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Old 10-10-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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I'm looking at getting some Diamond Racing wheels for my 1985 245 Wagon, and I'm unsure about the offset. My car is on IPD lowering springs and KYB shocks, and I really want to put a 15x9 in the rear. Any ideas what offset I would need to order to clear in the rear?
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:03 PM   #2
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Man this question has been asked a lot try this link. It is a better search function than the board...
http://https://www.google.com/search?q=diamond+racing+wheels+site:+turbobricks&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:46 PM   #3
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My setup: 91 240, fenders rolled flat, stock height. 17x9 et26 with 25mm adapters and 245/45/17. Normally no rub. Tires rub with people in the back seat or with lots of articulation. No rub with me and the wife up front going over speedbumps and in normal driving. Wheels never rub, just the tires and barely at that. I could go with a 235/40 and probably eliminate the issue.
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Not sure how I skipped over such a useful and well thought out reply. How did I ever get anywhere on my build without your knowledge?
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Not sure how I skipped over such a useful and well thought out reply. How did I ever get anywhere on my build without your knowledge?
he knows what he's talking about
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he knows what he's talking about
By just saying no? I'm confused as to if he was saying no he doesn't know what offset I would need, or if he was saying no to my choice of cheap, wide wheels. Either way, it didn't help with my question.

Thank you, Redwood Chair for the info. I realized after I posted that the wheels only come in an 8" width or a 10" width so I went with 15x8 0 offset on all four corners.
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By just saying no? I'm confused as to if he was saying no he doesn't know what offset I would need, or if he was saying no to my choice of cheap, wide wheels. Either way, it didn't help with my question.

Thank you, Redwood Chair for the info. I realized after I posted that the wheels only come in an 8" width or a 10" width so I went with 15x8 0 offset on all four corners.
Ya my first response was the same number but in a bit more colorful context, but I guess the mod[s] didn't like it.



Anyway you'll need a 3mm or 5mm spacer to clear the stock car style [inward] brake vent hole lips to caliper on the front of a 240 so that'll push your offset back up a little.
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Ya my first response was the same number but in a bit more colorful context, but I guess the mod[s] didn't like it.



Anyway you'll need a 3mm or 5mm spacer to clear the stock car style [inward] brake vent hole lips to caliper on the front of a 240 so that'll push your offset back up a little.
Is that the same situation with a 245? I read somewhere that the 240 sedan had slightly different front calipers than the wagons did
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Is that the same situation with a 245? I read somewhere that the 240 sedan had slightly different front calipers than the wagons did
No the only caliper differences are for the early solid rotors VS the later vented rotors.
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