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Best wheel/tire size and setup 1G DSM

Maxthepersonz

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Feb 3, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
I'm curious what the best size wheels and tires I should get for my 1G DSM. The car is lowered a little bit. I want to get some Enkei rpf1 wheels but I'm wondering do I get 16s or 17s? What width and everything. Also which tire size will look and preform the best with these wheels?
 

Marchev

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Jan 31, 2009
Niles, Illinois
I'm getting ready to take the leap for rpf1s as well. After many hours of research, I believe the best combo to fit in a 1g without rubbing and rolling fenders, is 17x8 in 45mm offset, and a 235/45/17 tire. If you go with the 35mm offset it looks like you will have to roll the fenders since the tires will stick out.
 

Steve93Talon

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Jan 20, 2005
Philly Burbs, Pennsylvania
I'm running 17 x 8 +48s with no spacers and 245/40s. Barely clear the front struts and had to grind down the rear trailing arms a bit. +42-45 is about ideal on an 8" wheel with 235/45 or 245/40s. Next step up would be 8.5-9" wheels with 255/50s but you'd need coilovers to clear. Also, the "nice" RPF1s are the 9", the narrower ones have curved spokes and look completely different.

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iBoostDSM

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Sep 4, 2010
Kalamazoo, Michigan
I dislike the look of the rpf1s unless they're 17x9. 1g's can fit a 17x9 with +40 offset, but you need coilovers (or trim off the strut perch) and slight trimming of the rear trailing arm. Plus a 255/40 tire.
 

Maxthepersonz

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Feb 3, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
Here we are a year later and I have some more questions LOL. About to pull the trigger on a new wheel and tire setup this month. I now have D2 coilovers as well.

The 17x9 +40 RPF1s will fit without rolling fenders? I really like them, but I totally refuse to roll my fenders and don't want clearance issues like that.

I have also been really considering the Motegi Traklite wheels which are unfortunately only available in 17x7 +45 or 17x8 +40... Which of these two would be my best option?

I know I'm way over thinking things here but I don't want anything rubbing on the body.

I should also mention this car isn't going to be driven often at all, occasional meet, strip a few times each summer, etc.
 
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