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hondarider83 02-03-2013 03:38 PM

Biggest Wheels for Stock Suspension to Keep It Classy
 
I am new to the forum and have had lowered cars in the past and I do not care for the ride. I like the 2010+ Legacy 3.6. I am looking to keep this a classy, family sedan. I want wheels that fill the wheel well with the stock suspension. What size wheel/tire combo will be best? I dont want to deal with rubbing but I want the wheel well to be filled.

faded-a-fool 02-03-2013 03:49 PM

The most fill you can get with stock suspension is 19x8.5 w/ 245/40 tires.

Any other opinions out there? The above is just from reading the forums and not first hand experience.

DeltaSniper 02-03-2013 05:05 PM

http://cdn.thelexusenthusiast.com/im...nch-rims-1.jpg

Scooby Fan 02-03-2013 05:15 PM

I am running 18x8 with 245/40/18....they look great and ride and handling is very nice....could you go a bit bigger?? I am sure you can BUT the set-up I am running also provides true speedo readings and no clearance issues at all.

Edited when I switched up to 245's

DeltaNu1142 02-03-2013 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Scooby Fan (Post 4276314)
I am running 18x8 with 235/40/18....they look great and ride and handling is very nice....could you go a bit bigger?? I am sure you can BUT the set-up I am running also provides true speedo readings and no clearance issues at all.

Ditto here.

Keep it classy? Anything bigger than 19s would look ridiculous. IMHO, 19s look pretty bad. But it's your car. Maybe stick-on fender vents are classy... I've been out of the loop.

P.S... welcome to the forum. You may want to search and/or check out this thread.

Brainchild Customs 02-03-2013 08:12 PM

Width-wise I'm running my 18x9s with no fender mods and zero rubbing and that's on coilovers. I think either 18 or 19s in a 9 inch wide is about the width limit for not wanting to worry abOut anything.

acumenhokie 02-04-2013 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by DeltaNu1142 (Post 4276368)
P.S... welcome to the forum. You may want to search and/or check out this thread.

All of that information should be taken with a grain of salt as it refers to fitment on a 4th gen.

DeltaNu1142 02-04-2013 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 4276916)
All of that information should be taken with a grain of salt as it refers to fitment on a 4th gen.

True... but the only information the OP has provided leads me to believe he has a Honda of some sort.

minuccims 02-04-2013 07:24 AM

Offset offset offset ... offset matters to fill the well.

hondarider83 02-04-2013 01:57 PM

im definitely not looking for the ghetto fabulous monte carlo or impala sitting a 24's to cruise the ghetto with. I am looking for a practical, 2010 or newer Legacy 3.6. Are 18's the best fit with stock suspension then or will 19's work? Ideally I dont want to have issues with camber or the speedo.

hondarider83 02-04-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by minuccims (Post 4276931)
Offset offset offset ... offset matters to fill the well.

what offset and wheel/tire combo would you suggest?

hondarider83 02-04-2013 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scooby Fan (Post 4276314)
I am running 18x8 with 235/40/18....they look great and ride and handling is very nice....could you go a bit bigger?? I am sure you can BUT the set-up I am running also provides true speedo readings and no clearance issues at all.

did the 18's mess up your camber at all? or did you just put the wheels on and go?

Scooby Fan 02-04-2013 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by hondarider83 (Post 4277663)
scoobyfan can you post a pic please of the sideview with that wheel/tire combo on stock suspension please? lets see some more pics of cars on stock suspension!!

Hi....don't have any pics at the moment and I am riding on OEM rims with snow tires for another month.

Here is the website to calculate tire size versus speed error.....if you go to 18x8 you want 48 offset or close to it.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Scooby Fan 02-04-2013 02:08 PM

18x8 with 48 offset is straight plug and play.:)

minuccims 02-04-2013 02:13 PM

18s are OEM on the LGT. I run +35 offset on 18x9rims with 245/40/18s. My winter setup is with 15mm spacers, OEM +55 offset 18x7.5 rims with 225/45/18s. So equiv offset is +40.

Running RCE Blacks so dropped 20mm.


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