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Old 14-03-2020, 20:26   #1
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Rays 17's VS 18's

Hi guys, im looking at getting either TE37 SL or CE28n 10 spoke wheels for my 8 MR. What is the most aggressive width and offset in a 17 and 18 that wouldn't require to much arch work. the car is lowered but not silly. im not sure if I should go with 18's what are peoples thoughts. cheers
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Old 14-03-2020, 20:57   #2
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This is mine on 17”x 8.5” et 30 on ohlins no arch mods and no rubbing on road or track so you could go more aggressive than that


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This is mine on 17”x 8.5” et 30 on ohlins no arch mods and no rubbing on road or track so you could go more aggressive than that


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the looks awesome, are they ce28"s? I think 17x9 would be the max id want to go on 17"s but rays have some weird offset numbers don't they.
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Yes mate ce28n from what I’ve read et30 in 18x8.5 and 17x8.5 is a trouble free fit with no arch work I went for 17 to save a bit of weight


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If you save weight on the wheels you will very likely offset that by the extra weight of the tyres (to produce the same rolling circumference).

Deciding between 17s and 18s is primarily a case of ensuring you have clearance for the brake calipers - not an issue either way with OE Brembos, but many aftermarket versions need 18s. Another consideration can be availability of tyres, but there's actually plenty of choice in both diameters.
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I was looking at either 18x9.5 17x8.5 17x9.0 im struggling to choose offsets that would help the fitment. can I assume standard MR wheels are 17x8.0 ET 35? basically what is the limit size and offset I could get away with?

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I was looking at either 18x9.5 17x8.5 17x9.0 im struggling to choose offsets that would help the fitment. can I assume standard MR wheels are 17x8.0 ET 35? basically what is the limit size and offset I could get away with?
I suspect you'd struggle with the 18x9.5s, especially if you tried to run a regular size tyre for that width ie a 265/35. The 17x8.5 should be an easy fit as long as you choose a sensible offset. With 235 or 245 tyres? An offset of +30 should be good (the wheel would stick out 11mm more than with a 17x8, but it's the tyres that actually do any rubbing, so they would need to be chosen carefully too). I suspect there may not be too much choice with 17x9s, but I wouldn't like to say whether you could get them to fit unless you are very precise about the chosen offset and tyre size.

Hopefully you'll get responses from people with 8s that have been through this process themselves and come out the other side with good results.
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I was wondering about 18x9.5 ET 22 with a 255/35/18. I wouldn’t want anything bigger than that.
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I was wondering about 18x9.5 ET 22 with a 255/35/18. I wouldn’t want anything bigger than that.
I fancy you'd struggle big time with them, both in width and offset. The only saving grace might be the relatively lower overall rolling diameter which would help lessen the fronts fouling the arch liners on lock.
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Dam... I might need to cancel my order then or re-think the size. I ordered 18x9.5 et22 thinking it would be fine. I have a nasty habit or doing things and asking questions later. I don’t mind if it’s just the rear arches but I’d prefer a better fit wheel overall. Could I keep et22 on the front and go ET30 plus on the rear? The wheels are Rays te37 SL

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ET 30 would be ok on a 18 x 9.5.

the ideal set up on a MR or IX is 18x9 ET 29/30
I had Advan RS on mine and they were perfect.

Others have gone for Rota 18 x 9.5 and been ok - it depends on which tyre you choose...
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Iv gone AdO8 255/35/18, I’ll see what other offsets Rays offer in this wheel. They have odd sizes depending on which wheel you choose.
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Iv gone AdO8 255/35/18, I’ll see what other offsets Rays offer in this wheel. They have odd sizes depending on which wheel you choose.
Where have you ordered them from I’m interested in some 17”
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By the looks the only other offset they offer for this width is ET 35. Could I be better off changing them to this offset? I don’t know if mixing offsets is a great idea but praps leave et22 front and go et35 rear and run a 5mm spacer and keep the 255/35 tyres?
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Good thread on there https://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=404883
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