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kz
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23rd Sep 03 at 12:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that i cant have 195/50/15 tyres on my car?

its a t-reg corsa b. i phoned up motor-world to order some wheels and they said they wont fit... does that just mean theyre gonna rub? its only another £70 for 45 tyres but im low on cash atm and these wheels are only gonna be on my car until november anyway!

anyone know where i can get some dirt cheap 15s
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23rd Sep 03 at 12:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

50 is fine

is it true the wheels on the bus go round and round ??
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23rd Sep 03 at 13:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes said mad donna!
kz
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so shall i tell this guy to G2F and order them anyway? also im gonna get it lowered around 40mm will that cuase a problem?

[Edited on 23-09-2003 by kz]
kz
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icy ive just found how i value your opinion. i though who is this guy telling me 50s alright, then i realised it was you, and i believe you
Icy
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55 wud be ok too if ur not gona lower it

i had 195/50 15s before no probs
kz
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so you think i can lower it as well?
Icy
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45's wud look cool but not good for handlin round corners
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yeh
kz
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at the end of the day i dont mind a bit of rubbing, i very rarely have four or more people in my car
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okay cheers. ive only got this car until november anyway, just a temp thing... thats why i want some cheap ass ones!
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23rd Sep 03 at 13:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wots offset tho?
kz
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they didnt say... what do i need again?
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50 is fine, at the end of the day there are hundreds of corsas running 17's which are wider and taller, this guy knows shit, order the 50's.
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23rd Sep 03 at 18:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

50 is fine
look in me garage there 50's
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23rd Sep 03 at 18:16   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Offset needs to be between 45 and 49 mm...

6" or 6.5" wide 15's (instead of 7J) would be good too...
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thanks everyone. tim... does "ET" basically mean millemeters then?
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23rd Sep 03 at 22:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks better as 45 though!
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ET is an abbreviation to 'Offset' it is a measurement from the centre of the wheel to the area where the wheel mounts onto the car. I know what mean
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cant be arsed to read above, but 45's give a true rolling radius to 50's, and if ya plan to lower it loads, ya will get rubbing with 50's compared to 45's

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i have 45s on my 15s and i think it looks loads better than a 50 profile on 15s - Shows off the alloy more....

i thought my handling would be better with a 45 profile too,due to there being less flex in the tyre wall
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OFFSET
“The offset of a wheel is the measurement the wheel is offset from the centre line of the overall width of the wheel.”
A wheel which sits further under the wheel arch with a small outer rim is normally a negative offset as per Diagram A, and shown as 'ET' offset. A wheel which sits further out with either a larger or small outer rim and a large block which takes the hub mounting face beyond the centre line is normally a positive offset and shown as an 'ET' offset.
An example - MO 6x15 (MO1560 ET49) has a negative offset and has a flat outer rim and the MS (MS1380 ET-06) has a positive offset with a dished front face and a large outer rim.
To work out the offset the wheel must be measured accurately using the following steps and using Diagram A
Measure the overall width of the wheel - (ii)
Measure the ‘T’ dimension, which is the measurement from the back of the bolt up face to the outside of the inner rim - (i)
Divide the overall width by two which gives you the centre line.
Minus the ‘T’ dimension from the centre line.
A negative answer the wheel would be ET.
A positive answer the wheel would be ET–.
An example - AT (AT1355) with an offset of ET35 has an overall width of 159.7mm. Therefore the centreline would be 79.85mm and the ‘T’ dimension should be 114.85mm.
So 114.85 - 79.85 = 35mm.


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Useless fact of the day -- ET is just the German TUEV designation for offset -- short for 'Einpresstiefe' which is something to do with observed depth...
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No, Tim, you're wrong again

ET is an Alien
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corb, respect admins final decision

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