Wheel spacers on the rear

heath

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Hi everyone
I have mv2 replica alloys on my car, they are 8j x 18 with an offset of 35. The front tyres are 225/40 18 rears are 235/40 18
The problem is the rear wheels just look too far in and I think it ruins the look of the car, I was thinking of fitting some hubcentric spacers but not sure what size to get. I have tried using a tape measure from the tyre measuring outwards to try and work out what size I need but its hard to tell. 20mm looks like it would bring the tyre to the edge but I am not sure if it would be too much but I dont want to buy 15mm ones to find its not enough.
Is their anyone here who has the same size wheels & offsets on a facelift who has fitted spacers or anyone who knows which size would be the best fit
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on my 2.8 i had 20mm spacers on the rear and they were perfect... go for 20mm
 

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My 18's are as follows...

Rim Width: 8.5J
Diameter: 18 inches
Offset: 40
Tyre Width: 225 Rim

I put 20mm spacers on mine and they are spot on!
 

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heath

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Thanks for the fast replies
Looks like I will go for 20's then
Just one thing though with my offsets being 35 & gaz's offset 40 will this make my wheel stick out 5mm further & if so will this still be ok
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r37

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yes it will, but if you get a 15mm spacer they will line up same as gazhyde
 

Daz3

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My post seems to have disappeared but as Dan says your wheels will stick out another 5mm the rule is the lower the offset the more the wheel sticks out ;) you may still be ok with 20's though.
 

heath

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Thanks everyone
I will go for the 20's & let you know how it goes
 

heath

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Got the spacers & fitted, they are just right. Thanks for your help & advise :)
Heres a quick pic, its a bit hard to tell by the pic cus it was took on my phone in the dark & before anyone says it, yes it needs washing.
 

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Looks spot on to me! Good work. :-bd
 

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Looks brill ;)


Now get it washed!! :eek:)
 
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