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18 x 8.5 Wheels... #423556 Mar 22, 8:53pm Mar 22, 8:53pm
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18 x 8.5 Wheels...
I am really liking the Axis Hiro's but the smallest width is 8.5 inches. Is there any chance of fitting these on my Celica? I will also add a 1 inch drop too. Will i rub if i turn the wheel all the way and what offset will i need so they don't stick past the fenders and look stupid?


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Re: 18 x 8.5 Wheels... [Re: Weasel] #423557 Mar 22, 10:05pm Mar 22, 10:05pm
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i've got 18's with 8 or 8.5 width. dropped 2". tire size is 225/35/18. i've never noticed it rubbing or even bottoming out. but the tire does rub slightly. i found that out one day b/c the wheel well was rubbed clean in about a 2" spot. it hasn't hurt the tire any. and it only rubs if you turn it as sharp as you can.

Re: 18 x 8.5 Wheels... [Re: trikdcelica] #423558 Mar 23, 4:42am Mar 23, 4:42am
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235/35 tyres on 8.5x19 inch rims with 30 offset works great. So the same offset on 18's should work a-ok.

Re: 18 x 8.5 Wheels... [Re: celicat23] #423559 Mar 23, 5:23am Mar 23, 5:23am
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So if i put a 235/40/18 tire on the 18 x 8.5's it will be ok?


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Re: 18 x 8.5 Wheels... [Re: Weasel] #423560 Mar 23, 5:36am Mar 23, 5:36am
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18x8.5 is a big rim for a celica isn't it? i have those on my truck and am putting 245/40 on them and it still gonna rub..

Re: 18 x 8.5 Wheels... [Re: InfernoSonoma] #423561 Mar 23, 9:57am Mar 23, 9:57am
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I have 18x8 and it's close with sportline drop. I don't know about 8.5 wide. That seems a little wide.

Re: 18 x 8.5 Wheels... [Re: Weasel] #423562 Mar 23, 10:35am Mar 23, 10:35am
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Originally Posted by Weasel
So if i put a 235/40/18 tire on the 18 x 8.5's it will be ok?


If it works with 19 inch wheels, then some smaller 18's won't be a problem. Be sure to get the right offset tho.

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