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Old 02-01-2013, 01:02 AM
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Been looking into getting some new wheels soon. I originally was going to get wheel spacers but i hear many negative things about them, but i still wanna fill that space so that the tires and the outter fender line up. So in lue of that i though of purchasing 16x8in wheels instead of spacers, plus ill get a bit more grip all around with a meaty tires. I just wasnt sure if i would have rubbing issues since the tire is much wider than the stock tires. Does anyone know or have wide tires on their car???
 
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:52 PM
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I have 16x7s on mine, which come up to be mostly flush with the wheel wells - 8s would go past the lip. (actually, looking at my pictures 8's would stick out haha) I dont have rub issues and I threw 205/55R16(i think) tires on it to keep it the same diameter as stock so my speedo wouldnt get messed up
Heres a few pics of my car I took with my friends, you can get an idea of how it lines up (hopefully) if not ill get ya better pictures


 

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:05 AM
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Ok nice... now another question i cant quite seem to understand is this Offset thing. Did you have to run any kind of offset or did you leave it at 0???
 
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:22 PM
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mine is at 0 i think, the wheels i got matched right up to the hubs. i believe it refers to how far in the hubs go into the wheel- like where the flat part of the rim where you bolt down is in the rim.
dont hold me to that answer though hahaha im not all too familiar with it myself
 
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:52 PM
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:01 PM
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ah ha! so that explains why I have rub - my wheels are 40mm offset when the car is 50mm....
 
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:30 AM
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It's always good to read the stickys on a website.

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:10 PM
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Rj I looked at the link of your pictures you have had some good looking Saturns.
 
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He had some nice saturns alright. Just look at the cars he has now. They all look brand new. I stopped because it looked like a Saturn dealer. The garage was open so I thought it's a good time to meet this guy. His kids were over and there were Saturns all over the place. I never saw so many 2.4L ION's in one place in my life. Not to mention a Redline ION, a Redline VUE, a LW300, along with a SL2 that looked like it just left a car show. I got him to join this site just as I got you to join up. Had another neighbor on here that had an ASTRA, he sold it then moved to the east end of town. Maybe we can get a few more of the neighbors to join.
 
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:27 PM
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RJ what I wouldnt do to get that wagon. I drool every time I see one of your old s-series hahaha
 
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