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Hey guys,

New to the forum just purchased my 2009 XB this Monday accidentally when I went to the dealer to drive 2 used low mile 2006's.
Black Sand automatic and I love it. What a difference between the old style and the new style. Much, much more quiet inside, much more power and beautifully detailed inside and out. There was no way I could walk away from the new XB and buy a used one, even though the 2006 only had 36000 miles.

Anyway, since this was a surprise to my wife.... :rolleyes: I can just swing some wheels only at this time. So, my question is; (and I have searched) should I use the same stock offset with 16's? I have seen lots of info on 17-20, but not much on 16's. I notice most 16's also have a 40mm offset. Will this be fine? I want the tire sitting just inside the fender, not even, not outside.

Will 16 x 7.5 be fine with the stock tires?

Thoughts? Input?

I'm looking at the American racing Muscle Razor for one choice.

Cheers,

Casey
 

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It should, just keep in mind that the factory rims are 16x6.5. So your looking at a extra 1 inch stretch. Which will make the sidewalls shorter. Handling will be a bit siffer which you will probably like. Just gotta check to see if the factory tires can take that much stretch. I don't think it will be a problem.
 

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Some depends on the tires themselves.
IF the original tires will stretch to 7.5 rims, it will be fine. Scion/Toyota has used several tires from the factory. Some will work and some might not (don't know the brands).
The best thing to do is to checkout a fitment chart on the specific tire you have and see if it will be wide enough for the 7.5 inch rim. They will give a minimum and maximum rim width it can use.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys, my XB came with the Goodyear tires, not the Dunlops.

Am I wasting my time with the 16's anyway? Will they look good on the XB ?

If I was to get 18's, and change the tires, how will my ride suffer:?

I really enjoy the ride now.
 
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