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Help guys, looking at ordering a VMR wheel package. Couple of questions I'm ordering 18 x 8.5 front and 18 x 9.5 rear. What offset will I need and what is the biggest tire I can run front and rear? Thanks for your help!

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Purchasing VMR's

Here is what I know, VMR VBS3 are available 18x8.5 40 offset which fit 4mm closer to strut and 8mm out past current stock wheel with a 245/40/18 tire in general. Tire brand can make a difference, I chose Nitto NT05's. I went with 18x9.5 for the rear 45 offset which fit 22mm closer to rear strut and 16mm out past current stock wheel. I chose 275/35/18 Nitto NT05's for the rear, with this fit I will be rolling rear fenders and installing BMR drag bags 8 or 9psi to prevent fender rub. A 265/30/18 should fit without rear fender roll, but these cars vary a bit from the factory. A replacement spring kit could help with tire/fender issues. I goggle searched tire/wheel fitment calculators and found them to be helpful and measured current wheel tire with numbers from calculator for above numbers. I will be installing my wheels over the winter, I will let you know how it went.
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Thanks a ton for your input. I have since seen tons of wheels that look almost identical to the VMR's. I wonder if this is a "get what you pay for" type deal or one is maybe lighter than the other? Really dont know what Im going to do now. I would like to get buy without rolling the fender or drag bags! 265's should look pretty good. Does anybody have a pic or link to a GOAT with a 265 on the rear? As always thanks guys for all your help!
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Does anybody have a pic or link to a GOAT with a 265 on the rear?
265/35/18 on 18x9.5 35mm
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Thanks for the pics, your car looks great! I will be ordering my wheels over the winter as well. I will post pics then. What type of tail light is that? looks awesome!
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04 tail lights that i tinted along with the blinker and backups.

<-- Guess which ones quicker?.....Nope! Not even close.
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Have you purchased and installed your wheels yet? Very interested in seeing how they turned out. I'm also interested in this combination and don't want to roll my fenders.
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