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Old 08-03-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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Proper wheel off set, what should I look for?

Alright, admittedly I am a complete noob when it comes to understanding the wheel off set of my new 9-3 Aero. I have located a set of 18x8 wheels with an off set of +45, will they fit without any issues? If not, what off set should I strive to achieve if I want the wheels to fit flush with the fenders?
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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Use this link:

http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

after you find the specs on your stock wheels. It will tell you the differences in clearance measurements.
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Great! Thank you very much.
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Ok, so I know my OEM wheels are 17x7.5 but I haven't the foggiest idea what the off set is
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It should say on the inside rim of the wheel. Or, maybe good it? It could be tough because they vary even by wheel design.
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Ok, so I know my OEM wheels are 17x7.5 but I haven't the foggiest idea what the off set is
ET 35-41 will work on our cars, the stock offset is 41 mm

P.S. if you go with a wheel wider than 7.5" you will need a different offset from the 41mm, 8" - 38mm , 8.5" - 35mm

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Old 08-04-2007, 07:40 AM   #7
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ET 35-41 will work on our cars, the stock offset is 41 mm

P.S. if you go with a wheel wider than 7.5" you will need a different offset from the 41mm, 8" - 38mm , 8.5" - 35mm
Would an 18"x8" with an offset of 45mm be too much then? Ultimately I'd like the wheels to fit flush with the fenders. Thanks for your help.
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Would an 18"x8" with an offset of 45mm be too much then? Ultimately I'd like the wheels to fit flush with the fenders. Thanks for your help.
yes it would sit in way to far use a +38 or even a +35 but def no more than +40 on an 8 inch wide wheel or u wont get the look ur going for.
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