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supergirl
07-04-2004, 08:32 AM
Hey guys,

I'm picking up my 18' wheels tomorrow and I just need to check the offset. They are 18x7.5 wheels - can anyone tell me the correct offset? Also will they affect my speedo?

Thanks!

Sal

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 08:48 AM
sal, check out the protege5.com forum. look in the wheels forum and there is a wheel fitment guide. that'll tell you what offset.

also, with 18's your tyres need to be 205/35/18 (perfect - no tyres though), 215/35/18 slightly bigger (available)

Zed
07-04-2004, 08:52 AM
According to the guide you'll need an offset of 48mm or higher.

pr1mo
07-04-2004, 09:04 AM
48MM offset and a 7.5" wide rim would hit the strut wouldnt it?

supergirl
07-04-2004, 09:56 AM
Thanks .. so a 45mm offset wouldn't fit?

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 10:02 AM
you'll rub the wheel guards

supergirl
07-04-2004, 10:07 AM
Hmm I see. Damn it. :x So anything lower won't fit either - i think there is 35 offset as well. But I like these wheels. :cry:

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 10:16 AM
unfortunately you'll need to look at other wheels :(

supergirl
07-04-2004, 10:42 AM
no!!!!!!! :cry: :cry: i've paid for these.. damn salesman told me that they would fit. Matter of fact everywhere I've went have said the same. I hate being a girl sometimes.

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 10:50 AM
typical. they have no idea about our cars, they just go off a book. who did you go to?

supergirl
07-04-2004, 11:11 AM
I went to Keith for Wheels and Ozzy Tyres. I went to that black building in aspley (won't mention names for defamation reasons) but walked out after the manager was rude as to me.

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 11:21 AM
yeah i'd never go to the unnamed place ;)

if there is no way you can get your money back for the wheels, see if they can take 3mm off the wheen hub area to make it 48 offset

ABC
07-04-2004, 11:23 AM
Bummer about the wheels you liked Supergirl - that's really crap that they'll do that to you. :x

Of course we require pics once you get some nice ones that fit! 8)

Cosmo Dude
07-04-2004, 11:29 AM
Give them a call and express your concern, if their book tells them they will fit then the'll probably only believe it when they see it (regardless of the customers age or gender). You're probably going to have to go through the motions to find a suitable solution. :?

BigBoyLemonade
07-04-2004, 12:02 PM
you sure that it has to be higher than +48 ??? most aftermarket rims are only +35 to +45

Thats extrememely high. I cant see why +45 wouldnt fit? it would maybe rub the guards a tad. if so you roll your guards which is probably a good idea anyway.

I did a quick test on bigwheels.net and it says

Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3 (5x4.5); Offset: 42 to 50mm; Rims: up to 18x7.5

which seems a bit more like it.

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 01:45 PM
we got that info from protege5.com - they know their sh!t about the sp20/protege5. every combo you can think of has been tried and tested and they all know what works and what doesnt.

platypus
07-04-2004, 06:31 PM
well hey, you can always get them to fit 'em..

when it turns out they rub, you have it that they said they fit, therefore, they need to look into the fixes, to keep everything nice...

get it in writing (even if a small note on receipt) from them, that they said they will be fine...

it will be up to them to either roll the guards, replace the worn through tires, and fix any paint work thats stuffed, or in the end give you the money back, and repair any damage done to your car by the tires... (three R's of consumer redress)

if your not lowered as we speak, mention your going to lower the car

supergirl
07-04-2004, 07:57 PM
They know I'm lowering it - they're going to lower it when I get the wheels fitted... will that make any difference? I just really want these wheels - but im not rolling the guards... :cry:

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 07:59 PM
if you lower it i promise you'll get rubbing

but like i said if you really want the wheels they might be able to machine the part of the wheel that connects to the hub to make it 48mm offset

supergirl
07-04-2004, 08:06 PM
Ok I'll talk to them tomorrow about it. What about 18x7 - would that make any difference??? Sorry for all the questions guys!! :oops:

twilightprotege
07-04-2004, 08:10 PM
dunno. check out www.protege5.com and go to the rims and tire section. at the top there's a wheel fitment guide

supergirl
07-04-2004, 08:12 PM
Yeah i read that but it confused me even more .. :oops: don't worry i may be a girl and all - i understand all about motors, sound systems etc - sometimes more than a guy but when it comes to wheels and offsets and stuff like that it all goes over my head :oops:

dfvadr
07-04-2004, 08:50 PM
i have my car lowered [sorry did i dont have anything at the moment lol] and i have 18x7.5 ame's [sorry i dont no the offset] but i dont have my guards rolled or anything else and i have had no scrubbing even with 4 adults in the car

so i guess if they can tell you the offset off the ame's [copies] and that is the same as urs then you should have no probs

i did just look at the back off my wheels for you but there is no offset measurement sorry

platypus
07-04-2004, 10:14 PM
yeah, if its lowered then the guards are gonna be closer to the rubber....

machining 4 mm shouldn't bee too much of a problem, (first consumer R)!!!

best of luck with it!! this all confused me till about 5 minutes ago, when some one explained it to me!! :oops:

Nate
07-04-2004, 10:25 PM
I went to that black building in aspley (won't mention names for defamation reasons) but walked out after the manager was rude as to me.


I went there to ... had a look ... didnt like em and walked out .... mind you if you get a hold of a ute / trailer and head around there one night all of there old wheels / exhausts are lying around in that alleyway .... just a thought anyway hehe

platypus
07-04-2004, 10:41 PM
did someone say drag radials?

mrpayner
08-04-2004, 11:39 AM
What ever you choose supergirl make sure you post up some piccies.. :)

AP

HI-RES
08-04-2004, 11:56 AM
I went to that black building in aspley (won't mention names for defamation reasons) but walked out after the manager was rude as to me.


I went there to ... had a look ... didnt like em and walked out .... mind you if you get a hold of a ute / trailer and head around there one night all of there old wheels / exhausts are lying around in that alleyway .... just a thought anyway hehe

would it be that black building with the words superior tyre service painted out the front?

ahah actually i bought my wheels from there 2 years ago and got it lowered. one of the blokes tried to scam $30 outta me after it had been lowered, reckons the existing parts were "very difficult to remove" and "took them all afternoon" lol. apart from that their prices are good.

"Holier than thou tyre service" more like it

twilightprotege
08-04-2004, 11:59 AM
that's the one.

yeah they are scammers, but the prices are pretty good for just the items.

Nate
08-04-2004, 12:44 PM
Quote:

I went to that black building in aspley (won't mention names for defamation reasons) but walked out after the manager was rude as to me.



I went there to ... had a look ... didnt like em and walked out .... mind you if you get a hold of a ute / trailer and head around there one night all of there old wheels / exhausts are lying around in that alleyway .... just a thought anyway hehe


hehe a guy a work who thinks he is hte 'drift king' LOL told me about that!!!

coolsp
08-04-2004, 04:56 PM
hey supergirl. i have 18x8 on my sp20 with a 40mm offset ( i think ) and the car is lowered 65mm. fronts were no problem but had to get rear guards rolled. still rubs a little but only on the rim guard on the tyre.

supergirl
08-04-2004, 05:15 PM
Cool thanks guys. I rang the guy today about them and they actually only arrived in Sydney this morning. So should be up here by next week. The guy I spoke to said that they should fit - if they rub he will take them off and refund my money - as according to his books and knowledge they should fit.

I'll let you know how I go - and of course post some pics! None of me included :mrgreen:

Riceboy
08-04-2004, 06:09 PM
do you by ne chance have clear tail lights ??
coz i was walking to uni one day afta parking my car and i saw a nice black sp20 with clear tail lights... is that u ?? near southbank

twilightprotege
08-04-2004, 06:45 PM
i've said it once, i'll say it a zillion times, BRISBANEITES LETS ALL MEET!!!!!! i know snert and nate quite well but that's it. come on ppl!!!!

Riceboy
08-04-2004, 07:03 PM
yep ne time but i dont think everyone comes on the site much ...

dfvadr
09-04-2004, 07:47 PM
ow you mean pics off ur wheels we were waiting for ur pics lol

supergirl
09-04-2004, 07:54 PM
Yes I promise pics of my car when it's all done ... i might sit in it (behind the tinted windows tho don't want to break your monitors!).. :shock:

Yeah I'm up for an astina cruise up here! Would be great! :D

mrpayner
20-04-2004, 11:42 AM
How'd you go supergirl?? Did everything work out?

AP

supergirl
29-04-2004, 03:18 PM
WOOT! My new 18's get fitted tomorrow and I'm getting super lows at the same time! Can't wait! :D :D :D

Will post pics when I get a chance!

Thanks for your help guys!

Cosmo Dude
29-04-2004, 03:36 PM
Woo Hoo,
That didn't take long :mrgreen:

mrpayner
29-04-2004, 03:40 PM
Sweeet.. looking forward to seeing some pics!

Adam

dfvadr
29-04-2004, 06:00 PM
well who's a lucky girl then :wink: lookin forward to the pics sum off ur car would be good too ..|..

supergirl
30-04-2004, 07:54 PM
Hey guys,

Got my new wheels and king springs fitted today however I think they're scrubbing on the rears - not sure - just weird sounds coming from the rear - mainly the passenger side rear. Should i get my guards rolled? If so what does this involve and will it change the look of my rear wheel arch flares?

Thanks

Sal

dfvadr
30-04-2004, 08:50 PM
well i would guess you r scrubbing just look for marks on ur tyres about where the guard would hit
most off the guys have had to roll there guards for the same reason i think it costs about $20 to $40 a guard but it will not change the look as they just roll the inner lip but dont get sum bodgy to do it because they can crack the paint

good to see its coming together for you sal

platypus
01-05-2004, 08:33 AM
pics??? !!!

sounds good, my springs made a ****e load of noise in the rear (even after i took the body out) has settled down a lot now..... i'm guessing the springs need to bed in a little bit?

but given those wheels... how wide are they??

twilightprotege
01-05-2004, 03:36 PM
more importantly, did the offset they said fit or did they have to change it?

supergirl
02-05-2004, 09:33 AM
I'm not sure about the offset. They fit in there although the rears do stick out further than the guards.. looks like i'm going to have to do some sucking up to those mr policemen! :lol: But I'm happy. The springs have settled down a bit now and the scrubbing isn't as major as I thought - only on big tight corners. Will get the guards pumped maybe in the future not sure about that.

But guess what guys I have been asked to show it at the Brisbane Autosalon!! :D

P'cisT
02-05-2004, 12:49 PM
Where are the images?

Laser the Amazer
02-05-2004, 03:14 PM
glad to hear you got your wheels at long last sal, can't wait to see some pics of it with them.

Rob

twilightprotege
02-05-2004, 06:54 PM
they stick out further than the guards? that's bad. bad bad bad. obviously the offset it way off for that to happen.

but good to see you'll be at the bris autosalon! i wonder how many sp20's will be there???

supergirl
04-05-2004, 01:00 PM
Actually guys I forgot to update my post ... my bad i was on a hill - they stuck out then. But now they don't. I will have to get my guards rolled though!

Well we had a photoshoot the other afternoon so I should get some photos from that soonish. As soon as I do I will be posting them up!

Riceboy
06-05-2004, 05:30 PM
nice :D

good to c some new mazdas in the autosalon ! :D and especially from this site :D b sure to plug the site with HUGE ASTINA GT STICKER :P

craz0
19-05-2004, 07:44 PM
So how are we going with the pics Supergirl?