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Old 09-14-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question Question about my CSL replicas?

Well ive had these wheels sititng around for awhile and i've finally got some tires on the way. The are the staggered 18x8.5 and 18x9.5. The tires will be some nice 235 up front and 255 in the back. For some reason i went to look at the box the wheels were in. The 18x8.5 box says the offset is 40mm, which is right. Now the box for the 18x9.5 box says 45mm offset. Is this right? I just want to make sure i've got the right wheels before i pay to have some tires mounted. I'm a wheel/tire dummy.
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Well ive had these wheels sititng around for awhile and i've finally got some tires on the way. The are the staggered 18x8.5 and 18x9.5. The tires will be some nice 235 up front and 255 in the back. For some reason i went to look at the box the wheels were in. The 18x8.5 box says the offset is 40mm, which is right. Now the box for the 18x9.5 box says 45mm offset. Is this right? I just want to make sure i've got the right wheels before i pay to have some tires mounted. I'm a wheel/tire dummy.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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Well ive had these wheels sititng around for awhile and i've finally got some tires on the way. The are the staggered 18x8.5 and 18x9.5. The tires will be some nice 235 up front and 255 in the back. For some reason i went to look at the box the wheels were in. The 18x8.5 box says the offset is 40mm, which is right. Now the box for the 18x9.5 box says 45mm offset. Is this right? I just want to make sure i've got the right wheels before i pay to have some tires mounted. I'm a wheel/tire dummy.
Thats perfect bro. You want the higher offset in the rear...if you had 40mm in the rear, you would most likely rub. Dont worry Post pics when you get them on
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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Thats perfect bro. You want the higher offset in the rear...if you had 40mm in the rear, you would most likely rub. Dont worry Post pics when you get them on
Awesome man. I really appreciate the reassurance. I'm already worried about going 255 in the rear..
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Awesome man. I really appreciate the reassurance. I'm already worried about going 255 in the rear..
I think with the 45mm offset and the 9.5 rear and 255 tire (255/30/18?), you wont have to worry about rubbing on stock suspension. If you drop it in the future, I think all it needs is a good fender roll and you are good to go man!
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255/35/18 actually. Thats good to hear. I do plan to lower in the near future so i'll look out for that when it comes time.
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255/35/18 actually. Thats good to hear. I do plan to lower in the near future so i'll look out for that when it comes time.
I have the 18inch staggered set too. Goodyear 225/40 front and 255/35 rear. I have the sports suspension which seems pretty darn low to me ( I can't get a descent jack under the car). ABSOLUTELY no rubbing. Have fun.
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i thought 18" csl replicas had 40mm offset in the rear...
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i thought 18" csl replicas had 40mm offset in the rear...
Apparently the staggered csl replicas have a 45mm offset on the rear wheels.
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Apparently the staggered csl replicas have a 45mm offset on the rear wheels.
the ones from velocity were most cetainly 40 front and rear on the staggered, unless you got them from someplace else and are a diff. brand or the offset has been changed...
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the ones from velocity were most cetainly 40 front and rear on the staggered, unless you got them from someplace else and are a diff. brand or the offset has been changed...
They came in big black velocity motoring boxes. And i ordered through modbargains. It looks like they changed their offset.
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They came in big black velocity motoring boxes. And i ordered through modbargains. It looks like they changed their offset.
interesting....maybe they did. i'm waiting on these wheels myself. only neg. would be the rear wouldn't have as deep a dish wiht a 45 as the would with a 40, and this deep dish on the rears is what makes the csl wheels look good imo...the non staggered look so plain..
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Really? Can someone please explain to me about the whole offset thing? Whats the difference between 40mm and 45mm and the difference between m3 and non-m3. Like i said i'm a wheel dummy.
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interesting....maybe they did. i'm waiting on these wheels myself. only neg. would be the rear wouldn't have as deep a dish wiht a 45 as the would with a 40, and this deep dish on the rears is what makes the csl wheels look good imo...the non staggered look so plain..
CSL'a dont have a lip? Would a 40mm and a 45mm matter when the spokes go all the way to the lip?
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CSL'a dont have a lip? Would a 40mm and a 45mm matter when the spokes go all the way to the lip?
it would be noticeable sure. haven't you seen pics of the staggered csl rims....the spokes are dished much more in the rear because they are 1" wider, and use the same offset. increasing the offset will only lessen the dish on the spokes...
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All i know is that you will love your csls... i have the 19" staggered set up with 235 in front and 265 in the rear and absolutely love the way it looks... its flat out meannnnnn
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it would be noticeable sure. haven't you seen pics of the staggered csl rims....the spokes are dished much more in the rear because they are 1" wider, and use the same offset. increasing the offset will only lessen the dish on the spokes...
Ah...I get it now bro
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Ok I just test fit the rear wheel and the inside of the wheel was about 1/4-1/2 inch from hitting the inside of my wheelwell, the side closes to the suspension. For those that are running the staggered setup now, or any other 18x9.5 rim, does this sound right?? It doesn't seem like there is much room for a tire.
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I believe the rear offset is 45mm on the staggered setup. It should still be noticebly staggered because 5mm is only 1/2 a centimeter, which is noticeably less than one inch.

Basically, indeed the dish will be less with the 5mm offset increase, but it will still be more agressive looking than the front rim, since 5mm < 1 inch. They make the rear offset 45mm since a 9.5 width rim will rub with a 40mm offset.
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I believe the rear offset is 45mm on the staggered setup. It should still be noticebly staggered because 5mm is only 1/2 a centimeter, which is noticeably less than one inch.

Basically, indeed the dish will be less with the 5mm offset increase, but it will still be more agressive looking than the front rim, since 5mm < 1 inch. They make the rear offset 45mm since a 9.5 width rim will rub with a 40mm offset.
My concern is the tire rubbing the inside, not the outside.
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