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post #1 of 2 Old 07-23-2008, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Advices on Enkei FD-05


Yes I'm a noob but believe me, I read many hours since this weekend about that since I shop for new rims. I just sold a 2007 Corvette (and still have my 2004 SRT-4 for sale) and I bought a used 2008 WRX Sedan. It has winter tires on the stock rims so I plan to buy new rims and tires for the summer.

I was suprised by all the offset question and discovered that our choices are greatly limited.

Yes, I read the Wheel / Tire FAQ and many other thread before posting this.

I learned that the stock offset is 55 and since I want to go with 7.5 width, I assume that the new "target" offset is close to 50 +/-3, So I need and offset between 47 and 53.

I want to buy those FD-05 on Home - Discount Tire Direct but when I enter my car, the wheels it recommends me are 18x7.5 with a 45 offset. The FD-05 also come with a 53 offset, which seems ideal to me.

So, who is right? The giant web site that sells a few millions of tires a year or the newbie that didn't really know what was the offset a week ago.

Here's the 2 choice I'm talking : 18X7.5 5-100 53MTB (what I thinf is good) or 18X7.5 5-100 45GMM (website automated recommendation).

I would propably put 225 wide tire on them. I don't plan to lower my suspension for now (even if the gab is really too big for my taste.

If necessary, they also offer 17X7 5-100 50GBM for that model (plan B).

Plan C are Enkei ZR1 17x 7.5 with SBC finish, which look very good but with their particular design, they look more like 15" and 17"

Thanks a lot

Wild Thing

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-24-2008, 02:27 AM
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Here's the thing: They're trying to sell you something, we're not. Too little offset is a rim that WILL fit, but will adversely effect your handling. Hence, they're selling something that most people will just put on their car and not think anything of. Now, that said, 45 ain't horrible. They'll work. Is 53 better? Yes, absolutely.

Now, for recommending a rim, none of those are horrible choices. Also try to find out the weight. Added wheel weight is no fun. Tire rack has a lot of good wheels too.

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