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#1 Old 04-17-2011, 06:16 PM
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tires rub in rear fenders with a load in the car

we just purchased an 06 impresa sport wagon and wanted new wheels. we purchased 18x7.8 and it looks like the offset is 40. the tire guy said they would fit and they look realy good. they don't rub if there is no one in the back seat but when we took the kids for the first time the rea tires rubbed over every bump and on all sharp corners. i was reading on the offset and it looks like ours isn't good. we're just using the car for a daily driver,the wheels are just for looks. we wanted to lower it. can this all happen with these wheels or do i need to get new ones.thanks
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first you should try rolling the fenders

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will that allow me to lower the car in the future or will i get the same problem and have to get new wheels later/
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What is a 7.8 rim? Is that metric?

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sorry. meant to say 7.5 or 8 rim
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I have an 03 wagon. Your rim size is correct, its your offset thats wrong. I have 18x7.5 enkei formula-d with a 53mm offset and have no issues with rubbing. what size tires are you running? You should have a 225/40-R18. Your gonna need to roll those fenders if you continue to run those wheels.
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thanks for the replies. the tire place went good and took my wheels back and i was able to order new ones with the right offset. now i can start to figure out what kind of struts and springs to get.

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I'll ask again: what size tires are you going to mount on the wheels? Along with wheel width and offset, tire size can affect whether you rub or not.

What size and offset are the new wheels?

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new wheels are 18x8 with 45 offset and 225x40 tires.
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