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issues with larger rims?

This is a discussion on issues with larger rims? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; what sort of issues do you run into on our cars if you go with a 19 or 20 inch ...

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    issues with larger rims?

    what sort of issues do you run into on our cars if you go with a 19 or 20 inch rim? as in what else would i need besides rims, tires?

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    that's it... just make sure you have proper bolt pattern, and an offset that doesnt create clearance issues.
    ideally, you want to keep same overall diameter as stock, so not to make the tires taller... the wheel is bigger, but you compensate by having less sidewall.
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    well i guess it'd be easier for everyone if i posted the link, do you think these would work? seems like a ridiculous price for 20s

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...220128916&rd=1

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    those are 20x8" w/ 245s
    one thing to make sure is what tire is being put in there in terms of full tire size, ratio needed. 245/30-20 would do it in terms of overall diameter.
    Also, out of the 2 offsets given to you, better off w/ the +38mm offset.

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    hey thanks a lot! i think it said they are 245-35 is that not gonna work? also would that just bolt right on or am i gonna need to do something else? i have no knowledge of tires! always just rolled stock so i appreciate the help!

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    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

    go here and you can compare tire sizes stock vs aftermarket

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    nice, what is stock tire size for 98 TA? my car is in a garage 2 hours away otherwise i'd look myself :P i have the stock plain jane 16s on there right now

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    245 50 16 reg t/a
    275 40 17 ws6

    both are the same overall height

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    hey thanks a lot. so getting close to finally making my purchase. i think i've decided on 255/35/20, but he's looking to see if he can get 255/30/20 cuz i said i thought that would be closer to my original size.... before i pull the trigger on this do people ever have issues with 20s rubbing? i'm not gonna have to do anything with my fenders or anything am i?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE98LS1 View Post
    hey thanks a lot! i think it said they are 245-35 is that not gonna work? also would that just bolt right on or am i gonna need to do something else? i have no knowledge of tires! always just rolled stock so i appreciate the help!
    gonna work, yeah... the tire will be a bit taller than stock.
    with the +38mm offset, no need for spacers will be needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE98LS1 View Post
    hey thanks a lot. so getting close to finally making my purchase. i think i've decided on 255/35/20, but he's looking to see if he can get 255/30/20 cuz i said i thought that would be closer to my original size.... before i pull the trigger on this do people ever have issues with 20s rubbing? i'm not gonna have to do anything with my fenders or anything am i?
    the wheel + tire takes the same amount of space as the stock ones... that's why overall diameter is important, apart for proper abs fonctions as well.

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    use tire rack .com as reference with tire specs

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