New Wheels - Temptation

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Doh! They protrude more than I thought.
Thanks for taking trouble to educate me. What Width are stock wheels & what width/ET do you think I should have only wanting them to stay inside existing arches comfortably with F195/R205 x 65 x 15 tyres?
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:21 pm

These are some wheels I have l that I test fitted.. 14x7 offset believed to be between 0 to +10. I haven't measured though so can't say for sure! Just incase it helps at all :lol:

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by MelloYello » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:32 am

Hobba wobba ^^^^^^^ if they are 7s then I would say offset is closer to 20 to be that flush.

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:42 am

Lol, you don't want to run a 205/65R15. Its not a 4x4.
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:21 am

TOOL wrote:Lol, you don't want to run a 205/65R15. Its not a 4x4.
Should I just go for the same width as my stock wheels (Whatever they are) with a offset of ET 25 or 30.
What size tyres do suggest, I do not like low profiles (rim damage/punctures) remember I live in the stick of Devon so M&S/AT tyres are sensible down be yerr! If there is grass in the middle of the road, it does not mean your on a Dual Carriageway yay
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:49 am

A 195/50R15 is the same as a 185/60R14 is the same as a 175/70R13 is the same as a 155(80)R13.

195/50R15 are cheap and plentiful. Not teeth rattlers either.
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:51 am

I reckon if you're paying for wheels, you have to go wider. Stock would be 14x6 I expect.

You want 6.5J to 7.5.J.
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:33 pm

Stock wheel is 14x5.5 ;)
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:02 pm

5.5 is rubbish. That's like a 70s steel rim.
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:36 pm

TOOL wrote:5.5 is rubbish. That's like a 70s steel rim.
You are not wrong. Who specifies a 205/60 on a 5.5 rim. That's the tire version of a muffin top :lol:
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