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AdiSRI
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20th Apr 04 at 21:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im looking at getting Dare V1's for my car, 7 x 17".

I also want to fit coilovers at the same time, and psg wide archs.

My question is what offset should i get, ET45 or ET40, bearing in mind that i want it to clear the coilover strut without spacers, and i dont want any rubbing at all!!
Drew
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20th Apr 04 at 21:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

et 45 17s wont clear the coilovers

well didnt on mine with spax coilovers
AdiSRI
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20th Apr 04 at 22:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

this is the worry i have, does anyone know on FK or COBRA coilovers, as the spax ones r a tad different to the others...
Joff
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20th Apr 04 at 22:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you're fitting wide arches then go for ET40 - at least then the fibreglass will hide the bodged arches underneath.

I've had to fit spacers on my ET45 wheels to get clearance on my 4-pots and the handling is now terrible - I can't understand why people would be happy driving a Corsa with ET40 wheels unless they've never tried it on ET45-49!!
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Um Adam_B runs ET45 16"x7J with FK coilovers... Would have thought the width was more important as my wheels go above the spring platform...
AdiSRI
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so might i be ok with 7 x 17 et45??

My current wheels are ET45 but r 7.5" wide and i get a lot of tramlining already...
AdiSRI
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ttt
Tim
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I think 17x7J should be fine... Buy ET45 and if you need spacers then get them... Surely it's better to buy a higher offset and only use spacers if you really need to, rather than buying lower offset wheels and not being able to do anything to raise it...
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prolly for the best yes...

 
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