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Thread: wheels and offsets
mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted August 28, 2002 12:55 PM

wheels and offsets

I have these american racing 14x6 alum wheels and they stick out quite a bit. The back will rub the outside shoulder of the tire if FULLY loaded. so the offset is wrong! Wish I had a lathe or at least a wheel machine to turn a bit off the inside but...well you know.

Anyway, anyone out there know the offset or a set of rims that would tuck under better. Man, the front really sticks out. handles better than the stock rims and they are lighter but I am tempted to just go to a wheel smith and punch out the stockers so I can get max width and offset. in the old days it used to be about $100 a wheel. I know some use the b2000 or b2200 rims or some other stockers. Any ideas?


       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
Posts: 1259
posted August 29, 2002 02:05 AM

Courier rims work...Mitsubishi as well... I'm running 15x7's with a standard offset, and 195 or 205 '60's. These work fine since I haven't lowered--but they do stick out some. My R-1's are on 15x 7.5" rims, and they're a 205/50 tire... still no problem, even in hard, hard cornering, since I'm not yet low... I've debated this delimma myself--what to go with so I can lower 2 to 3"... you might have it: custom offsets to max. width with no clearance problems. Perhaps different for front vs. rear even...due to the REPU's wider front track. I like the idea of having stock REPU rims reworked/widened. Then you can run the stock centers! Better yet would be to get some a bit bigger, tho--so you can run less sidewall without getting too small overall... 15" rims with 50 or 60 series tires seem to approximate the original overall tire/wheel diameter, and since our rear ratios are already so low, why downsize? --K.

       
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Jeff20B


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posted August 29, 2002 12:21 PM

I'm going to get some 60 series tires on 15" alloy rims... eventually. As long as they're close to what's already on there, I'll be happy :) (no way I'm downsizing!)

       
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mazilla


1st Gear
Posts: 44
posted September 03, 2002 12:53 PM

this is why the punch outs would be nice but you guys are right...why down size. I'm sure I can find some 15" steels to have the guy hack them up. I really would like centerlines, the old drag ones. Goes with the seventies style. I've always wanted cneterlines since I was a kid flippin though the old hot rod mags...

Well' looks like 15's with 50 or 60's...wider is better.

       
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Klaus43


Rotorhead
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posted September 08, 2002 05:07 PM

Mitsubishi 15" steels

have a great offset to the inside! The REPU I just accquired is riding on 'em, dressed with 205/65 BFG's--and everything fits under the truck primo. These rims must have about the max offset to the inside that'll work; heck, they could be wider to the outside in back... All in all, a very wheel-well-filling, large-diameter combo... I wouldn't have thought to try it, but now that I see it, they're Great!
Certainly not the style of my dreams, but they allow for stock centers to be run, don't look horrible, and are likely the cheapest way to go to squeeze under max rubber...

       
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