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I'm looking for a set of wheels for my 1988 toyota camry, which is proving to be incredibly difficult considering NOTHING fits! All i know is that the stud pattern is 5x100 (5 stud).

I was just wondering what the offset is so that i don't buy something that doesn't fit and is useless to me.

If anyone has an 88 camry or knows anything about wheels for them, please help! :)

Also, i was wondering if any of the following wheels would fit?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110583048145&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280558557512&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280558059604&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/17-AFTERMARK...=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43a18d809d

Thanks!!!
 

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You know more about my car then I do! Thanks! :)

So if I were to buy wheels, would they have to have an offset of 38 on the dot or will other offsets fit?
No problem :). You can use an offset that's slightly higher or slightly lower than the factory offset, but you have to be too careful that you don't go too far. For example, you should get away with a 35mm offset wheel, but any lower and you risk hitting the guards (fenders), particularly in the rear, so you'd need to get them rolled. You should also be able to get away with a 42mm offset, but any higher and you risk the wheel hitting the struts/suspension components. The best thing you can do is try the wheels on first so you can see how much clearance you have. If you're really keen on a particular set of wheels but the offset is too high, then you can use spacers to bring it out a bit. And if you're really keen on a particular set of wheels by the offset is too low, then you can get the guards pulled and/or rolled.

There is a really handy calculator on this website which tells you how much closer or further a particular offset wheel will sit compared to your standard offset wheel. Scroll about quarter of the way down, type in the offsets and tyre width and it'll tell you exactly what you need to know:

http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg4.html

Another crucial factor is how wide the wheels are. I wouldn't recommend going any more than 7.5-inches if you plan on using an offset which is different than factory. The wider the rim, the closer you're going to sit to both the suspension and the guards. All things to bear in mind before deciding on a set of wheels. Good luck! :thumbsup:
 

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No problem :). You can use an offset that's slightly higher or slightly lower than the factory offset, but you have to be too careful that you don't go too far. For example, you should get away with a 35mm offset wheel, but any lower and you risk hitting the guards (fenders), particularly in the rear, so you'd need to get them rolled. You should also be able to get away with a 42mm offset, but any higher and you risk the wheel hitting the struts/suspension components. The best thing you can do is try the wheels on first so you can see how much clearance you have. If you're really keen on a particular set of wheels but the offset is too high, then you can use spacers to bring it out a bit. And if you're really keen on a particular set of wheels by the offset is too low, then you can get the guards pulled and/or rolled.

There is a really handy calculator on this website which tells you how much closer or further a particular offset wheel will sit compared to your standard offset wheel. Scroll about quarter of the way down, type in the offsets and tyre width and it'll tell you exactly what you need to know:

http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg4.html

Another crucial factor is how wide the wheels are. I wouldn't recommend going any more than 7.5-inches if you plan on using an offset which is different than factory. The wider the rim, the closer you're going to sit to both the suspension and the guards. All things to bear in mind before deciding on a set of wheels. Good luck! :thumbsup:
Thanks alot mate, once again, saved the day! :) i'll put pictures up when i find wheels and finish modding
 
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