Hey guys, looking to get custom Watanabe rims for my Fiero. They need to know the stock fitment for rims on this car. I currently have aftermarket 16'' rims on it. Im looking to put 16'' deep dish watanabe's. They asked for the fitment specs of an 88 Fiero. I can't seem to find that info anywhere. Can anyone tell me everything I might need for a custom rim setup? To make sure what they build me fits? Blow is a link ot there site...
The front offset is 37 mm and the rear offset is 30 mm for '88 cars.
You cannot easily extrapolate the widest possible wheel and tire combination from these numbers because in the rear there is more than one component that can cause interference, namely: the lower spring perch on the strut and the trailing arm in static conditions, as well as the lower lateral links and wheel well liner in jounce.
In the front there are even more variables because of the additional need to consider steering angles. The wheel and or tire can rub against the lower control arm, steering tie rod and wheel well liner depending on the particular conditions of the suspension at any given moment.
The best way to find the widest combo you can use in a 16" diameter is to search out the multitude of threads already posted on this subject here on the forum. Many have already been through this dilemma through trial and error.
Considering the +45mm offset needed to keep 8-inch wheels inside the fenders, I don't think you can fit any of our deep dish wheels without adding flares. Our 8-inch deep dish wheels have a 0 offset, so they would sit 45mm too far out to fit inside your fenders. If you are willing to do body modifications let us know. Thanks
That's not good, so according to what I see if i get these 16x8 watanabe rims with +0 offset, onto my 88 fiero...with stock offset, 37 in front and 30 in rear, that 3 cm difference will destroy my wheel bearings? Doesnt seem like a lot to me but i dont know much about offset.