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Just wanted to see how these wheels would look on my car. My friend let me borrow his wheel so I can see how it looks. It really looks good. The wheels are 17x9 with a +25 offset. They stick out a lot. I'm thinking about going with some 17x8 with a +35 offset.






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Nah, 17x8 +25 with 205/45 R17's will fit and look awesome.

But you'll need to lower your ride for it not to look weak.

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Nah, 17x8 +25 with 205/45 R17's will fit and look awesome.

But you'll need to lower your ride for it not to look weak.
I figure i would need some lowering springs cause it does sit high even for some 17's. Guess I'll be getting some Eibach lowering springs too.

Also wont the 17x8 on +25 offset be sticking out like that or would the +35 offset would be tucked in too much?

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By going to a 8" wide rim in theory the outer rim should be 1/2" further inwards compared to your photo above.

Also as you lower the car the top edge of the tyre will pull in a little due to the increased camber.
With stock springs in there it's a bit hard to picture as there's actually a little positive camber. As in the top of the tyre is pulled outward a little.

If you also go to +35 the outer rim should be 10mm further inwards again.

In my experience 8" +35 (actually the 8" tyres you will likely fit to them) will have problems with clearance at the struts in the rear.

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Well I just tried to search for those rims in the 17x8 in a +25 offset. Can't find them. I'll probably just get them in the 17x8 +35 offset

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Do yourself a favour first and try that wheel on the back.
You'll see what I mean about clearance issues between the tyre and strut.

If the tyre touches the strut like it should (though the stretch might just keep the tyre off the strut) then you'll definitely have the same issue with 17x8 +35 wheels and the same tyre width.

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It's a catch-22 once you lower your car. The ugly gap will be diminished but 17s may not fit properly. My 16s are really close to touching the rear strut.

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Or just get coilovers too and not have to worry about the wheel touching the spring or perch. Coilovers are usually thinner in overall diameter than the stock macpherson setup. I've got 17x8s 35 offset on my first gen with coilovers and the wheel is no where near the coil.
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Who make coilovers for our car and how hard are they to install?

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You will rub the strut in the rear with +35 offset with 8” wide out back. I have the xxr 502 for my rx7 and was test fitting them on the mx6 and was rubbing the perch in rear. I think its the heighth of the wheel that matters alot with rubbing the perch in the rear.
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^To some degree yes, but my 16" x 7.5" +38 wheels with 205/50 r16 tyres rubbed too.
I ended up having to get a pair of 8mm spacers for the rear before the tyre fitters would touch it, this makes my effective offset +30mm in the rear.

Even then I've always thought that my tyres could stand being a little bit more flush.
About 5-10mm in the rear and about 10-15mm in the front.

And yes I have my car lowered on super-low king springs (not the best, too soft in the rear)
If you're going to fit 17" blingy wheels and don't want to look like a knob jockey you'll want to lower the car at least 2".

With an 8" (205) wide tyre you really need a +30 offest or less.

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Always ran 17x8 +35 on my wagon, 215/45/17 tyres. Super low springs, small amount of camber, Cleared rear struts by 2mm or so. 17x8 + 30 would be cutting it close on guard clearance.



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Ok. I'm looking to by some wheels in a couple of days and I just want to know if these will fit without any issues. They're some MB Weapons 17x8 with a +28 offset and the tires I'm going to put on are 215/45/17.

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My wheels finally arrived and just had put them on. MB Racing Weapon 17x7 on 215/40/17's. I'll be taking more pictures when the daylight is better.

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good to see you got it sorted.

My old setup was 17 x 8 +22. I ran 2.5 degree of camber all round.


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