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OzzySRi
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26th Mar 03 at 07:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dispite the countless threads on wheel offset i still have a prob...

i know all u peeps say to go for an offset 45-49 but when i went shopping for 17's for my corsa c they insisted that i go for a 40 offset or the wheel will foul.

Will i run into probs with this offset considering a 40mm drop will soon follow? btw my car is a 1.8sri which is apparently already lower than normal c's.

this is the wheel in question. AMG Matrix 17x7:



Advice from existing 17" owners appreciated
Gambit
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26th Mar 03 at 09:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

et40 will foul like fuk, stick to et45 for corsa c

if your still undecided then ring PVD and ask for some advice
OzzySRi
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26th Mar 03 at 09:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats what i was thinking... but then i noticed that rieger have corsa 17" rims on their website catalogue that are et35.

whats the deal with that??
Gambit
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26th Mar 03 at 09:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the deal is no ignore them!!!
Kris TD
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26th Mar 03 at 10:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they are probably 6" wide not 7-7.5 like those ones picturesd above.
OzzySRi
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26th Mar 03 at 11:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does anyone out there have 17" with et40 offset?
Skippy corsa
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26th Mar 03 at 11:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ok allen mate mine are 205/40/16 et 40's, the guy at big O's said the same thing to me. Mine run fine no scubbing what so ever
carla_sri
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26th Mar 03 at 12:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

iv got 205/40/17 et 40 evo-rs they went on no problem. but not lowered it yet and to do so i need to get me arches hacked away. it does knock if i have n e 1 in back of car, but fine with two people in.

cya
carla

[Edited on 26-03-2003 by carla_sri]
Nailz
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carla have u got a nice body n r u gorgeous?
OzzySRi
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27th Mar 03 at 05:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

@ Kris TD. The wheels advertised on rieger are 17x7 et35... and these guys are supposed to be reputable 'stylers' right???
netagra
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27th Mar 03 at 08:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My question is, when changing our wheels' offset what's the effect on our suspension? Is this less important than rub?
Pete
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27th Mar 03 at 08:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Rieger are reputable, but they're also German! In the continent people want low offsets and are prepared to hack arches apart.

There are so many ET45-49 wheels now, is there any need to risk potential problems and go lower?

Also, as well as the risk of scrubbage, a lower offset does seriously affect the handling.
OzzySRi
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28th Mar 03 at 08:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i went n visited another wheel supplier n had a bit of a chat n according to them the thing with corsas is less about offset n more about caliper clearance. hmmmm
Red_SXi
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28th Mar 03 at 10:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

MY 16" Corsa C Sri wheels (on my Sxi) are ET40, and they sit under the arch, just, you might be ok, but i'd get ET45 - ET49 just to be safe
corsa C ya
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28th Mar 03 at 19:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive 7.5x17 on a et 35 and got no probs
OzzySRi
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28th Mar 03 at 20:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

@ corsa C ya: how far out under the arch trim did ur rims go?
Dan_Corsa
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28th Mar 03 at 20:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by corsa C ya
ive 7.5x17 on a et 35 and got no probs

have you lowered your car,thats a ford offset,they must stick out a mile
corsa C ya
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28th Mar 03 at 20:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it is lowered 30 rear 40 front and they do not stick out far enough to rub on the arches. we also have 205-40-17 wich help

 
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