[V8] Wheel offset vs UFO clearance

Gunter Lorberg glforensic at yahoo.com
Thu May 19 01:40:43 EDT 2005

Thanks for the help Keith.  I found a good deal at www.cheapwheels.com.  $350 US for a set of (4) 16" aftermarket alloys which will actually come with an Audi symbol center cap.  $30 for extra hardware, including bolts, but free shipping.  Hopefully they won't require spacers given that I'm running UFOs.  I still can't get over how inexpensive new rims can be these days.
(2) 1990 Canadian V8s

DasWolfen at aol.com wrote:
UFO clearance has more to do with the design of the wheel than the offset. 
The only way to know for sure without a clearance template for a particular 
wheel is to fit it up and see if it clears. 

Ingo is correct in one way though.... a larger offset number moves the 
wheel closer to the steering arm. But in this case....a 7.5" 40 offset its not 
enough to make a difference.
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