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Old 09-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gen6 Distance from wheel wall to rear struts

Hey guys, I may have some helpful information that alot of people here with tire/wheel size questions tend to ask including me.

After ordering 19X8.5, +45 wheels with 245/40-19 tires (coming tuesday!) I started getting paranoid about rubbing with the struts. Since my width would grow .6" closer to the struts and .6" closer to the fenders, I decided to take a .6" wide block to place between the tires and these areas. Everywhere seemed fine except the distance between the rear wheel wall and and rear struts. The .6" block just barely fit!

I decided to take my stock SE wheels off my car today just to measure how much room there was from the wheel mount on the car to the rear struts.

This is what I found after measuring.
(**DISCLAIMER** DON'T TAKE THESE AS FIRM NUMBERS...I ONLY HAD A RULER TO USE)


Distance from rear wheel mount to struts: 172.5mm
Therefore, with stock SE wheels/tires (17X7, +45 offset and 215/55-17) this comes to about 20mm of clearance between the wheel wall and the struts.

For a 19X8.5, 45 offset and 245/40-19 wheels, this comes out to only 5mm!

TIGHT! I think I may get either 5mm or 10mm spacers for the rears. I'm sure if my tires get low, it'll fill out that extra 5mm of clearance I have left. I should have gotten 225/40-19's. I just got too tempted for the fat tire. I guess I can verify once I get my wheels in on Tuesday.

Anyways, anybody want to confirm that what I measured seems correct?
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your rims will fit fine. I'm pretty sure u can even go a 50 offset and clear it easily.
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Thanks princess peach but are you sure you can go as far as +50 offset? Djpeetur posted these pics that I just found that seem to confirm my 5mm calculation. You may be right but this is just what I found.

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it does fit with 2-4mm clearance of the strut, when i lower it with trd springs will it hit the strut? also i have some room for spacer 3-5mm spacer if need when i lower it.
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went to tires shop to get tires put on. the rims actually measure 18x9.5 with the measuring stick. wrapped around used 245/45/18 michelin sport tires. now i need a drop and maybe some spacers.

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is that +50?
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Sorry, I thought I posted that but didn't. Here's where he says they are +45. He stated at first they were 225's wide tires then corrected himself to say 245.

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i got some michilen 225/45/18 tires on 18x9 et45. i test drove it, no rubbing what so ever
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lol, my mistake again, im went back to my tire and its actually a michelin pilot 245/45/18 tire.
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This is his original post Will 18x9 45mm Lexus Wheel fit?
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remember that offset is in millimeters and width of rim is in inches. the .5 extra width that he has translates to about a little over 12.5 millimeters.

19x8.5 +50 is easily doable. but who would want that lol
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remember that offset is in millimeters and width of rim is in inches. the .5 extra width that he has translates to about a little over 12.5 millimeters.

19x8.5 +50 is easily doable. but who would want that lol
Yes, that makes sense if you look at only the wheels but don't you also have to take into consideration the width of the tires? Shouldn't wheel width not be a factor if your tire width is larger than your wheel width. Therefore, you would need to look at tire width? I've just been learning all this stuff just recently so correct me if I'm wrong.
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definitely correct. Though if ur tire is too fat, ur going to risk tireflex during turning.

I always stretch my tires to the max so



gotta love that 9.5 wide lol
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your rims will fit fine. I'm pretty sure u can even go a 50 offset and clear it easily.
+1 on the rims will fit just fine being 19x8.5 +45. But what worry me is the tire size. Here is why.
216-60-16=26.16 overall diameter inches for LE model.
215-55-17=26.31 SE model.
225-40-19=26.09
245-40-19=26.72
You should have gone with 225-40-19 which is the closest to stock.
What might save you from rubbing is the +45 offset. If you run the +35 offset it will rub for sure with 245-40-19.
If you are lowered with TRD/Eibach springs (or any others brand) I think you will rub with the 245-40-19.
The best combination for a flush look in my opinion would be
19x8.5 +35 with 225-40-19 tires. That would be really tight. I know because I came that close to own a set.
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haha nice wheels...I guess my 245 tires shouldn't be too bad on 8.5" rims considering the wheels are only an inch wider than the rims compared to the stock se which are 1.5" wider.

Do you know what the recommended clearance is from the struts? Is 10mm enough? 15mm?

BTW, thanks so far for posting on my threads! So far you are the only one who has posted on the threads I have started.
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haha nice wheels...I guess my 245 tires shouldn't be too bad on 8.5" rims considering the wheels are only an inch wider than the rims compared to the stock se which are 1.5" wider.

Do you know what the recommended clearance is from the struts? Is 10mm enough? 15mm?

BTW, thanks so far for posting on my threads! So far you are the only one who has posted on the threads I have started.
So I see that now Peach has gone Turbo....only Peach posted count?
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+1 on the rims will fit just fine being 19x8.5 +45. But what worry me is the tire size. Here is why.
216-60-16=26.16 overall diameter inches for LE model.
215-55-17=26.31 SE model.
225-40-19=26.09
245-40-19=26.72
You should have gone with 225-40-19 which is the closest to stock.
What might save you from rubbing is the +45 offset. If you run the +35 offset it will rub for sure with 245-40-19.
If you are lowered with TRD/Eibach springs (or any others brand) I think you will rub with the 245-40-19.
The best combinantion for a flush look in my opinion would be
19x8.5 +35 with 225-40-19 tires. That would be really tight. I know because I came that close to own a set.
listen to the fitment master. You have any questions about..

1) perfect offset
2) width
3) What tires should I go with for these rims
4) and so on...

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+1 on the rims will fit just fine being 19x8.5 +45. But what worry me is the tire size. Here is why.
216-60-16=26.16 overall diameter inches for LE model.
215-55-17=26.31 SE model.
225-40-19=26.09
245-40-19=26.72
You should have gone with 225-40-19 which is the closest to stock.
What might save you from rubbing is the +45 offset. If you run the +35 offset it will rub for sure with 245-40-19.
If you are lowered with TRD/Eibach springs (or any others brand) I think you will rub with the 245-40-19.
The best combination for a flush look in my opinion would be
19x8.5 +35 with 225-40-19 tires. That would be really tight. I know because I came that close to own a set.
Sorry Lammy. Ure the second! I must have posted my thing about no other post while you had posted yours.

I do plan on installing TRD springs. So what would you recommend so I won't have to go through the trouble of getting new tires. Get 5mm spacers so I have a 19X8.5 +40 offset with 245/40-19 tires? Where do you see it rubbing after getting lowered?
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Sorry Lammy. Ure the second! I must have posted my thing about no other post while you had posted yours.
lol, I was just messing around with Peach. Don't worry about.

I do plan on installing TRD springs. So what would you recommend so I won't have to go through the trouble of getting new tires. Get 5mm spacers so I have a 19X8.5 +40 offset with 245/40-19 tires? Where do you see it rubbing after getting lowered?
No, making the offset lower by adding the spacers will actually make it worse because you're pushing the tires closer to the wheel fender.
I used to have 225-50-18 (26.86 inches) and I rubbed going over those humps/bumps. So I just changed mine to 235-45-18 (26.33) no more rubbing.
Is it too late to change the tires back to 225-40-19?
You might be ok without lowered. But I think you're go to rub in the front with those tires if lowered.
If you're stuck with those 245 tires I would hold off the TRD springs until you can have 225-40-19 then lowered it.
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