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PCUE Jul 30, 2:25am - #31839 
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HELP ME OUT GUYS!

I ordered the motegi rt5 wheels for my car in 18's, and the offset is 45...will that work at all, the wheel size i'm getting with is is 215/35/18. i currently have the stock 16's on my gts with 225/45/16 rubber on it, so tell me..will the 45 offset work or not????
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vaio23 Jul 30, 3:03am - #31840 
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I believe my 18" verdicts have a 45mm offset and I am running 215/35/18 on a hotchkis drop and I have not had any problems.
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My Sixth Gear Jul 30, 3:17am - #31841 
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i dunno but i think our offset is 35

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Gen7fan Jul 30, 3:25pm - #31842 
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Our offset is 39, 35 to 42 is the range we can use. You might need spacers.
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PCUE Jul 30, 7:51pm - #31843 
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so if i need spacers does that mean that the wheel will be tucked in too much...???
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Gen7fan Jul 30, 8:10pm - #31844 
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not sure about that, I'm still learning about this stuff (wheels) to, do a search or PM RicePowered.
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RicePowered Jul 30, 8:28pm - #31845 
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Originally Posted by PCUE
so if i need spacers does that mean that the wheel will be tucked in too much...???



Pros of wheel spacers:
Redistributes center of gravity
Better traction and cornering
Vehicle can still use factory rims
Wider tires can be placed on the factory rims
Allows better control at greater inclined angles
Looks much better!

Cons of wheel spacers:
Excessive wear on suspension parts
Possible poor ride
Potential mechanical failure

In most cases, using a spacer of greater than 3mm thickness means you will be using a wheel that was not designed to fit your vehicle!

The same can be said for wheels having an offset to suited for the car. In other words, wheels that have an offset too postive or too negative.

For your situation you will have a greater chance of rubbing your tires against the inner fender when you go around turns and over bumps.
When your not moving the those tires will probably fit fine.

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RicePowered Jul 30, 8:37pm - #31846 
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Originally Posted by PCUE
so if i need spacers does that mean that the wheel will be tucked in too much...???


hahah ... I wrote all that and I didn't answer your question ... it should
be alright and yes they will be tucked in more than then should be. If you go with 225 series tires you will most likey rub when you do a 3/4 full-turn to a full-turn. Not 100% sure though
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PCUE Jul 30, 9:18pm - #31847 
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thanks a lot rice.. i just hope it turns out okay, but do you think it will look funny with the tuck from the 45 offset?? oh and i'm usuing 215/35 rubber.
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TeaQBD Jul 31, 5:18am - #31848 
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-45 offset is kinda pushing it. It's always safer to go up (-39 +). The TRD T3 wheels are 17x7.5 with a -30 offset, therefore, we can be confident that the celica should drive well even when the wheels are further out.
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comicbookguy Jul 31, 6:22am - #31849 
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i have some 4 just as good as new toyo tires for sale .they are 215/35/18s . i only used them for 3 weeks . then decided to sell them because i need more money bad . if your interested , pm me. smile

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