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Old 01-16-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
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Wheel offset problems, help!

Quick summary of my problem.
Winter rolled in, tried to put on winter rims and the inside edge of the rims are rubbing against the springs on my coilovers. Installed the coils over the summer so never had them on when I had my winter rims/tires on.

They rub only on the front. (Car doesn't even want to move unless I really give it gas)

Summer tires/rim setup up front: 225/40/18 michelin ps2 on CSL reps from velocity.

Winter tires/rim setup up front: 225/45/17 yokohama avs winters on stock m68 sport rims.

So I'm thinking I'm gonna need some spacers, question is how much do I need. Anybody know the offset difference on these 2 rims? If for some reason they're the same, could it be the tire sidwall making the difference? What spacer would be recommended?
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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anybody ???
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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Take a picture, how much is it rubbing?

I'd say a 5mm spacer should do the trick..or maybe get some narrower tires.
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:53 AM   #4
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I'll try and get a pic posted up but it's hard to judge from a picture alone.
It rotates freely when the tire's mounted and the bolts are put on lightly, but once tightened, it practically locks up the wheel. I think I'm gonna give 5mm a try.
One other question, should I be putting spacers in the back as well or is putting a pair up front enough?
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