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Old 09-29-06, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Anyone running 18x7.5s with a +42 offset...even doable dropped?

EDIT I just ordered a set of wheels that are a 45 offset

Well I have these set of 18s... they are 7.5 wide with an offsetof 42. I am dropping them on a set of JICs and am worried about rub cause it is a sedan and it a agressive offset.

So is anyone running a lowered car wih the same wheel dimensions? And does anyone have any pics?


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I think it'll be fine, I've seen people ran the same wheel specs and lowered.
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Be prepared for a stiff ride. Run 225/40/18 and get the rear fenders rolled and you ill be fine.
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Man I hope it will work. Anyone else have any info or pics to post?


I found a old pic of my Accord...s ometimes I miss it
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the rims will extend out an extra 36mm from stock. you may have problems with rubbing especially on the rear passenger side. if it does rub you can either roll the fenders or run more negative camber (downside of this is you'll go through rubber faster).
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You'll definitely rub if you don't roll your fenders.
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If it is just rolling the fenders I am not too worried. I hope they work. If not snow is on the way so the car will be parked soon either way.

Still hoping for pics if anyone has anything to post
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You'll definitely rub if you don't roll your fenders.
Agreed.


+42 for 7 inch wide, plus 45 for 7.5. So you are going to be high offset (sticking out) almost a 1/2 inch from what is recommended. I would try to find something higher offset, or at least roll the fenders.....
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You will rub depending on how low your drop is. My set up:

18 X 7.5
Offset: 48
Tires 225/40 -18
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No rubbing. You need a higher offset than 42.
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I am running the same wheel size and JIC setup on my coupe, you will have to role the rear fenders and bend the fender well tabs up for the front fenders. I am dropped probably more that I should be but it is fine.
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You will rub depending on how low your drop is. My set up:

18 X 7.5
Offset: 48
Tires 225/40 -18
Koni Reds
H&R Springs

No rubbing. You need a higher offset than 42.

TruGreen, do you have more pics? I would really appreciate some all around pics of your drop with your setup on your car. I would really HATE having to sell my rims since the offset is not high enough. How hard is it to roll fenders anyway?
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How hard is it to roll fenders anyway?
It's not hard, there's a fender rolling tool that you can use to do it, or some people opt to use a baseball bat lol. The key is to heat the paint and work cautiously so as to not to crack the paint, but this is also dependent on how much the fenders need to be rolled.
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It's not hard, there's a fender rolling tool that you can use to do it, or some people opt to use a baseball bat lol. The key is to heat the paint and work cautiously so as to not to crack the paint, but this is also dependent on how much the fenders need to be rolled.
There is NO WAY IN HELL I am dong that to my car.
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I am running the same wheel size and JIC setup on my coupe, you will have to role the rear fenders and bend the fender well tabs up for the front fenders. I am dropped probably more that I should be but it is fine.
Well what is your offset though?



Thanks for the replys.... And thanks for the pics... post more someone


Well I cannot afford new wheels now... though I am looking.
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TruGreen, do you have more pics? I would really appreciate some all around pics of your drop with your setup on your car. I would really HATE having to sell my rims since the offset is not high enough. How hard is it to roll fenders anyway?

Here are some more pics:







with trunk fully loaded no rubbing - 500+ mile road trip


No fender roll required
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