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Hey guys,

I am no wheel expert and I would like some advice/help to know if these rims will fit on my TSX.

S5:F Wheel - Bronze - Wheels

18x8.5, 5x112 offset 35
18x8.5, 5x4.5 offset 20
18x8.5, 5x4.5 offset 30

as well as these ones in 17" or 18"...
S6:F Wheel - Bronze - Wheels

Thanks!

EdmTSX
 

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5x120 is a no
5x4.5 is a yes (aka 5x114.3)

as far as +20 or +30 depends on the level of work you want to do.

about the limit I've found of no rubbing with zero work at all is 8 +42 or 8.5 +48

so if you're doing work anyway, pick the lower offset and just do a tad more work.

out of the two choices, I like the 5 better than the 6
 

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Thanks for the info MMsTSX. What do you mean by level of work? Are you referring to lowering? Right now I am still running on stock suspension..and I like the 5 more too.
 

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You'll look like a 4x4 or something close to that if you don't lower and go with any of those sizes as the stance is too wide.

I just got 18x8, +40s on my stock TSX and I look a bit raised now, a 1/2 inch drop would makes it look stock again though. I'm going to either go a-spec or go with H&R OE Sport Springs (it's a daily driver with a steep driveway to negotiate) to get the look right.

I prefer the S5 over the S6.
 

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Ahh thanks for the tip supafamous. I will look into lowering options for sure.
 

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oh you're going to lower it.

OF COURSE.

lol

and you should do that before you buy your rims by the way.

and after you lower it, then the work comes in.

by work, I mean fender work. cutting liners, rolling fenders, pulling fenders, etc.
 

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I wouldn't lower it too much because I live in Canada so winters can be crazy. If i were to drop it I would only do springs or something. Not really wanting to do any work really...don't know how to really do any of that stuff.

So what would be better? offset 20 or 30?
 

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With a 8.5 width and a +20 or +30 offset, you will need work for BOTH if you're lowered. With a +20, you will have to cut fender liners, roll your fenders and pull them as well. With a +30 offset, you will have to cut fender liners, roll your fenders and possibly a slight pull. Of course, this depends on how low you are and how much camber you want to run.
 

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So what if I don't lower at all? lol
Just looking for options..
 

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If you don't lower it at all, you probably won't have to do any work on the fenders (with +30 offset). BUT, it will look REALLY funny IMO. If you want to get wheels that width with those offsets, it looks best lowered. If you don't lower it, it will look like a 4x4 and have a lot of poke. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Haha ok. Thanks for the info renedcruz, helped out a ton.
 

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:thumbsup:
 

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only springs or something? well then either will fit with no issues I'd imagine.
just need to decide how much you want them to poke out.
 

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So +30 will poke out more then +20?
 

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other way around.

lower the offset, the more distance away from the hub the rim face sits.
 

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Oh I see..Thanks :tu:
 

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What tire size would be appropriate for those sized rims? 18x8.5 +30?
 

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How would 225/45/18 fit? Just more sidewall right?
 

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yes. And if you're looking for a minor stretch, go with 215/40/18s thats if you plan on lowering the car(tuckin tire)/rolling fenders.
 
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