Help deciding wheels, offset, & size.

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by TheLynchMob, May 4, 2016.

  1. TheLynchMob

    TheLynchMob New Member

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    I need a little advice as I pick out wheels. I've narrowed it down to 2 different ones I like, just not sure the size and offset I want. What I'm wanting is as wide as I can put on without trouble, same size all the way around...NO staggered. Out to edge of the fender or so.

    First choice: Konig Lace
    19x9.5 +25 offset
    20x8.5 +30 offset
    20x10 +25 offset

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    Second choice: Konig Unknown
    19x9.5 +25 offset
    20x8.0 +40 offset

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    I was thinking a 255/35R19 or a 245/35R20. Please let me know if I can even fit that offset and 9.5's under the front with no issues. Here's the car...and it'll be raised up some before I do it.

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    B.mad Well-Known Member Preferred Vendor

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    do you have or are you planning on having coilovers? If yes, the 19x9.5 +25 will rub against the coilovers. If not, then you will just rub the sway bar, control arm, and splashbar under full lock and/or under heavy turning. You will need to upgrade to a terminator R&P because they have the stops for 9.5in rims. Otherwise they will fit perfectly in the front and will not require heavy mods. 10" is too wide in the front. you can rub yup to a 275/30 in the front. thats what i am running.
     
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    No, not going to coilovers. Would a lower offset on the 19x9.5 keep then from rubbing? Or possibly spacing out a tad? Or they going to rub anyways?

    Cause they only offer the first wheel (the one I'm leaning towards) in 19x9.5. I can go with a 20x8.5 if rubbing is going to be an issue. If I go with a 20 I'd like to run a 255/35R20.....that is 1.3" taller than stock....that wouldn't cause an issue would it?
     
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    i am running a 275/30/19 which is a 25.5 inch tire. Before that i had 245/55/16, which is a taller tire. at about 26.6. The 275's rubbed while the 245's didn't. So height isn't the issue. Width and offset is. If you run a smaller offset (numerically smaller) on a 9.5in rim, it will sit outside of the fender. Right now with my wheels and about -1.5* camber, i am about flush with the fender. If i ran a 9.5 +22, it will sit flush, any more than that and you will need to run more camber.

    255/30/20 is a much taller tire. I don't see a problem with running it, because it isn't wide, and may be at its height limit. You will need to tune the height so that the fender sits about .25-.5" away from the tire. My only issue with is that 20's might be too big, and the tire to thin. If you don't mind it then thats you. I have pretty thin tires, but I'm ok with that. others aren't to kin about it because if you hit a pothole, you can bend the rim, or the ride quality sucks, or theres less choice in tires. so just things to think about
     
  5. Frank.JD.Perez

    Frank.JD.Perez Well-Known Member

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    im running 275 40 18 on all 4 corners. the FR500s are 18x9 and have about 24mm offset i believe. Like b.mad if i am at full turn or under heavy freeway bouncing the splash shield "rubs" on the tires. slightly different in my case than yours since you will be running 19s instead of 18s. also im a fan of the lace design by konig. also the oversteer wheel by konig is pretty cool, but it looks similar to the FR500s so im a little biased