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#4129370 - 12/03/21 05:31 PM 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero
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Has frame clearance and fits under the fender.
Yes my garage is a mess, i havent been home to organize it.


Edited by hkerekes (12/03/21 05:31 PM)

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#4129396 - 12/03/21 08:13 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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Originally Posted By hkerekes

Has frame clearance and fits under the fender.


Yeah, but will the TIRES fit? What size were you thinking of running?
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#4129406 - 12/04/21 08:31 AM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: dixiebandit69]
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Originally Posted By dixiebandit69
Originally Posted By hkerekes

Has frame clearance and fits under the fender.


Yeah, but will the TIRES fit? What size were you thinking of running?


295/40/18

They stretch on the rim a little so they fit just fine. I may have to cut the fender a little bit and add some flares due to the desired ride height, but getting the rims to fit was the first step.

The fronts are not going to be so easy. I may end up having to custom order rims at $575 each. I believe i need a -20 to -30 offset to clear the frame/swaybar. I really really hope i can avoid that considering i should have 4 rims.

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#4129414 - 12/04/21 09:41 AM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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Check clearance with one side of the suspension jacked up. Looks like it might could rub with some body roll.
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#4129466 - 12/04/21 08:20 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Check clearance with one side of the suspension jacked up. Looks like it might could rub with some body roll.



Im taking a sawzall to the fenders. I already know its going to need it since we already [censored] up a front tire. I may get some cheap fender flares, or just leave it. Having a car you really dont care what it looks like is awesome.

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#4129476 - 12/05/21 05:59 AM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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I was thinking more of the rear wheelhouse, on the inner side. I guess you can wait and see where the tire hits and clearance it with a sledge.
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This, of course, was merely the semi-delirious notion of a fever-patient, but I remember that it struck me at the time as being eminently practical and feasible.

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#4129562 - 12/05/21 11:18 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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It looked to have plenty of clearance there but if not i can make some. Worse case i have to do a ghetto tub job, but it wont be a problem since looks are irrelevant.

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#4129600 - 12/06/21 11:04 AM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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18x11 with what backspacing?
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#4129614 - 12/06/21 01:52 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: GM_Guy]
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18x11 +8 offset

no spacer at all.

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#4129714 - 12/07/21 06:52 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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I run 295/40/r18 nitto on 18/9.5 rims with 2 inch spacer.
Rubs pretty bad on bumps,haven’t rolled the fenders yet because I haven’t trusted anyone to do so,but soon hopefully. Around 7.125 on backspacing I believe.


Edited by BlackNFast (12/07/21 06:55 PM)
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#4129724 - 12/07/21 08:59 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: BlackNFast]
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Originally Posted By BlackNFast
I run 295/40/r18 nitto on 18/9.5 rims with 2 inch spacer.
Rubs pretty bad on bumps,haven’t rolled the fenders yet because I haven’t trusted anyone to do so,but soon hopefully. Around 7.125 on backspacing I believe.


We almost ruined a 285/35/18 tire due to rubbing on the front fender. The good old sawzall is going to remedy that problem.

The 18x11 does fit upfront but i didnt get to check the clearance at full lock. With a 15mm spacer and 8 offset rim it clears the upper balljoint and my wilwoods.



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#4129754 - 12/08/21 07:37 AM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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What are u doing with the car,looks like fun project to me.
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2003 Silverado 2500hd w/ 6.0 LQ4 stock


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#4129794 - 12/08/21 04:18 PM Re: 18x11 wide rims fit on the back of an aero [Re: hkerekes]
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