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Hey guys,
I'm new to the forum and I'm looking at a set of wheels that I am not sure about.
I have an '05 AWD and these rims are 18x8 with a +48 offset. if youre running wheels with these same specs, can you please post and let me know how they fit.
I plan on running Tein basic coilovers and dropping the car real low. I am a musician and I want to make sure I get no rub when I load weight in the car.
If oure running these wheels, please let me know your tire size, suspension, and please post photos.
ANY help will be great! these wheels are about to go!
 

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Make sure when you have the e aligned after the coil-over install, they dial up negative camber in the rear. I have stock 16's with my Tein Coil-overs and without the neg camber, you will occasionally rub the wells. Also keep in mind the possibility of having to "knotch" your inner fender wells in the rear, depending on amount of negative camber, and how low you set the Teins.
 

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If they are 8.5, like the title says, with a +48 you may have some issues unless you make some modifications to get them to fit. 8.5's are a very tight fit on this vehicle. If they are 8, like the OP says, with a +48 offset you should be fine. (assuming you run the correct size tire and don't go too wide.) We recommend a 235/55R18 or a narrow running 245/55R18.
 

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There is a guy on here running 8.5" with a +52 offset slammed on teins and he has no issues at all with rubbing, i will try to find his post.
 

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I have Tein Basic Coil Overs on my ride, and if you don't cut out the rear fenders or roll them you will have problems with that type of weight. I finally sent my rear shocks back to Tein and they rebuilt them in a Heavy Duty application and got Heavy Duty Springs ($300). I can now carry up to 987 lbs. in the back seat with absolutely no problems, and my ride sits pretty damn low.

Chief


(My wheels are 19X8, 47mm offset on 245X45X19" tires)

 

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I have Tein Basic Coil Overs on my ride, and if you don't cut out the rear fenders or roll them you will have problems with that type of weight. I finally sent my rear shocks back to Tein and they rebuilt them in a Heavy Duty application and got Heavy Duty Springs ($300). I can now carry up to 987 lbs. in the back seat with absolutely no problems, and my ride sits pretty damn low.

Chief


(My wheels are 19X8, 47mm offset on 245X45X19" tires)

Thanks for sharing 8)
 

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I have Tein Basic Coil Overs on my ride, and if you don't cut out the rear fenders or roll them you will have problems with that type of weight. I finally sent my rear shocks back to Tein and they rebuilt them in a Heavy Duty application and got Heavy Duty Springs ($300). I can now carry up to 987 lbs. in the back seat with absolutely no problems, and my ride sits pretty damn low.

Chief


(My wheels are 19X8, 47mm offset on 245X45X19" tires)

Thanks for the info!
It's been a while since I saw this thread!
I ended running the wheels, had MAJOR grind and rub, bought 20mm spacers to puch them out and now will need to send my teins in for an overhaul just like you Darth. Unfortunately, I learned the really hard way.
 

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I'm going thru the same GRIND issue, I have 18x8 +48mm. I lowered the E more on KSports and now the trailing arms grind against the inner edge of the rim during road bumps. I've been told, raise it back up, put spacers, heat/sledgehammer the affected trailing arm area (to clear some space), or get wheels that have a smaller width and smaller offset range.

Thanks for the info!
It's been a while since I saw this thread!
I ended running the wheels, had MAJOR grind and rub, bought 20mm spacers to puch them out and now will need to send my teins in for an overhaul just like you Darth. Unfortunately, I learned the really hard way.
 

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Thanks for the info!
It's been a while since I saw this thread!
I ended running the wheels, had MAJOR grind and rub, bought 20mm spacers to puch them out and now will need to send my teins in for an overhaul just like you Darth. Unfortunately, I learned the really hard way.
I think that the best thing about this forum is what we learn from others! ;-)

Chief
 

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I think that the best thing about this forum is what we learn from others! ;-)

Chief
Definitely! I agree.
It seems that regardless of what you do, you will not only need to push out your wheels with spacers, or have the appropriate offset to avoid grind and you will also have to overhaul your suspension to carry the appropriate load as to avoid rub.
 

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You're correct Chief, new wheels going on this weekend. Meeting up Ojay @ ATC in Pasadena. The new wheels are 18x7.5 w/ +42mm offset.
That will definitely solve the problem! ;-)

Chief
 
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