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Old 03-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Offset question?

I'm getting some chrome saleens from either AM or Cruizin Concepts Wholesale but I want the wider one for the back. Cruzin Concepts is also cheaper and I'll be running 295/35/18 BFG KDW2

AM: Saleen 18x10 has a 28mm offset

CCW: Saleen 18x10 has a 22mm offset

I'm not too familiar with offsets and what they really mean. Any help?
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I'm getting some chrome saleens from either AM or Cruizin Concepts Wholesale but I want the wider one for the back. Cruzin Concepts is also cheaper and I'll be running 295/35/18 BFG KDW2

AM: Saleen 18x10 has a 28mm offset

CCW: Saleen 18x10 has a 22mm offset

I'm not too familiar with offsets and what they really mean. Any help?
Stock offset is 30mm. With that said, the AM wheel will be closer the same offset, and CCW will stick out a little more. I would guess the CCW will be closer to flush with the fender.
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Stock offset is 30mm. With that said, the AM wheel will be closer the same offset, and CCW will stick out a little more. I would guess the CCW will be closer to flush with the fender.
Awesome! That's what I want. Something flush with the fender. I'm gonna run a 295/35/18 BFG KDW 2 tire in the back. Have you had any experience with CCW?
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Just to let you know Iam pretty sure am price matches
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Awesome! That's what I want. Something flush with the fender. I'm gonna run a 295/35/18 BFG KDW 2 tire in the back. Have you had any experience with CCW?
Unfortunately I haven't had any experience with CCW. I purchased my staggered 18" Bullitts from Late Model Restoration. I used a discount code takeseven, and I saved 7%. Which made LMRs package the best deal I could find online. You are really going to hook up with 295's!
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Just to let you know Iam pretty sure am price matches
AM only price matches advertised prices when a discount code isn't used. Plus AM's anthracite color is to bright and shiny for me compared to LMR's darker gray. Otherwise I might have gone with AM.
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Didn't mean to post that old pic.
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Well AM saleen wheels are like $660 without our discount code and CCW is like $550 or something around those numbers. I've also heard bad rep on authentic Saleens cracking and peeling..
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Well AM saleen wheels are like $660 without our discount code and CCW is like $550 or something around those numbers. I've also heard bad rep on authentic Saleens cracking and peeling..
The OEM chrome Saleens are prone to cracking/peeling. But I haven't heard if that happening with the replica Saleens.
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The OEM chrome Saleens are prone to cracking/peeling. But I haven't heard if that happening with the replica Saleens.
Yeah that's what I seen. Replica ones are better I guess so I'll prolly buy them off CCW with them being a little wider and will last longer! I don't think I'll drive with them on during the winter months. I live in Missouri so the weather blows and I got the stock 01 cobra wheels on it now and I'll just use them for winter tires and bring out the chrome in the good weather.
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Yeah that's what I seen. Replica ones are better I guess so I'll prolly buy them off CCW with them being a little wider and will last longer! I don't think I'll drive with them on during the winter months. I live in Missouri so the weather blows and I got the stock 01 cobra wheels on it now and I'll just use them for winter tires and bring out the chrome in the good weather.
Sounds like a solid plan. When are you getting the new wheels?
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Sounds like a solid plan. When are you getting the new wheels?
Soon as I get my tax money! I'm gonna buy the wheels and then the tires locally.
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offset is how far the mounting point of the rim is compared to the center line of the rim.

If its 30mm offset its 30mm towards the outside of the rim or about 1 inch

if the rim is 10 inches wide with 30mm offset then the back spacing is:

10/2 = 5

30mm / 25.4mm = 1.18 inches

5inches + 1.18 inches = 6.18 inches

6.18 inches = backspacing

10 inches - 6.18 inches = 3.82 inches

3.82 inches = front spacing
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offset is how far the mounting point of the rim is compared to the center line of the rim.

If its 30mm offset its 30mm towards the outside of the rim or about 1 inch

if the rim is 10 inches wide with 30mm offset then the back spacing is:

10/2 = 5

30mm / 25.4mm = 1.18 inches

5inches + 1.18 inches = 6.18 inches

6.18 inches = backspacing

10 inches - 6.18 inches = 3.82 inches

3.82 inches = front spacing
The first sentence did it for me. Don't understand the numbers at the bottom lol.
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Wow that does help a lot! So the stock offset is 30mm and I know the 18x10 saleens on AM is 28mm and these ones off WheelReplicas.com (pictured) are 22mm so that means they're wider. Correct?
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the smaller the offset number the more pushed out the wheels will be when mounted.

and for reference 25.4mm = 1 inch~

offset has nothing to do with how wide the rim is, its just where the mounting location is in relation the given rim's width so it has no effect on how wide the rim is.

Also one other thing to toss a wrench in... lol for mustangs if you think about how the front suspension travels (a arm setup) as the front wheel goes upward (hit a bump lower the car etc) the wheel pull inward due to the geometry of the design.

A wheel that sits fender flush at stock height will look a bit more sunk in when the same car is lowered 2 inches ~ not a ton but a little bit.

The rear does not suffer from this since its a live axle and goes straight up/straight down

As you lower the offset the closer it is to the center line so more of the wheel sits outwards more and more as it gets lower and lower
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the smaller the offset number the more sunk in the wheels will be when mounted.

and for reference 25.4mm = 1 inch~

offset has nothing to do with how wide the rim is, its just where the mounting location is in relation the given rim's width so it has no effect on how wide the rim is.

Also one other thing to toss a wrench in... lol for mustangs if you think about how the front suspension travels (a arm setup) as the front wheel goes upward (hit a bump lower the car etc) the wheel pull inward due to the geometry of the design.

A wheel that sits fender flush at stock height will look a bit more sunk in when the same car is lowered 2 inches ~ not a ton but a little bit.

The rear does not suffer from this since its a live axle and goes straight up/straight down
I just want saleens wheels that don't look super sunk in. I'm lowered an inch and a half and I'm gonna be running 295 tires. I just knew the ZR saleen wheels have a 22mm offset and the AM have a 28mm offset. Wheel replicas compared to AM.
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28 vs 22 is very little, 6mm is like a quarter of an inch~ not a HUGE deal breaker. You can always used a smaller spacer to fix it, where if they sit out to much you cant.

I have no idea what looks like what on newer cars, only pre 05s

I am sure you can find pics of the two on cars and compare, probably cant really tell a difference.
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28 vs 22 is very little, 6mm is like a quarter of an inch~ not a HUGE deal breaker. You can always used a smaller spacer to fix it, where if they sit out to much you cant.

I have no idea what looks like what on newer cars, only pre 05s

I am sure you can find pics of the two on cars and compare, probably cant really tell a difference.
Not enough to tell a difference between the two??
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28 vs 22 is very little, 6mm is like a quarter of an inch~ not a HUGE deal breaker. You can always used a smaller spacer to fix it, where if they sit out to much you cant.

I have no idea what looks like what on newer cars, only pre 05s

I am sure you can find pics of the two on cars and compare, probably cant really tell a difference.
If you were to pick between Wheel Replicas or AM which one would you pick?
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