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Wheel/Fender Alignment...

Anyone out there running wheels/tires that extend BEYOND the fender/wheel well?

Or are all wheels typically in-line or inside the fender?

Looking at some wheel options and the backspacing is a little tight - wondering if a half inch to an inch outside the fender will still look ok.

Anyone with pics - would greatly help, thanks!


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Since you have asked for opinions...wheels that stick out past the fenders do not look good. Not to mention the damage it will cause to your paint and some states will ticket for it. There is plenty of room to fit large wheels and tires under the fenders.

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Since you have asked for opinions...wheels that stick out past the fenders do not look good.
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Since you have asked for opinions...wheels that stick out past the fenders do not look good. Not to mention the damage it will cause to your paint and some states will ticket for it. There is plenty of room to fit large wheels and tires under the fenders.
This is very true. However, I intentionally got a rear wheel that stuck outside the fender just slightly. I am running 20" diameter, 10" rims with a 295/30 tire ratio. It sticks out about 1/2" or so but doesn't look bad (I don't remember what the offset is but I think it is 22mm). If you do go that route you have to make sure you have bumpstops in place that will prevent rubbing. I have my car slammed to the ground with no rubbing.

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This pic doesn't do it justice...maybe I'll get a close up tomorrow for you.
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This pic doesn't do it justice...maybe I'll get a close up tomorrow for you.
So you have what, 1/4" of rear suspension travel, if that, before hitting the bumpstops? After that it sure looks like they'd rub the fenders but you say they don't?

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So you have what, 1/4" of rear suspension travel, if that, before hitting the bumpstops? After that it sure looks like they'd rub the fenders but you say they don't?
I actually raised the rear end up slightly because the travel was so limited (about another 1/3" or so). It gives it a better stance. Absolutely no rubbing...if the bumpstops are made correctly it is impossible to rub. I have a fully adjustable coilover suspension so all the components were engineered to go with each other. This pic shows you better.
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You want my opinion? Tires that extend past the wheel lip look cheap and stupid. Not saying the owners are just saying that is what I think when I look at it. The ghetto boys playing with their hotwheels cars and 13" rims let the tires stick out and their pants fall down.

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This is very true. However, I intentionally got a rear wheel that stuck outside the fender just slightly. I am running 20" diameter, 10" rims with a 295/30 tire ratio. It sticks out about 1/2" or so but doesn't look bad (I don't remember what the offset is but I think it is 22mm). If you do go that route you have to make sure you have bumpstops in place that will prevent rubbing. I have my car slammed to the ground with no rubbing.
Really??? From reading your previous thread it sounded more like this...

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Ok so I messed up my order but still think I will be ok, just need confirmation.
At this point I am just bustin' your balls...but since a response to this thread requires the expression of one's opinion, I still think that wheels that stick out past the fender are ugly. Even more so when it is done intentionally. I have two sets of tires/wheels. My KDW 2s stick out ever so slightly and it annoys me. The edge of the wheel is within the fender but the sidewall construction causes the overlap. I have a second set of wheels (identical to the others but modified by Weldcraft) with a set of Nitto 555rs 305x18 that still manage to sit within the fender. A little patience and a measuring tape go a long way.
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At this point I am just bustin' your balls...but since a response to this thread requires the expression of one's opinion, I still think that wheels that stick out past the fender are ugly. Even more so when it is done intentionally. I have two sets of tires/wheels. My KDW 2s stick out ever so slightly and it annoys me. The edge of the wheel is within the fender but the sidewall construction causes the overlap. I have a second set of wheels (identical to the others but modified by Weldcraft) with a set of Nitto 555rs 305x18 that still manage to sit within the fender. A little patience and a measuring tape go a long way.
Lol, when I mean intentionally I mean I bought the wheels knowing they were going to stick out a little bit. My intention was to get a deal on the set. All I am saying is it looks fine and our fellow Stanger shouldn't be worried about a little tire sticking out if he's gonna get a good deal too, otherwise why would you even contemplate it? Now, had I not gotten a great deal on the package I would have bought something else. Front tires sticking out though? Definitely not. It's all a matter of opinion and thats why we are here

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Was at a cruise in tonight, taking special notice of the wheels to wheel wells. Looks like 99% of what I saw was inside the fender, both new and old. Likely answering my own question - but opinions are always welcome.

Going to snap some shots of test fitting this weekend.

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Even in the Tuner world they tried to keep the wheels inside the wheel well, 1 of the reasons for wide bodied kits.
My Mazda 3 was as close as I would have dared get to the outside of the wheel well.
It rubbed on tight left or right corners at speed going over a pretty good bump.

You can use a Wheel offset calculator to figure out how far out the new wheels will come to the edge of the wheel well
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You will need the offset of the original wheels though.
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mr rear wheels have a +33mm backspace. they sit out about 1/2" farther than am`s +45mm. with 275`s on them, they are right at the fender. this is a 9" rim
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Not the best pic in the world but here's one of my 315/35/20's on 20x11 wheels that fit within the rear fenders, even with Ultralite drop springs...offset is everything. No rubbing issues here.


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