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I am looking to change to a wider, smaller diameter wheel so I can fit a bigger tire on the car. I'm thinking about upgrading to 235s or maybe a bit higher, and downsizing to 17". What other specs do I need to keep in mind to make sure I can get an aftermarket wheel and tire on there at that size? Offsets, bolt patterns, etc. Thanks!
 

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Is going to largely depend on the suspension. If you plan on staying with the stock suspension, then anything in the 8" wide bracket with offsets in the 45-50mm range would be ideal. A 235 will fit that just fine. I am currently running 18x8 +45 with 235/40's and have rubbing issues but I am lowered quite a bit on coilovers. I will soon switch to a 245/40 and will raise the car to prevent rubbing.
 

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Is going to largely depend on the suspension. If you plan on staying with the stock suspension, then anything in the 8" wide bracket with offsets in the 45-50mm range would be ideal. A 235 will fit that just fine. I am currently running 18x8 +45 with 235/40's and have rubbing issues but I am lowered quite a bit on coilovers. I will soon switch to a 245/40 and will raise the car to prevent rubbing.
Good to know. Would a 17x8.5 +40 fit on stock ride height? I want to have my wheels stick out between half an inch and one inch for personal preference. I basically just want a wider and thicker tire on a smaller diameter wheel with the same width, so what size do you think would work?
 

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Good to know. Would a 17x8.5 +40 fit on stock ride height? I want to have my wheels stick out between half an inch and one inch for personal preference. I basically just want a wider and thicker tire on a smaller diameter wheel with the same width, so what size do you think would work?
I'm not a fan of wheels that pole out of the fenders so can't really help you there.
 
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