[s-cars] Wheel offset question
barmstea at VOANews.com
Thu Feb 26 11:23:08 PST 2009
Thanks much Taka,
----- Original Message -----
From: Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:45 pm
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Wheel offset question
> You can't go by the offset to determine wheel clearance.
> If you're worried about radial clearance, I'd doubt that any rotor
> setupthat uses Boxster brakes will be so big that it won't fit
> under an 18"
> wheel, but for axial clearance, it really depends on the spoke
> design and
> the offset of the rotor hat.
> Example- I had some AZEV Type A wheels, 17x8 with ET32 offset- no
> problemsat all with brake clearance, even with larger 996 calipers
> over a 320x30
> rotor. The counterexample was a set of Momo wheels, 17x8 with ET35
> no way that the brakes were going to clear unless I used at least
> a 15-20mm
> spacer. It was all in how the spokes were designed that determined
> clearance. I think that is why the Audi Avus wheels have so much brake
> clearance- they're designed to fit over those bulky HP-2 calipers.
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Brian Armstead
> <barmstea at voanews.com>wrote:
> > Guys,
> > I've got the 034 Boxster brakes on my 93 S4, and want to put on
> a set of
> > 18X8 TSW Snetterton wheels with an offset of 32. Any BTDTs on
> whether they
> > will fit?
> > Thanks,
> > Brian
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