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Old 07-12-2011, 09:09 AM
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I have a 2001 blue opal mettalic altima and want flat black rims. I wanted 18 x7.5 but the rim I really like only comes like that in a 17. I also seen 18x8.5 rims I like. Which would be better the 17x7.5 or 18x8.5 or should I try and locate 18x7.5 rims. I'm also gonna be going lower on prolly d2's and don't want any rubbing. Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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18x8.5's will be trickier to put in without rubbing: too low an offset and it'll rub on the fender, too high and it'll rub on the suspension. Not sure what offset to get, sorry.
17x7.5 would be better for clearance, but it depends on if you like 17's or 18's more.
Take some measurements, find out the offset of the 18x8.5's and see if you can clear or not?
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Go with the 17s. Better for your car since you shouldn't go more than 2" over stock height, plus the tires will be cheaper(18s are some of THE most expensive tires!) and it will keep the car practical and look better. It will still ride good and you have room to lower it, like you mentioned. Besides, if you are in love with the 17" rims, you should go with that, or you won't ever be truly happy with your car.
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I would really like to grab 18s since it will fill out the wheel gap a little better and then when I got lower on the d2s hopefully I won't have any problems. But since you guys say 17s are more practical I will probably grab a set of them in 7.5 width. I kinda thought it would be better and easier to go with 17s and especially since I am going to get coilovers.
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Pics of said wheels?
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Here are the wheels I was thinking of
I will probably go with 17x7-7.5 in either of the wheels posted
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Here are the wheels I was thinking of
I will probably go with 17x7-7.5 in either of the wheels posted
I like the first ones, but you should chop them both on your car and see which looks better to YOU! ;)
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I've been on several websites that show the wheels on the car and these are the two that stick out to me. I really like the first one as well. Thanks for the help and all really appreciate it.
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