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How does an '87 compare to an '88 when it comes to wheel fitment? by huracan2015
Started on: 03-04-2015 02:55 PM
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Report this Post03-04-2015 02:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for huracan2015Send a Private Message to huracan2015Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
About to buy my first set of wheels, and the ones I want are 18x8 45 and 18x9.5 45. I don't think those will fit on an '87 stock suspension but I've seen pics of them fitting on an '88. So my question is other than will they fit, but how does the suspension vary in an '88? Is there more clearance around the strut? Is the hub farther out or in? Lastly, anyone who has 18x9.5 45, what did you do to make them fit if they did not
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Report this Post03-05-2015 12:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can't answer the 88 question but a 9.5" wheel will only fit with coilovers in the rear.

18x9.5 with a 40 offset:


A 19x9.5 with a 45 offset. You can see how the wheel is a little more tucked into the fender from the 40 offset wheel:


Here is the original thread:
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Report this Post03-05-2015 01:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The 87 and 88 are different in offsets. If I remenber, My 88 has 18x7 with 42 offset front and 18x8 with 32 offset rear... The fronts have a 1" lip and the rears are 1.5" lip

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Report this Post03-05-2015 01:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for huracan2015Send a Private Message to huracan2015Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
These are the wheels I want, and if you said 40 tucks it in, then 45 will realllyyy tuck it in. But in these photos they look so far out!
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Contact JCircs from the thread that I posted. That is his white car and the wheels seem to stick out the same amount as the red car in your photo.

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Report this Post03-05-2015 06:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Those are some nice action pics
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