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Old 23rd July 2007, 18:22   #46
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Old 23rd July 2007, 20:42   #47
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guys , whats the offset meant to be for ... the offset on the 15' alloys is 38 -- can someone explain what this should be ??

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dont chicken out.. get the 16 inchers! put some yoko avs100s on them..

and dont forget to slow down on bad roads.
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dont chicken out.. get the 16 inchers! put some yoko avs100s on them..

and dont forget to slow down on bad roads.
It aint about chickening out .... its about slowing down on bad roads !! People who know me also know that I drive very slowly on good roads -- its when I see bad roads that I go BALLISTIC , and you asking me to slow down on bad roads --

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Sachin @ You posting the wrong links ... cant see th epic you trying to show -- pls try again !!
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It's tooooo small yaar:

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Can someone pls explain the offset figure to me -- !!!
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It's tooooo small yaar:

Seems like these multi spoke alloys looks good on a swift. Can somebody please post a bigger picture??


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Can someone pls explain the offset figure to me -- !!!
O yeah offset is nothing but the offset from the centre of the rim. it can be either a negative or positive offset.

If it's a positive offset then the point where the wheel is mounted is offset from the centre by that much mm towards the outside i.e. towards the road away from the hub.



If it's a negative offset the wheel comes in by that much mm towards the hub.






Positive offset will make the wheel stick out and foul with the body work i.e. wheel arch and fender.

Negative offset if it's too much will foul with the suspension.

Another problem if the offset is incorrect is an overly light steering or very heavy steering.


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If it's a positive offset then the point where the wheel is mounted is offset from the centre by that much mm towards the outside i.e. towards the road away from the hub.

If it's a negative offset the wheel comes in by that much mm towards the hub.
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Positive offset will make the wheel stick out and foul with the body work i.e. wheel arch and fender.

Negative offset if it's too much will foul with the suspension.
By the definitions given above, it is the other way round. Too much positive offset (as compared to stock offset, usually positive for FWD cars) will make the wheel go in and foul with the suspension. Negative offset, or too little positive offset as compared to stock, could make the wheel stick out of the wheel well and cause it to foul with body work upon turning or on rough roads.

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Note that if the alloy wheel is wider than the stock wheel, it will go in towards the suspension, and stick out additionally as well, even when the offset is precisely the same as stock. So if the alloy wheel is much wider, it may be necessary to reduce offset slightly (as compared to stock) in order to avoid fouling with suspension.

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If it's a negative offset the wheel comes in by that much mm towards the hub.

Positive offset will make the wheel stick out and foul with the body work i.e. wheel arch and fender.
No. Its the other way round. Negative offset will stick the wheel out.
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Agreed.

By the definitions given above, it is the other way round. Too much positive offset (as compared to stock offset, usually positive for FWD cars) will make the wheel go in and foul with the suspension. Negative offset, or too little positive offset as compared to stock, could make the wheel stick out of the wheel well and cause it to foul with body work upon turning.
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No. Its the other way round. Negative offset will stick the wheel out.

sorry guys typo from my side. was replying in a hurry. how silly.

mistake became wrong.
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I am using 215/45/17 tyre it is quite broad than the stock size. but none of the tyre touches any where. no arch scraping no suspension touch. no touch even when I turn the steering completely
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Guys, Im getting more and more confused ..... Anyways the specs on the alloys that Im thinking of getting are as follows ---

Offset - 37
Size - 7J *15
tyre size - 195/60
PDF -- 100

Now is this combination ok or will I have to wtach out for something ????

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7J is over over kill. Don't go beyond 6-6.5J for 195 tyres.
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