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If you could save $1k by running 20's....

I would ideally like to run 18X8 or 18X9's in the rear, but ALL of the affordable wheels only have a 4.5" or 5" backspace. On the other hand, almost all of them come in a 20X8.5 with 5.25" backspace which would work for me with a 255 wide tire.

So, in order to save $1k, should I do it? We are talking about $700 instead of $1,700 (for wheels with custom backspacing.)
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It doesn't have nitrous. It has cubic inches.

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So what are you saying? The 20's are $1700?
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I would ideally like to run 18X9's in the rear, but ALL of the affordable wheels only have a 4.5" backspace. On the other hand, almost all of them come in a 20X8.5 with 5.25" backspace which would work for me with a 255 wide tire.

So, in order to save $1k, should I do it? We are talking about $700 instead of $1,700.
I wouldn't run 20's on one of these cars if you gave them to me, but that's just me. They look out of proportion on the small wheelwells these cars have, and I like tire with a least some sidewall.

The US Mags Bandits like I'm running are available in a 18 X 9 with a 5.25" BS, unless you don't like the wheels. They are very affordable.

18x9 Machined Black Wheel US Mags Bandit U109 5x4 75 | eBay

I bought mine from the same seller, and they made a package of 8's for the front and 9's for the rear. Mine were $680 shipped to my door, but went with 17's instead of 18's.






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So what are you saying? The 20's are $1700?
The 1,700 is about the best price for a 18" 2-piece wheel with a custom backspacing, just for comparison.

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The US Mags Bandits like I'm running are available in a 18 X 9 with a 5.25" BS, unless you don't like the wheels.
I do like the wheels, but I am looking for a 5-spoke and I would need at least 5.5" backspace to prevent rubbing on a 9" rim. (5.75 would be better) This is based on my measurements.

My problem is that I can't find an 8" rim with 5" backspace or a 9" rim with 5.5" backspace. I would prefer to go 15" or 18" if I could just find an affordable wheel with the right backspacing.
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It doesn't have nitrous. It has cubic inches.

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Dang those look as good as the year one Ralley II wheels
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i like that. car sits nice. what size tires did you use?
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