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17x8j Et35 Is200 Sport, Are They Too Wide?


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Hi, I bought some new rims without tyres off an auction site for my standard is200 sport. I'm wanting to use the standard 215/45/17 tyres from the existing 5 spoke rims, all the research I did shows the 215's should stretch and fit the extra inch from 7j to 8j. My problem is the offset which is at 35 which I failed to check (thinking they would be 45ish-50 as they were pictured on an is200 and said to be only for it) will these wheels stick out too far???. In theory with an offset of 50, either side should be 12.5 mm bigger which should be ok but with a 15mm offset difference pushing the wheel further out 12.5+15=27.5mm is over an inch, will these wheels stick out too far??? I would like to know before I swap the tyres over. Any advise or help would be great thanks.

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i've just put my original 5 spokes back on, and put a set of 17x8 et 40 in the shed as i thought they were sticking out too much. The rears were just ok, but the fronts did stick out a couple of mm. I also had the 215/45/17 tyre combo stretched look. When i took these wheels off i had to jack up the car some more to put the old 5 spokers back on, so the rolling radius was defo out. The car seems to pull a lot better now as well, so i think the gearing was out too :unsure: The worst bit was after i had washed the car, it was dirty the next day due to the extra spray.

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thanks everyone. Going to risk putting them on as my oem alloys are a mess. Getting some mudflaps to help with the extra spray and it hides the width of the wheel a little. Done it before on a nissan with albeit less of an offset gap and looked better. The tyre will be flatter due to the stretch even though both 17's and 215/45 rubber and more rolling resistance so slower. I just wanted them as they were 150 quid and in good nick. i bought the car for 1440 (500extra to repair)with 72k on clock, cat c damaged and just been repairing it. It is ready after taxing and insuring. Been 4 months and never even driven it yet. Getting new stereo as err3. Got dark chrome rear lights due to the smash. Lots of other things coming soon. But will be on a budget.

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