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Anyone running 18x8.5 in front?? by ICCAMDFIERO
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Report this Post07-13-2012 11:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ICCAMDFIEROClick Here to Email ICCAMDFIEROSend a Private Message to ICCAMDFIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I have searched and searched and looked over the offset chart Joe made and I dont know what is right or wrong. I have coilovers for the rear so I am not concerned about the rears. Though I have seen in threads that 18x8.5 will and wont fit on the fronts. I was planning on running 18x8.5 with a 48mm offset. If a small spacer would be needed that would be an option. I was wondering if anyone was running a similar setup or wider. I just want to make sure it will clear the suspension/wheel well. All experience/ knowledge would be apreciated!
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Report this Post07-14-2012 01:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfieroClick Here to Email mrfieroSend a Private Message to mrfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My old convertible GT had 18x8.5 wheels up front. The lower control arms were modified for them to fit (lip notched for clearance)......I can't remember what the offset was though. Anyway, it's possible, but you may need to tweak a few things to make it all work.
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Report this Post07-14-2012 10:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ICCAMDFIEROClick Here to Email ICCAMDFIEROSend a Private Message to ICCAMDFIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well its good to hear that the 18x8.5 fit. Thought im sure the offset is guna have a big play in that. Anyone else have any info? Its an 86 se
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I have 18x8.5 fronts, but are 38mm off-set I believe (I need to check). I don't know about 48mm, but someone here in this thread has:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/085999.html

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Any issues with clearance? You wouldnt happen to have any pictures of how much they stick out? I guess a 10mm spacer wouldnt be to bad to get the only rims I can find that i like.
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Originally posted by ICCAMDFIERO:

Any issues with clearance? You wouldnt happen to have any pictures of how much they stick out? I guess a 10mm spacer wouldnt be to bad to get the only rims I can find that i like.


No issues.





18x8.5

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Report this Post07-22-2012 10:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for repnblvdClick Here to Email repnblvdSend a Private Message to repnblvdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I run 19x19.5 +35. No issues.

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No issues.





18x8.5




What are the tires on those?
225/40, 245/40???
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Originally posted by ICCAMDFIERO:

So I have searched and searched and looked over the offset chart Joe made and I dont know what is right or wrong. I have coilovers for the rear so I am not concerned about the rears. Though I have seen in threads that 18x8.5 will and wont fit on the fronts.


You need to specify if 88 or 84 -87. The 88s have a wider track up front and 8.5" would be wicked wide, as in sticking out.
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Report this Post07-22-2012 11:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ICCAMDFIEROClick Here to Email ICCAMDFIEROSend a Private Message to ICCAMDFIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I forgot to mention it in the first post, though it is hidden kinda in my second post. Its an 86 se. I ended up ordering 18x8 with a 35 offset instead for now... I think they will look good, and for 690$ shipped I cant complain
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thanks for the pics as requested madcurl... btw great tire choice, got the same thing going on my new wheels

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Originally posted by D3M6B:

What are the tires on those?
225/40, 245/40???


225/40/18.
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Originally posted by ICCAMDFIERO:

thanks for the pics as requested madcurl... btw great tire choice, got the same thing going on my new wheels


Glad to be of service.





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Originally posted by repnblvd:

I run 19x19.5 +35. No issues.




Wow! 19.5" wide wheels, without sticking out the fenders by 10"!
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19x8.5


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Yes but keep it stock height for 8.5 wide do not lower more than 1.5 inches or you will have issues touching front bumper.
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If only they made the wheels i wanted in the correct offset.. i have the same exact tires, size and all. Hope you got them when they were being discontinued for ps3's I think i paid 700$for with tax
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Originally posted by ICCAMDFIERO:

If only they made the wheels i wanted in the correct offset.. i have the same exact tires, size and all. Hope you got them when they were being discontinued for ps3's I think i paid 700$for with tax


I got my front tires from TireRack and the rears from Ebay.
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A 2.5" lip vs. 5" lip.













Rim width: 12"
Tire width: 12.6"



There's a .3" over hang, but it's not enough to protect the wheel from curb rash





225/40/18 vs. 315/30/18





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Got my front tires mounted up today. Nothings scarier then mounting tires on brand new wheels :x
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Report this Post07-29-2012 06:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ICCAMDFIEROClick Here to Email ICCAMDFIEROSend a Private Message to ICCAMDFIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well here are the fronts atleast

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Believe it or not, but Tony had somebody do a photoshop of Dale's Fiero with a choptop and a photoshop of the rears on the front. The rear wheel is the actual picture featuring ther 19x9 in the rear.





I was looking for something else when I found the pic.
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Originally posted by ICCAMDFIERO:

Well here are the fronts atleast



Well, what happened to the rears?
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Report this Post08-03-2012 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ICCAMDFIEROClick Here to Email ICCAMDFIEROSend a Private Message to ICCAMDFIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just trying to figure out what tires im goignt to use......
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Originally posted by madcurl:

I have 18x8.5 fronts, but are 38mm off-set I believe (I need to check). I don't know about 48mm, but someone here in this thread has:



I was wondering if you would be able to confirm the offset you're running on the front? Your car us a pre88 correct? I see your running big brakes as well, so if that is pre88 thst would effect the offset as well.

I'm currently trying to figure out the aftermarket wheel puzzle myself, very confused. I've read so many different things I don't know how I would ever feel confident enough to place an order and know they will fit how I want! How do you guys do it? You make it look soo easy!
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Originally posted by zmcdonal:


I was wondering if you would be able to confirm the offset you're running on the front? Your car us a pre88 correct? I see your running big brakes as well, so if that is pre88 thst would effect the offset as well.

I'm currently trying to figure out the aftermarket wheel puzzle myself, very confused. I've read so many different things I don't know how I would ever feel confident enough to place an order and know they will fit how I want! How do you guys do it? You make it look soo easy!


Zombie thread....

Good luck getting Madcurl to post. He left the forum years ago.
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Zombie thread....

Good luck getting Madcurl to post. He left the forum years ago.


Yeah i forgot he doesn't hang around here anymore. Dang! That sucks.
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18x8.5 +35 on the front.

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Originally posted by repnblvd:

I run 19x19.5 +35. No issues.





I ask you what NEW car ever looked this clean and elegant? Well done man, beautiful car. Peace

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