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Ok I saw these on tires.com and they are the lowest price I have seen in months and want to know what you all think...and also what is the difference between 35SM and 50SM I know it has something to do with width but I am not sure and which out of the two widths would be the best so I would not have to worry about rubbing.

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Also tell me what you think of the rim.


This is silver machined



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Keep in mind these are going on a SSM Thanks again
 

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Offset; how far the mounting point of the wheel is from the center line of the rim. Stock 17" wheel offset of tC is +45mm from the centerline; a +35mm wheel will be 10mm farther out from the car, assuming the same width of the rim as stock (7.0"). A +50mm wheel would sit 5mm farther in, again, assuming same width as stock. Width of the rim affects how far from this imaginary center line the wheel actually sticks out on each side, so an 8" wheel would stick half an inch farther in and farther out than a 7" wheel with identical offset.

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Originally posted by goldenchild@Sep 15 2005, 09:06 AM
ahh thanks so what do you think about the wheels
These are pretty nice looking; I had thought about them for a minute when I was shopping wheels, but I am not a big fan of wheels with large, lug-hiding center caps since my dad used to have Enkeis with center caps like this and they constantly would...disappear.

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I usually like 7 spoke wheels. These are OK. What do they weigh?
 

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not sure I know they are 2 peice so they should be lighter right?

also lo bux what would better fit the tc 35mm or 50mm width wise I will be getting them in 18 X 7.5

with that in mind what tire size would you recommend
 

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With a 7.5 width, I'd go for the 35mm. It will definitely be better for looks and performance.

With a 7.5 width, you're pretty much stuck with 225/40/18. The rim isn't wide enough for a 245, and a 235 is going to be pretty tall. That's why an 8" rim is much better.
 

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ok just checked they do have an 18 X 8 so what tire should I get there and width also there is 42 and 35 I am still thinking 35 but I could be wrong.

Also what about rubbing when lowered?
 

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Originally posted by goldenchild@Sep 17 2005, 05:21 AM
ok just checked they do have an 18 X 8 so what tire should I get there and width also there is 42 and 35 I am still thinking 35 but I could be wrong.

Also what about rubbing when lowered?
Go with the +42 to be safe if you're doing 245-series tires on those bad boys when lowered.

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No, you'll be fine with a +42 offset and 8" width. I am at +48 and 8.5" width with 245s and it does not rub at all.

And I'm way lower than the TRD drop.
 

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what color you think I should go with? the top one I saw a real picture of it and it looks kinda chromy type, should I do the darker one? If so it only comes in 18X7.5 and 35 offset...also if that would look better what tire would I couple with that..thanks again
 

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Originally posted by goldenchild@Sep 17 2005, 03:22 PM
...the darker one? If so it only comes in 18X7.5 and 35 offset...also if that would look better what tire would I couple with that..thanks again
Fitment first, finish second. Get the one that fits; if both fit, then I say for your car (same color as mine) go with the darker color--but this is just my opinion, and in the end it's your car, so it really should be noone's choice but yours.

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Originally posted by goldenchild@Sep 17 2005, 04:15 PM
yeah they both would fit woudl the 35 offset be ok? and what tire could I get with that without rubbing...
If you do +35 you would be cutting it pretty close with 245s on your lowered ride (assuming you go for the 8" wide rims). You probably won't be able to get away with a change of brakes (not sure if you even care), since many big brake kits push the wheels farther out (I know my Wilwood kit did, which cut down my choice of wheels/tire widths & offsets).

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Originally posted by goldenchild@Sep 17 2005, 04:42 PM
well the darker ones only come in 18 X 7.5 so what tire would complement? size that is
Good series for 7.5" width rim is 225; 235s come in a larger overall diameter than we'd like for our cars, so speedo would be off and the resulting gear ratio would be slightly lower, retarding acceleration but smoothing out the drive at highway cruise speed (both effects fairly minor, but still there). It's not too great an idea to squeeze 245s onto 7.5"--doable, but it wouldn't handle as well as the same tires on an 8.0" rim.

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EDIT: Damn, that database issue lagged me. Oh well; at least we both agree on 225.
 
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