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So I have a 2020 Forte GT and I'm looking at getting new rims for it, the ones I'm looking at are 18x8.5 or 18x9.5 both with a +35 offset. I know I'll have to get new tires but I also plan on lowering the car, I just want to make sure they don't rub or stick out too far past the fenders. Its hard to find anything about it online for the fitment and I would really appreciate the help.
 

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I used willtheyfit.com for measurement. It's pretty good. I have 18x8.5 +42. It sticks out a few mm and it clears, barely. You will need to add more negative camber for those offsets.
There is someone on the Elantra Sport forum that did 18x9.5 +50 and he didn't complain about rubbing.
 

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I used willtheyfit.com for measurement. It's pretty good. I have 18x8.5 +42. It sticks out a few mm and it clears, barely. You will need to add more negative camber for those offsets.
There is someone on the Elantra Sport forum that did 18x9.5 +50 and he didn't complain about rubbing.
Thank you, I've never had the chance to modify my car before so this is all very new to me but I'm excited
 

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I used willtheyfit.com for measurement. It's pretty good. I have 18x8.5 +42. It sticks out a few mm and it clears, barely. You will need to add more negative camber for those offsets.
There is someone on the Elantra Sport forum that did 18x9.5 +50 and he didn't complain about rubbing.
how do you add negative camber? i鈥檝e searched them up online for the camber kits and they don鈥檛 exist at all from what I can tell. I鈥檓 trying to get -6 or -7 camber all around.
 

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how do you add negative camber? i鈥檝e searched them up online for the camber kits and they don鈥檛 exist at all from what I can tell. I鈥檓 trying to get -6 or -7 camber all around.
The kits exist. Getting -6, -7 camber? Good luck with that. If I had that information, I don't have the conscious to give that information that would cause harm or death to you and other motorists who share the road with you.
 

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The kits exist. Getting -6, -7 camber? Good luck with that. If I had that information, I don't have the conscious to give that information that would cause harm or death to you and other motorists who share the road with you.
-6,-7 camber isn鈥檛 much. It鈥檚 a good reasonable amount imo. What kit is it and what does it go all the way to?
 

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-6 or -7 is in dangerous territory for road use. I wouldn鈥檛 do that for safety reasons. Even -3 is aggressive and isn鈥檛 preferable unless you have a drift car (which the Forte most certainly is not). It will eat up the inside of your tires and is not smart for safety or component longevity.
 
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-6 or -7 is in dangerous territory for road use. I wouldn鈥檛 do that for safety reasons. Even -3 is aggressive and isn鈥檛 preferable unless you have a drift car (which the Forte most certainly is not). It will eat up the inside of your tires and is not smart for safety or component longevity.
that鈥檚 tough, i鈥檝e seen some camber builds on the new fortes and they look good and the owners don鈥檛 complain abt it
 

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If you're planning on 8.5" I'd recommend a minimum of +45 or higher. Anything else will rub with a load or if you're planning to lower it. And yes, you can do a extreme negative camber to overcome this, but why when you can just avoid all that work with just the right offset, especially when it means prematurely wearing your inner tire? Anyway, the choice is yours in the end, but I just recommend 18x8.5 with 225/40-18 tires. If you're wanting something more extreme you picked the wrong car.
 

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If you're planning on 8.5" I'd recommend a minimum of +45 or higher. Anything else will rub with a load or if you're planning to lower it. And yes, you can do a extreme negative camber to overcome this, but why when you can just avoid all that work with just the right offset, especially when it means prematurely wearing your inner tire? Anyway, the choice is yours in the end, but I just recommend 18x8.5 with 225/40-18 tires. If you're wanting something more extreme you picked the wrong car.
cause camber is nice, everyone got preferences and taste. but i鈥檓 hoping to lower mine w my coilovers on sunday. eventually find out how to camber it as well.
 

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Excessive camber is cool if you like crooked looking rollers and don鈥檛 care that your car is a pos that can鈥檛 handle. Few things pain me more than seeing the dying breed of FDs out there all stanced out.
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