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Author Topic: What Size and Offsets  (Read 12888 times)

Gostlrs

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What Size and Offsets
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2011, 06:11:00 AM »

Just get the right size tires. 205/40/17

Sell the tires you have on them and get what you need. Buying the correct adapters is costly, selling the old tires & using the money towards the correct size will end up costing you the same or less.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2011, 06:16:00 PM »

good point
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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2011, 05:43:00 PM »

First set fell thru, but I found a second set that come wrapped in 205/40R17's.

Sweet
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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2011, 04:16:00 AM »

got "new" rims on the car. They look sweet.
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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2011, 05:12:00 AM »

Pics!
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Snigalfriz

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« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2011, 05:29:00 AM »

Here is a pic of my "new" rims.

 
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« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2011, 05:31:00 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2011, 04:35:00 PM »

Nice, needs dropped just a bit
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2011, 03:00:00 AM »

I agree, but one thing at a time.
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Re: What Size and Offsets
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2014, 08:47:12 AM »

195 60 14's?  Will they fit?  Spacers?
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Re: What Size and Offsets
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2014, 09:55:07 AM »

On what size wheel though? Size + offset are usually the critical factor.

If you're putting them on stock wheels you're going to need to come down a bit in sidewall profile I think. They'll look like balloons on stock wheels

I think 195/50/14 or even 195/55/14 will work but I'm not positive on that one. There's a good tire calculator out there to help figure it out
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« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2014, 04:50:59 PM »

I went on Tirerack.com to check out tires and tire/wheel combos since I am also interested in upgrading this summer.  Here's some info I found out that might be useful:

1. When you put in our car (not the 94 XR2) it lists 185/60-14 as the OEM size.  They do not sell 14" rims.
2. The common tire/wheel combo size tire is 195/50-15 (OEM size for the 94 XR2). 
3. For a 16" wheel, the tire size they list is 205/45-16.

I looked at a few tire/wheel combos using a 15" wheel.  The offsets varied - 35, 40 and 45.  The combos came with a centering ring.  Is this ring needed if the offset is different from the OEM offset (which is what?)? 


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Re: What Size and Offsets
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2014, 11:56:39 PM »

The offset determines how far the center of the wheel is moved from the hub face (how far the wheel tucks inside the fender, too close it will rub the strut)

The centering rings are if you wish to retain hubcentric wheels. The center of the stock wheel fits over a round boss on the hub, this centers the wheel & holds the load (as opposed to relying solely on the lugs for this)

Aftermarket wheels are generally made with much larger through-holes so they fit a wide variety of vehicles, and thusly you'll need an adapter ring to retain hubcentricity
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Re: What Size and Offsets
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2014, 10:47:33 PM »

Thanks.  What's the stock offset? 
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Re: What Size and Offsets
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2014, 12:17:15 PM »

Does anyone know what the stock offset is?  I don't know if 35, 40 or 45 is the same or different than stock.  I assume one of these is stock.
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