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heyhey...

I'm looking for some new 18" rims for my v50... stumbled over those on ebay:



http://cgi.ebay.de/18-RSGT-SS-...wItem

do you think they will fit? heard something that the rims from a focus ST are similar to those on a S40/V50...?!

would be a great deal, about 800 euros with tires...

thanks for feedback!
 

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Re: (mattdoc)

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...but the offset is a little different than the 52.5mm of my medusas (7.5" wide). run them through a tire/wheel size calculator and see what you think.

say what?!

(sorry, can't really figure out where the problem is... or even if there is any
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Re: (chromecarz00)

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offset...
how flush they are with the side of your car...

ah, okay... well, no problems with that I think... there's lots of room until the rims stick out of the fenders...

offset is ET45 - and tires are the one mentioned in the ebay auction: 225/40
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (crossie)

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heyhey...

I'm looking for some new 18" rims for my v50... stumbled over those on ebay:



http://cgi.ebay.de/18-RSGT-SS-...wItem

do you think they will fit? heard something that the rims from a focus ST are similar to those on a S40/V50...?!

would be a great deal, about 800 euros with tires...

thanks for feedback!

This is the kind of wheel I would like to get. Very nice http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (x-omatic)

http://********************/smile/emthup.gif I like 'em!
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (carreragt7)

so - will they fit? anyone got me a clear "yes" ?


(and maybe has the same rim/tire size?)
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (chrisasdf)

Meh i wouldnt worry about the offset... i ordered a set of advans 7.5" wide with a 35mm offset and with the calculator shouldnt rub at all. Makes almost no difference on the inside of the wheel but will be close on the outside clearing the fender when im tucking tire
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (ForceFed Motorsports)

Decreasing the offset moves the contact patch outward, which increases torque steer, affects cornering, and can increase stress on hubs and wheel bearings. Adding a spacer has a similar effect, btw.

IMO, 45mm is fine, especially for wider rubber, but 35mm is really pushing it.

Tom.
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (chrisasdf)

?? a 35mm offset will move the tire about 20mm outward - reducing the chance of rubbing. At the risk of increasing the other things I mentioned above of course.

Tom.
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (tmtalpey)

thanks for all your feedback...

would have ordered the rims, but the german bureaucracy... I need an ABE or something similar to run them on my car here in germany.

so, I contacted the manufacturer (who is australian, btw) and asked... wish me luck, guys! I really want those rims! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (tmtalpey)

Outward correct. That means that the outer fender will come into play. A fender rolling or a smaller tire will be needed if he doesnt want rubbing there..

I hope the best for you crossie. Sorry to jack ur thread btw
 

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Re: another 18" rim question (chrisasdf)

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With a 7.5 rim with a 35 offset, ur gonna have to run something like a 195 tire to keep it from rubbing

Thats where camber comes into play a bit which will tuck the wheel up under the fender hopefully... otherwise im not stranger to the baseball bat and heat gun


To get the concave look had to go low offset lol.
 
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