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well im sure everyone has seen my 17" gunmetal motegi MR7's
they were purchased used and i only have had them on my car since march
and i think its time for a change!
i picked out some very nice rims from a company that will replace the rim if it bends or cracks!!! :D
im not going to disclose the kind of rim yet but its exactly what i want for my car!

but there is 1 problem!
i hear the biggest offset we can have is 45mm

the rims iam looking at are 17x7.5 with a 48 mm offset!

iam wondering if anyone has ran a 48mm offset!
and i noticed everyone here has 17x7 , will the extra .5 width cause a problem????

all info is greatly appreciated!
 

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Well I will tell you that some of the members here do have 7.5" wide wheels installed. I'm not sure what the offset is but I'm sure it's a tight fit.
 

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I wasnt aware of the Motegi=american racing thing....are the companies related or are you just comparing the class of the wheels?
 

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They're the same company. The name "American Racing" didn't appeal to the import scene, so the created another brand named "Motegi" that would better suit import tuners.
 

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yes Motegi rims arent great. i am going round and round with my wheel dealer. they let me leave the shop with 2 bent rims that wouldnt balance. after 3 weeks of waiting i get 2 new ones. now none of the rims balance well (the sales person finally confesses) and that Motegi QC is really really bad :confused: :( they didnt tell me this when they took my $900.00. and i didnt know american racing owned them until i got the boxes and they came from american racing cali.
 

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that doesnt mean they are great quality...that just means you kept them nice...I cant say anything bad about AR I havent had any experience with them
 

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I haven't had any experience with them myself, but from what I've heard from people who really know their sh!t about wheels, they kinda suck. I also didn't know they are made by American Racing: I haven't heard much good about them either...
 

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Back to the topic of the post :tongue: someone mentioned somewhere that the only issue with 7.5" rims was if you decide to lower the car more than 2" they will rub the back fender. I can't be anymore specific than that.
 

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well my issue is not with the rim being 7.5" wide
the issue is with the offset being 48mm.....i think the max is 45mm right?
my car is lowered on H&R's 1.6 inches
so that shouldnt be a problem!
if someone can let me know about the offset it would be great!
 

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Havro said:
i think the max is 45mm right?
Not necessarily the max. The bigger the offset, the closer the tire will be to the strut. And you should still have a little room as long as the tires you use on the wheels aren't too big... long story short, 48mm might be just about right for a 7.5" rim. But I'd suggest searching in the archives if nobody chimes in soon telling you exactly what you need to know.
 
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