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Im looking to buy new rims and I was just wondering what offset to look for to fit right on my G35 Coupe.

The rim is
Front: 20X9 (Offset is either 28 or 37)
Rear: 20X10.5 (Offset is either 35 or 46)

Which is the better choice. I am installing TEIN Coilovers as well and I dont want any rubbing issues.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also Tires Sizes recommendation would be appreciated.

I was thinking Front: 245/35/20 Rear: 285/30/20

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if you're getting 9/10.5, you want offsets to be at least in the mid to low 20's to achieve a flushed look...anything higher and it will look tucked.

to answer your question, i wouldnt go with any of those offsets. they aren't aggressive enough.
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Those offsets would work on a sedan, but not on your coupe.

By comparison, my Mayas are 20x9 +26 front and 20x10.5 +29 rear, and they are very conservative numbers. Numbers between mine and the upper teens would work well.

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Go here - Wheel / tire size calculator / comparer - WHEELSMASTER

Compare stock to new. Everyone else can give you the measurements that they have, but it will depend on the wheel design and whether you have Bremb calipers to clear or not, if you are lowered, if you plan on getting lowered, will you roll the fender, etc.
Then, you have to consider the final look you want for the overall wheel/tire/wheel well.
Unless you are just going to match the stock sizes (which you aren't), this gets to be art and science. The site above gives more info about what you have and how it compares to what you want than any other site I have found.

I just finished figuring out my 19", staggered setup for my '04 Coupe 6MT, and finding the look of the wheel I wanted, that cleared the Brembos, in the diameter, with an offset that worked, that had tire sizes that came in reasonable performace categories (plus price) was a challenge.

Another item to note - When I replaced my rear (stock) tires and not the front, the VDC started going off WAY to early in corners. A search on G35Driver found that the computer only has about a 3% tolerance for tire diameter difference. So that is another spec. that I watched. I don't want to keep turning VDC off when I drive.

I am not sure how others have gotten around all of this added 'fun' when finding new wheels, but it's do'able.

Good luck. Have fun.
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Go here - Wheel / tire size calculator / comparer - WHEELSMASTER

Compare stock to new. Everyone else can give you the measurements that they have, but it will depend on the wheel design and whether you have Bremb calipers to clear or not, if you are lowered, if you plan on getting lowered, will you roll the fender, etc.
Then, you have to consider the final look you want for the overall wheel/tire/wheel well.
Unless you are just going to match the stock sizes (which you aren't), this gets to be art and science. The site above gives more info about what you have and how it compares to what you want than any other site I have found.

I just finished figuring out my 19", staggered setup for my '04 Coupe 6MT, and finding the look of the wheel I wanted, that cleared the Brembos, in the diameter, with an offset that worked, that had tire sizes that came in reasonable performace categories (plus price) was a challenge.

Another item to note - When I replaced my rear (stock) tires and not the front, the VDC started going off WAY to early in corners. A search on G35Driver found that the computer only has about a 3% tolerance for tire diameter difference. So that is another spec. that I watched. I don't want to keep turning VDC off when I drive.

I am not sure how others have gotten around all of this added 'fun' when finding new wheels, but it's do'able.

Good luck. Have fun.
A great first post! Welcome to 6mt.net. I will take a look at your link since I like to plan ahead for what I want. I plan on getting some 20" rims but there are a lot of factors I need to think about before purchase, to make sure they work on my car fine. Thanks for the link.


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So what about
Front: 20x9 offset 22
Rear: 20x10.5 offset 35

Thats the only offset they come with. They are AXIS wheels. I guess for the rear it will be tucked in a little but the front wit 22 offset still look good right?
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So what about
Front: 20x9 offset 22
Rear: 20x10.5 offset 35

Thats the only offset they come with. They are AXIS wheels. I guess for the rear it will be tucked in a little but the front wit 22 offset still look good right?


22 would be good for the front...35 will be tucked in the rear.


a bit of advice....get the right offset from the get go....don't try to correct it later with spacers.
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Front: 20x9 offset 22
Rear: 20x10.5 offset 35

Thats the only offset they come with. They are AXIS wheels. I guess for the rear it will be tucked in a little but the front wit 22 offset still look good right?
That's still the wrong offset for the rears. The stock 18's are 18x8 +30 rear.

Get the right fit from the start. You can deal with a vendor that sells a lot of G35/350Z wheels and they will know what works well and what doesn't.

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^^^gilley...you sound like you know what you're talking about lol.
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I dealt with F1motorsports.com and told them what I wanted. They knew what fit right. It made it really easy.

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no wonder...i bought both sets of volks from chris at f1motorsports.com.
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Stock front offset is +30. I am getting a +35. It will move the whole wheel/tire asssembly in toward my engine by about 20mm. "Tucked in"? It should be fine.
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Stock front offset is +30. I am getting a +35. It will move the whole wheel/tire asssembly in toward my engine by about 20mm. "Tucked in"? It should be fine.
stock is already a little tucked in and if you lower it, it will be even more tucked in. to each his own i guess, but i prefer the aggressive look.


mine is +17 in the front and is about flush.

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