Wheel offset Question

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  1. dman090

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    will a 18x7.5 with a 38 offset fit?

    what about a 18x8.5 with a 38 offset?
     
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    yeah...decent to crappy fitment. I have yet to experiment with wheels cuz i spend my money on stupid crap but a 35-30 offset should be pretty flush with the fender. think about it like this. our stock offset is +42, take a ruler and measure 4mm outward from the center of the wheel. that's where the outer lip of the wheel with +38 should be. cobalt owners always fail at wheel fitment.
     
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    well im an LT with 16s is my offset still 42?
     
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    not sure of the lt/ls
     
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    anything from +45 to +35 will fit.

    More than 45 and you start to find rubbing issues on the inside.

    Less than 35 and you run into issues with the fender, which you can roll/tuck/pull.
     
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    and that is where the fun begins lol
     
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    lol, true. I think i need a +30 or +25 on the rear. I have to use a 5mm spacer to clear my RPF1's it may have something to do with the 2+ degrees of camber :hehe:
     
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    you mean -2 i think? i found camber shims for our cars i gotta get around to that. my fronts are kicked out 2 degrees it looks mean.
     
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    oh yeah, duh, -2 or a little more haha, haven't measured into it. Be careful shimming the rear, it wasn't designed to me aligned.
     
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    yeah it's meant for correcting a solid rear the cheapo way. the vw guys do it often but then again you also see them doing some reeeally stupid shit. i do alignments myself pretty often so it will be on point i can tell you that.
     

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