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Re: Wheel interchangeability

If you have the wrong offset it's going to create alot of problems even 
though the bolt pattern is the same. Wrong offset can create handling 
problem, wears out wheel bearing because of the load distribution is 
changed from the way it was originally design with the original wheel 
offset. Wrong Offset may also make you tires/wheels rub the tie-rod 
especially on the 5000/100/200 model where the tie-rod and steering arm has 
about 10-12mm clearance from the inner edge of the rim/wheel(I owned an 
85' 5000s prior to my current 92' 100 V6 thus I know the clearance between 
the tie-rod and inner rim edge is critical). Rear fender may rub the tires, 
Front wheels may rub the wheel well when turning if the offset is incorrect.

I think correct offset, bolt pattern and hubcentricity are all important 
for a correct wheel fitting. 

Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
92' 100 V6 Tornado Red.

On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Trisha Bethen wrote:

> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 19:03:11 -0500 (EST)
> From: Trisha Bethen <trishab@mv.mv.com>
> To: David Conner <conner@cfm.ohio-state.edu>
> Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: Wheel interchangeability
> These are all interchangeable if they are the same bolt pattern.  We have
> done it.  Hope this helps. 
> Trish