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Old 02-28-2013, 02:49 AM   #1
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Wheel and tire fitment check

In a few weeks I hope to pull the trigger on a set of summer wheels and tires for my 2001 Box S. I'm looking at the BBS CH-R:

Front 19x8.5, offset 51mm, w/ 225/35-19
Rear 19x10, offset 38mm, w/ 265/30-19

What do the fitment experts here think of this application? Will I want to get spacers for front or rear? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!


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Oh, yes, car is not lowered, and I have no plans to do so. A cracked oil pan on my previous car (Miata), cured me of that notion!
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Nobody has an opinion on the offsets? Maybe you don't like black wheels? How about the silver, then?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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In a few weeks I hope to pull the trigger on a set of summer wheels and tires for my 2001 Box S. I'm looking at the BBS CH-R:

Front 19x8.5, offset 51mm, w/ 225/35-19
Rear 19x10, offset 38mm, w/ 265/30-19

What do the fitment experts here think of this application? Will I want to get spacers for front or rear? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
At + 38, the rears are right on if you are looking for an aggressive fit. However, I would suggest bringing the front offset down to around +45 or so. BTW, go with the black.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Thanks, Johnny, I was hoping you would chime in.

By "aggressive" in the rear, you mean the tires will be out to the edges of the fender, but will not "stick out," correct? I'm not a fan of the "Hot Wheels" look!

And to bring the front offset down to about 45, I would fit a 5 or 6mm spacer, correct? This will widen the front track, right? Are you suggesting this for suspension geometry reasons, tire clearance reasons, purely to have the tire/fender look match the rears, or...?

Thanks for your help!
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Thanks, Johnny, I was hoping you would chime in.

By "aggressive" in the rear, you mean the tires will be out to the edges of the fender, but will not "stick out," correct? I'm not a fan of the "Hot Wheels" look!

And to bring the front offset down to about 45, I would fit a 5 or 6mm spacer, correct? This will widen the front track, right? Are you suggesting this for suspension geometry reasons, tire clearance reasons, purely to have the tire/fender look match the rears, or...?

Thanks for your help!
The +38 offset will fill in the rear fender wells nicely without extending beyond the lip if you stay with a 265 or 275 tire. As far as the fronts are concerned, if you bring the offset down to around +45 it will complement the rears both in terms of "look" as well as balance.

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