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Wheel Opinion

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Wheels & Suspension' started by Keemo, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Keemo

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    I'm trying to set up wheels, spacers and springs to be installed in spring.

    I'm only stuck on the style of wheel to choose. Here are two I really like.

    What is everyone's opinion on them?

    A or B?


    A
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    B
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    Thanks.
     

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  2. rookie

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    I likey A. I think they are custom wheels as in offset to your needs so spacers wouldn't really be needed.
     
  3. Dr.2K

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    +1 A
     
  4. HumbertoCALI

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    I agree on option A.. Plus if you ever do decide to upgrade you disk brakes and put some color on your calipers the look would be great...

    Option B is more for a Ricer car...
     
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    LOL , I definately dont want to look like a Rice Rocket.

    That's very interesting on the custom offset so I can avoid spacers. I would want to get as flush as possible, but don't want to have to worry about rubbing or trimming anything just for simplicity sake. I'm thinking 22x9.5 or so w/ 285/35/22. What kind of offset should be looked at for that combo? And if I wanted a staggered lip look, would I have to worry about spacers in the front to make them look the same? Dr.2K I really like the look you have!
     
  6. Dr.2K

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    Keemo, with the specs you are looking at I would think an offset of +30 would be a safe bet without any rubbing issues. Are you dropped? If you are then you can probably go a bit more aggressive to possibly +25 and you would be ok.

    My iforge wheels are not staggered they are 10in width all around but they made the lips 3 1/2in front and 4in rear to give it that staggered look with a process I am not familiar with. Hope this helps. O h and ask the manufacturer if the wheels are load rated for the FX. But if the wheels are forged then I would assume they would be fine.
     
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    Thanks Doc, I am not dropped yet but will be when the wheels arrive.
    I thought that you couldn't get as agressive with having a drop 'cause it would push them out more. :shame: Please excuse my ignorance, I always find this confusing for some reason.

    James
     
  8. Dr.2K

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    Sorry for the confusion Keemo I meant to say..."If you are NOT dropped..."

    You are correct Keemo, but it also has alot to do with the tires you choose for the wheels. If the tires you choose has alot of sidewall bulge then you will have to be more conservative with the wheel offset. So you have to pick and choose wisely.

    If you you are going to be dropped and you stick with those specs then my suggestion is to not go above +30 offset. With the 285/35/22 tires on 22x9.5 wheels you will be safe from rubbing with the +30 offset. I had to shave some of my wheels well trim as I was rubbing alot with my current specs of 22x10 on 305/35/22.
     
  9. HumbertoCALI

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    Keemo I am runing on 22 x 9.5 with 265/35/R22 and I don't have any problems with rubbing on any of my tires..

    Yet, I am going to use a 10MM spacer in the front and a 15MM spacer in the back. My current setup does not look good. This will give me a more flush look

    This should give you a better Idea...

    See what I mean...
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    My wheels should come out more and when they do I will not need to worry about any rubbing issues. You might want to go with the 285/35/22 or 20 set up so you wont run into this problem.. it will make your wheel look more flush than mine..

    Just my 2 cents...
     
  10. Chedman13

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    A as well. And yes, try to avoid spacers if necessary.
     
  11. Frankiago

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    I like A also. I don't like the studs though... however it does look a lot better than B regardless.
     
  12. brown_fv

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    Id pick A over B
     
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    I guess it's pretty much a shut out! :LOL:

    Thanks for all the input guys, you're awesome!

    Berto, those pix really help to get a feel for what it looks like on the road. It will make such a difference w/ spacers on. I will definately go w/ 285/35/22. Thanks.

    Now all I have to do is pay for Xmas then the wheel fund and specifics begin.
     
  14. humberto what offset do you have in your wheels? are you running the eibach springs? and if your wheels would be availbale in 22x10.5 would you still need spacers for the rear?


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    I have to chime in with my personal thoughts=) go 265/40/22, you want the biggest sidewall to protect the wheel and ride:LOL:
     
  16. Frankiago

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    +1, that's closer to stock overall diameter as well...
     
  17. Psiclne

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    +1 on A......reminds me of my MODS hahaha
     
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    Keemo

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    If I went that way, would it be harder to get them out a bit more flush with the fenders? Although that definately sounds good.
     
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    Does anyone know what Shady JC is running? Are those 40's or 35's? This is the look I would like to achieve.
     
  20. Chedman13

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    Hi Keemo - you're buying new wheels. Just be sure as everyone said to buy the right offset to be flush. I don't suggest buying tires to make it become flush. If your wheels are flush, no need to worry about the tires.

    Getting the closest to OEM diameter removes any issues with faster/slower speedo readings, etc...

    http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

    Ours are 8" wheel OEM 40mm offset. Mine are going to be 9" with 15mm offset. This means it's 12 mm more inner clearance (important to clear calipers) and extended 38 mm more than the oem wheel. This means it's very aggressive (sticks out a lot). I don't suggest this much unless you want it, as you'll have to shave/roll your fenders.

    I would think 20-30mm more than oem would be good. Rookie is king of wheels so might want to ask him when you get it down to your final choice/size/offsets.


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