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13x7 Superlite wheels: correct offset with standard fenders?

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Hi guys,

I'm about to order a set of Superlite wheels, but I'm still trying to determine the correct offset. The car will have standard fenders, not turbo or alpina flares. I've seen a lot of posts saying that +25mm or +26mm is about right, but I need to confirm this before I get them to make me the wrong wheels.

Thanks for your help,

Brent

p.s. I know the offset question is probably getting a bit tired, but it's difficult when everyone has different specs for their cars, no two are the same.

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That sounds right-

my data point is that I'm running e26 15 x 7.5's with

a tiny spacer- and camber plates on top. Everything fits.

I don't think it would without the camber plates, though...

what I got.

t

(edit- Draco's right about tires- a 205 hits the rear firewall, but a 195-50 works)

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Brent,

It will also depends on what tire size you run. a 195 tire should be ok but a 205 you may need to roll the fenders.

On my SSR 15x7 et 26 with 195 tires on with 3mm spacer up front to clear the caliper which makes it an et of 23. But my camber is set at 1.5 so with that you could run the offset of 25 without rolling fenders if you go down to any thing less than 23 you may need more clearance.

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Yeah I'll most likely be running 195's for now.

I still can't decide what offset to run. I've read through as many other threads as i can, but everyone has different car specs (turbo flares, tyre choice, ride height etc). I seem to be more confused now than I was when I started reading...

Also, the car is undergoing a resto, so it's difficult for me to take measurements off the car, otherwise I would have done that already. Any insight would be great, as I'm keen to order some wheels, but I need the correct offset to start off with. Oh, and I'd much prefer to do without spacers, I'd rather just get the correct offset to start off with.

Thanks guys!

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Brent,

If you run 13x7 with 195 tires on stock car without rolling the fenders lowered on Ireland stage 2 springs I believe you can get away with 23 offset. I will check with my 13 inch epsilon s tonight to see the specs on that. I have 205 tire on there and they rub on unrolled fenders. I'm sure if I switch over to 195 I'll be in the clear.

Le

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And here's the thing-

if you order them inset a little too far, (too big a number)

you can always fix that with a small spacer.

If they sit out too far, you're stuck.

I agree, for a 7", 23's about as close as you can get to the front

strut and still have clearance. My measuring tool is the small

joint of my little finger- if it won't fit between the tire and the

strut without me screaming, the tire's gonna rub.

With 13's you want to do the same thing at the tie rod end,

and give it a little more, because the tire squirms more that close

to the contact patch.

hth,

t

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