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Old 04-28-11, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Fitment question - 18x7.5 +35 on '00 LS400?

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I've been searching and searching but most of the fitments discussed here are either OEM wheels (LS430 etc) or the big VIP ones that require rolls, pulls, etc. and I've had a lot of trouble finding information about fitments that fall in between the two. In my search for something between the two - something that looks classy on an LS400 but doesn't require me to alter the car for it to fit - I found a set of Work Emotion CR-Kais in 18x7.5 +35. The bolt circle is correct, 5x114.3. Would that fit the car and look decent, keeping in mind that I need something I can drive daily in a city with lousy roads? Flush is nice but "looks decent and doesn't scrape" is much more important to me.

They're currently set up with 225/40/18 tires which I'd read in another thread were too small for a 1LS, and I'm assuming for a 2LS also. But if the price were right, I suppose I could replace them with a more appropriate size.

Oh yeah, another question: they don't have all the little Work stickers on them, so I'm nervous about whether they're real. How do I tell a refinished Work from a fake? Do the fakes actually have the word Work cast into them, or do they just rip off the style?

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real works say work on them (forged/engraved in)
the CR-Kai is a pretty sporty wheel, and not one i'd choose for the LS. Conservative fitment for the LS is ~18x8 +40 or so. 7.5 imho is too skinny since you need a 245/45-18 to make oe-tire diameter.
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real works say work on them (forged/engraved in)
the CR-Kai is a pretty sporty wheel, and not one i'd choose for the LS. Conservative fitment for the LS is ~18x8 +40 or so. 7.5 imho is too skinny since you need a 245/45-18 to make oe-tire diameter.
Yeah, I was debating about what style I wanted. I was also thinking about G35 wheels; the G37 wheels apparently don't fit without a roll/pull/etc, but G35 19's also crossed my mind. The CR-Kais remind me a bit of those.

I thought about LS430 5-spokes, and they're not bad at all, but I was wondering if I'd rather go with something a bit sportier. Thanks for the input btw!
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You'll most likely need a spacer on the front for those CR-Kai's to clear the brakes.
Definitely not a wheel I would like on an LS either.
I use 18" G35 wheels for the winter. I think they'd fit without any fender work.
They don't look to bad either.
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The wheels you are describing will be super duper sunk.
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Those may not look too bad. All depends what look you want for your car...and there are adapters if you want them to be a bit more aggressive. However, easier to use that $$ towards a set of wheels that has an offset more fitting.
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The wheels you are describing will be super duper sunk.
Oops. Thanks for your patience with my questions - despite all the searching, I think it's pretty easy to see how new I am at the wheel game.

Going back to what PureDrifter said about 18x8, +40 being a reasonably conservative fitment, I looked up the G35 wheels and they're 18x8, +30. This means they're 10mm more sunk, right?
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no, 10mm more aggressive.
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