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Old 04-22-04, 06:18 PM   #1
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Question proper offset for 18" or 19" wheels for gs400?

hey all !
imwant to slap on some 18" or 19" rims and was wondering what is the proper off set for a set of wheels for a gs400?

thanks.
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http://www.lexusgonewild.com/WheelFitment.shtml

rominl wrote a great write up on this subject
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read that write up.... otherwise henry (rominl) is gonna kick ur A$$!!
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I never realized that 20" rims on a GS were out of spec versus the 18's and 19's until I read that. Why isn't there some type of corrective part for this? I had one put on my Jeep with larger tires so I was curious why there wouldn't be somethign for this car. Thanks.

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read that write up.... otherwise henry (rominl) is gonna kick ur A$$!!
you bet!!!!!! i spent a lot of time composing that, so take a look, and if you still have questions, you are welcome to ask and i will do my best to help
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I never realized that 20" rims on a GS were out of spec versus the 18's and 19's until I read that. Why isn't there some type of corrective part for this? I had one put on my Jeep with larger tires so I was curious why there wouldn't be somethign for this car. Thanks.

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well say you get 20x8.5 front and 20x10 rear. if you want to stay within spec, the tires would be 245/30/20 and 275/25/20 (if you can find them). however those rubber would be way too thin and i dont' think it's safe to drive at all. so the only way out would be to put on bigger tires and make it out of spec.

on suv, of course, since the overall diameter of the wheels are bigger, you have more options. it's just like why you can fit 26" wheels on an escalade
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Great info for a novice like me. Thanks a lot. I do have one question. What does the "+38" mean when you talk about the wheel size ie: 19X9.5 + 38 ?? Also, where do you do most of your research when looking for the perfect wheels and tires? Wheel shops? Online?

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Great info for a novice like me. Thanks a lot. I do have one question. What does the "+38" mean when you talk about the wheel size ie: 19X9.5 + 38 ?? Also, where do you do most of your research when looking for the perfect wheels and tires? Wheel shops? Online?

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the +38 is the offset. if you read my faq i have a link to tirerack that explains how offset works. and actaully, almost all my research were done when i was shopping for my hre where i HAD to force myself to learn everything and read TONS of posts to gather all the info. now everything is burned into my head and i can name offset at will
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