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DC Townsend
David Townsend
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'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Wheel offset question
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: November 21, 2009 11:37AM

Found a set of 16" wheels I'm considering. Listed off-set is +25, Moss recommends +22. I'm running Sebring wings front and rear. Is the +3 difference going to matter?


slow_M
Bernard Holzberg

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1975 TVR M series Ford 331

Re: Wheel offset question
Posted by: slow_M
Date: November 21, 2009 12:01PM

That's less than 1/8" of difference.
You'll find there to be a greater difference from one manufacturer's tire to another within the same size.

I'd do it.

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
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Re: Wheel offset question
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 21, 2009 12:50PM

It depends on the width of the wheels.


DC Townsend
David Townsend
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Re: Wheel offset question
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: November 21, 2009 01:33PM

Carl, wheels are 16 x 7. With the Sebring wings in the back, the track is about 8" wider than stock - all to the outboard. Same in front. Rear axle will be stock width (tube axle width). No changes to stock front suspension width. Should have paid closer attention to the name of the builder who used this size wheel on his conversion. Was in the gallery section but I can't seem to find it now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2009 04:01PM by DC Townsend.


slow_M
Bernard Holzberg

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Re: Wheel offset question
Posted by: slow_M
Date: November 21, 2009 02:37PM

Sorry, thought we were comparing same wheel widths.
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DC Townsend
David Townsend
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Re: Wheel offset question
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: November 22, 2009 10:40AM

Bernard, you are correct on assuming the wheel width's are the same. The Moss wheel size chart lists the +2 size as 16 x 7 with a 22mm off set. I'm looking at a set of wheels that are 16 x 7 with a 25mm off set. Bolt pattern and spacing are correct so I'm thinking your observation that there's only 1/8" difference is right on. In any case, for $500 for the set of 4, I might pick them up and try them anyway. If they don't work out, I can always off them on e-bay.


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Bernard Holzberg

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Re: Wheel offset question
Posted by: slow_M
Date: November 24, 2009 09:12PM

Do you have pictures?
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