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    Default Staggered wheels on G8 GT

    im needing any help you can give me. im wanting to go wide as possible on back, stock on front.

    question is how wide can i go and what offsets do i need in rear.

    also ive been reading about having my stock rims widened. any thoughts or input on this will be helpful. i have no tire or wheel size knowledge so treat me as stupid!! just need some help!!!

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    Read the threads stupid. LOL Just kidding though, but thanks for the prompt.

    Spend some time reading some of the tire and wheel threads. There's plenty of info posted to get you pretty knowledgeable
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    Quote Originally Posted by G8 Ray View Post
    Read the threads stupid. LOL Just kidding though, but thanks for the prompt.

    Spend some time reading some of the tire and wheel threads. There's plenty of info posted to get you pretty knowledgeable
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    I thought about staggering. But, with no plans of lowering the car, I doubt I will. Probably just going to go the widest I can go on all 4 corners.
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    Lmao.. seriously though, just read the threads. This has been argues to death, and gets brought up every week. Someone comes on, swears they can fit a 295 or 305 or 315, starts an argument, then a week or two later comes back and says it wouldn't. Take into account what your future plans are for the car (ie anything suspension related) and then look at the users cars. Find a set-up you like, and order it. Most of these wheels aren't multi offsets so getting the right one is easy. Biggest piece of advice would be to listen to those that have wheels, not those that have read and reread all the post and "know" what should fit
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    I have posted many times about my experiences with 285's on rear w/ 45 offset and 275's on rear w/35 offset. Also posted about friend "Snowbird" who shredded his 285 Michelins using a 35 offset wheel. Some have done 305's in AU... Would need custom offsets, that I haven't seen available here, for reasonable $$$$$. Go to my threads on wheels using "Search" function.
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    My 285's on 35mm offset are still workin fine and scratch free after 1800 miles, both mountain and beach trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktlplxm View Post
    My 285's on 35mm offset are still workin fine and scratch free after 1800 miles, both mountain and beach trips.
    What brand of tire do you have? My Bridgestone 285's are almost an inch wider that the 275's I have on the 35 offset wheels. Snowbird's Michelins were about in between the two, and on his car, with no lowering, but with a fullsized spare, were constantly rubbing.

    My 09 sits at least 1/2 inch higher than my 08, both w/o spares. Snowbird's rear wheel lip was at least 1/2 inch closer than my 08.

    Tonight, we had 4 people in my 09, plus a full sized spare and 2 empty stock 19" wheels. When we made sharp turns at low speeds, the 275's rubbed (35 offset) - just a quick "Zing" - but no marks on tires. Happened several times. Thinking about getting a fender roller as I have 4 cars to work on. 2 G8's and 2 GTO's.
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    285's on 20's, Nitto Invo Tires, 55 offset which is tuff to find without spending $$. I decided to spend the money. I run a 255 in front on a 40 offset. Have no issues with rubbing and no fender modifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWOG8 View Post
    285's on 20's, Nitto Invo Tires, 55 offset which is tuff to find without spending $$. I decided to spend the money. I run a 255 in front on a 40 offset. Have no issues with rubbing and no fender modifications.
    Would guess you could go to a 295 or maybe a 305, depending on actual cross section width with those 55 offset 20's.
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