<.2” is a very small difference. Are you positive the new wheels the same width? I doubt there is such thing as .197” thick spacer. Lug nuts depends on the new wheels.
Bolt a new wheel on and spin it. Are they different (used) wheels or brand new wheels. If it’s a new wheel AND you mount a tire, you bought it.......that’s the way I understand it.
It is confusing, if the offset is positive, and the number goes down, then the tire and wheel will be father out.If I'm understanding positive offset correct (presuming no change in wheel/rim widths), when the positive offset number goes up, the wheel/tire move closer/inward to the car.......no?
I installed aftermarket wheels that have 5MM more positive offset (50MM vs OE 45MM) and are 1/2" (12.7MM) wider than the OE wheels. No spacers, no hub rings, no issues, everything is good, smooth as silk. New lug nuts came with the new wheels.It is confusing, if the offset is positive, and the number goes down, then the tire and wheel will be father out.
The key thing to remember here is, if you want your tires to be the exact offset as the oem, then (obviously) the same offset will work. In addition, if you get new rims with offset that is less, there's nothing you can do to make it the same as the oem offset.
But, if you get rims with a higher positive offset, then a spacer could be used. I highlight the could in that using a spacer is somewhat problematic in itself. Hub centric? are the wheel studs long enough? how do you know? Do you need a hub centric ring?
I'm just reading now that on the V's m12x1.5, I think you'd need 8 full turns, plus 4 more, to safely use a 5mm spacer. 8 is supposedly the requirement for that stud, the additional 4 would then be used for the spacer... it would work.
If the studs aren't that long, one would need to get longer ones.
It's all a pain, I swear. These wheels better look damn good, or am a gonna be pp'd.
Not ordered, ebay, I think they are off a 15 to 18 Accord. They are oem size, 17 but 7.5 width vs the oem 6.5. Want to use same tires etc. All I really want to do is change the 'pinched' look. It's not a truck, imho.What year Accord rims did you order????
I'd be interested in what you base that on? your experience, and what everyone else says?+/- 5 mm is not an issue. It has no real world effect on wheel bearings or tire wear.
Yeah looks like I may be doing the same thing, essentially. Mine are 1" wider and assuming that all fits, no rubbing or hitting shock or caliper...I installed aftermarket wheels that have 5MM more positive offset (50MM vs OE 45MM) and are 1/2" (12.7MM) wider than the OE wheels. No spacers, no hub rings, no issues, everything is good, smooth as silk. New lug nuts came with the new wheels.