The correct offset...

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by Nirwan, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Nirwan

    Nirwan New Member

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    In search of a new set of wheels i'm wondering what the best offset for a new edge sn95 (1999) would be.
    I now have GT wheels with an offset of 45mm which puts then way to far in. Used spacers of 35mm on the backwheels and that didn't even put the wheels outside the fender. i think i can get away with offset 0 on the backwheels en offset 20 in the front for a good result.
    What offset do you have on your ride ? Front and back different ? Let me now guys... i'm curious.
     
  2. lutter94

    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on your rim width. I have 17x9 +26mm in the front and 17x10.5 +27mm in the rear. If you understand what backspacing is, I like to use "frontspacing". Distance from hub face to the wheel face.

    17x9 +26 has 3.48" of frontspacing.
    17x10.5 +27 has 4.19" of frontspacing.

    Your S197 wheel is
    17x8 +45mm, leaving a frontspacing of 2.19"

    Looks about 2" in too far in the rear and 1.25" in the front?

    Have an email? You can PM me, I'll send an excel file that you might like ;)
     
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    Nirwan New Member

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    PM sent ... Thnx

    wheels on right now are 235/45/17, 8j, offset +45 (signature photo has the 35mm spacers on the backwheels)
     
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    chris91 Well-Known Member

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    My wheels are 18x9.5 and 18x10.5 with +22mm offset on all four.
     
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    Ferocious Legend SN95 Supporter

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    ^ Same, but +15mm on mine. Which if you are running coilovers may cause issues in the front.


    Anywhere from +20mm to + 27mm is ideal on these cars.