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Hi everyone,

I posted this in the wheels and tires area, but I wanted to ask it in the sportcross area as our offsets are different than that of the sedan, as I am told. I have a 2004 SportCross. The rims are 17x7 +50mm offset on the front and 17x7.5 +55mm offset on the rear. I am about to buy some IS350 rims that are 18x8 +45mm offset front and 18x8.5 +50mm offset rear. I am planning on buying +5mm spacers to get the offset the same as the 17's. Do you guys see any issues with this plan or know of any issues with the tires rubbing or suspension issues?

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Tom
 

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They should fit fine. See how they look without the spacers first. Fitment shouldnt be an issue
 

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Without the spacer in the front, you'll be ~0.8 inches out from stock; the only other factor then is the tire size, which you didn't note. Rear is easy; you're going to have ~0.8 inches poke without spacers (more with; a whole inch if you use 5mm). Again, main concern is the tire size.

I'm anxious to see how it looks; share some pics when you do this!
 

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Without the spacer in the front, you'll be ~0.8 inches out from stock; the only other factor then is the tire size, which you didn't note. Rear is easy; you're going to have ~0.8 inches poke without spacers (more with; a whole inch if you use 5mm). Again, main concern is the tire size.

I'm anxious to see how it looks; share some pics when you do this!


I was thinking about the stock factory size tire. Front: P225/40R18, rear: P245/40R18. maybe go P255/40R18 on the rear, that is stock, but I am afraid of rub, that is why I said P245 on the rear.
 

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I was thinking about the stock factory size tire. Front: P225/40R18, rear: P245/40R18. maybe go P255/40R18 on the rear, that is stock, but I am afraid of rub, that is why I said P245 on the rear.
I bought a set of IS350 wheels for my wagon, but have never been able to try them out, as it has been in the shop forever....... However, I did try them out on my sedan. These pictures are are with 225/40 and 255/40 (Hankook). Slightly lowered (factory L-tuned springs) and no rub. My typical wheel tire on the sedan is an 18x9 rear with a 265/40 (Michelin) and it does rub slightly. Personally, I would go with the 255/40, but I like meaty tires :) No stretched and stanced for me :disagree:
 

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I just bought the rims, now, the next thing is to clean up the marks on them and then figure out what color to powder coat them. I was thinking a graphite color. I have a Electric Green Mica SportCross, what color do you guys think would look good?
 

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I just bought the rims, now, the next thing is to clean up the marks on them and then figure out what color to powder coat them. I was thinking a graphite color. I have a Electric Green Mica SportCross, what color do you guys think would look good?
I always liked white or gold rims on green cars. A pewter may look good and different too. Just my opinion tho! Best of luck! Cant wait to see the pics!
 

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I'm putting these on my Sportcross this week. 18x8 no idea the offset but would guess they're 50 +/- 5









No rubbing. If I remember they're 225/45
Lowered with Pro Kit, RCA spacers and MEGA Drop arms.
 

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It does have a gold pinstripe, but I am afraid of too much gold

I'm with you. I would do a subdued gold if you went that route. I had a set of rota's that were royal bronze or something. Almost a dull bronze with a very matte gold lip. Always liked that color and was awesome on my black car.
 
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