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Rim offset

Ok here goes, the rims that I want only come in a 17x7 (I wanted a 7.5 or even 8" wide) and the offsets are either a 43 or a 52. Now 45 to 50mm is the recommended offset according to the chart provided here: Recommended Tire size & Offsets!

I have 2 questions:

A)Will I be able to use these rims without rubbing in either offset, also my car is dropped a little more then 2".

B)Which offset is going to be more flush? I mean from the chart is seems like 43 would be more flush then the 52 right?

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Re: Rim offset

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I just found out that these wheels also come in 8 and 9" wide.

8"=33 and 43 on the offsets
9"=12, 22 and 38 on the offsets.

I would really like to run 8's in front and 9's in the rear now that I see that they are available. I have read on other forums that guys are running 9's in the back all day but I am still skeptical. With the offsets available and if I roll my fenders will I be able to make this work or am I just going to have to go with maybe 7's in front and 8's in back?
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Here is a chart you can look at with some pics to help you see what you are looking for.

Are you stricktly going for the hellaflush look?
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No I am just trying to make it as clean as possible. My main goal is to be able to have performance and then secondary to that is make the rims sit as clean as possible. I want to keep my car low with a wide stance and I know that this has been beat to death about performance issues and just get some 16's, but I am stubborn and want what I want.
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I have been reading these boards for the last 2 days non stop trying to figure it all out and I have drawn a few conclusions but man I really hate to spend 3-4k on rims and tires for them not to perform the way I want them too. I think I will buy some cheap wheels that sit the same as the expensive ones I want, mount them and see how they work out. If I like them then I will strip the tires off of them and sell'em and buy the ones I really want. I was just trying to avoid all of that but looks like it's my only choice unless I find someone who has what I already want, but I haven't seen it yet.
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Ok here goes, the rims that I want only come in a 17x7 (I wanted a 7.5 or even 8" wide) and the offsets are either a 43 or a 52. Now 45 to 50mm is the recommended offset according to the chart provided here: Recommended Tire size & Offsets!

I have 2 questions:

A)Will I be able to use these rims without rubbing in either offset, also my car is dropped a little more then 2".

B)Which offset is going to be more flush? I mean from the chart is seems like 43 would be more flush then the 52 right?

Thanks for the heads up.
I run 18x 7.5 225/40 all the way around. got a 2 inch drop as well. I had to cut out the inner front fender (plastic piece) and roll my rears. Your wheels with that super high offset will fit fine. You might get a bit of rub depending on how much travel your suspension setup has. As for being flush??? not too sure about that. The lower the offset should be more flush. You just have to find out whats the lowest you can run without the wheel coming out past the fender. Just keep in mind if you want wide stance "You gotta pay if you wanna play" loll money wise and modification wise.
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Re: Rim offset

If you're wanting both performance and looks 8" all around would probably be your best bet. You can easily do that with the +33 offset front and back with a simple roll and if you want the rears to be a little more flush you can always add spacers in. With 9" in the rear you will get a little bit of poke, but if you aren't planning on going more than 2" worth of lows you might not have a problem with it. What size tires are you wanting to run?
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If you're wanting both performance and looks 8" all around would probably be your best bet. You can easily do that with the +33 offset front and back with a simple roll and if you want the rears to be a little more flush you can always add spacers in. With 9" in the rear you will get a little bit of poke, but if you aren't planning on going more than 2" worth of lows you might not have a problem with it. What size tires are you wanting to run?
I'm still trying to get that altogether. I was trying not to let the cat out of the bag but hell why not? I was looking at Gram Lights 57 Ultimates in the silver lip with black inner. I would probably have to use the spacer's that you are talking about to make it more flush. They have them in an 8" wide so that works fine for me. I just don't know why they don't offer them in more offsets then that.
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I'm not sure yet, maybe 215/40/r17's
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Re: Rim offset

it depends how much your car is dropped if more than 2 inches or not
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Re: Rim offset

You're questions are too general, went from wanting to run 17x7+42 to considering 17x8 or 9s with aggressive offsets?

Find out what wheel diameter and width you want to run for sure
Once you've decided that and we can answer what offset/tire sz and what mods have to be done in order to make them fit

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Re: Rim offset

to answer your original question 43 will be more flush. think of the wheel like this. your looking from the top. +0 offset is right in the middle of the wheel and thats where youll bolt up to the hub. negative offset will be going in more towards the car pushing the rim out more and positive offset will be going more away from the car sinking the wheel in more. every car is different. +0 offset on a prelude is gonna stick out the sides of the car compromising how far you can drop the car (unless you run stretched tires meaning running a smaller width than reccomended) . +0 offset on my 240sx sits about flush with the fender, so with a stretched tire i can drop the body down to the rim (hellaflush). i plan however to run -20 offset on my 240 and poke out way far so i can sit hellaflush on aftermarket fender flares. on my prelude ill probably run +20 to +35 offset with a 3" lip so i should be about flush, if im not ill add wheel spacers cause i plan to run atleast 9 wide and im gonna stretch tires on that so i can be hellaflush.
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