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Anyone know if there would be enough room between the strut assembly and the new wheel if the wheel was a 7.5in wide rim with a 45mm offset?

Basically the inside lip of the rim would be an additional 3/4 of an inch (19mm) closer to the strut over stock. A 35mm offset is best, under 3/8 on an inch closer to the strut (9mm), I know that works for sure.

Maybe a better question would be is there an inch or more space between the inside lip of the stock rims and the strut?

OR, does anyone have 8in wide rims on their Celi (no widebody or anything though)? An 8in rim with a 40mm offset would come right out to the edge of the car and stick a tiny bit over 3/4 of an inch closer to the strut; if that fits, then the ROTAs will fit.

The front is all that concerns me as I can totally tell there's plenty of room in the back. I've measured the front, but I can't tell for sure, it appears close, maybe too close.

The reason I ask is because I want ROTA Subzeros, they only come in 17x7.5 with a 45mm and 48mm offset, I know I could use spacers but would rather not have to.

A few extra questions for the PRO's:

1. What the heck is a HUB CENTRIC RING?
2. Is this something I should ask for when ordering rims, or can I assume they either come with 'em or I don't need 'em?
3. Is this something a regular tire/wheel place would have in stock? Assuming I would need new/different ones.
 

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Aiight, I read through a zillion old posts and found a few people running 8in wide rims with a 40mm offset which is more than 3/4 of an inch (20mm) closer to the strut and they claimed no rubbing or other problems. 1 or 2 others claimed having 8.5in wide rims with 48mm offset which is 1 5/16 inches (a whopping 33mm) closer to the strut, with only minimal rubbing on U turns and hard turns.

So, I'm gonna guess I'd be cool with the [email protected] offset then...
 

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wrong forum :)

but hubcentric rings are made to fit the rim onto the hub, yes you need them... most places like discounttiredirect and tirerack will include the hubcentric rings but it doesn't hurt to ask for them just to make sure.


With the Subzero's you NEED to get the 45+ offset and you will NEED spacers. if you go with 5mm spacers you should be alright.
 

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LaW said:
wrong forum :)

but hubcentric rings are made to fit the rim onto the hub, yes you need them... most places like discounttiredirect and tirerack will include the hubcentric rings but it doesn't hurt to ask for them just to make sure.


With the Subzero's you NEED to get the 45+ offset and you will NEED spacers. if you go with 5mm spacers you should be alright.
And you know this for sure because you have 8in wide rims with 40mm offset, and you rub(sarcasm)? Because there are many people saying it WILL work; 8in w/ 40mm offset sits 1mm CLOSER to the strut than a 7.5in w/ 45mm does. And what about the guys with the 8.5in wide rims?

Streetfighter: The answer to your question is in the first post.

Also, I know it's the wrong forum, but the wheel forum gets VERY little traffic and I wanted an answer, not to mention there are half a dozen NEW wheel related threads posted in this forum everyday, figured one more wouldn't hurt.
 

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I am talking about the rota subzero's,I know because I was going to get subzeros and I tried them out without spacers and I did RUB... I sold them right away because I didn't feel like spending money on spacers at the time

Dude seems like you got it all figured out :ugh: so why even bother posting?
 

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45mm or 48mm offset? What size tires? How much of a drop? Were you rubbing the strut? Splashguard platics? Fender?

Should I ignore those other posts? Should I ignore the fact that people ride on 8in rims with 40mm offset? I DO believe you, and I appreciate the help, but I don't understand how it's possible.

I don't understand how 8in, 40mm offset will fit but 7.5in, 45mm won't if the latter of the 2 sits farther away from the strut?
 

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It didnt rub all the time, 45mm, 215/40/17 My drop is about 1.6-1.8

Honestly I have heard people getting away with it so I guess it wouldn't hurt to try it and see what happens, What I would say is that its cutting it close and that you have an equal chance of having no problems to having it rub
 

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Cool, thanks, I didn't mean to come off as a know it all, but I felt like it should work pretty well without too much trouble based on what I had read.

Thanks
 
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