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Old 04-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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My hunt and questions about my optimal wheel

Hey guys. Been doing a lot of digging though different forums regarding light(ish)weight 20 in rims for my 2011 mustang and am finding this to be one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make. Partly because I don't completely understand all the aspects of what I should be searching for and partly because I'm OCD. Anyway, First I was going to go with forgestars from AM, but the F14s are close to 30 lbs, which will make my wheels heavier than stock, so then I thought I had decided to go with 20 inch TSW interlagos matte black in a staggered pattern 20x 9 in the front and 20 x 10.5 in the back. On those I was going to put 275 35r20 and 315 35r20 Michelin super sports. Now here are the problems Im encountering.

1. According to discount tire the do not make a 20 x 9 inch rim for the interlagos in the 5x114.3, although I have found an online site that says they have not sure what thats about. And if I cant do a 20x 9 will a 20x10 inch rim fit on the front without rubbing? Because that is another option.

2. I have no idea what kind of offsets I should be expecting, actually I dont really understand the whole concept of calculating desired offsets completely, and every time I read something else about it it seems to be more confusing to me.....but this kind of stuff usually doesnt stop me. From what I gather I am going to want a +40-45 mm offset up front and +60mm offset in the rear

3. well the 20x10.5 inch interlagos seem to only come in an offset of +25, so whats that going to do to the rear?

4. I have a watts link installed, is it going to interfere with bigger tires?

5. I told the guy what tires I wanted and he basically tole me there would be over an inch diameter difference between the front and the back....Never even thought about this. What does that matter though out of curiosity? Will it affect handling?

This is my daily driver and while I don't track it yet I am in the mindset of possibly doing it in the future. I want the 20 inch rims for looks, but also want them to be lighter than stock or around the same weight. I know a lot of guys go with the nurberings, but I really want a matte black wheel and dont really want to shell out the dough to get my new rims powder coated right after I get them, but I would have to if I got the nurberings. If anybody could shed some insight on my questions and maybe offer me some guidance I would be very grateful. I was really looking forward to getting some new rubber on my car as the weather starts to get warmer, but now my head is spinning. Im pretty sure my wife is gonna kill me if I keep looking at the same wheels over and over. Cheers guys
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