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Old 06-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Looking to eventually upgrade my wheels to 18s, as it seems 19s seem a bit too much in ride comfort sacrifice..

Please correct me if I am wrong

I do not want to go any larger than 18x8.5 in the rear? 18x8 in the front?

Planning on putting 205/35 front and 235/35 rear

Would this all go okay without any aftermarket coilovers/shocks and no rubbing?

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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If I were to make a recommendation, I would recommend 18x8.5 Front 18x9.5 Rear. We have found that this staggered set up with 225/40/18 Front and 255/35/18 Rear tire has a very nice stance to it:

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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Would I need to get any suspension mods to make sure it doesn't hurt the car or can I leave the rest stock? Thanks for the advice!
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On stock suspension, I can guarantee the above recommended fitment will not have any rubbing issues
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Thanks for the help! Though it seems like a ton more people are running 19s... looks like the same 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 online... 235/35 and 245/35.. would this run into any issues on stock suspensions?

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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Whats the minimum offset for my coupe? 35?
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There isn't really a "minimum offset" since offset can vary based on the width of the wheel. That being said most wheels that fit are in the 30-45mm offset range.
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If you are going with 8.5 Front I would not exceed (lower offset) than ET35 and for the 9.5 Rear I would not exceed ET45.
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I had 20mm spacers but you can fit 255, but people say 245 better cause of the rubbing.

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Thanks for the help! Though it seems like a ton more people are running 19s... looks like the same 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 online... 235/35 and 245/35.. would this run into any issues on stock suspensions?
If you decided to run 19" the offsets will be the same. Tire sizing will change obviously, to 235/35 Front and 265/30 Rear. You will not have an issue fitting this on stock suspension!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #11
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If you want comfort go with 45 series tires anything else won't be as comfortable inless u live in a town with perfect roads. Lol. I'm runnin 18x8 in front 9 in rear et33 all around with 225/45 tires. Could of went with a little wider tire in rear. And I'm dropped on eibach sport lines. No rubbing at all.
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