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Old 08-06-2013, 06:15 AM   #1226
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Is there any way to run a 235 or 245 on a 17x9 (+25) with a mild drop (1.5 finger gap)? Fenders will need to be rolled in rears, what about fronts? Also, anyone have any idea how much camber would be required?
Yes you can.. And when you bring it to get an alignment tell them
How you want it to sit. You should get your fender roll so you can run more positive camber. I usually try to get the positive as possible..The 235 or 245 is what you prefer.. Meaty or a little I mean slight stretch. Mehhhh more of a personal preference... Picture of car would be good To give us a idea

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could i have gone wider like a 235/45 or 235/40?
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:26 AM   #1227
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Yes you can.. And when you bring it to get an alignment tell them
How you want it to sit. You should get your fender roll so you can run more positive camber. I usually try to get the positive as possible..The 235 or 245 is what you prefer.. Meaty or a little I mean slight stretch. Mehhhh more of a personal preference... Picture of car would be good To give us a idea

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It's sitting like a 4x4 at the moment, my ADD brain decided wheels first, coilovers second, but I'll get a pic when I get home.

I would definitely prefer a 245/40 and to be running as positive Camber as possible, but from what others have said with a 17x9 +25 I wasn't sure if I could. But I guess I just won't go slammed, right? Not that I wanted to, I just want a functional drop and meaty tires and to make sure it'll fit before I drop $$$ on them

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It's sitting like a 4x4 at the moment, my ADD brain decided wheels first, coilovers second, but I'll get a pic when I get home.

I would definitely prefer a 245/40 and to be running as positive Camber as possible, but from what others have said with a 17x9 +25 I wasn't sure if I could. But I guess I just won't go slammed, right? Not that I wanted to, I just want a functional drop and meaty tires and to make sure it'll fit before I drop $$$ on them

Will front fenders need to be rolled?
It will fit. Functional or not. It all about preference lolz. Good luck. It a trial and error type of thing. But 4x4 and those offset would look retarded. Lolz but you have your goals.


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It will fit. Functional or not. It all about preference lolz. Good luck. It a trial and error type of thing. But 4x4 and those offset would look retarded. Lolz but you have your goals.


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I was wondering if anyones tried 235/45/17 Tires on a 17x8 +42 wheel on the rsx. Im afraid the 235's will hit the rear trailing arm at this offset.
Right now the Wheels have 225/45/17 tires on and everythings fine, but i want to run wider tires

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I was wondering if anyones tried 235/45/17 Tires on a 17x8 +42 wheel on the rsx. Im afraid the 235's will hit the rear trailing arm at this offset.
Right now the Wheels have 225/45/17 tires on and everythings fine, but i want to run wider tires

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That's monster truck height you don't have no worry. The inner wheel barrel should be cleared i suppose and Your tires wouldn't be the thing hitting it. If your okay now you will be okay with 235.. Plus you have plenty of room with aspec drop. 5mm spacer will also clear it if your scared it will hit lolz..


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i was under the impression that the rear trailing arm moves with your suspension so wether the car was dropped or not wouldnt make a difference. The wheel sits quite close to the arm already, and im afraid the 235/45 might bulge a bit too much from the wheel.
Id rather not run spacers if possible
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i was under the impression that the rear trailing arm moves with your suspension so wether the car was dropped or not wouldnt make a difference. The wheel sits quite close to the arm already, and im afraid the 235/45 might bulge a bit too much from the wheel.
Id rather not run spacers if possible
5mm spacer is nothing. Like I said the inner wheel barrel is the part that would rub/touch but not the tire. Lolz


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would i rub on 17x9 +40 on a spec suspension with maybe dropping an inch eventually ?
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Someone PLEASE HELP ME

IM ordering my first coilover set (racelands; dont judge me) tomorrow and i have an 02 base with stock 02 rims. i dont want any rubbing anywhere and i would like to kep the fender lining. can someone please tell me what wheel spacers i should buy for the rear and front ? and this is without the fenders rolled thank you.

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IM ordering my first coilover set (racelands; dont judge me) tomorrow and i have an 02 base with stock 02 rims. i dont want any rubbing anywhere and i would like to kep the fender lining. can someone please tell me what wheel spacers i should buy for the rear and front ? and this is without the fenders rolled thank you.
I don't think you would need any unless you get wider wheels like a 17x9 and up
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IM ordering my first coilover set (racelands; dont judge me) tomorrow and i have an 02 base with stock 02 rims. i dont want any rubbing anywhere and i would like to kep the fender lining. can someone please tell me what wheel spacers i should buy for the rear and front ? and this is without the fenders rolled thank you.
I don't judge. Unless your ghey... Jk.. 20mm-25mm spacer if you don't want to remove your stock wheel stud. If you want to keep your fender liner then you will have to figure that out after adjusting your coilover height. Get camber kit as well.


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would i rub on 17x9 +40 on a spec suspension with maybe dropping an inch eventually ?
No.. Lol maybe a 5mm spacer in the rear to clear the trailing arm. I forgot if +40 clear or not on a x9. But you should figure it out after you test fit it.


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Wow, I have never even posted on here...

Been a member since 2006. My '02 RSX got run into a concrete wall in 2007 and I bought an '05 base a year ago, so I guess that explains my absence.

Anyways, I have some noob questions (I won't learn unless I ask).

Car is an '05 RSX base autobox. It is absolutely stock. I don't know a lot about changing wheel sizes. i have come across a set of Enkei EV5's that I like the look. They are 18x7.5 with the correct bolt pattern (tires will be purchased separately, but I was thinking wide, 225/40-18).

My main question is, what other things would I need to change?
I understand what an offset is (distance from hub mount to the centerline of the wheel), but according to the chart on pg 1, I have a +45 and need to go to +43 offset. How do I do that? Is that buy changing the bolts or using some sort of spacer? If it is a spacer, is there a 45mm one on the stockies that can be removed? I can easily grind and lap 2mm off of it, I have the capability and tools (I am a metrologist, I can lap stuff down and keep it flat and parallel to 0.000015"). If it is just a ~$20 part issue though, I'd just buy it.
And finally, moving from the stock 17's to 18's, will that give me the offroad look? I would much rather keep it the same ride height as it is currently, so I would like to know if I would need to get into suspension lowering.

I would like to thank everyone who reads that long post in advance.
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Hey guys so right now I have an 03 RSX and I plan on picking up new wheels soon. The wheels I'm getting are 18x9.5 +35 (tires 215/35) all around...is the offset too aggressive? I have a camber kit already installed and I'm going to get my fenders rolled prior to wheel installment. Help me out!!
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No, but your tire stretch is.
Your offset might actually not be aggressive enough. Not sure about 9.5's...
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Thanks and do you think I could run like a 245/45/17 tire on there ?
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Wow, I have never even posted on here...

Been a member since 2006. My '02 RSX got run into a concrete wall in 2007 and I bought an '05 base a year ago, so I guess that explains my absence.

Anyways, I have some noob questions (I won't learn unless I ask).

Car is an '05 RSX base autobox. It is absolutely stock. I don't know a lot about changing wheel sizes. i have come across a set of Enkei EV5's that I like the look. They are 18x7.5 with the correct bolt pattern (tires will be purchased separately, but I was thinking wide, 225/40-18).

My main question is, what other things would I need to change?
I understand what an offset is (distance from hub mount to the centerline of the wheel), but according to the chart on pg 1, I have a +45 and need to go to +43 offset. How do I do that? Is that buy changing the bolts or using some sort of spacer? If it is a spacer, is there a 45mm one on the stockies that can be removed? I can easily grind and lap 2mm off of it, I have the capability and tools (I am a metrologist, I can lap stuff down and keep it flat and parallel to 0.000015"). If it is just a ~$20 part issue though, I'd just buy it.
And finally, moving from the stock 17's to 18's, will that give me the offroad look? I would much rather keep it the same ride height as it is currently, so I would like to know if I would need to get into suspension lowering.

I would like to thank everyone who reads that long post in advance.
And I guess you still haven't posted according to your post count! I guess this thread doesn't count

Regarding the EV5's, I would advise going with the 17" wheels if you want to improve the performance of your car. The 18" wheels weigh 21.8lbs and the 17" ones weigh 18.6lbs, but they are only 7" wide (same as stock). Speaking of which, the stock 17x7" 05-06 rims weigh 20.7lbs. So the lighter they are, the more responsive they are to acceleration and braking (less rotational inertia), as well as allows your suspension to react/behave a little faster. But if looks are your thing, then the 18-inchers are probably going to feel close to stock, so you won't really notice :]. But for reference, the 02-04 16x6" wheels are only 16lbs.

Also regarding not noticing the difference, 18" wheels will not make your car have more of a 4x4 look, unless you increase the diameter/circumference of the tire (that is not math -- just either/or), raising the center of the wheel higher off the ground, which is attached to your axles & suspension. So to get the same diameter you have to get a low profile tire (shorter sidewall), i.e. going from a /45 tire to a /40. This is pretty much my go-to source to compare: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html. Or, when looking at a tire brochure, look at the Revolutions Per Mile and make sure they are about the same. More Revs means it is smaller. Going larger can decrease performance but can gain you some mpgs on the highway. Some people go with 235/45R17s for example, but I'd rather just go wider with a 245/40R17. Note: not all tire widths fit on any rim width, so be sure you meet the minimum if you beyond a 225 wide tire.

As for your offset, +43 is actually a greater offset than +45, in terms of making the wheel stick out, so you'd want a 2mm spacer, in your instance, not grind away less :]. I think 5mm is the smallest spacer, but you can just get +40 offset rims to begin with. But, with only 7.5" wide rims, you don't need spacers at all with a +45 offset. That +43 was just some geometric ideal offset.

Just make sure you pick something you've seen someone do before. Capisce?
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I have a set of SSR Type F wheels - 17x7.5 +48 offset, will they sit more "inside" than my stock 02-04 wheels? If so, what size spacers should I get? Car is lowered on Tein Basic with 1.5 finger gap.
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i would go with 15-20mm spacer. if you want a little poke go with 25mm
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