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Pete07SX4
March 19th, 2013, 09:48 PM
i plan on running a 16x8 rim with a 215 55 16 tire. this is an undersized tire compared to the stock tire, and on an 8 inch rim would have a little stretch.

what offset would you guys recommends? eventually the car WILL be lowered on the tein springs. something for a daily driver. 35? 38? 40?

if it helps, i plan on gettin a set of rpf1's. any help would be appreciated.

pico23
March 19th, 2013, 11:14 PM
I'm ordering spacers (adapters to be specific) for the stock rims at some point in the near future. They (the stock rims) are 50mm offset.

Via measurements and forum advice, I figure subtracting 20mm from the front puts the front wheels even, I actually think it is about 22mm. Which means 30mm offset on your rims should get them fairly flush with the fenders if that is your goal.

The rears have more wiggle room and it looks like they need about 30mm...to be even, or a 20mm offset from the rim.

pico23
March 19th, 2013, 11:18 PM
Scratch what I said. Stock rims are 6.5in (correct???) the rim with may mess up what I posted. As will a slightly wider aspect ratio.

Wagoneer
March 19th, 2013, 11:46 PM
When screwing around with different width rims and smaller tire sizes, you're going to have to do the math to get a perfect fitment. There are numours calculators on line to get proper wheel fitment.

With smaller tires than stock even tein springs won't get the tires tucked. I'd recommend going with coils to get it lower and cut down on the gap as it sounds like you're going more for stance than performance.

LMP
March 20th, 2013, 10:16 AM
By design, the wheel "offset" relative to the wheel hub is designed to position the center of the tire thread in direct vertical line with the center of the wheel bearing....preventing side load on the bearing when driving in straight line. WHeels of different width but same offset keep the load centered. Changing the offset to accomodate cosmetic or handling expectations may bring some fun but at the cost of bearing wear and tear. It is not a no-no as long as one accepts to cope with the eventual additional cost of maintenance. I hate changing press fit bearings.....

Pete07SX4
March 20th, 2013, 05:03 PM
the bearing wear will be so insignificant that it really isnt even a concern to be honest.

to be clear, im not going for the "stance" look. i just want a wider wheel base. the tein springs are only being put on to reduce the wheel gap, im not looking for a complete tuck flush ride or anything like that at all.

eventually down the road, once these tires are worn out, ill be going up a size to a 225 55 16 tire, which is slightly bigger than oem. and im positive that size tire will still fit.

but given what i just read, i think when it comes down to it ill probably go with something like 38 or 40.

Sx4sport2008
April 8th, 2013, 08:42 PM
Id get the car lowered first if I was you. Then you buy the wheels and tires after measuring. I had a set of sparco drift 17x8 +48, ''lowered'' on grip springs with 225-45-17 and I was pretty close up front from the fender but not that much in the back.

midnightsx4
April 8th, 2013, 09:58 PM
Have a look at his handy-dandy size/off-set calculator ... http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

Cheers...

Pete07SX4
April 9th, 2013, 07:44 AM
great website ^

ive actually put the whole rim idea on hold. in the meantime i ordered some wheel adapters, and then im gonna get springs. wheels and tires will be done when i have more money.

20mm front 25mm rear, cant wait.

Pete07SX4
April 25th, 2013, 09:25 AM
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ricochetx06/76FAA45A-DF21-45B0-9427-5D5D5501D2CC-1379-0000015B4A4F5C05_zps2a2ad37b.jpg
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ricochetx06/87635770-CE7C-4573-9BDD-07AED1EAB80B-1379-0000015B419E0E1F_zps9e7e8cc9.jpg

cant wait to get some springs and drop it. i think its going to look ****ing GREAT! and cost SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much less than wheels n tires. lol

SeanBonham
April 25th, 2013, 09:55 AM
Nice!!! Thats what I am going for.

keviiinn
April 25th, 2013, 10:38 AM
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ricochetx06/76FAA45A-DF21-45B0-9427-5D5D5501D2CC-1379-0000015B4A4F5C05_zps2a2ad37b.jpg
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ricochetx06/87635770-CE7C-4573-9BDD-07AED1EAB80B-1379-0000015B419E0E1F_zps9e7e8cc9.jpg

cant wait to get some springs and drop it. i think its going to look ****ing GREAT! and cost SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much less than wheels n tires. lol

is that with the OEM wheels, 20mm front and 25mm rear? if so that looks awesome!

SX4rocious
April 25th, 2013, 11:05 AM
^^^ +1 where'd you get 'em?

Pete07SX4
April 25th, 2013, 03:18 PM
yup, 25 rear 20 front. ebay. theyre hub centric and everything. only problem i had, was that the seller didnt offer them in a 12x1.25 stud, so i had to order an extra set of nuts to put these on.

Pete07SX4
May 24th, 2014, 05:56 AM
got a set of 225 55 16 summer gforces. plan on getting a set of 16x7 +45 enkeis. i hope it fits and doesnt rub!

http://lsdmotorsports.com/merchant2/images2011/enkei/Enkei-RSF5-MatteBlack.jpg

have the spacers pictured in previous pictures for sale if anyone wants them.

midnightsx4
May 24th, 2014, 05:24 PM
I have 225 tires on stock rims. When I was fooling around with rear suspension, I let it drop all the way down while tires were on. There was full contact between fenders and tire sidewall to the point of fenders bulge out. I dont think 225 and wider rims/ spacers will ever work.
Also, as soon as my 225 tires are worn out, im going back to 205 to regain steering response and ride quality.

Cheers. . .

Pete07SX4
May 26th, 2014, 07:17 AM
i hear you on the steering response. these tires feel a bit softer compared to the 215 55 16s i was running before. but i think thatll get better when i install the wider rims, itll help straighten out the sidewalls a bit.
and yeah im gonna go for it. if they rub, ill roll the fenders and trim the plastic. ill make it fit one way or another

aa3
May 26th, 2014, 09:47 AM
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ricochetx06/76FAA45A-DF21-45B0-9427-5D5D5501D2CC-1379-0000015B4A4F5C05_zps2a2ad37b.jpg
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ricochetx06/87635770-CE7C-4573-9BDD-07AED1EAB80B-1379-0000015B419E0E1F_zps9e7e8cc9.jpg

cant wait to get some springs and drop it. i think its going to look ****ing GREAT! and cost SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much less than wheels n tires. lol

It is already looking awessome and :thumbsup: on your maintenance! It would look even more and more awessome with the springs lowered. As you said, it is better to go for lowering than change in offset.

Drive Safe,
aa3.

aa3
May 26th, 2014, 10:39 AM
got a set of 225 55 16 summer gforces. plan on getting a set of 16x7 +45 enkeis. i hope it fits and doesnt rub!

http://lsdmotorsports.com/merchant2/images2011/enkei/Enkei-RSF5-MatteBlack.jpg

have the spacers pictured in previous pictures for sale if anyone wants them.

I think so it won't do anything wrong with your car.

BTW, this enkei in the picture looks awessome, awessome, awessome and awessome than my useless black Onyx wheels. How much will it cost? If less than 50,000, I will go and get it today itself. Is it available in India. If yes, I am going out now itself!

Wish you good luck!

Drive Safe,
aa3.

Pete07SX4
May 27th, 2014, 02:37 PM
im sure you can search online for this wheel model and buy it in India. "ENKEI RSF5"

ill update this as soon as i get a chance to get them.

aa3
May 27th, 2014, 11:53 PM
im sure you can search online for this wheel model and buy it in India. "ENKEI RSF5"

ill update this as soon as i get a chance to get them.

Thanks for the model name! I will wait till you buy it and keep it on your SX4 such that I will know the overall apppearance of the car.

Drive Safe,
aa3.