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First off, I read the Wheel & Tire Tech thread but I still am not a 100% with offsets and such and I wanted some experience or advice from others. I am looking to get the MB Motoring Weapon Wheels (17x8 46 offset) with some 235/45/17 or 245/40/17 tires.

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My current suspension is lowered with Tokico shocks and Hotchkis springs. Will the 17x8 wheels with that offset and either the 235's or 245's tires fit?

Will I require spacers?

Will there be rubbing?

If I go to coil-overs in the future will I encounter problems?

Thank you all.
 

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Your going to need atleast a 5-8mm spacer with the 235s maybe more with the 245s
 

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You got to read the stickies mano...

Almost every 17x8 with an offset greater than 38 (most +35) will require some use of a spacer to prevent rubbing the inside on the spring perch of the suspension... coilovers prevent some of that but backspacing is an issue; still... some good info on looking for wheels on the forums check it out
 

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To those with experience:

If I go with the 17x8 and 46 offset wheels with 245/40/17 tires on the Tokico shocks and Hotchkis springs...

1. What size spacers do you recommend?

2. Will I need to purchase longer wheel studs?

3. Should I expect rubbing of the tires?
 

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Spaceman said:
To those with experience:

If I go with the 17x8 and 46 offset wheels with 245/40/17 tires on the Tokico shocks and Hotchkis springs...

1. What size spacers do you recommend?

2. Will I need to purchase longer wheel studs?

3. Should I expect rubbing of the tires?

1. Depends not only on offset, but on spoke pattern. Do the spokes go pretty much straight? Do they bow inward/outward (convex/concave)? At least a 8mm spacer, maybe a 10mm spacer.
2. Yes if you need anything more than 5mm you will have to purchase longer studs
3) Yes expect rubbing unless you space the shit out of them.

4) Suggest finding the same looking/style wheels in a similar brand. You'd be surprised how many other wheels you could fit that look identical or very similar. Try wheelmax.com they have a good selection and some good prices. Otherwise go on to egay
 

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you will definitely need a spacer...probably 5 or 6 mm. you will still have rubbing issues if you don't roll your fenders, you may want to consider a 225 width tire..i assure you it will be way more than enough for any traction issues you may think you have. as far as studs, you need to gte them for safety more than anything else..the lug nutz just wont have enuf bite of the stock studs. hozay09 ran these on his car for a while...they looked awesome bronze on red! just remember...spacers=ok for straight line, not so good for any lug stud in a tight turn with the gas pedal pushed in the go direction! no spacer will do the job like the stock hub will(retaining the weight of the wheel off the studs). they sure do look awesome on the car though

http://www.srtforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32212&d=1162359057

hozays car^^
 

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hercfe said:
you will definitely need a spacer...probably 5 or 6 mm. you will still have rubbing issues if you don't roll your fenders, you may want to consider a 225 width tire..i assure you it will be way more than enough for any traction issues you may think you have. as far as studs, you need to gte them for safety more than anything else..the lug nutz just wont have enuf bite of the stock studs. hozay09 ran these on his car for a while...they looked awesome bronze on red! just remember...spacers=ok for straight line, not so good for any lug stud in a tight turn with the gas pedal pushed in the go direction! no spacer will do the job like the stock hub will(retaining the weight of the wheel off the studs). they sure do look awesome on the car though

http://www.srtforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32212&d=1162359057

hozays car^^

I too have a Red and wanted those Bronze wheels because as you stated they too look sweet. But I don't want to jeopardize performance by using those spacers. I hope I can find similar wheels in bronze.:crying:
 
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