebay that seem like they'll fit, but i saw the largest width recommended is 7.5"? these are 8.5" and im not sure if they'll work.

the link is

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

thanks

burgett2103 08-25-2009 04:25 PM

largest you should go is 8 but i think you can get away with 8.5

hotcarmaster12 08-25-2009 05:18 PM

I have 8.5 on mine and they fit perfect, infact I have those same rims but mine are the hyper black 18x8.5

alocaurd 08-25-2009 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotcarmaster12 (Post 1091193)
I have 8.5 on mine and they fit perfect, infact I have those same rims but mine are the hyper black 18x8.5

perfect! i was actually looking at the hyperblack for my silver GA. what did you use for tires?

SSRacer 08-25-2009 07:03 PM

its all about the offset and tire size at that point

AaronGTR 08-26-2009 05:26 PM

There is no reason you can't use 8.5" wheels. The only thing to remember is the wider you go on the wheel and tire, the closer you're going to get to everything else, so it's more important to have all your critical dimensions picked very carefully if it's going to fit without rubbing. Offset, tire width and height, whether the car is lowered and how much, whether you will need to roll fenders... all that stuff has to be considered. Otherwise you are just counting on luck. ;)

hotcarmaster12 08-26-2009 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alocaurd (Post 1091210)
perfect! i was actually looking at the hyperblack for my silver GA. what did you use for tires?

I used nankang ultra sport II's, Like I had on my 20s. But I went with a 225/45/18 when I shoulda went with a 235/45/18 cause the lip sticks out just a lil from the tire with the 225s but its not too bad

myneedforspeed 08-26-2009 09:47 PM

should have gone with a 235/40/18

hotcarmaster12 08-27-2009 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myneedforspeed (Post 1091376)
should have gone with a 235/40/18

I would have if my car was lowered. But it is also a huge improvement with ride quality with the 45s cause I had 35s on my old rims. Whenever I get the money to lower I will get new tires


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