Aftermarket wheel compatibility

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Hobbesgsr, Mar 11, 2018.

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  1. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Finally found a reputable source (Discount Tire Direct) for the compatiblity of aftermarket wheels (specifically offset vs width) for the Clarity. TireRack is must still be testing as they don’t offer wheels for this car yet.

    Anyways here’s a summary of the sizes based on the models they confirm compatible:

    • 18x8 35, 45 offset
    • 18x8.5 35 offset
    • 18x9 38, 40 offset

    • 19x8 40 offset
    • 19x8.5 30, 35, 40, 42, 45 offset
    • 19x9.5 40 offset
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  3. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    This is just the kind of hard to find information on our new model Claritys that I come to this forum for.
    Now if we could just have a way to make “stickies” for posts like these it would sure make information retrieval easier.
    Go to the Tacoma forum to see what I mean. It’s such a better format.
    How about it Domenick, can you make any transformational change to this forum?
  4. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Also assuming standard Honda 64.1mm centre bore and M12x1.5 thread
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  5. aapitten

    aapitten Active Member

    Awesome, thank you!!! I emailed Tire Rack again today and they told me 'not yet'.
  6. The stock wheel have a 50 backspace. so those others would definitely stick out of little further. I'm looking at some with a larger backspace and lengthening the studs if necessary for a 5mm spacer. For aero I'm going with a flatter wheel.
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  8. aapitten

    aapitten Active Member

    Dana, where did you find that info? Just curious.
  9. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    The stock spec is as follows:

    Tires: Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    Rim size: 18 x 8J (inset 50)
    Tire size: 235/45R18 94V
    Bolt hole PCD: 114.3 x 5
    Thread: M12 x 1.5
    Centre bore: 64.1mm
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  10. Fidzio

    Fidzio Member

    Would it be possible to fit a 17" rim for the winter tires?
  11. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    If you go to the Discount Tire Direct website and enter the car information, they do list 17" wheel options for the Clarity.
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  13. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Not that this is a cost effective solution, but Tesla Model 3 wheels and tires perfectly fit the Clarity.

    The base Model 3 18" wheels are slightly wider than the Clarity 8" wide wheels
    • 18x8.5 with +40 offset.
    • The tires are the exact right size 235/45R18
    • The 64.1mm center bore is identical to Honda so hubcentric spacer adapters are not required

    The upgraded 19" wheels will also fit well.
    • 19x8.5 with +40 offset.
    • The tires are the recommended size 235/40R19
    • The 64.1mm center bore is identical to Honda so hubcentric spacer adapters are not required
  14. So you don't think with a wider wheel and less positive offset that those rears would be into the fender lip?
  15. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    I’m purely going by the wheel width and offset fitment as measured and sold by Discount Tire Direct. I’m also waiting for TireRack to release their numbers as well since both go through a rigorous process to ensure the is no rubbing or contact with the wheel well, suspension components or brakes under load, full compression and full turns lock to lock.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
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  16. RYAN

    RYAN New Member

    Any info. about 20"?
    Any info. on 20"? I like this one.
    Thx in advance!

    Thank you!
  17. I wouldn't think you'd have enough tire left for it to ride well.
  18. RYAN

    RYAN New Member

    The Ride will definitely going to be choppy. :cool:
    But looking cool as hell! lol;)
  19. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

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  20. RYAN

    RYAN New Member

    Thank You!
  21. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Attached Files:

  22. chris5168

    chris5168 Member

  23. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Thanks Chris, that’s a pretty handy tool to understand offset in isolation.

    What we need to also account for is the available static and dynamic clearances of the rim and tire combo relative the he fender edge, suspension components (strut, spring, shock, control arms) and brake components.

    The dynamic clearances are key since suspension compression and/or turns under full lock can lead to interference.
    This is why physical testing by reputable shops that guarantee figment are a great way to confirm safe compatibility of aftermarket wheel and tire combinations.

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