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post #76 of 1248 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 PM
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lol it can be done, but that doesn't mean it will look good.
To be honest, i dont think so either lol, it a little over do i think
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Hey guys, i'm new and have been doing a lot of reading on the forum but decided it was time to get some input by people who know their stuff

im going for a semi aggressive look

ive been a fan of a lot of your IS's and finally saved up money to put my plans into motion

im in the process of getting some rota torques:

18x8 with +30 offset in the front
and 18x9.5 with +20 offset in the rear

i was wondering to what extent the rear fenders would need to be pulled and other things like a good tire size

ive been following phillyB's is and really like the ride height of white_is's car because of the crappier roads around where i live

any suggestions would be appreciated! thanks guys!
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front will be an easy fit with a 215/40, maybe you should remold your fenders.

rears will be good with 225/40 with a flat roll OR you could run a 235/40 with a slight pull. the 10j +25 on the other page is a 235/40 with a roll. So with 2mm less poke on 9.5j +20 and a little more tire, a slight pull should be good.

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thanks jon!
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would 18x9.5's with a +28 offset require fender pulling in the front?
the website i was getting the wheels from dont have the 18x8's with the +35's :/
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would 18x9.5's with a +28 offset require fender pulling in the front?
the website i was getting the wheels from dont have the 18x8's with the +35's :/
If you ran a 215, no. It would need to be rolled flat though.

Not sure how you go from an 18x8+35 to an 18x9.5+28.... The 9.5's are over an INCH more aggressive. I would steer clear and wait for some 18x8+35's.

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i see..
i really like the staggered look, but im having trouble finding places that would sell different offsets as a set of 4, or just rims individually.

i guess i'll play the waiting game again
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front will be an easy fit with a 215/40, maybe you should remold your fenders.

rears will be good with 225/40 with a flat roll OR you could run a 235/40 with a slight pull. the 10j +25 on the other page is a 235/40 with a roll. So with 2mm less poke on 9.5j +20 and a little more tire, a slight pull should be good.
I have a fender roller, heat gun, etc. Would it be safe to use these tools to pull my rear fenders after I roll them flat?

Otherwise, what would you suggest I use to pull them.
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no use the heat gun to heat up the paint more-so than when you rolled it. heat up not just the inside of the fender but the outside body as well, but don't burn the paint or hold the heat gun in one place. its the same process as rolling fenders so go slow and keep the paint hot to the touch ...getting a laser thermometer is the easiest

if you do happen to crack the paint, have some touch up paint and a toothpick to seal it back up. i have some from dr. chip and its a perfect match.

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wheels/tires already purchased!

I need a little help guys. Ive just recently purchased a set of volk wheels 18-8 all around. the offset is +48. the tires are larger than wat i see everyone else using but i do want a aggressive fitment with more rubber..so the tires are 225/40/18 in front and 245/40/18 in the rear. I want to lower the car also. I need help :

1. B aggressive
2.18-8 +48
3. Im willing to diy and pay someone if i find a shop but i dont want rub.
4. Suggestions on how i can these wheels work because they look great and this is my idea tire size.
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Hey fellow IS'ers. i need help with some wheel fitment. I am looking at some Work Equip, wheel size are: 17x7 +35 / 17x8.5 +20. How will these fit? Does anyone have some pictures of how this set up will look on a 1st gen IS? Thanks for your help.
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I need a little help guys. Ive just recently purchased a set of volk wheels 18-8 all around. the offset is +48. the tires are larger than wat i see everyone else using but i do want a aggressive fitment with more rubber..so the tires are 225/40/18 in front and 245/40/18 in the rear. I want to lower the car also. I need help :

1. B aggressive
2.18-8 +48
3. Im willing to diy and pay someone if i find a shop but i dont want rub.
4. Suggestions on how i can these wheels work because they look great and this is my idea tire size.
You shouldn't need to do anything as far as tire size. Thats not very aggressive tire at all. I was running a 225/35/19 up front and 245/35/19 in the rear. The over all diameter should be about the same. You're running a taller tire but I was running a taller rim.
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Did a test fit this morning. What a bad idea though, 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) it was damn hot. Anyways...

-Wheel is a 19x9.5 +55 with a 20 MM Project Kics bolt on spacer, effective offset is +35.
-Tire is a 255/30/19 Bridgestone 050
-Rear fender is rolled.
-Camber is ? haven't gotten an alignment

I tried driving around the block, seemed fine at low speed as I didn't hear any rubbing.

As soon as I stepped on it, I see tire smoke coming from the fender well (looking at my driver side rear view mirror). Definitely rubbing under load.

Took it back home, and I see that it's rubbed the inner fender lip, all the way to the metal.

I'd like to keep the ride height where it's at.

So I'm thinking a couple scenarios:
1) Dial in more negative camber, possibly another degree?
2) Step down to a 235
3) Step down to a 245, and dial in 1.5 or more degrees of camber.

Inputs from the experts would be greatly appreciated.

Here's some pics:







This is the normal stance:



i may try a pair of 225/35. my buddy says he's got some kicking around that i can try.

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^^ Good idea

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You shouldn't need to do anything as far as tire size. Thats not very aggressive tire at all. I was running a 225/35/19 up front and 245/35/19 in the rear. The over all diameter should be about the same. You're running a taller tire but I was running a taller rim.
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