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I found a combo that costs 1100 shipped and I want to gather opinions on fitment and look.
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XXR 518 19x8.5 43ET

215/35-19 Falken 452's
 

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Nice rim. I'd personally stick in the 16-18 range especially if you are lowered, but someone here has 20s on a forte. Personal preference, do what you like, you can't go wrong that way.
 

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Alright I ordered the setup. I should have pics up within 10 days. Stay tuned
 

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How about 18 in the front and 19 in the back with lower profile but wider tire since it looks like there's more space in the back for a wider tire.
 

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ya stockey I thought of that but kinda feel weird with a staggered look knowing it's not rear wheel drive. plus, tire rotating goes out the window...
 

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veryinterested to see. they look great. don't they have those with the blue trim?
 

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I hope you have coilovers. I think that's the only way you'll be able to completely pull the look off. You're going to want to lower it as much as possible b/c 19's w/o a drop will look like a donk.
 

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19's will make it look like a clown car and it will drive horribly. Can't wait to see the pics...lol...
I think every thread about customizing a forte should just have an auto-post feature from your user name that says "stock is better" or "why would you change that?" or "that looks stupid"

Has your mother ever said "if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all?"

I think the 19's would look ok and if that's what OP wants to do.....do it. sure the ride is going to be stiffer but are you driving it? He's not putting it on your car so don't worry about it
 

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running 19, I don't think you'll be able to really lower the car to much.
thats the only thing I can think that could be a problem. they are not much if any wider then are stock wheels right? if so should look great IMO
I can't wait to see how your ride looks with these wheels.
 

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All the numbers show a difference of only 5mm wider on the outside. I'm lowering it 1.2" which should make it sit nice..... If they rub, I'll do 18's, but i'm not too worried about it.
 

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All the numbers show a difference of only 5mm wider on the outside. I'm lowering it 1.2" which should make it sit nice..... If they rub, I'll do 18's, but i'm not too worried about it.
well, the thing is...if you get the correct tire size (which it looks like), the wheel is effectively the same size as if you were running stock wheels w/ a thicker tire. The thing you are going to have to watch out for is the offset. When you lower it, the wheels will start to point inward and you need to be cognizant of how much space you have between the suspension and the tire. If needed, you can run a spacer. THEN you have to worry about the fenders. If you rub there, you can always have the fenders rolled. FWIW, I wouldn't run 19's with anything less than a 2" drop. Otherwise, I would go w/ 18's. I think they will look great though if you do the suspension right.
 
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