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Old 04-01-09, 01:41 AM   #1
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Question Venza 20x7.5 wheels on 2GS?

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I have been contemplating what wheel to get and I think i finally found a style i'd like while maintaining OEM Toyota quality and nothing too flashy. Venza 20x7.5 5 Spoke wheels.

Here is the factory tire spec for the Venza 20"
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20-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels with P245/50R20 tires
I am looking to get the wheels only and from my recent post, I have decided to use 245/35/20 tires for this set of wheels on my 2GS.

I understand that most 20x7.5 wheels are made for FWD cars and might not be suitable for our RWD. Is it because RWD cars have higher curb weight?

Curb weight for Venza AWD V6... 4045 lbs

Curb weight for GS400... 3690 lbs

So, question is... from wheel experts... is it advisable to use Venza 20" wheels on my 2GS when the Venza 20x7.5 can clearly support heavier car then the 2GS?

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::: not sure if this should be moved to the wheel forums... :::

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FWD or RWD doesn't necessarily matter. Generally rims made form FWD cars have a high disk and higher offset, but in the case of many of the Lexus cars they also have high disk (Due to the larger front caliper) and high offsets. For example, the 2nd Gen GS rims are 17X8 +50 offset. The Venza rims more than likey will fit fine. The problem is they are a half inch narrower than the stock GS rims. There already have been many people running RX330/350 rims, or 1st Gen IS300 rims on the GS which also are narrower than the stock GS rims, so its not a major issue and can work successfully. Find out what the offset is of the Venza rims and you'll know exactly how it sits on the GS in comparison to the stock GS rims.
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FWD or RWD doesn't necessarily matter. Generally rims made form FWD cars have a high disk and higher offset, but in the case of many of the Lexus cars they also have high disk (Due to the larger front caliper) and high offsets. For example, the 2nd Gen GS rims are 17X8 +50 offset. The Venza rims more than likey will fit fine. The problem is they are a half inch narrower than the stock GS rims. There already have been many people running RX330/350 rims, or 1st Gen IS300 rims on the GS which also are narrower than the stock GS rims, so its not a major issue and can work successfully. Find out what the offset is of the Venza rims and you'll know exactly how it sits on the GS in comparison to the stock GS rims.
gs 16" wheels are 7.5" wide and have a +45 offset.
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gs 16" wheels are 7.5" wide and have a +45 offset.
I see, I forgot the some of the GS's had 16" rims.
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yeah as CK said, the narrower higher offset wheels are more aimed towards FWD cause they need the clearance up front since all their driving, steering and braking is focussed at the front.

generally it isnt to say FWD wheels wont physically fit on a RWD car, its just theyre normally not much of an upgrade as far as width or offset goes, so they may be as sunken in as a stock wheel or worse. so they would purely be an aesthetic upgrade in regards to physical size
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7.5 and 245? That seem like such a fat setup....maybe I'm just too used to seeing people pulling their tires now.

and jeebus, 20"s OEM??
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I think i know where the inspiration for this idea came from

The Venza wheels are +35 offset (pls. double check-but im fairly sure)

Your main problem would be the tire sizing, and tire cost. I know most people who use 20" wheels (for cars) uses at least 8.5 width, which would look perfect with 245/30 or 35/20 tires. Like as previously mentioned, i think using 245 will look too fat (especially for low profile tires 30s or 35s). Im not sure if you can find 235/225 width tires for 20" wheels, BUT also check the price difference (you also have to consider the tire cost for a certain tire size otherwise it will cost you big time). IMO, i'd double check the price cost between 225/235/245 for 20s tires.
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Out of curiosity, I looked at 225/30/20 tires...and I'm surprised.
Tire rack has Kumho Ecsta SPT for $154.00/each. That's the same price as the 19"s I'm looking at.
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Out of curiosity, I looked at 225/30/20 tires...and I'm surprised.
Tire rack has Kumho Ecsta SPT for $154.00/each. That's the same price as the 19"s I'm looking at.

That's because 19"s suck as far as tire prices go. For some reason, most 19" tires cost as much as 20" or more.
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That's because 19"s suck as far as tire prices go. For some reason, most 19" tires cost as much as 20" or more.
cause more tire companies make a 20 than make a 19...so more selection. i know its so stupid
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its because of the measurements needed. If you have a 20 inch wheel (or tire in that matter) your radius is always an even 10. The amount of precision involved for a 19" is to a greater significant digit (radius=9.5") so the machinery needs to be tooled differently and mistakes are more likely.
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I'd to see these photoshopped on a 2GS.
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