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Old November 6th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Anybody know what's the highest offset we can run on a 9.5" rim without rubbing the coilovers? My goal is to run the least amount of camber possible with 9.5" rims on a sedan. My previous setup was 18x9.5 +15 offset all around and I ended up running -5 degrees of camber. My guess is somewhere around 35-38?
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Old November 6th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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I ran 18x9.5 +28 without any issues, and you could probably run 18x9.5 +33 as well. Totally depends on what size tire you plan on running and fender work though.



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I ran 18x9.5 +28 without any issues, and you could probably run 18x9.5 +33 as well. Totally depends on what size tire you plan on running and fender work though.
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i plan on running a 225/40/18 tire. fenders have been shaved and pulled. i know those sizes should fit, but my main goal is to run the least amount of camber possible without rubbing the coilover. any idea what the max offset would be?
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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Probably around +38 to +33. My wheels rub on my coilovers on really steep driveways, but for everyday driving it's not that bad. I've never rubbed them while on the highway or anything like that to my knowledge.

+38mm is about the same inner clearance as my wheels... So yeah you probably want to go lower offset than that to add more clearance to the struts. Personally I wouldn't go any higher than +35 if you are concerned with rubbing on the inside. Depends on what coilovers you're running too though. My AMRs are kind of fat.



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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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Tire brand/model is a big factor...some 225/40/18 tires are much taller than others, so that can play a significant role in whether your 18x9.5 +3x wheel fits with minimal camber.

Kevin, myself, and others can give you estimated offsets...but the best way to figure this out is my measuring your own vehicle & compare it to your current setup (assuming you're at the right ride height & camber that you plan on being at with this proposed setup).

We (or at least I) don't know your desired look. Is your car slammed & you want the body nearly touching the outer wheel lip? How much of a gap are you okay with having between the body and tire or body and wheel? If you're going for a look as low as Kevin's, then it's going to be much more difficult to estimate than if you're going for a more "conservative" (yet still low) look. Again, it's the different variables that make it easier to calculate this on your own (by measuring inner & outer clearances and using an offset calculator if necessary). Your shaved & pulled wheelwells may not provide the same clearances as mine or Kevin's, your tires may be taller or shorter than Kevin's, your coilovers may not be as thick as ours, your ride height may not be identical, etc etc etc. Variables = different answers for each individual car (if you're looking to get down to the last millimeter of wheel clearance).
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Old November 6th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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Honestly the best measurements are gonna be on your own. Get a little dirty and figure out your clearance now and kind of factor in all those things.

As outside observers, the only thing we can really offer you is speculation based on personal experiences, which may not even be applicable to you.



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agreed^^
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #8
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everyone's setup will be different. if your gonna want to be very close then youll need to do what the others have said. measure your own ride.
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