Help with wheel offset's

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by badbuzz2, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. ryan197

    ryan197 POW right in the kisser Platinum Member

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  2. leeboy

    leeboy

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    So what is the offset exactly? Is the standard 63 measuring from the hub to the arch? So running a 20mm spacer reduces the distance to 43? Or am I wrong?
     
  3. ryan197

    ryan197 POW right in the kisser Platinum Member

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    Standard is 68, the ones i had in the above link are 45 so it would be like having 23mm spacers on. Offset is the the measurement between the inside hub face of the wheel to the centre line of the width of the wheel, so different width wheels can make a difference on how far the wheel sits in/out even thou they have the same offset.
     
  4. leeboy

    leeboy

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    After a few days searching and speaking to several people I'm going for the pro race 1.2, but I can only get them in either

    Et45 but would be 7j
    Or
    Et50 and would be 7.5j

    what should I be going for? I know I can get the right size from other places, but these are under £400 for a set!!
     
  5. Phil_RS

    Phil_RS Platinum Member

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    Go for 7.5 as 7 is too narrow for 215.
     
  6. 930Tech

    930Tech CLIO CUP groupee. Platinum Member

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    Stick with the 7.5"
     
  7. skiba

    skiba

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    I'm going for pro race 1.2 custom made to size 18x8 et 53 :thumbup1:
     
  8. leeboy

    leeboy

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    I've gone with 17x7.5 et50 hoping they will sit flush to the arches!
     
  9. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action Paid Member

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    Quick bump to this thread. Would 7.5j wheels in offset ET40 work on the Clio or look ridiculous?


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  10. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    40 would stick out a little too much I think, it's the equivalent of using 28mm spacers on standard wheels.
     
  11. Tom Rayner

    Tom Rayner

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    Hi guys, Looking at a set of MWS Alloy with ET45 offset and 7.5" Width, Will I need spacers for this or will it all be okay!
     
  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Definitely won’t need spacers. They’ll fill the arches nicely
     
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  13. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    I run et45
    7.5 j
    No spacers
    They sit flush
     

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