: We need a Sticky post for wheel sizes

10-19-12, 05:25 PM
Over the last two days, I have searched at least a dozen differant threads asking about wheel and tire sized for aftermarket 17, 18 , 19 and 20" wheels. I would think that somebody should do a detailed analysis giving the exact dimentions of the stock wheels, tire size then list in detail the optional wheel sizes with back spacing and and the reasonably likely tire size options. It would certainly provide a good referance site.

And I know differant manufactures have differant fits but the site could give a good starting referance.

10-19-12, 05:35 PM

Good idea

10-19-12, 09:38 PM
Somebody started gathering this information:

10-20-12, 12:20 PM
Dam good start but would like to see a more straight foward list.

10-20-12, 05:26 PM
There are no 17s that fit, and only a few certain 18s that have been listed in other posts. I would guess that a decent wheel place would know about the 19s and up. Tire Rack and Discount Tire have a lot of info, or did you want something more specific?

10-23-12, 05:19 PM
Dam good start but would like to see a more straight foward list.

Add more data :)

I can sort it any way you like.

10-30-12, 08:01 AM
I would likw to see a comparison between the stock fitment specs and what specs would be needed for 18" and 20" wheels for front and rear coupe.

So if somebody like me wanted to look for 18" wheels and wanted to go with a wider tire in the rear, then there should be a list of offset and back spacing that will give a stock fitment but with a 18" wheel. I don't think anybody wants a tire/wheel that is going to stick out more than the stock wheels or rub on the inner components.

BTW Tirerack has limited wheels and doesn't address the 18" wheel size.

10-30-12, 01:21 PM
+ 1 and adding the fact of matching front wheels clearing front brakes.... For example... I run 17 x 3.5" front wheels on my twin turbo cobra, and matching 15 x 10.5" wheels for drag radials... All having proper offset and clearance with the proper wheel spacers etc...

10-30-12, 11:39 PM
Wheel diameter doesn't really matter. It's widths and offsets you need to worry about...

10-31-12, 10:28 AM
I agree that the back spacing-offset and diamiter are the most inportant since all wheels will have the same 5-120 bolt pattern but the need for a Sticky or seperate catgory remains the same. Over the last few days there have been more requests for winter tire information sizes- wheel avaliability etc. It only makes sense that the tires and wheel deserve their own section.

10-31-12, 11:45 AM
Agreed. It is common for performance car forums to have a wheel/tire sticky. It is also common to have a certain level of moderator involvement which this site may or may not have.

I'm not sure, only been visiting for a few weeks but it seems like contributing members manage their own posts very well here reducing the need for moderator management (I posted an off-topic thread that went unpunished).

10-31-12, 03:11 PM
I have CCW wheels 19x8.5 in front and 19x10 in rear. With Toyo TIR 245/40 front and 285/35 fire hawk Indy 500.for rear tires. VERY HAPPY

11-04-12, 06:04 PM
Still waiting for a sticky on wheel size:crowded:

11-05-12, 11:38 AM
Another key is the outward "dish" to clear the front calipers.

11-05-12, 08:33 PM
I have CCW wheels 19x8.5 in front and 19x10 in rear. With Toyo TIR 245/40 front and 285/35 fire hawk Indy 500.for rear tires. VERY HAPPYYou got the uber-sekrat-speeshul 6 lug option!!!

11-07-12, 02:24 PM
I have been digging further into the question and am finding more and more members asking the same questions over and over about wheel and tire size expecially with winter tires. In the spring, I'm sure the questions will be about geting the biggest tire possible stuffed under our skirts.

11-07-12, 08:32 PM
Sounds like a personal problem...