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With a 8.5 width you will new a lower offset, unless you wish your rim/tire to stick out a bit past the fender. I would also run a 245/30/20 vs. the 245/35/20 The taller tire will give you some clearance issues.
 

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[quote author=Jaysen link=topic=93785.msg1833573#msg1833573 date=1194298213]
With a 8.5 width you will new a lower offset, unless you wish your rim/tire to stick out a bit past the fender. I would also run a 245/30/20 vs. the 245/35/20 The taller tire will give you some clearance issues.
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It wont stick out past the fender. He will be okay.It will actually line up pretty well. We had 20x8.5 on the White SMS Lincoln with a similar offset and this is what tirerack recommended for 8.5 inch wide wheels. Also, a lower offset will actually push the wheel out more. A higher offset will pull it in.

You do want to go with a 245/30/20 however.
 

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Going from a 7in width with a 35 offset to a 8.5 with a 40 offset you are looking at a 14mm gain on the outside, and the 24mm loss on the inside. It will be at the very tip of if not outside the fender.
 

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[quote author=deltaqpr link=topic=93785.msg1833553#msg1833553 date=1194297904]
The rims are 20x8.5 offset 40
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Hey everyone. :wavey: Tell me if these stats are correct: The stock 17x7 inch wheel has a 44mm offset? The wheels which "deltaqpr" is thinking of switching to are 20x8.5 with a 40mm offset?

If those stats are correct, then he will have 15 mm less clearance on the inside (shocks to wheel), and the wheel will stick out 23 mm further than stock.

Unless we are talking about the stock 16x6.5 wheels with a 40mm offset? Then the change I come up with would be 25mm less clearance on the inside, and stick out 25 mm more on the outside.

Taking the stock offset figures from the sticky in this "Wheels/Tires" Forum, those are the figures I come up with, using this "Wheel Offset" tool: www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp.

Are these right? :cheers:
 

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You can go with a 245/35/20 or a 255/35/20 and if your car isnt lowered it should be fine. However that is not the correct size for the car and it will affect gas mileage and your speedometer will be off.
 

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245/35/20 will work all day long lowered or not. Never had one of them rub!! You will be just fine. Here is mine, 245/35/20. Lowered with a kit, no problems fine sir!

 

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I'm also running 245/35/20's on 20x8.5 with 40 offset, with eibach 1.6" lowering springs, does rub in rear a little bit but only when I had my girlfriends fat friends sitting in the back, otherwise its fine. So no fat chicks = no problems haha. Rides nice to.
 

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Also, with the 245/35s our gas mileage went from 24.3 to 24.1, not even enough to notice a difference.
 

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What is the difference in speedo reading with the 245/35/20? My car is coming with the 205/60/16.
 

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Sandog,
your car looks great! When I bought my car, the dealer put 225/35/20's on a 9.0 rim. i can't stand the look. Thursday night i had a flat and now i have to buy a new tire. I want something wider so I am thinking about replacing two for right now. i am thinking of either 245/40/20 or possibly 255/35/20. The car is lowered so i would be afraid of clearence issues. Are you happy with your 245/40s? How wide are your RIMs?

Thanks!
 

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I know on my setup I'm just clearing the rear fender by a 1/8" or so. Any wider of a tire I'd be rubbing for shure. Thats 8.5" rim width & 40 offset & lowered.
 

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Pitbull101,
Do you have any pics of your wheel/tire combo?
 

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I am actually on 245/35s. I am thinking of going to 22s though. The tire will be an inch taller, which would be a 1/2 on each side, just have to find a 22x8.5 to fit. who knows?
 

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I just read on the back of the wheel that I off the car and I have 20x8.5 so I think a 245/35/30 would be a great replacement. I am going to replace the two rears with 245/35s and wait for the fronts to wear out...they are 225/35s and they look so stretched to be on there...
 

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[quote author=ABFord link=topic=93785.msg2168861#msg2168861 date=1206071870]
What is the difference in speedo reading with the 245/35/20? My car is coming with the 205/60/16.
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That tire size is almost an inch taller than stock. That means it runs fewer revs per mile, resulting in your speedo reading slower than your actual speed, and you lose a little grunt since you are effectively making your final gearing taller. I am not a fan of deviating from the stock tire height for these reasons. However, I would gladly trade that for the look! I wish Ford designed the Fusion for a 27" tire instead of a 26".
 

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[quote author=ABFord link=topic=93785.msg2168861#msg2168861 date=1206071870]
What is the difference in speedo reading with the 245/35/20? My car is coming with the 205/60/16.
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At 65 mph with the 20's your speed will read 62.4mph
 

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call me, we did it at my work. 816-985-8933. I sell and install the springs, and tomorrow we will be lowering another white suede and putting 20s on it. By friday it will be done with a 3dCarbon kit, lowered, 20s, tinted and all, ready to go to the dealer. Give me a shout, I am sure I can get you a club discount. Where all have you checked??
 
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