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Old 06-29-2005, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys! need some help please! im new to wheels and i am going to buy the mv 2 evo style replica alloy

wheels.

i have a 2001 bmw 318ci se (not sport). i have the standard 16" wheels.

the tires with my new wheels will be:
225/40ZR18

BUT, i can buy from 3 different places who all have different offsets. the offsets are either 38, 40,

or 47. which should i go for. the wheels with an offset of 40 are local to me to convinient to

purchase.

any help would be appreciated.

p.s. i only have limited knowledge of offsets. a larger positve offset means the wheels will stick out

less right?... thus, should i purchase the 38 offset wheels for a better look?

please help!
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..theres no info on offsets ive emailed them, but i dont know if they are going to help since the wheels i am wanted to buy are not their own..
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Originally posted by warmasice+Jun 29 2005, 04:29 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(warmasice @ Jun 29 2005, 04:29 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-RealBMW 02@Jun 29 2005, 09:41 PM
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..theres no info on offsets ive emailed them, but i dont know if they are going to help since the wheels i am wanted to buy are not their own..
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Hi ! The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types.

Zero Offset
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. .Basicly you can put weels with the offset range from 35(original) up to 47 without drivebility problem.
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..theres no info on offsets ive emailed them, but i dont know if they are going to help since the wheels i am wanted to buy are not their own..
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Hi ! The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types.

Zero Offset
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. .Basicly you can put weels with the offset range from 35(original) up to 47 without drivebility problem.
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thank you!! you hit the nail on the head. that makes perfect sense. just to let you know i put some 18" MV 2 evo style wheels on with an offset of 40. they seem ok and drive well. dont stick out too much on the wheel side either and plenty of clearance near the strut.

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www.tirerack.com

go there and they will tell you what will fit on your car
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..theres no info on offsets ive emailed them, but i dont know if they are going to help since the wheels i am wanted to buy are not their own..
[snapback]358388[/snapback]

Hi ! The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types.

Zero Offset
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. .Basicly you can put weels with the offset range from 35(original) up to 47 without drivebility problem.
[snapback]358870[/snapback]

thank you!! you hit the nail on the head. that makes perfect sense. just to let you know i put some 18" MV 2 evo style wheels on with an offset of 40. they seem ok and drive well. dont stick out too much on the wheel side either and plenty of clearance near the strut.

cheers.
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Actually 40 offset is perfect ! Enjoy !
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