Offset for 17" wheels to fit Chimaera ?

Offset for 17" wheels to fit Chimaera ?

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Corin Denton

Original Poster:

8,759 posts

226 months

Thursday 17th January 2002
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Can anyone tell me the correct offsset they have used to fit 17" wheels to their Chimaera please ?

Corin Denton Cureton Green 4.0 Chimaera N952DDY (Noddy)

Graham

16,333 posts

242 months

Thursday 17th January 2002
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not till i get my feckin wheels 5 months and counting....

GreenV8S

28,421 posts

242 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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If you keep the same rim widths (7" front, 7.5" rear) as standard then your 17" rims will need to have the same offset as the originals. I don't remember what the offsets are but I know they have been asked for, and given, several times on Pistonheads. Hopefully a search of the archives will find you the answers.

Cheers,

Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)

richb

43,846 posts

242 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Probably and PLEASE don't just take my word for it, but they should be 25mm front and 40mm rear. I called the factory and was told 35mm f&r and they are NOT so best bet is to take a wheel of and measure it yourself? R...

philshort

8,293 posts

235 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Offset is cast on the inside of one of the spokes of the standard wheels. I have posted them before, try the search engine!

Ok, saved you the bother, here it is: www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=2609&f=13&h=0&hw=offset

Phil

Edited by philshort on Friday 18th January 13:02

Corin Denton

Original Poster:

8,759 posts

226 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Thanks everyone , on doing a bit of research I have found out that the off sets are different front to rear
but a safe route to go is to use ET30 all round , tried and tested by Peninsula and also recommended by some wheel manufacturers.

Corin Denton Cureton Green 4.0 Chimaera N952DDY (Noddy)

richb

43,846 posts

242 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Indeed Phil which just goes to prove my point! Yours were cast as 25mm front and 35mm rear - same as the cast marks on mine. Yet when "measured" were 25mm front and "40mm" rear. Now Peninsula are suggesting 30mm all round. So if you go that route you will have between 5-10mm extra inside the rear wheel arch - may not be a problem but "could" be. R...

philshort

8,293 posts

235 months

Friday 18th January 2002
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Confusing eh! Just goes to show how much use documentation is. I'll get me coat.


Phil

Edited by philshort on Friday 18th January 15:07