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      02-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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25 offset on e85 3.0i

I'm looking at a set of OZ Canyon IIs for $150! They are almost new!

I have an '03 e85 3.0i w/standard suspension, offset on Canyon is 25, will it fit!?!

I will buy either way at that price!
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remember that offsets are dependant on rim width. if you can get that info and post back, many of us should be able to help answer your question.

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      02-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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17 x 7.5
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you'll have no issues at all with 7.5 et25

225/45r17 recommended.

235/40r17 is possible, but check the allowed rim widths for the specific tire you're looking at BEFORE you purchase them. you may need additional front camber to prevent rubbing as well.

alignment is a must. without one, the car's induced front toe out will make the car feel twitchy.

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The tires I have on the old wheels are 225/45. Do you need an alignment with +25 and 225/45 tires? I'm assuming you were referring to the 235/40.
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even with the 225'a you'll need an alignment.

in its basic form, each wheel acts as a lever on the suspension, where the offset of the wheel is the length of the lever, and the weight of the car is the force being applied. if you increase the length of the lever, less force is required to stay in alignment.

your current setup has a lever with length X and a force applied of M, and is considered in alignment, A. if you increase to X+Y and keep M static, you'll end up with A+wonky, where wonky = not fun to drive at all. low level wonkiness results in premature tire wear and tramlining. at higher levels of wonky, the dynamics can be dangerous. the only two ways to compensate are to reduce M enough to negate Y (this would be a serious amount of gutting, equally, left to right simutaniously), or change the effective shape of the lever (get an alignment).

this is important. if you change your offsets (or more specifically track width) by more than a few mm... get an alignment.

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