Wheel fitment advice

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Franc » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:36 pm

18 x 8 et40 appears to be the wheel size of choice which fit without the need to use spacers.

What I can't work out is how they stack up against the standard mlite wheels with regards to stresses and strains on suspension conponents.

Is this the closest setup to standard?

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:45 pm

ET45 is stock on the front, so if you're concerned about your suspension and wheel bearings, that's the fitment to aim for, imo.

BBS make some nice 'SR' rims in 18 x 8" ET44, iirc.

ET40 is the go-to fitment for most people though, 5mm isn't a huge difference.
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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Franc » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Does that mean I would need to aim for stock et on the rears which is different to the fronts?

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:57 pm

You could try to find some ET50 rears if you were being really anal about it (more important if you regularly have huge loads in the back), it's really going to limit your choices though.
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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by BigWill » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 am

This thread is a good read, some things to think about that I'd not considered when going bigger.

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