02-20-2008, 02:56 PM
I'm thinking of buying wheels for my 05 xB. I'm looking at 17x7.5 with a 40 offset. Would anyone know if there will be any fitment issues? The car is stock now but I will be putting in Tein H Techs. Also, what size tires should I go for?
02-20-2008, 05:35 PM
I'm not positive, but I think you need the rear hub shims with a 40 offset.
02-20-2008, 07:01 PM
That will fit fine... you might WANT hub shims to push them out a bit, but you don't need them at all.
Go to tirerack.com, they will recommend a tire size for whatever wheel you want.
02-20-2008, 08:06 PM
My Trak Lites were 17x8 +42. i ran a 215/40 tire. No rubbing issues and i was on S-techs and Basic Coilovers.
Like above a 10mm or even 15mm spacer would help bring the wheel closer to the fender
02-20-2008, 09:26 PM
I'm running a 10mm spacer in back (18x7.5 +42)... they could stand to get pushed out a bit more.
02-21-2008, 12:50 AM
A few more questions...
Are shims and spacers the same thing?
Are they for appearances only or are there any negative effects to not using them?
I do have passengers occasionally so I worry about tire rub.
02-21-2008, 01:03 AM
The shims/spacers we are speaking of go behind the rear drum assembly.
I never rubbed with my Motegis when I had a 15mm spacer and my Coilovers almost to the bottom on the front and rear with passengers.
The only thing i would recommend when getting a wheel spacer one that goes between the wheel and the drum is that it is hub centric and has extended lugs