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It sucks living in northern country. I need to shop for a new set of winter tires for my iM. I am looking a used OZ racing rim which the specs is 16x7.5 et24 wrap with 215 60 r16. But I don't know if it would clear the brake caliper and/or fenders.

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It sucks living in northern country. I need to shop for a new set of winter tires for my iM. I am looking a used OZ racing rim which the specs is 16x7.5 et24 wrap with 215 60 r16. But I don't know if it would clear the brake caliper and/or fenders.

Thanks in advance.


Those wheels will not fit... IF they do not rub on the caliper you'd be looking like a truck... the wheels would poke out from the fender line...

Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets - Wheel-Size.com
 

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Those wheels will not fit... IF they do not rub on the caliper you'd be looking like a truck... the wheels would poke out from the fender line...

Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets - Wheel-Size.com
The calculator you shared assumes (wrongly) that the OE size determines the size of the brake calipers/rotors, which is rather strange. We'd need to be able to input those metrics to know for sure. While I wasn't able to find out whether the ZR/Auris JDM specs had matching brake rotor/caliper specs as our iM, I know 16s fit... But do *all* 16s fit?

Being in the purchasing process myself, I'm aware of a few things.

Toyota OEM steelies of 16" can be obtained from your dealership and installed, no questions asked (our own heated seat man has those). So already the conflict issue brought up by the calculator is dismissed.

You have more than two inches of clearance between the caliper and the wheel at the front. Remove 1" in diameter and you got that much play. It seems the potential for problems emanates from the wheel weights.

With that said, a few brands and suppliers have already confirmed compatibility (and guarantee fitment). For instance, 1010Tires, a company which has a policy of issuing full refunds on guaranteed fitment wheel/tire combos (buy at your own risk otherwise) guarantees fitment of the following wheels so far:

16x7 Enkei Compe
16x7 Enkei BR7
16x7 Enkei CUV
16x7 Enkei EDR9
16x7 Enkei FD-05
16x7.5 Enkei GP5
16x7 Enkei GT7
16x7 Enkei J10
16x7 Enkei M52
16x7 Enkei PSR5
16x7 Enkei RSF5
16x7 Enkei VR5
16x7 ENkei YS5
16x7.5 Helo 874
16x7 Helo 880
16x7 Helo 884
16x7 Helo 885

These manufacturers (Helo and Enkei respectively, so far) have actually done test fitting on the iM and are able to confirm they fit which allows 1010Tires to guarantee fitment.

16"s are possible. Are they *all* possible? No, but expect more and more options to "clear up" in the near future.
 

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Aprime,

Are you the same weirdo kid that keeps bringing up LEDs and lightbulbs on the Facebook page? You don't have a lot of friends or human interaction do you?

"IF" was in caps for a reason.

I realize all of what you said and posted the link only as a tool for tools that do not know how to measure offset. bazinga
 

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You say it as if it were obvious, but your sentence doesn't read as cleanly as you seem to think it does. To me, it reads like you're saying "if they'd fit they'd make your car look like a truck", as if you're shifting focus from the fitment to the aesthetic and then back to the fitment. The "IF" isn't succeeded by "this calculator is correct". It doesn't make the connection obvious. Instead of needlessly attacking my character, you could just excuse yourself for the lack of clarity, as I or anyone else would in a civil conversation.

Neither my remark about the calculator being wrong or the fact that I'm not finding your response unclear are an attack on your person. I used that thing before and found it was making a wrongful assumption. I'm just pointing it out and giving people the information I have so we don't make any mistakes ourselves. Why the concern? Because when I had my previous car, I bought winter tires and rim that ended up not fitting the car in spite of the commentary from another owner.

You can drop the ad hominem game now.
 

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Tldr
 

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I agree with Nick on this one and think fitment also relates to offsets. The stock offset for the wheels are +50, by putting +24 and having that much poke I think it goes beyond atheistic and does not fit.

You asked the question and that is my answer.

Aaron
 

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thank you for all your comments above. Yea I talked to my mechanic a few days ago. He wouldn't suggest these set of rim for my winter setup, so I already purchased my new winter tires which are the same specs as stock ones 225 45 17.
 

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thank you for all your comments above. Yea I talked to my mechanic a few days ago. He wouldn't suggest these set of rim for my winter setup, so I already purchased my new winter tires which are the same specs as stock ones 225 45 17.
what rubbers did you go for? (Nokian FTW ;))
 

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what rubbers did you go for? (Nokian FTW ;))
I bought Bridgestone Blizzak WS80. My girlfriend is driving the car too so don't wanna cheap out on winter tires.
 

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16"s do wonders for road compliance. Wonder how much the stock wheels weigh considering how lighter the car feels.

Enkei M52 hyper black. Had I known they were this silver I would've gone "matte" (more satin than matte) black. Who knows, maybe for the summer wheels?
 

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16"s do wonders for road compliance. Wonder how much the stock wheels weigh considering how lighter the car feels.

Enkei M52 hyper black. Had I known they were this silver I would've gone "matte" (more satin than matte) black. Who knows, maybe for the summer wheels?

Looks like a nice winter set-up ^_^ and yeah, Enkei's Hyper 'Black' is kind of misleading, lol. Looks nice, though.

Not sure if my winter tire package will be installed on the iM when I pick it up tomorrow/the day after but I'm pretty sure it's a Michelin on black 16" steelie set-up.
 

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The calculator you shared assumes (wrongly) that the OE size determines the size of the brake calipers/rotors, which is rather strange. We'd need to be able to input those metrics to know for sure. While I wasn't able to find out whether the ZR/Auris JDM specs had matching brake rotor/caliper specs as our iM, I know 16s fit... But do all 16s fit?

Being in the purchasing process myself, I'm aware of a few things.

Toyota OEM steelies of 16" can be obtained from your dealership and installed, no questions asked (our own heated seat man has those). So already the conflict issue brought up by the calculator is dismissed.

You have more than two inches of clearance between the caliper and the wheel at the front. Remove 1" in diameter and you got that much play. It seems the potential for problems emanates from the wheel weights.

With that said, a few brands and suppliers have already confirmed compatibility (and guarantee fitment). For instance, 1010Tires, a company which has a policy of issuing full refunds on guaranteed fitment wheel/tire combos (buy at your own risk otherwise) guarantees fitment of the following wheels so far:

16x7 Enkei Compe
16x7 Enkei BR7
16x7 Enkei CUV
16x7 Enkei EDR9
16x7 Enkei FD-05
16x7.5 Enkei GP5
16x7 Enkei GT7
16x7 Enkei J10
16x7 Enkei M52
16x7 Enkei PSR5
16x7 Enkei RSF5
16x7 Enkei VR5
16x7 ENkei YS5
16x7.5 Helo 874
16x7 Helo 880
16x7 Helo 884
16x7 Helo 885

These manufacturers (Helo and Enkei respectively, so far) have actually done test fitting on the iM and are able to confirm they fit which allows 1010Tires to guarantee fitment.

16"s are possible. Are they all possible? No, but expect more and more options to "clear up" in the near future.
I have a different question about the tire sizes. Is it possible to use a 225/50R17 and not rub
 
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