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Hey I am trying to buy some 19's the front would be 19x8.5 and rear 19x9.5 do you guys know what offest will fit prefectly i dont want to risk rubbing on caliper i have herd that the rear is not a big deal its the front more then anything do you guys know whats the truth?

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30 at front and rear will fit perfect
 

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I dont know much about offsets the guy told my they might be 45 he is still waiting to recieve them so would that number be too high? does that mean it might rub on caliper? if so could a spacer be put in to give extra room?

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45 is too much! With it you need 15mm spacers and then you get problems with your fenders (wheel rubbing). Your "guy" must be a "special specialist"...What did he sell before? Sausages? Concrete? Apples?
 

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no the issue is that they dont have the wheels in there hand yet all he knows is his paperwork says it is soppose to be a 45 offset but untill they are in his hands he wont know exactly if the 45 offset is correct,he told me sometimes the paper is wrong and once they have them they are like 35 maybe
 

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no the issue is that they dont have the wheels in there hand yet all he knows is his paperwork says it is soppose to be a 45 offset but untill they are in his hands he wont know exactly if the 45 offset is correct,he told me sometimes the paper is wrong and once they have them they are like 35 maybe
35mm will fit, 45 will not, offset seems to be a popular question for 19" wheels, a lot of us have 19"s but the manufacturers seems to keep that a secret.
 

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I run TSW Volcanos on my 55. 19 x 8 w/ 32 mm offset in front and 19 X 9 w/ 35 mm offset in rear. The way the wheel spokes curve into the rim is as important as offset. I have to run 5mm spacers in the rear to clear the calipers. Only the wheel mfg. can tell you for sure if they'll fit unless you have access to some that you can measure.
 

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I run TSW Volcanos on my 55. 19 x 8 w/ 32 mm offset in front and 19 X 9 w/ 35 mm offset in rear. The way the wheel spokes curve into the rim is as important as offset. I have to run 5mm spacers in the rear to clear the calipers. Only the wheel mfg. can tell you for sure if they'll fit unless you have access to some that you can measure.

So you drive 30mm offset at the rear and 32mm at the front. 30 works...:thumbsup: With 35 you can get problems at the front - design/calipers.
 

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ok guys i found out today the front 19x8.5 are 45 offset and the rear 19x9.5 are 49offset is there anything that can be done to make these work spacers or something or do i need to just say forget about these rims?

I just want to make sure these rims are IMPOSSIBLE to make work before i give up.
 

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If you want to drive those rims you have to mount 15 and 20mm spacers and you have to pull your fenders.

Impossible does not - expensive exist.
 

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what do you mean about pull the fenders? extend the fenders or roll the fenders?

Also are putting spacers a bad thing?
 

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You can´t roll the fenders of a R171 - you have to extend them. Spacers are making a car not better...
 

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Now I´m in trouble because of my English... I try: rotary masses are critical for the handling of a car. The lighter a wheel the better the drive. If you use spacers, you make your wheel heavy. Better to use a rim with 30mm offset, than to use the same wheel with 45mm offset and 15mm spacer. The "cornering behavior" will become worse and you will feel more understeer.
 

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Offset is the distance, in mm, from the wheel centerline to the mounting surface. A 35 mm offset will almost center a 9.5 inch wheel in the opening between the quarter panel and the splash shield on a 55. It's a tight fit. More offset on the same wheel width has the effect of pushing the wheel inboard. This usually makes caliper interference more likely and may cause interference with the splash shield. Spacers have the effect of reducing offset but you should avoid going more than 5 mm if possible.
 
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