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If i get 17x7.5 size rims for the srt4, what offset should i get or what would u reccomend?

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www.tirerack.com need i say more
 

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if you have a friend with a 2k o 2k1 neon with snowflake 15s borrow one...sure even you'll be shocked :roll: :wink:
 

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Problem is that tirerack.com wont tell u the offset.
How about if i get some Rota's with a 45 or 48 offset?
 

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the joker said:
Problem is that tirerack.com wont tell u the offset.
How about if i get some Rota's with a 45 or 48 offset?
I dont think thats going to work for you. Turn the steering wheel full right, then jack up the car and look at the space between the tranny and tire. Not much room (maybe 2/3 inch). Stock offest is 45, so a 7 1/2 rim would be 3/4 inch more outward on each side. So its not going to happen. All that being said I have a TSW 17x7 35 rim that works fine for now (might be an issue when lowered.) Why do you need 17x7.5 anyway? 17x7 is more than enough. I dont think you can get more than a 225 in that fenderwell (my autocross kumhos (225/45/17) barely fit now) anyways.
 

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what do you guys think about an 18x8 with 35mm offset? too wide? :?:
 

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BrianRT said:
the joker said:
Problem is that tirerack.com wont tell u the offset.
How about if i get some Rota's with a 45 or 48 offset?
I dont think thats going to work for you. Turn the steering wheel full right, then jack up the car and look at the space between the tranny and tire. Not much room (maybe 2/3 inch). Stock offest is 45, so a 7 1/2 rim would be 3/4 inch more outward on each side. So its not going to happen. All that being said I have a TSW 17x7 35 rim that works fine for now (might be an issue when lowered.) Why do you need 17x7.5 anyway? 17x7 is more than enough. I dont think you can get more than a 225 in that fenderwell (my autocross kumhos (225/45/17) barely fit now) anyways.
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mdhavi18 said:
what do you guys think about an 18x8 with 35mm offset? too wide? :?:
Lets do the math! :)

Inside?
1 inch extra (rim width) - 10mm (offset difference) = 15.4mm increase on inside (about .6 an inch) Might fit.

Outside?
1 inch extra (rim width) + 10 mm (offset diff) = 35.4 mm or 1.4 inches outward
So unless you like the go kart look, I'd hold off

Why do you want a 18x8 rim anyway?! Thats just massive and heavy.
 

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yeah, your definately right about the weight issue, but i figure a car with this much power, that shouldn't be an too much of a problem. I dunno, maybe i'll end up going with a 7 or 7.5 inch rim..... we'll see... i should probably worry more about getting the car first ehh? :oops:
 

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Im sure some research could yeild the answer but how wide are the stock tires in inches?
 

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meddle said:
Im sure some research could yeild the answer but how wide are the stock tires in inches?
Quick tire info :)

Stock tire (or tyre for the Brits) 205/50/17

205 = tire width in millimeters
50 = percent of width of tire that is sidewall
17 = rim in inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

so the stock tire is ~8 inches wide with 4 inches side wall
 

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meddle said:
Thanks man, but bear with me, what does the sidewall stuff mean?
The part you Armor-All :wink:
 

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/size.htm
 

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hey, ebbtide...I know this is off the subject but a couple of days ago I saw you on the clubwrx board stickin' up for the SRT-4. The board messages had gotten out of hand but you came with some common sense and I just wanna let you know that It was appreciated.
 

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Quick tire info

Stock tire (or tyre for the Brits) 205/50/17

205 = tire width in millimeters
50 = percent of width of tire that is sidewall
17 = rim in inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

so the stock tire is ~8 inches wide with 4 inches side wall

Ok so the title of this thread is 17x7.5 ...... does that mean someone wants a THINNER tire? Or does that 7.5 mean something other than inches?
 
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