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    Junior Member joey_11's Avatar
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    Feedback from this question is pretty much the deciding factor of wheather i get the rims i want or not.

    Im after a package that is being offered by a wheels shop, 17"x7.5 wheels +45 offet, some good tyres and a 1" drop with king springs.
    Has anyone got this kind of set up and the 1st post says the 7.5" wide wheel a grey area depending on the drop, so will the 1" drop be suitable for the wheels or not? Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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    7.5" wide rim with +45 offset is pretty much perfect. It will take 1" drop no problems, with pretty much no rubbing at all. You might have to shave back the tabs on the rear bumper (on the inside of the wheel arch). It is a common problem that people with bigger wheels on a lowered prelude face, but a very easy fix..

    Thanks to DMT:

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    ok i'm trying to understand this.... so the offset can be altered can it? i'm thinking about buying some 17x7 wheels for my third gen... will that work and how? i'm a tad confused.

    cheers in advance

    hiru

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    Offset is not an adjustable thing.
    You buy a wheel with a particular offset.

    Id suggest go back and read some of the links.

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    Gold Member hiru's Avatar
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    ok i think i understand now.. the offset is basically the distance between the holes and the midline (profile view) of the rim... so does that mean that if i were looking at getting 17"x7 wheels with 45mm offset (same as stock3g) i would get rubbing? the calculator says extend in both directions 19mm....

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    PA Janitor Bob's Avatar
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    I love your work. It looks like you have taken the time to work this out. Well done.

    I know for fact that 17x7 with 40 offset works on the 3g. By going 45 offset there will be less clearance on the inside of the tyre and more on the outside. I'm not sure whether this means it will rub or not. Most wheels available on this size range around the 38 to 42mm offset. I think these work but you will need to search to find out.

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    Hey I'm looking at getting a set 18x7.5 +45 offset rims with 214/35/18 tyres. Does anyone know whether i'll get rubbing? Sorry i cant seem to decipher this from the info above. cheers

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    225/35/18 - Even Larger Contact Patch, Recommended tire size for 18x7.5" with at least a +48mm offset
    Should be OK for a 5th gen.

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    Junior Member bundy's Avatar
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    I know it says 45-50+ offset for 4g with 17x7" rims, but is there any possibility that I could get away with 40+ offset? bit of a newb to the whole wheel and tyre thing.

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    PA Janitor Bob's Avatar
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    If you read through this thread you will get a better idea. 4th and 5th fitments are almost identical I understand. I think you need the higher offset.

    http://www.preludeaustralia.com/foru...ad.php?t=11018

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    Regular Member fintelboss's Avatar
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    Great info, but i just wanted to make the point that a wider tyre doesn't give you a larger contact patch, its same area, just more rectangular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fintelboss View Post
    Great info, but i just wanted to make the point that a wider tyre doesn't give you a larger contact patch, its same area, just more rectangular...
    ...but that is a larger contact patch, more rubber is touching the road with a wider tyre. right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrylarry View Post
    ...but that is a larger contact patch, more rubber is touching the road with a wider tyre. right?
    nope. wider tyre does not mean more rubber on the road, because the contact patch will be shorter to compensate. the only way to get more rubber on the road is the put bricks in the boot, replace the spoiler with an upside down wing, or let some air out of your tyres.
    ---Life without geometry is pointless.---

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    Go about halfway down the page on this link
    Titled: Fat or thin? The question of contact patches and grip.
    http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg2.html

    Its a good read.

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    Oh great now I have to read the whole damn thing and thus not finish my work, thanks Bob, you're gonna get me fired.

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