i tried to search but no luck
i have a set of 16x7 volk te 37's i wanna get tires for but i want to get 16x8 in the near future. i was looking at 205/50/16 is this a good size for 8's will it rub with a 15+ offset
There's nothing wrong with that size, but the offset of the 501s force you to get slightly narrower and/or shorter tires to avoid rubbing. Furthermore 8" isn't wide enough to get a good stretch on 205s.
With low offsets, you need to err on the smaller side, BUT if you absolutely want larger tires than 195/50, then at least get Falken 512s. The Falkens run slightly narrower than other brands of the same size; you will have a little more room for error.
around the center top of the fender... you are correct that the DF's are lower, but i was rubbing with no passengers and you wanted to know if it would rub WITH passengers. also your wheels would have 13mm less offset and stick out a lot further than mine.