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  • 16x8 +20 with 205/45r16?

    Does anyone here have 16x8 wheels on their car? I found a set of 16x8 +20 that I could get. I’ve read mixed reviews on them fitting a stock fender, with some saying the widest you can go is a 195 and others saying 205.
    They’d be going on my 01 with Tein lowering springs.

    Thanks

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    If you decide to go with the 16x8’s, I’ve got a set of new never mounted 205-45-16 BFG’s in the garage I’d let go super cheap.

    The +20 offset should work fine, we were mounting 225’s on 15x9 6ULs a long time ago were on +36 offset. The 205 is 20mm narrower than the 225, placing the outside of the tire 10mm inboard. With the +20mm offset, that puts you 6mm further outboard than a 225 on a +36 wheel. On an NB you’ll likely be fine, the fenders on an NA may require gentle rolling. I’ve got a fender roller handy if needed.
    Last edited by oldgrayfrog; 04-07-2019, 10:57 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by oldgrayfrog View Post
      If you decide to go with the 16x8’s, I’ve got a set of new never mounted 205-45-16 BFG’s in the garage I’d let go super cheap.

      The +20 offset should work fine, we were mounting 225’s on 15x9 6ULs a long time ago were on +36 offset. The 205 is 20mm narrower than the 225, placing the outside of the tire 10mm inboard. With the +20mm offset, that puts you 6mm further outboard than a 225 on a +36 wheel. On an NB you’ll likely be fine, the fenders on an NA may require gentle rolling. I’ve got a fender roller handy if needed.
      Awesome. If I can get those wheels I’ll PM you about the tires.
      Thanks!

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      • #4
        I had a 215/40R16 on my 16x8et20 wheels on my 1995, I think they only required minimal rolling in the rear.

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        • #5
          Here they are!
          16x8 +20 MST Time Attack wheels wrapped in 215/40r16 BFG G-Force tires. On Tein lowering springs.
          Thanks for the hookup on the tires Oldgrayfrog.
          B5B85119-B2FF-4C88-9523-8EA90CB8BB05.jpg
          Hopefully this picture turns out as good on here as on my phone.

          Edit: the picture didn’t turn out so I’ll post better ones later when I can get to my computer.
          Last edited by llCRAIGll; 04-16-2019, 12:09 PM.

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