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Old 05-07-2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by proudpapa View Post
Bones, talked to Steve on Ebay and he has also been a big help. I found out that my stock wheels are a 17x7 and that the 17x9 spys would probably rub without a leveling kit. I did however find a Eagle Alloy 185 series wheel that I like, it comes in a 17x9 with a +2 offset and a 5mm bs. Since is would be a wider wheel with a positive offset would that create more of a rubbing issue? That wheel also comes is a -8mm offset which is almost the same as the -12 on the XD wheel. Sorry for the question I am a rookie when it comes to wheels and I am just wanting to get it right before making such a big purchase.
I was told that anything with a positive offset will cause rubbing with a wider tire. You have get a negative offset since it sets tires out farther. I dont know a whole lot about the whole tire sizing but that is one thing I was told by everyone. I would definitely do a level, I have the Bilsteins they didn't completely level the front. I did notice a big difference in ride comfort and handling compared to my old stock shocks.
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