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Old 01-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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Yes, Another "Will They Fit" Thread (et23 18x8 Front)

I only ask when it's down to the milimeter lol.

Anyways, here's the stats:

18x8 +23 offset fronts, 18x9.5 +25 offset rears

I know the rear fenders will require slight rolling, what about the fronts? Will I be able to turn the wheels all the way or will they rub on the inner fender?

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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LOL RUB THE INNERS???? You're kinda clueless dude. They'll poke about 5mm. Tonnes of inner clearance.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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LOL RUB THE INNERS???? You're kinda clueless dude. They'll poke about 5mm. Tonnes of inner clearance.
You don't have to be such a GD prick about it you h0m0.

And if the front wheels are poking out further than they were designed to - you increase the chance of the tire rubbing on the inner fender liner when turning the wheels, especially with a larger diameter, no?

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Im no expert.. But i think the offsets are a little too aggressive. I know were safe with around 35. I could be totallly wrong though
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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I've run 18x8 ET28 before and yes it rubs but only when cranked all the way over.
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I've run 18x8 ET28 before and yes it rubs but only when cranked all the way over.
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2003 325i you're a wanker. And you have the nerve to call yourself a "wheel guru" in other threads
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Tire size? thay will effect it
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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Tire size? thay will effect it
The wheels were being sold without tires.

I was planning on mounting 225/40 upfront, but I think I'm going to pass on these.
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I have 225/40 18x8 with an ET29, so obviously I have no idea of what I'm talking about on the same friggin car as you have. Outside diameter will not change over stock, so you're less likely to rub the inner fender with the wheel pushed further out. Clearance gets tighter as you move in, not out.

I am lowered about 1.4" over non-sports suspension in the front.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. You're the wanker who keeps asking about wheel options that are way off base from stock. How about you look up an online tire/rim size calculator and punch the numbers in for yourself to find out what you're dealing with. I know of 3 useful ones off the top of my head, but I guess if you have no head and want to litter the forums with inane questions because you can't think for yourself, I'll just have to keep blasting you.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:34 AM   #10
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I have 225/40 18x8 with an ET29, so obviously I have no idea of what I'm talking about on the same friggin car as you have. Outside diameter will not change over stock, so you're less likely to rub the inner fender with the wheel pushed further out. Clearance gets tighter as you move in, not out.

I am lowered about 1.4" over non-sports suspension in the front.

I know exactly what I'm talking about. You're the wanker who keeps asking about wheel options that are way off base from stock. How about you look up an online tire/rim size calculator and punch the numbers in for yourself to find out what you're dealing with. I know of 3 useful ones off the top of my head, but I guess if you have no head and want to litter the forums with inane questions because you can't think for yourself, I'll just have to keep blasting you.
Look, you're the one who's being the little sh!t here... You laugh at my question and then end up being wrong. Way to go champ

And the exterior diameters do change. I'm pretty sure 225/40/18 is larger than the stock 205/55/16 my car came with... Consult one of your precious calulators if you disagree.

Stop trying so hard to protray yourself as a "Wheel Guru" (as you like to call youself) and just start helping for the sake of helping, or don't. Either way, you shouldn't go around "blasting" people who have done their homework and are asking for advice when dealing with mere milimeters. That is the kind of sh!t that really ends up "littering" this forum.

And you're right... I do, infact have no head. I'm pretty self concious about it too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:42 AM   #11
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How about you look up an online tire/rim size calculator and punch the numbers in for yourself to find out what you're dealing with. I know of 3 useful ones off the top of my head
I bet you $20 you can't show me a tire calculator that will accurately factor the inner fender liner to the last millimeter.

Time to put your money where your mouth is, hot shot.

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0.2" or 5mm in diameter larger. If you're in a situation where 3mm of clearance to an inner fender is an issue, you have a larger issue of that rim/tire combo not being appropriate for your vehicle.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

You're welcome. I keep promoting that site as well as miata.net and 1010tires.com's offset calculator to be stickied, but the mods in here seem to be fine with rehashing the same topics over and over. Maybe we'd just have no traffic in here, and seeing as the mods are also sponsors trying to sell stuff their help may aid in sales (and none of those sites listed are this forum's sponsor site). Unfortunately more often it's me, Snikwad and others doing the help. It gets tiresome (no pun intended) when it's the same isht over and over and people are unwilling to do what is actually easy legwork themselves to get answers.

You're opening statemet about it being down to the millimeter is kinda what set me off. These are really aggressive for a sedan and this isn't a case where you're down to a couple millimeters.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:09 AM   #13
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http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

You're welcome. I keep promoting that site as well as miata.net and 1010tires.com's offset calculator to be stickied, but the mods in here seem to be fine with rehashing the same topics over and over. Maybe we'd just have no traffic in here, and seeing as the mods are also sponsors trying to sell stuff their help may aid in sales (and none of those sites listed are this forum's sponsor site). Unfortunately more often it's me, Snikwad and others doing the help. It gets tiresome (no pun intended) when it's the same isht over and over and people are unwilling to do what is actually easy legwork themselves to get answers.w
Don't tell me I'm not doing my homework. You have no idea how many sets of wheels I've been looking at, thus you have no idea how much homework I've done to effectivly resolve my own questions.

It isn't hard to "go back in time" and view your multiple "will they fit" threads(they're there). So relax. The only difference is where you're asking if et40s will fit(obviously), I'm asking about sizes that are right on the line, on rims that haven't been done before on here. So stop being such a hypocrite, we all gotta learn somwhere.

Anyways, I'm done b!tching. I do actually appreciate that link(although it has nothing about the fender liner, the basis of my original question) as well as the OEM rim link you dropped me in the other thread. Both bookmarked.

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:59 AM   #14
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It does deal with the fender clearance. You're not looking hard enough... again

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:12 AM   #15
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You're obviously misunderstanding my issue... I've been talking about the large flimsy plastic cover that wraps the fender on the inside. Not the fender lip, or the suspension.

The wheels will hit this piece when the steering wheel is cranked all the way. In extreme cases it can cause the front bumper to rip off.

That calculator makes no mention of that piece.

Anyways, thanks for your help.

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wheelwell clearance is what you're talking about, and it'll be 3mm less than stock. I know what you're talking about and that number is given.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:36 PM   #17
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18x9.5 et25 will NOT fit with a slight roll unless you are using paper thin tires and a ton of camber.

Just a heads up for you.
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Agreed. Both fronts and rears are poor non-fitting options

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