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Old 03-14-2019, 05:48 PM
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Default New wheels... custom config help?

So, I settled on Motegi Racing MR138 18x8 front and 18x9 rear. I have a 2004 crossfire base.

Reason for the rear diameter downsize, to run a higher sidewall in rear. My immediate neighborhood has horrendous potholes. So bad that Im cold patching my own damn street in front of my house.

Was pretty sure it ought to work, but when my guy at NTB called to get price on wheels, the wholesaler they use was on and on that crossfires are set up for specificly for the 18 7.5 and 19 rear etc etc and will PROBABLY have to modify the hubs to fit them. BUT he wasnt very specific about WHAT or WHY. Listening on the other side of it, sounded like he was really pushing my guy to push me to a much more expensive wheel option (his suggestion over double the cost, and frankly not my aesthetic).

I recently bought the car with 18/19 zenettis... those of the horribly peeling chrome, inside and out, so i have a constant front driver leak, daily air it before i can leave the house leak. Obviously, new wheels are important ASAP. But equally important, is that they fit, lol.

So any thoughts? Advice on viability of fit? Not wanting to toss $800 around on a lost cause either. Thanks for all input.

MR138s are:
5x112, 66.56 bore, 38mm, 6 inch backspace on the 18x8s
5x112 66.56 bore, 35 mm, 6.38 backspace on 18x9s


 
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: New wheels... custom config help?

https://www.crossfireforum.org/forum...-your-car.html
look at post 1 and post 49 oh better to read the whole thd.
you will need the rear to have an offset of 20 to 25

also this one https://www.crossfireforum.org/forum...ment-tool.html
 

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Old 03-14-2019, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: New wheels... custom config help?

My racing setup is 18" on all corners. You want an offset of 30 to 32 on the front. 20 to 25 on the rear. I have 18x9 ET 30 front and 18x10 ET 25 rear. 245/35/18 front and 275/35/18 rear. The rims your looking at require a 10 mm spacer on the rear and 5mm front along with the correct length bolts. Hub centric spacers are OK but for the cost of the rims, spacers and longer lugs it makes sense to consider custom rims that fit correctly.

Les
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by velociabstract View Post
My racing setup is 18" on all corners. You want an offset of 30 to 32 on the front. 20 to 25 on the rear. I have 18x9 ET 30 front and 18x10 ET 25 rear. 245/35/18 front and 275/35/18 rear. The rims your looking at require a 10 mm spacer on the rear and 5mm front along with the correct length bolts. Hub centric spacers are OK but for the cost of the rims, spacers and longer lugs it makes sense to consider custom rims that fit correctly.

Les
Big thanks... exactly the info I needed. One sites wheel visualizer/fitment app said 8/9 were viable in those rims, but another didnt so I was at a loss to which was correct. I have a machine shop at my disposal, but trying to not go that route. Back to drawing board.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:09 AM
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Take a look at Oz manufactured Alleggerita wheels. After much searching they are the closest thing I could find as to fit without going to custom made.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:45 PM
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Have you tried putting the 18" fronts on the rear ? That said my SLK320 has 16s all around and uses the same brake rotor. I find that profiles 50 or below are best on smooth surfaces. 60 and above are a lot more forgiving. 55s are neither one nor the other.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:54 PM
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Thanks all.. really appreciate input from everyone. Decisions being made this weekend. Ordering my **** off monday, one damn way or the other!
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:50 PM
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How did it go?
get your new wheels ordered ?

I have
ESR sr08 18x8.5 30 offset machine silver.
235/40R-18 YOKOHAMA AVID ENVIGORENVIGOR
ESR sr08 19x10.5 20 offset, machine silver.
285/35ZR-19

They are tight, had to remove 1 bolt on each side if front on top center fender well, and when I put in the adjustable rear camber arma I rolled the rear fenders.

but wider and lighter wheels and tires that stock

I really liking the esr 's and the price was alot better than most, and definitely better than custom.
Alot of info and pics in my thread 19x10 or 19x10.5 wheels
 
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Originally Posted by zip439 View Post
Take a look at Oz manufactured Alleggerita wheels. After much searching they are the closest thing I could find as to fit without going to custom made.
You got me with that suggestion! I actually dig those, and my guy ran Oz's on a subaru & attested to quality. Tomorrow is the day, be making order one way or the other, either Oz or possibly the motegi 135s, depending on what package price I get offered.

Cant wait to have those blasted zenettis off
 
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