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    Hello all
    I picked up an 17k mile 08 GT/ Panther Black Metallic

    Has the 18 wheels on it

    Im looking at different wheel companies to find a wheel I like and succeeded.

    The wheels theyre offering is a staggered set

    18.8 Front +35mm offset with a 245/45/18
    18.9.5 Rear +45mm offset with a 275/40/18

    My car is lowered on Elbach Springs
    Guessing an inch or so


    My question is will this set up fit without any issues on my lowered car, and does anyone run this type of set up on their G8 they could provide pictures to give me an idea of the look it would have.

    Greatly appreciate any and all help, Im ready to pull the trigger but would like more info on it.

    The company states their wheel setup is for cars that are not lowered and they have no idea of the look or how it will install on a lowered car.

    Thanks again in advance for your help.

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    Did you check the "will it fit sticky"? Otherwise Slizzo will know.
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    I checked and it says people go with 275’s but I don’t see info on a lowered car, and what offset is best
    I just need reassurance the offsets and tire sizes listed apply to lowered cars as well.

    And I’d like to pictures of anyone running such a combo so I have an idea of what my car will look like.

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    Hi.
    Last year i bought my G8 and ive got the original 245 wheels and AC Schnitzer wheels with 265 front with 15mm spacers and 285 back tires. I had them installed an was driving with them last year. It was looking great and the driving feeling was good, but on the back side, - with 3 or 4 passengers, it could be, that the body had a little bit contact with the tires. My car is lowered too. It should have Eibach springs too. I could not find it out. This year i bought 4 new 245 tires. Only because it is to dangerous in germany with police. I have no chance to get the wheels scripted in the car papers. ( It must be in germany) and i will sell it in Ebay. If there is an accident, it gives much problems with the insurance. I have 4, or 5 Fotos from the car with the 285 tires. If you like, contact me and i send it to you per mail. I dont know how to make it here in the forum.( I hope, you understand my english).

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkeyGT View Post
    Did you check the "will it fit sticky"? Otherwise Slizzo will know.
    LOL. Should fit, but may have to massage the fenders a bit to get them to tuck properly if you rub.

    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterGT View Post
    I checked and it says people go with 275s but I dont see info on a lowered car, and what offset is best
    I just need reassurance the offsets and tire sizes listed apply to lowered cars as well.

    And Id like to pictures of anyone running such a combo so I have an idea of what my car will look like.
    The 275 wide tire will help with it tucking better, I had 285s on a +40et 9.5" wheel and rubbed, but I was close to flush, with 5mm more offset bringing that in, and with 5mm less tire outboard, you're clearing the fenders IMO. Best fitment without any fear of rub would have your offsets at +50 or higher. But I believe the setup you quoted should be fine without issue.
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