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    Who's running 9.5" wide 18's?

    I currently have 265x35x18s on 8.5" Enkei rims with +35 offset. I got a real good deal on a set of TOYO R888s in 275x35x18 for track use and autocrossing. My current Enkeis are too narrow and 9.5" wide all the way around seems the best for tire performance and fit. Question: Who's running 9.5" wide 18's and what offset? I have the Cianci widebody fenders up front and I have the rears, but not on the car yet. I'm looking at the ENKEI PF01 racing rim for a balance of weight and looks and they are available in 9.5 wide with +15, +35 & +45 offsets.
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    I ran a 18x9.5 offset of 35mm 5zigen FN01RC's on my last stealth. Perfect fitment with 265-35-18 tires.

    You going to be selling your Enkei rims? How much do they weight?

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    I'm running 265/35/18's on 9.5 wide 18" Rota P45R's all the way around. I slapped them on my 92 VR4 but had to do a second gen brake caliper and rotor conversion for them to fit up front without the use of a spacer. If your putting them on a second gen VR4 you should be fine. The offset I have is +30 all the way around. They sit flush on all sides with the stock fenders but now that you mentioned the wide body ones, I'm curious to see how they'd look.
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    +35s. 15's will stick out, 45's won't fit.

    i used to run 275's on my 10" wide rims. it was a bit too narrow, so i'm guessing that 275's will be about right for 9.5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92RT-TT View Post
    I ran a 18x9.5 offset of 35mm 5zigen FN01RC's on my last stealth. Perfect fitment with 265-35-18 tires.
    Same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heptone182 View Post
    I'm running 265/35/18's on 9.5 wide 18" Rota P45R's all the way around. I slapped them on my 92 VR4 but had to do a second gen brake caliper and rotor conversion for them to fit up front without the use of a spacer. If your putting them on a second gen VR4 you should be fine. The offset I have is +30 all the way around. They sit flush on all sides with the stock fenders but now that you mentioned the wide body ones, I'm curious to see how they'd look.
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    i'm of the opinion that 265/35 is too small. yes, you can run them. however, with the wheel wells that our cars have, do you really want to run SMALLER rolling diameters than stock? 275/35 is closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoopKill View Post
    Pics? Please!

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    Would also like pics.

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    I run 18x9.5" rims, +20mm offset. I have 265/35/18 up front and 275/35/18 out back. The 275 looks like a much more 'meaty' tire. The 265's slight bit of stretch helps make it look more 'sporty' if that makes any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawdogg View Post
    I run 18x9.5" rims, +20mm offset. I have 265/35/18 up front and 275/35/18 out back. The 275 looks like a much more 'meaty' tire. The 265's slight bit of stretch helps make it look more 'sporty' if that makes any sense.
    sporty is only great if you're going for "hella flush". i can tell just from the sig pic that it's different tires. the rear looks better, imho.

    so i guess it's "sporty" if you want to show off the rims (at the risk of more easily curbing them). "meaty" if you want to have the intimidating look.

    i run 285's. if i can find a set of 11's i like, i'll happily run 315's.
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