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we're in the same boat as i have started an off-topic discussion about staying on-topic in a wheel fitment thread. the irony haha
Yeah, but the moderators can delete our nonsense, if they wish. But there's not much else going on with the forum right now, so I figure ANYTHING will generate a little more activity.>:)
 

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No it will not fit. You still need to provide the wheel specs like width and offset, but for an 18 inch wheel you'll need 2xx/35/R18 tires or your speedometer will be way off. You can put 40 at max but there's an highly chance of rubbing for lower offsets. At front axle you will have 100% chance of rubbing issues if the wheel offset is lower than 45mm (or maybe 50).
 

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I have been wanting a set of Blitz o1 wheels for my Z however they are rarely available......but now a seller has come up with not one but 2 sets for sale. They wont last long and will quickly get snapped up however i have some doubts if these will actually fit.
Can someone please tell me which one of these sets will fit better without guard rolling etc. I was hoping to use Eibach springs at some time in the future [25mm ]

SET 1. 17X9 OFFSET 38 FRONT AND REAR

set2. 17X9 OFFSET 38 [25MM LESS INSIDE AND EXTENDS OUT BY 39MM ] 17X8 32MM [ 6MM LESS ROOM TO STRUT AND 32MM FURTHER OUT ]


I am guessing set 2 will be be my best chance ??? Am i wrong ?

PS: i have a 2014 Z with factory 17x6.5
 

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DAMN !! DAMN !! While waiting for an answer on here Set 2 above have been sold under my nose. So can someone pleeease tell me if set 1 is viable [17x9 +38 ]

Yep, i have read the millions of pages of this thread [twice ] and seem to get conflicting info. Dont want to buy these expensive wheels and find out they wont fit or require major mods.


Anyone ???
 

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DAMN !! DAMN !! While waiting for an answer on here Set 2 above have been sold under my nose. So can someone pleeease tell me if set 1 is viable [17x9 +38 ]

Yep, i have read the millions of pages of this thread [twice ] and seem to get conflicting info. Dont want to buy these expensive wheels and find out they wont fit or require major mods.


Anyone ???
I'm no expert, but +38 offset sounds like a bit too much for a 9" wheel--thinking it would hit the shocks unless you did something closer to a +22. But, I'm still running OEM wheels because I don't want to mess with anything heavier (any wheel/tire in 17" for me, needs to be NO heavier or lighter than what I've got now.)

edit--and come to think of it, that offset will hit the fenders, not the shocks :)
 

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So can someone pleeease tell me if set 1 is viable [17x9 +38 ]
Yes it is !

I run 17x9 +20 but it rubs even with modifications done to the fenders and on the cambers.
At full lock, the tire rubs on the plastic inner fender liner.
The real question is how low you want to run ?
The lower you go, more you will have to adjust the fender/cambers.


 

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DAMN !! DAMN !! While waiting for an answer on here Set 2 above have been sold under my nose. So can someone pleeease tell me if set 1 is viable [17x9 +38 ]

Yep, i have read the millions of pages of this thread [twice ] and seem to get conflicting info. Dont want to buy these expensive wheels and find out they wont fit or require major mods.


Anyone ???
The fronts will rub. You cannot install 9J width wheels with such a low offset because it will rub on fender. On the other hand, an higher offset will rub on the shock. So to conclude, you cannot install 9j width wheels in front without fender mods and/or suspension work.

I have 7.5J ET40 up front and the wheels sit very flush with the fender line, quite a bit of room to spare inside, but not much.

PS: unless you want to put very thin stretched tires on the wheels but I didn't considered it because I think it is silly and stupid. And can also compromise your safety.
 

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Yes it is !

I run 17x9 +20 but it rubs even with modifications done to the fenders and on the cambers.
At full lock, the tire rubs on the plastic inner fender liner.
The real question is how low you want to run ?
The lower you go, more you will have to adjust the fender/cambers.



Thanks for the heads up..... your car looks sweet !! However i note you have a very aggressive offset of 20 as against my 38 [18mm is a big difference when it comes to offsets ]
What has encouraged me to go 17x9 is if you Google CRZ with Blitz 01 wheels you will get the Honda Tuning car with these exact wheels and offset....so i thought if they can do it so can i.
On another subject....where did you get your car bra from?
 

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The fronts will rub. You cannot install 9J width wheels with such a low offset because it will rub on fender. On the other hand, an higher offset will rub on the shock. So to conclude, you cannot install 9j width wheels in front without fender mods and/or suspension work.

I have 7.5J ET40 up front and the wheels sit very flush with the fender line, quite a bit of room to spare inside, but not much.

PS: unless you want to put very thin stretched tires on the wheels but I didn't considered it because I think it is silly and stupid. And can also compromise your safety.

Thanks for your reply. Very thin stretched tyres are a no go for me [also illegal in my country ]
Looks like i may just have to stay with my factory EU 17 inch wheels or contemplate placing my Mugen MF10's 17x7.5 ET45 [7.8 kg ].......... but oh those Blitz 01's really suit the Z :{
 

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Hi guys,

Im trying to decide between 17x7 or 17x9 lowered just an inch. Offset is 43 for the 17x7 and 40 for the 17x9. Nothing crazy. Would those fit without having to roll fenders or any other adjustments?
 

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I know the 17x7 ET43 will fit no problem. I am unsure about the 17x9's though.
Actually, I changed my mind. Most likely going with 18X7.5 all around or 17X7.5 (havent decided) with 45 offset for front and 35 offset for rear. From reading this thread, 35 offset in the rear should fit ok?
 

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Actually, I changed my mind. Most likely going with 18X7.5 all around or 17X7.5 (havent decided) with 45 offset for front and 35 offset for rear. From reading this thread, 35 offset in the rear should fit ok?
Sounds more reasonable--but I'm not an expert at all--just might have to trim the tab under the fender well, where the rear bumper meets the fender.
 

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Hey guys!

I wanna change my boring stock wheels and I have a question:

17" AVS Model 5 8j +35 on 215/45 tyres - will it fits on stock suspension? Won't it rub anywhere?
 
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