Will 18s rub on an 04? - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
 
Kiwi04GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Will 18s rub on an 04?

Hi there,

Apologies for if this has been questioned already, am super new here!. I've just purchased (few weeks ago) an 04 and want to go up a size on the 17 rims to 18s. The only thing I'm worried about is if they will rub the wheel well. There's a spot on the drivers side front when you turn hard right it's rubbed from a previous curb incident that's pulled the well in (it's getting fixed so this shouldn't be an issue).

Does anyone have any advice as to what ratio would be suitable for 18s not to rub?

Thanks in advance!
Kiwi04GTO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 02:49 PM
Former Moderator
 
svede1212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 4,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Garage
Offset, wheel width and tire size are the determining factors. There are not a ton of wheels with a 120mm pattern and a big enough offset to run big wheels and big tires. Some 05's and 06s came with 18s as an option with 8" wide, 48mm neg offset and 235 tires. You can fudge those #s a little. Some combos require fender rolling. There's not a hug amount of room. I run 17s that are 9" wide with 275s in the back 255s on 8" wide in the front with 56mm back and 43mm front offset with rolled fenders. The combination makes the difference as it would with 18s. On the front camber matters too to prevent strut rub. Higher offset moves the tire in and lower out

2004 Blk/Rd M6
6.3 litre LS1

Built and tuned by svede
svede1212 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Wheels and tires

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
18s v. 17s? Paisan Wheels and tires 71 03-03-2016 08:57 PM
18s? BigA10 Wheels and tires 2 01-14-2010 11:29 AM
17s or 18s twisted 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 2 11-15-2009 10:30 AM
Invoice on a 06 A4 with 18s njmurvin 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 3 01-12-2007 04:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome