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The ST165 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:58 am
by Toxygene
So what's the widest wheels that will fit on an ST165 with minimal modifications to the fenders?

Also, what is the perfect offset for the wheels to fit flush?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:11 am
by gpmarzan
I have 16x7 +38 offset with 205/50 tires. My front left fender started chewing up the edge of my tire. The fender 'unrolled' itself and it was the end of the sheet metal carving thru my tires when I hit bumps on turns. It might be due to alignment issues, I dont know. The other side doesnt do it. Both sides hit the plastic liner.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:25 pm
by Mafix
i'm running 15*7 with a 38 offset
also 16*7 with a 38 offset
both sporting 205 width tires

even with 25mm spacers in the back it doesn't go flush.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:34 pm
by 88st165
with my 15x7 team dynamics with 38mm + 15mm spacer in the back its damn near flush, looks awsome imo. good for the street but rubs way way too much for autox. i need to get my rear fenders rolled in a bad way.

oops i forgot to mention that im running 225/50s

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:07 pm
by Mafix
oh yeah mine are rolled. forgot about that.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:36 pm
by Toxygene
Hey Guys,

You might want to post up some side angle shots and top down shots of the fender and wheel combo your running. Along with all the specs on the wheels.

Don't forget to include your tire sizes and if your lowered with a camber kit of any kind.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:52 pm
by gpmarzan
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Enkei GF1 16x7, 205/50, Intrax springs

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:06 am
by stevo27
ill be putting 15x10 on mine i havent figured out how yet but im gonna do it im sure they stick out

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:58 pm
by Toxygene
gpmarzan wrote:Image
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Enkei GF1 16x7, 205/50, Intrax springs


What is the offset of those wheels?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:13 pm
by gpmarzan
offset is +38

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:47 pm
by Toxygene
That front looks absolutely perfect. The rear looks like you could go with an even smaller offset.

You wouldn't happen to have pictures showing the clearances on the inside of the wheel?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:55 pm
by ion_four
I'm currently running TSW Hockenheim's in 17 x 8" :) I'm actually unsure of the offset, and will need to measure. I've inspected them and they don't appear to have it cast in them.

They are a very high offset, I'd say, since I can't even stick my finger between the rim of the wheel and the adjuster sleeve on my coilovers :)

I have no rubbing issues with 215 series tires and the car relatively jacked-up (I need shorter stroke struts, up front. So, everything is raised to maximize travel, for the time being.) I've lowered it at least half an inch, since the pic was taken, BTW.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:14 am
by gpmarzan
Toxygene wrote:That front looks absolutely perfect. The rear looks like you could go with an even smaller offset.

You wouldn't happen to have pictures showing the clearances on the inside of the wheel?


Not at the moment, but I will take some tomorrow.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:10 pm
by quonzilla
ill prolly be putty some 205/50/15s on my car...


my shocks are blown.. iam thinking bout upgrading..

i want comfort and a bit lower..

what does everyone sugest?

ive done lots of research... but where can i actually buy these parts.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:13 pm
by quonzilla
sorry to be more clear...

iam thining bout getting a spring and strut.. ive heard lots good stuff bout whiteline and eibach..

iam interested in TRD too but i hear theres no drop in those springs..

for struts.. iam thinkin kyb?

thanks for ur help!