The ST185 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

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Re: The ST185 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby lalojamesliz1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:59 pm

FC Zach wrote:So you want proper offsets front and rear to do without your spacers? Are you widebody? What about the wheel width? And are you wanting to stay 7" wide all around or are you wanting them staggered?


Is it possible without spacers? I just want to be able to do a proper tire rotation to get the best tire life so I didn't want to go staggered I was thinking 8" wheels but whatever fits at the best offset.
Aren't all st185's widebody?
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Re: The ST185 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby underscore » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:38 am

Not all 185's are widebody, some are narrowbody. For a widebody the rears will sit 1" in from the fenders compared to the fronts if the wheels have the same specs.
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Re: The ST185 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby FC Zach » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:44 am

lalojamesliz1 wrote:Is it possible without spacers?

Sure but the problem you'll run into is finding a wheel that you like with the specs you want. . . You could always do bespoke wheels (like CCW) but that's a bit of money that route.

lalojamesliz1 wrote:I just want to be able to do a proper tire rotation to get the best tire life so I didn't want to go staggered I was thinking 8" wheels but whatever fits at the best offset.

In this case (for practical reasons), I would select a width and offset to suite the front and keep a spacer/adapter for the rear to compensate for the extra body width.

lalojamesliz1 wrote:Aren't all st185's widebody?

What ^he said :)
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Re: The ST185 wheel size thread (offsets, widths, etc)

Postby lalojamesliz1 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:54 am

Let's just say I got spacers for the rear.... What size spacers and wheel offset do you guys think would look decent? I'm thinking of selling my 87 yota pickup and I'm getting some cash from some things but I can't spend a lot on wheels and tires. bills and stuff :(
I'm tempted to just get tires but I need something different and so I can have more tire options
17x8 with 35 offset sould be ok right? I get worried the tires will rub if I have rear passengers and I go over a bump or jump the car :)
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