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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by handi, April 1, 2011.

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  1. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    There are lots of things others have done with their wheels. I bought some paint from a high end paint company that makes countless appearance products, paint to chrome, glow in the dark, vinyl etc.

    They also make paint and various things you can use to spray or brush on parts, or wheels. I haven't tried one yet, but they have lots of sales, and I bought a gallon of a metallic grey, brushable and is supposed to work well on wheels. I think it was about $80 on sale, should be satin I think, they have clear and other finishes. Browse their site, Alsa.com, just looking gives me ideas for other things.
     
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  3. 14-EXPLORER-548

    14-EXPLORER-548 New Member

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    24x9.5 +33 offset 275/30zr24 no rubbing yet. I am lowered on H&R FLex springs. Tires don’t have a lot of clearance but, not sure if I could fit anything larger.

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    KayGee Well-Known Member

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    21x9 +38.5mm offset Volvo XC90 wheels with 275/40R21 tires (20mm wheel adapter, so effective offset is +18.5mm)
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    Anyone running 20x10's at stock height (offset around +40)?

    Looked through the thread and seems like everyone's lowered that's running them. Just looking at mine it looks like 9.5" wide would be the max without ending up with some poke, but I'd really just like a flush mount setup. Any input from you guys that have been around these a little longer than I have?
     
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    Thanks expoman55. The only other thing I know I would really like to do to it is some color matched egr running boards.
     
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    Did you ever end up finding an answer to what was a safe bet for flush at stock height?? I’m lookjng at a few 20x9.5 wheel options right now with offset between 32-40. Hoping that setup would put me flush and i “THINK” it would based on allllll of my endless reading of the wheel threads on here. But my head gets so twisted with all these numbers reading these threads that I could definitely be wrong! Lol

    Just thought I would check to see if you found a satisfying answer since your goal is the same as mine!
     
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    expoman55 Elite Explorer

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    Brandon Knapp - My wheels are 20 x 9 Fuel Assaults. they have positive poke over factory but are almost perfectly flush with my fenders at the widest point on top.
     
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    What is the offset on your 20x9? I’ve also been looking at some 20x8.5 wheels and know I would need to keep the offset less than 35 to push the wheel out any further than stock. Just trying to get The right idea before I bull the trigger on whichever set of wheels I decide on. I just want to make sure I choose the right thing! Haha
     
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    Are they 10.5 front and back?
     
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    I have the same Velgen wheels (but in gun metal gray) and the front & rear are the same size.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

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    Drop a string from your wheel well opening to the ground and then measure to your tire/wheel face to see how much room you have to work with and then use - Will They Fit - Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator - to verify what wheel size and offset will get you to where you want to be (flush, slightly inset or wheel/tire poking out from wheel opening).

    You should be able to add about 30-40mm of poke and still stay flush with the wheel well openings - not sure how much inset you can get away with before you might make contact with anything. I generally try not to get any closer to the inside than the factory setup without test fitting and making sure there is clearance.
     
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    Thanks, Peter!
     
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    Guys -
    1st - I have been searching and cant find but one post and not answering my question

    Question - Is anyone on here running 305/35R22's? I currently have 275/40R22's on my sport and want to go wider. Just wondering if anyone has experience with the 305's
     
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    My Assault wheels are 20 x 9" w and push the offset out by about a half inch over factory. I dont have factory wheels anylonger so I cannot compare them.
     
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    For you guys that went with 20x10.50 wheels in a +45 offset, do you get any rubbing anywhere? I'm looking at the Velgen's specifically, they also make a +25 offset that is the same on the inner clearance as the stock 20x9's, but would push the outside of the wheel out 1.49" (over the stockers, I think its about 0.7" further out than the Velgen +45's), not sure if that's better or if having the +45 a little more tucked in is the way to go.

    I noticed one of the guys mentioned he would like to have a spacer now with the +45's, just wondering if I that means the +25 would be a better fit in the long run. Hope that all made sense.
     
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    ZERO RUBBING. Fits Perfect. Velgen VMB6 20" x 10.5" 45mm off set

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    Love your ride dude, its not my taste, but I love that you went balls out on the color.

    Thanks for the feedback. I talked to Velgen and they recommended the +45 as well. So I'm putting my order in today. I don't think I'll be lowering it, I might, but its my wife's kid hauler, not sure if she will enjoy it lowered. Hoping the wheel gap isnt too much without lowering it.
     
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