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Old 08-25-14, 02:15 AM   #5371
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Old 08-25-14, 10:29 PM   #5372
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Hi guys. I have a couple of noob questions. I'm sorry but I'm going to be buying new wheels for my 1999 Sc300 soon and I want to get it right. I just bought it last week and the previous owner lowered the car about an inch. I want to lower it another 1/2" to 3/4". I just want to narrow the fender gap but I don't want to have to do any fender mods. The wheels Im going to purchase are the Varrstoen ES7. I want to go with 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the rear. My first question is what offset would you guys recommend? If I go +22 will that be fine since Im not tucking the wheels in? I still like the wheels to come out but I don't want them to rub the fenders. My last question is with these wider wheels will I need to alter my wheel hubs? Will i need to put lug bolt extenders? Thanks guys in advance.
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Old 08-26-14, 12:11 AM   #5373
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Hi guys. I have a couple of noob questions. I'm sorry but I'm going to be buying new wheels for my 1999 Sc300 soon and I want to get it right. I just bought it last week and the previous owner lowered the car about an inch. I want to lower it another 1/2" to 3/4". I just want to narrow the fender gap but I don't want to have to do any fender mods. The wheels Im going to purchase are the Varrstoen ES7. I want to go with 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the rear. My first question is what offset would you guys recommend? If I go +22 will that be fine since Im not tucking the wheels in? I still like the wheels to come out but I don't want them to rub the fenders. My last question is with these wider wheels will I need to alter my wheel hubs? Will i need to put lug bolt extenders? Thanks guys in advance.
If you would have read the first page it tells you how low of an offset that u can go without fender mods. But to answer your question. You will need to roll your fenders in order to get that rear wheel to fit on a +22 offset. You are going to need to find a higher offset if you don't want to roll your fenders. No, u don't need to alter your wheel hubs if u get the right bolt pattern. I do recommend getting hub centric rings. If you buy lugs from Varrstoen then you won't need extended lugs. Just to give you an idea, this is what a 10" wide wheel looks like with a +25 offset. So yours would stick out three more millimeters.
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If you would have read the first page it tells you how low of an offset that u can go without fender mods. But to answer your question. You will need to roll your fenders in order to get that rear wheel to fit on a +22 offset. You are going to need to find a higher offset if you don't want to roll your fenders. No, u don't need to alter your
wheel hubs if u get the right bolt
pattern. I do recommend getting hub
centric rings. If you buy lugs from
Varrstoen then you won't need
extended lugs. Just to give you an
idea, this is what a 10" wide wheel
looks like with a +25 offset. So yours
would stick out three more
millimeters.
Thanks for the info. Actually I did read the first page more than once. I wasn't sure if I needed to roll the fenders with a +22 offset since my car is only lowered an inch. I thought I'd have to do the fender mods only if I was going to lower the car much more. But now I know that if I go with that offset I'll have to do the fenders regardless of height. Also thanks for the info on the lug bolts.
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Thanks for the info. Actually I did read the first page more than once. I wasn't sure if I needed to roll the fenders with a +22 offset since my car is only lowered an inch. I thought I'd have to do the fender mods only if I was going to lower the car much more. But now I know that if I go with that offset I'll have to do the fenders regardless of height. Also thanks for the info on the lug bolts.
Only at stock height you can run this setup without rolling your fenders. But since u want to go lower u will Need to roll them. My advice to you is get the wheels, rent a roller from a racing shop. And roll the fenders. It's not that hard. Jus time consuming. I was trying to do the same thing. I wanted wide wheels with a flush fitment while not having to do fender mods. And I realized that it's not possible. Just do it and get it over with. You will be much happier if you do.
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Only at stock height you can run this setup without rolling your fenders. But since u want to go lower u will Need to roll them. My advice to you is get the wheels, rent a roller from a racing shop. And roll the fenders. It's not that hard. Jus time consuming. I was trying to do the same thing. I wanted wide wheels with a flush fitment whi
le not having to do fender mods. And I realized that it's not possible. Just do it and get it over with. You will be much happier if you do.
Ok ill do it. Thanks again for the advice.
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I think I'm pulling the trigger, my bank account is going to be mad...

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19x9.5 +12 or 22
19x11 +15 or 25
Undecided on tires so far and I don't want to have to run any spacers.

Think they'll fit flush with a roll or shave? Which would be best?
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I think I'm pulling the trigger, my bank account is going to be mad...

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Varrstoen ES6
19x9.5 +12 or 22
19x11 +15 or 25
Undecided on tires so far and I don't want to have to run any spacers.

Think they'll fit flush with a roll or shave? Which would be best?
Go with the 22 and 25
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Go with the 22 and 25
That's what I was thinking, I don't want to have to run hella camber to drive around. Just a slight stretch and rolled or shaved fenders is ideal for me..
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Wanting to a bit lower on my coils, currently have IS250 18" staggered rims (forgot the exact measurements)
Rear tires are 245 45 18
fronts are 225 40 18.
Currently car is dropped 1.5" and wanting to go a bit lower, but just by looking at it seems like the rears will rub.
I'm no fitment expert though, some feedback would be appreciated (:
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Wanting to a bit lower on my coils, currently have IS250 18" staggered rims (forgot the exact measurements)
Rear tires are 245 45 18
fronts are 225 40 18.
Currently car is dropped 1.5" and wanting to go a bit lower, but just by looking at it seems like the rears will rub.
I'm no fitment expert though, some feedback would be appreciated (:
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What's the offset?

If there is any rubbing it Will be from it hitting the top of the wheel well
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Sorry guys, haven't dealt with fitment since my last wheels, but whats the best offset for a flush fitment on a 9.5inch wide wheel, 10 inch wheel, and 10.5 inch wheel? Thanks.

More or less flush.
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Sorry guys, haven't dealt with fitment since my last wheels, but whats the best offset for a flush fitment on a 9.5inch wide wheel, 10 inch wheel, and 10.5 inch wheel? Thanks.

More or less flush.
if you can find a set of wheels with a +25 offset all around then you should be sitting pretty flush with the fenders. same goes with the 10.5 inch wheel as well. if you get an offset lower than +22 then you will have to pull your fenders to get them to fit.
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if you can find a set of wheels with a +25 offset all around then you should be sitting pretty flush with the fenders. same goes with the 10.5 inch wheel as well. if you get an offset lower than +22 then you will have to pull your fenders to get them to fit.
But if you stay at +22 offset on a 10.5" wheel in the rear you only have to roll the fenders? What tire size would you recommend on a wheel that size and offset?
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But if you stay at +22 offset on a 10.5" wheel in the rear you only have to roll the fenders? What tire size would you recommend on a wheel that size and offset?
If you completely roll them flat or shave your fenders then u can get away with not doing a pull. I would recommend a 255/35 or a 265/35. Both will give u a stretch look

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