Ordered new wheels hope no mistake

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Mwilson, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Mike (Naples)

    Mike (Naples) Member

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    My rear wheels are 9.5" wide with 5.25" of backspace. That means they're 4.25" off the rotor hat. The tire sits about 1" in from the fender lip. Yours will be protruding about 2" more than mine.

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    its 6 1/4" with the new wheels and I measured my current 10" wheels they are 6" from mounting face so it's only going to be 1/4" different, I think offset is more critical with tires that have less sidewall? In the photo the tape sticks through the hole and hooks to the mounting face of the wheel

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    my tires sit about 1/2" in from the fenderlip at the tread now
     
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    If I had a 295 or larger the tire would definitely stick out
     
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    its actually 6 1/4"
     
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    how about some video of you yanking the wheels coming off the brake :)
     
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    ^^ I used public math. An advertised wheel at 15X10" is 11" wide lip to lip. If the back space is 3.77" the other side is 11" minus 3.77" = 7.23"

    Your wheels do stick out a good bit. Is the suspension stiff enough to keep the wheel from hitting the fender lip?

    Here's mine with a 18X12" with a 335mm tire.
     

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    335 is a massive tire!! I see what your saying but my tire is still actually in the fender now, suspension is pretty stiff I'll find out when they get here if not im ordering some 15x8's not alot of choices with this wheel unfortunately
     
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    supposed to het the track this sunday so I hope to have some wheels up video
     
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    I just would hate to see your tires get damaged with suspension travel or worse the fender.
     

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