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Do I need to modify my fenders?

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Old 03-13-2013, 02:09 AM
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I have a 2000 Accord EX 4cl stock. I've already bought a body kit, and I want a little more clearance/wow factor so I found some 17" Platinum rims I like, and I'm going to put Sumitomo HTR iii tires on them.

On the website I was ordering them form, it gave me a notice saying I might have to do some modification to the fenders. Is there any way for me to know for sure that I would have to modify my care to put on 17" rims?
 
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:09 AM
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It will depend on the tire size you choose, and also depends on the offset of the wheels.
 
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:49 AM
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The rim size is 17.7.5 and the Sumitomos are 205/50ZR17.
 
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by tehplague View Post
First of all, new member, first time poster.

I have a 2000 Accord EX 4cl stock. I've already bought a body kit, and I want a little more clearance/wow factor so I found some 17" Platinum rims I like, and I'm going to put Sumitomo HTR iii tires on them.

On the website I was ordering them form, it gave me a notice saying I might have to do some modification to the fenders. Is there any way for me to know for sure that I would have to modify my care to put on 17" rims?
Jim Blake answered you 1st and he's right with his answer..
Good luck with it..

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
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17 x 7.5 inch rim, but that doesn't say what the offset is.

Even with the offset, I probably won't know the answer. But I KNOW the offset is needed because the offset will position the wheel further in or further out in the fender.
 
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I'm assuming you're buying low profile tires and your rims aren't "deep dish". Odds are your offset is zero or + a few mm. Bottom line: if you end up rubbing just cut out the plastic call your local tire shop odds are they've dealt with your situation and can give you some insight. Good luck!
 
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WHAT??

Hondas usually take an offset of 45-ish, so a wheel with zero or small-mm would put the wheels pretty far outboard.
 
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:56 AM
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WHAT??

Hondas usually take an offset of 45-ish, so a wheel with zero or small-mm would put the wheels pretty far outboard.
Ah that's what I get for talking about something I know little about. I had assumed zero offset was a stock setting because of the centerline being in line with the hub. Thinking more on the subject would a zero offset be common on trucks?
 
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I think it was a LONG LONG time ago since sero offset was common. You're right, the surface that bolts together to the brake/hub is right on the center for a zero-offset wheel.

My 72 Datsun had positive offset, but not nearly as much as 40 mm. With front-wheel drive, larger offset became common.

I think trucks have large-ish offset too (but I don't own any trucks). Just look at the wheels of anything on the road today; the center of the wheel isn't dished in very far any more. Not talking about class-8 trucks or anything like that, but even the big pickups like F350, duallies, etc.
 
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Not to hijack the thread but I just ordered a full set of Form and Function 32 way adjustable coilovers/shocks! The reason I'm posting this here is because I have 18s that I'm afraid wont fit once the coilovers are on. I was gonna install em myself but now thinking about it I might take it to a shop so once they're on the shop can adjust em for the wheels (as well as camber and alignment) the coilovers were 850$ on eBay. Small price to pay IMO. (until the labor fees come in)
 
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