New wheel/tire size picked. Need opinions or help
Years ago I put the wrong wheels on my 94 V8. I put 255/40/17's on a 17x7.5" wheel with +51 offset. For years I've loved the tire size but hated how far into the car the wheels sank due to the offset. It's time to fix it.
I've picked VCT Bossini 18x8" wheels with +40 offset, matched with 255/35/18" tires. I like the overall width and height of the tire and am most concerned about the stance of the car and wheel with the new offset. If I did the calculations correct on willtheyfit.com, the 18x8.5" wheel will poke out .5" (11.7mm) more than stock. The new wheel/tire combo will poke out .64" (16.4mm) than my current incorrect 17's. I explored the site a bit and like the pictures of the cars with 18x8" wheels with +35.
1) Will an offset of +35 provide a better overall look and stance? We're talking a very small difference (1/4" or so) but I want to get it right. Bossinis aren't made with 5x108 +35 so I'd look for a different wheel.
2) I like the look of the lip of the Bossini and the offset is calculated based on the centerline of the wheel. The lip won't affect the mounting depth, correct?
3) Your overall opinion or thoughts?