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Old 07-13-2017, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default 98-02 TA, will these wheels sit flush?

Currently on my 98 TA I have C7 Z06 Replica wheels. 18x8.5 +56 Front, 18x10.5 +56 Rear. I'm wanting to get new wheels because I'm running spacers to make my current setup run flush with the fenders, and I'm not really feelin that. These new wheels I'm looking at are 18x8.5 +30 Front, 18x9.5 +36 Rear.

My question is, would these sit outside the fenders? If so, I wont be interested.

Thanks in advance for any help. Full disclosure I'm a total noobie when it comes to wheel fitment.

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Old 07-17-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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Those rear wheels would definitely stick out more than most. They have 6 11/16" backspacing, which isn't a lot. Question.....why wouldn't you go 9.5 on all 4 corners so you can rotate tires, and not mess with your ABS and traction control?
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Question.....why wouldn't you go 9.5 on all 4 corners so you can rotate tires, and not mess with your ABS and traction control?
ABS and traction control don't care how wide your tires are, only how tall they are in relation to each other. For example, you will have zero issues with ABS if you run a 245/45 front, 315/35 rear tire combo (assuming same wheel diameter) because overall tire height is exactly the same front to back. You can even go about 0.50" difference in height if you want, but once you get much beyond that you might have issues with the ABS.

As for rotating, can't say I've ever done that with any performance car, even if the tire sizes matched.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:36 PM   #4
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great tool to understand wheel fitment

but yes... you'll be nearly flush with fenders and qtr panels with +36 offset and 275 width tires. They will not sit outside.

I run four 285/35's with +38 wheels on my camaro. No fitment issues. Your car has wider fender and qtrs... less aggressive fitment too, no issues should be had.

as already stated, square is a more optimal setup. better handling balance for car. rotation ability
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so if I run a 18x10.5 with a 56mm offset and a 305-35-18 Nitto DR do I still need a spacer? and will that be flush with the fender or inside still?
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