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Old 05-31-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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The offset determines how far in or out the wheel will sit on your car, with respect to the width. So for your car, the acceptable front offsets range from ET35 to ET40 with no rubbing issues on an 8.5" wide wheel. The only difference is that the ET35 will stick out 5mm further in comparison to the ET40. A 235/40/18 will work perfectly fine on our VB3s up front, and a 265/35/18 on the rear of your coupe. The difference between a 225 and 235, or a 255 and 265 is the tread width and the height of the tire. Again, both 225/235 and 255/265 widths are acceptable on your car. We recommend wheel and tire fitments based on your car at stock height, and we try and go as aggressive as possible without causing any rubbing issues. If you've lowered the car we can't guarantee a rub free fit, so if you're worried about that you could always go to a 225/255 combo instead, which will give you a bit more clearance than a 235/265 will.

Hope that clears things up a bit.
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