98-05 GS300/400/430 and 01+ IS300 wheels and tires fitment guide

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LEXUS GS300/400/430

Wheels and Tires Fitment

98-05 GS300/400/430


02+ SC430

Author: rominl

Date: 3/2/2004

Modify 10/26/2005 (SC430 information)

After modifying my 1998 over the past 19 months, I learned a great deal of about the car and aftermarket parts.  amazing just how many you can find out there for the 2 nd generation If you are willing to spend the time and you can easily build up a GS that’s not special but unique.

Among all the I have put on my car, wheels are one area that requires of study and research in order to get a that’s perfect for your and style.  Make one mistake and you can be with wheels that fit well, rub, or even hit brakes.  It’s very from getting other for the car, where you just on the model and that’s it.  wheels, you have to decide on the width, offset, and disk On top of that for the tires you also run the same problems on tires as

I have had countless of people to me and ask about the fitments for their so I have decided to compose guide, which hopefully can some pictures on how you should a fitment for your car.  note that I am just from my experience so sometimes I be wrong or the setup isn’t


First of all I want to go some definitions, some of are official and some of them are my terms.  But I think they are helpful.

First of all is offset.  If you have no what wheel offset is, read the link from below.  It’s extremely

Offset is definitely the most area when it comes to your wheels, and it goes by side with the widths of the

Another thing to keep in is the disk type.  This is crucial when you plan to big brakes on your car.  in mind, if you want to see whether big (Brembo, AP Racing, Stoptech, will fit under the wheel, the type of the wheel is the more Offset might have to do with it but disk type is the important.  You need high setup in order to clear the brake calipers.  With or low disk setup you will get more lips on the wheels but likely you won’t be able to fit any big

Most people with they lower their as well.  There are a lot of way to measure how a car is lowered, but when it comes to and wheels fitment, I think the gap theory works pretty (mainly because overall of the wheel with tires be different from a setup to and the wheel gap (the gap between the top of the and the fender) is what determines you might rub or not.

I would the wheel gap by finding out how many you can stick in the wheel gap by placing finger(s) horizontally.  This is horizontal, not tilted or angled.  each finger is about Ѕ from my experience (of course person’s fingers are different, but is a good ballpark).  So say you have 1 gap that means you have Ѕ inch gap, if you have 2 it’s about 1 inch

Last definitions would be rolling and trimming/shaving.  Often when you want to put on aggressive on the car, you are required to work on the a little bit in order to avoid (when the wheels get way too close to the On the GS and the IS, I strongly suggest trimming or the fender rather than Rolling fenders on the GS and IS could be risky since you might crack the paint, while you can get the same result but it would be easy to control and it is harder to the paint.  There will be article about fender and shaving on the GS and IS.

GS wheels fitment

The GS 17 wheels, as far as I know, are 17×8 235/45/17.  I have owned two of aftermarket wheels for the car, 19 AV3 19×8.5 +38 front and 19×9.5 +38 and now I have the 20 HRE 540R 20×8.5 +32 and 20×10 +43 rear.  I would my 19 setup as a conservative setup as it flush totally with the but have zero rubbing whereas with the HRE, the is very aggressive and is flush with the fender, but has slightly which was fixed relatively

The following are the wheel sizes I would suggest for the GS (if you don’t to have a staggered setup, put whatever for the front in the back).  I say the setup is conservative, it means you have to do any fender modification.  I say aggressive, that means you have to do the rolling or shaving.  And in the of professional, then some suspension changes would to be made in order to fit the wheel, and be left to professionals hence I go over how here.

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