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18x8 45 vs 35

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Looking for feedback on the difference of going with 35 vs 45 offset on 18x8 wheels. Car is 2017 ilx stock height with no plans to lower. Looking for slightly more aggressive but clean look
Wheels are Enkei Hornet View attachment 2631 View attachment 2632
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When it comes to choosing between a 35 or 45 offset on 18x8 wheels, there are a few factors to consider.
Firstly, the offset determines how far the wheels will sit from the hub of the vehicle. A lower offset (such as 35) will push the wheels further outwards, creating a more aggressive stance, while a higher offset (such as 45) will keep the wheels closer to the vehicle's body.
Secondly, the offset will also affect the overall width of the wheel and tire package. A lower offset will result in a wider wheel and tire package, which can provide better handling and more grip on the road. However, it's important to make sure that the wider wheels and tires do not rub against the fenders or other parts of the vehicle.
In your case, since you have a 2017 Acura ILX at stock height with no plans to lower, choosing a 35 offset may provide a slightly more aggressive and wider stance, without risking any rubbing issues. However, it's always important to consult with a professional or experienced wheel and tire specialist to ensure that the wheels and tires you choose are compatible with your vehicle and will fit properly.
As for the Enkei Hornet wheels you are considering, they are a popular choice for their lightweight construction and stylish design. Ultimately, the decision between a 35 or 45 offset will depend on your personal preference and the look you are going for.
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