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re:17" wheels and offset banter
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- Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 15:08:10 -0500
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If you are confident that your wheels will fit a lowered car, then we
should talk about getting some for mine or at least defining what you
have. I still need to call some OEM connections I have to see what
might be available or possible for such a good customer as
Chrysler...heehee:-). I really prefer 16" though given the roads here
in Michigan and the already harsh nature of my set-up.
And yes I went asking numerous people here at Chrysler who deal in
wheels and some who have worked at places like Lotus and everyone
agrees with the definition I posted for you. The Brits say "inset"
and "outset" to define positive and negative offset. The same guy who
told me this also said that the Germans use the same terminology BUT
it means the opposite to them which has caused some confusion in the
past...sounds like this is what happened to you perhaps?? I guess both
of us are correct in our own way but I believe that for continuity's
sake we should adopt the system most commonly accepted in the US which
is the definition stated in my previous post. If you still don't
agree, we'll just have to agree to disagree! I hope we don't confuse
too many listers, though.<:-)'.
Please let me know about your wheels whatever the offset sign!!
PS I have been unable to mail you directly...do you have a problem
there with your provider?? (I get "invalid recipient)
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>PS: saw your web page and your 200, did you lower it at all? it
doesn't look >like it in the picture so I wonder if your magic 17"
wheels would fit:-
Nope, it hasn't been lowered (yet!) but it won't make any difference
when I do get around to it since I checked clearances by stroking the
struts and shocks through their full range of travel without any
springs. As such, it doesn't matter where the static ride height ends
up since they didn't rub anywhere....
BTW, not to beat a dead horse, but have you verified that Audis do
indeed have negative offset wheels? I was surprised to see the Tire
Rack's web page has it wrong, as well ... maybe the auto industry uses
different terminology but I've checked a half-dozen of my reference
books and they all say the same thing.
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