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So, many of you know... I got a wheel eaten by a pothole a while back and have been rockin' around on a 16" discount tire special. At the same time, the pothole bent my rear rim but not bad enough to have to replace it..

I have been waiting for a good time to buy replacement wheels and upgrade my tires.

I wanted to go for a little different look and fill out the rear more at the same time, so i went staggered o.0.. no real reason other than looks.

In the back, I am going with 18x8.75" xxr 530s with 235/40/18s and the front will be rocking the 18x7.5" xxr530s and 8mm spacers with 225/40/18s.

This setup should help me fill out the wheel wells a bit more without having to drop the car all while increasing my tire profile.

The setup should not have any stretch but it will be close in the back. Kumho usually has a bit wider profile than comparable tires. Either way, it would be a VERY minor stretch. I hate the stretch but knew a 245 would probably be a longshot with a 33mm offset 18x8.75"

I got the wonderful kumho 4x tires and am stoked to actually be able to feel the road and not deal with the sloppy solus 25 whateverthefuck they are anymore.

Will be posting pictures once installed!
 

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In the back, I am going with 18x8.75" xxr 530s with 235/40/18s and the front will be rocking the 18x7.5" xxr530s and 8mm spacers with 225/40/18s.
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I am assuming you went with 18x8.75 +33mm correct??

Also, that wheel is going to have a GREAT concave to the rim. And being staggered, they are going to look HOT!!!!

So let me get this straight, you went with these in the rear and these in the front? If so, look at that concave for the rear.

I have a 93 accord and I have 16x7 in the front with 205/55, the rears are 16x8 and they have 225/50. That is a way bigger difference between my frontvsrear than yours, but it handles well in the twisties. But I dont think FWD, especially ones with a small wheel base, perform at their best with a staggered fitment. So you might notice the car not reacting the way you like in certain situations. This is from my experience.

BTW, 235/40R18 will have absolutely NO stretch on a 8.75" rim width. ZERO STRETCH. It is either stretched or not. And if you look at the data on tires, you will see that 235/40R18 rim width range is 8" - 9.5". Thank goodness you didn't go with 245. But depending on how low you are, you might rub in the back when you drive on certain roads because of a low offset PLUS wide rim PLUS wide tire. definitely rock the rears with NO spacers. I think they are going to poke out noticeably.

You are going to go from this
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To more like this
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Maybe not, but this I want to see for sure. So when you get everything installed. Take good pics to see fitment.
 

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haha, not going to look like that :p

I did a bunch of calculations before I went ahead with this setup.

Right now as it stands, I am running an effective 30mm offset with a 215 tire. I will not be running spacers in the rear so I will be maintaining a 33mm offset and a 235 tire.

Right now, I have at least 10mm from the top of my tire to the fenderwell where it would have any chance of rubbing. This would be of course if the suspension compressed straight down. With our 'solid rear axle' type setup and most compression occasions, one side will compress more than the other, angling it in so there wouldn't be an issue.

According to the rimsntires calculations, I will get the following:

Package is 13 mm (0.5'') closer to suspension/brakes components. Acceptable for most cars. Obviously not an issue since the stock setup is 48 offset and I am rocking 30 now.

Package will stick out 7 mm (0.3'') farther. Acceptable for most cars. 7mm further than I have right now should be almost perfect to be flush but not TOO flush to where it will rub under compression

Will fill out the wheelwell by extra 8 mm. Acceptable for most cars. will help decrease the wheel gap while increasing my sidewall.

That is the upgrade in the rear only from the 215/40 30 offset to the 235/40 33 offset. The fronts don't really matter as the tire change wont affect much going from 215/40 to 225/40. I will keep the spacers on in the front.

Not super worried about the cars reaction by having the 235s in the rear since it is only a 10mm difference than the front (pretty negligible)

The rims really don't have much to do with the rub unless you use a wider tire. I opted to stay away from the 245 for a few reasons:

It would probably cause rubbing issues. It would not serve much purpose (being in the rear of a FWD) and it would poke (ugly even if it didn't rub)

Another big calculation that I took into mind was the actual STOCK setup vs. the new setup. The stock setup is a +48 offset with 215/40. Comparing that to the new rear setup, it will stick out 25mm further (1") Since the guys with the stock wheels use a 25mm rear spacer, it should be perfectly fine!

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I hope it doesn't poke out like that. but if it does you would really have to stare it to notice. that picture I posted of before and after was a huge poke and I was just saying it would go from sunk on to a little bit of poke. if it does of course. but, if you did your calculations correctly everything should be show car ready! that concave is hot bro.

man I can't wait to see your fitment. please keep us posted brotha.
 

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I'm so excited!!!

The only thing I didn't like about the car before was there was a tiny bit more wheel gap than I would like (will be fixed by the new tires) and I wanted them to be a little bit more flush and have wider tires than stock. (will be fixed by the tires + rear setup)

I will try to get them on as soon as I can after I get them. I will give the car a good clean and get some good shots!
 

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can't wait to see some pics ! I love this idea !
 

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feels better, I have only driven it about a mile so far. Will clean up the car and throw it around a bit after I get the spacers on.

Little bit of poke but I loveeee the stance.

Yes on the tire/wheel size. With this drop, if it were to stick out a few mm more, be a few mm lower of have less of an offset it would not fit.
 

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new setup to clarify will be the following:

Front: 225/40/18 on 18x7.5" 38 offset + 8mm spacers for an effective 30mm offset.
Rear: 235/40/18 on 18x8.75" 33mm offset.

In my opinion, this will be as BIG as you want to go on springs without causing issues.

I will report back soon with reviews on the tires. I am sure there are enough reviews on these tires but I will add to it :p
 
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