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Old 01-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Fitment For Dummies A.K.A "Will this fit?"



A) Centerline - Middle of the rim.
B) Diameter - Diameter of the rim. Unit: Inches
C) Overall Diameter (O.D.) - Diameter of the wheel (rim and tire). Unit: Inches
D) Rim Width - Width of the rim. Unit: Inches
E) Offset - Distance of the mounting hub to the wheel's centerline Unit: Millimeters
F) Tire Width - Width of the tire tread. Unit: Millimeters
G) Tire Profile - Height of the tire sidewall. Unit: Percentage of the Section Width

All the math you will ever need:
1" = 25.4mm

Diameter:
Diameter will not play a significant roll in fitment as long as you stay within an equal (or close too) O.D.

Applying Width:
Convert the difference in width of your current wheel to the new wheel from inches to mm's. Because width is distributed to both sides of the centerline you will then divide that number in half. You now have the amount wider/narrower, in mm, that your new set up will be to each side of the centerline.
Cheat sheet (+/- 1mm):
1/2" = 6mm/Side
1" = 12mm/Side
Applying Offset:
Offset is calculated directly. (+) Offset moves the wheel towards the center of the car, (-) away from the center of the car. Spacers act as (-) offset.

Choosing Tire Width:
Convert the tire width from millimeters to inches. Compare that number to the rim width. If you need a stretch for clearance run narrower. Want more meat? Run wider.

Choosing Profile:
O.D. is fairly available information and the goal is generally to match that number as close as possible using the desired diameter and section width. A good rule of thumb is for every (+/-) inch you will need a (+/-) 5 series profile tire.

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Armed with this information and a tape measure you can figure out any and all fitment questions.

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Old 01-18-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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where have you been son???
School started up again so Ive been swamped. Plus I've been focused a lot more on audio lately (Both home and car)

Anyways, What I did in the other thread is laid down some base values for flushness in the front. I cant seem to find it now :\

9" +38
8.5" +32
8" + 26
7.5" +20
7" +14

These are fairly conservative and I don't account for the decimal place (Unit of error is 1mm for every reduction of 1.5" of wheel width from baseline 9"). There is definately more room to poke out more then camber in as needed. 9.5 Will fit in the front, but Im not sure if it will with a +44 offset (to make it flush). I run +35 with no problems, though I have a conservative drop.

For the rear add spacer to match. Or if you want to stagger.

10" +41
9.5" +35
9" +29
8.5" +23
8" +17

Again did not account for the error. Obviously you can stray +/- 1-5mm and still be close to the fender if the wheel in question does not match the criteria above.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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i think fitment is too subjective to recommend values, which is why i explained how to figure it out rather than just spit out numbers. additionally those numbers apply only to 4th gens. can't really expect ppl to stop and figure fitment out if you keep givin generic answers, right?

shouldn't be long before "how come i crunched my fenders dropped on coilovers with 20x9.5 +35 w/ 275/35 tires".
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i think fitment is too subjective to recommend values, which is why i explained how to figure it out rather than just spit out numbers. additionally those numbers apply only to 4th gens. can't really expect ppl to stop and figure fitment out if you keep givin generic answers, right?

shouldn't be long before "how come i crunched my fenders dropped on coilovers with 20x9.5 +35 w/ 275/35 tires".
Couldn't agree more. Those are good recomended values for fitment, but it's only universal for a 4th gen with unmodded fenders. For example. On my car, (a33 i30) I dont have as much poke as rich had on his 4th gen with his old wheels. Or so it seems from pictures.
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dont forget the size of the tire. even if the rim is flush with the fender, particular tires are wider than some and narrower than others. being flush means your probably going to have to have a slight stretch to accomodate against fender rub. height drop (and camber specs if any) also needs to be taken into account as well.
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dont forget the size of the tire. even if the rim is flush with the fender, particular tires are wider than some and narrower than others. being flush means your probably going to have to have a slight stretch to accomodate against fender rub. height drop (and camber specs if any) also needs to be taken into account as well.
Yup. Another good point. Personally, I usually like a setup with wheels that poke out a little and and a tucked tire. This usually calls for a stretched tire and/or camber (which 4th and 5th gens can't do for the rear)

tire size can make or break a setup in both looks and fitment. (or lack there of)
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Stickied for the good info, let's keep the discussion on topic and free from useless points. Thanks guys.
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New to site need a little help got a 06 max SE my two rear tires ate up on the inside of the tire but the rest of the tire is good can anyone help with problem before i put my new rims on
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im looking into getting some 6th Gen stock rims/tires for my 91 max. I was wondering if the fitment would be ok without any spacers etc.?
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bumping this, I found this helpful tool only for it to tell me the size/offset wasnt what i was looking for...

http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
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Ok, so I see there is ton's of discussion on rims and offset. I'm finally starting to understand offset (I think). I'm now realizing what the impact would be if I didn't maintain the same offset as my OEM 19" rims (I'm looking for a nice winter set). My problem is, I don't see a lot of aftermarket rims with 50mm offset? Granted 45mm probably wont' make that much of a difference, but I'm curious to know from all the guys who have purchased aftermarket rims what off-set they went with?

If I understand what I read correctly, a 30mm offset would mean the rims would sit 20mm further out of the wheel well, yes? Anyone doing that? Anyone have pics of that?

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If I understand what I read correctly, a 30mm offset would mean the rims would sit 20mm further out of the wheel well, yes? Anyone doing that? Anyone have pics of that?

Thanks.
It will sit 20mm farther from where your original wheel sits, given the fact that its the same with. If the widths are different then you've got some more math to do.
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Will these fit my 5.5 gen??

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this size wheel fit my car?

19X8.5 AND 19X9.5
+38 MM OFFSET FRONT
+48 MM OFFSET REAR??
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this size wheel fit my car?

19X8.5 AND 19X9.5
+38 MM OFFSET FRONT
+48 MM OFFSET REAR??
that fitment will 100% work, i have 19x9.5 front & back w/ 45offset
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Stock wheels are 245 -40 19. 50mm offset


On a 09 max I would a 20x9. 38mm offset and 20x10.5 42mm off set will it work.......09 max

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School started up again so Ive been swamped. Plus I've been focused a lot more on audio lately (Both home and car)

Anyways, What I did in the other thread is laid down some base values for flushness in the front. I cant seem to find it now :\

9" +38
8.5" +32
8" + 26
7.5" +20
7" +14

These are fairly conservative and I don't account for the decimal place (Unit of error is 1mm for every reduction of 1.5" of wheel width from baseline 9"). There is definately more room to poke out more then camber in as needed. 9.5 Will fit in the front, but Im not sure if it will with a +44 offset (to make it flush). I run +35 with no problems, though I have a conservative drop.

For the rear add spacer to match. Or if you want to stagger.

10" +41
9.5" +35
9" +29
8.5" +23
8" +17

Again did not account for the error. Obviously you can stray +/- 1-5mm and still be close to the fender if the wheel in question does not match the criteria above.
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You have no idea the kind of jam you got me out of with this cheat sheet bruh! Pm'd you.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:44 PM   #17
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What about 18X9.5 +20? in a 03 Maxima?
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so, since my 1997 Maxima has stock 15" steel wheels and hubcaps and a full size spare tire all I have to do to figure out what offset I need is to measure from the inside of the stock steel wheel to the centerline and compare that measurement to the 16" Konig wheels that I just got that came off of a 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant. If the offset is extremely close I should be good to go I guess. I also need to check the overall width but they look fairly normal to me.
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so, since my 1997 Maxima has stock 15" steel wheels and hubcaps and a full size spare tire all I have to do to figure out what offset I need is to measure from the inside of the stock steel wheel to the centerline and compare that measurement to the 16" Konig wheels that I just got that came off of a 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant. If the offset is extremely close I should be good to go I guess. I also need to check the overall width but they look fairly normal to me.
Do you have any idea of what the offset of those wheels are and their width?
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What are all the possible tire sizes that will fit on a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE with the stock/oem 17" rims?? Currently have 225/50/17's.
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School started up again so Ive been swamped. Plus I've been focused a lot more on audio lately (Both home and car)

Anyways, What I did in the other thread is laid down some base values for flushness in the front. I cant seem to find it now :\

9" +38
8.5" +32
8" + 26
7.5" +20
7" +14

These are fairly conservative and I don't account for the decimal place (Unit of error is 1mm for every reduction of 1.5" of wheel width from baseline 9"). There is definately more room to poke out more then camber in as needed. 9.5 Will fit in the front, but Im not sure if it will with a +44 offset (to make it flush). I run +35 with no problems, though I have a conservative drop.

For the rear add spacer to match. Or if you want to stagger.

10" +41
9.5" +35
9" +29
8.5" +23
8" +17

Again did not account for the error. Obviously you can stray +/- 1-5mm and still be close to the fender if the wheel in question does not match the criteria above.
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so what do you suggest for 98 max, i just wanna make my car look chubby
im thinking F 18x8"+26, R 18x8+17" should i go 4 it..?? or do the 8.5"
please let me know i have to get new shoozz 4 me bad boy
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^ 18x8 +17 on 235/40 rubbed for me even with rolled fenders. (coilovers at the tallest setting)
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Will 2008 sentra ser 17s fit a 2k2 max?
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Width and offset?
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http://www.b15sentra.net/forums/show...87&postcount=1

Judging by that post, Id say its a 17x7 +47. Thats a pretty high offset. Someone will have to answer if itll fit or not.
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i have a 2000 max gle. i want to put on the 2005 murano 5-spoke 18" rims. I'd like to know if 225/50/R18 tires will fit the wheel well.

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I'm still lost. So lets say I buy these new RPM r505 rims and they are 19x9.5, what tires would fit that?

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Stud pattern: 5 Stud x 114.3 PCD ~ 72mm centre bore
Rim size: 17 inch x 8.5 Offset ET 30+

I never understood any of this, i recently found some 17 inch rims to put on my maxima that has had tiny 16 inch wheels on it since 1997. IS the information provided above enough for anyone to tell if this will be an ok setup on my 97 Maxima SE
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I have a 2004 Maxima and was wondering if the 2010 maxima 18x8 +50mm offset wheels will fit with 245/45/18 tires? All help is appreciated! Thanks!!
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yea they fit, you might need spacers tho but they will fit
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I have a 2004 Maxima and was wondering if the 2010 maxima 18x8 +50mm offset wheels will fit with 245/45/18 tires? All help is appreciated! Thanks!!
those wheel specs on your car makes me want to puke. 9.5 10.5 that ***** like a BOSSSS
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Will these fit?

So I just bought an '11 maxima 2 weeks ago and I am looking at getting rims for it. I found a set of wheels/tires I'm intereted in locally, however I'm not sure if they will fit.

Would 19x9.5 with a +40 mm offset work? I see a few people running it in the back but what about the front? If so what size tires would I need for clearance? Anyone have any pics of this? Its currently sitting at stock ride hight, not sure if I'm going to lower it or not due to the amount of commuting I do.

The same wheels come in a 19x8, but buying them off my local craigslist with tires will save a good chunk of money.

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Will 18x8 wheels off an 09 maxima with offset of 50mm fit on the 5.5th gens?

Thinking about picking some up if they fit.
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the other dude asked the same question. they fit like crap. too narrow and will require spacers.
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I just bought and 08 and I am looking to upgrade the wheels I love this ones

Rims Size: 20 X 9.0" front & 20 X 10" rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 X 114.3
Offset: 35 mm front / 43 mm rear

Can I get way with the fitment? what size tires would do best!

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those wheels look nice

i think the offsets work perfect

20x9 maybe a 245-35-20
20x10 maybe a 255-35-20 or 265-35-20
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nice wheels. look a lot like advanti's
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Isn't avant garde the company that only makes wheels in euro bolt patterns? If so, you would need adapters to run them. I could be wrong, but just verify that before buying.
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Yea I thought the same^
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