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What 16" wheels won't rub on calipers? Eagle Alloy 140

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by blazermaniac, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Dec 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    blazermaniac

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    Just got a set of EA 185's 16x8 (4"BS) and they just barely contact the caliper. Mostly this has to do with the shape of the wheel rather than back spacing. I really don't want to run wheel spacers or grind down the calipers because there should be a wheel out there that fits correctly. I'm looking at EA 140's but they have a positive offset. (the 185's are -12mm). I think this means less clearance since the hub sits further into the wheel, correct?

    1) Anyone running 140's have caliper clearance issues?

    2) Would going to a 17" help at all?

    3) What are YOU running that doesn't have any issues?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Robertocritser

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    I'm running kmc enduro 16x8 4.5 bs and don't have any issues
     
  3. Dec 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    I bought a set of used Eagles and had the same issues. Ran 1/4" spacers for a while but had massive vibrations. Ended up going to the Mickey Thompson Classic II's with 3.65" backspacing.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    blazermaniac

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    I exchanged the 16's for 17's and they clear the caliper just fine, about 1/2".

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