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Old 03-30-04, 04:41 PM   #1
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hello my name is shawn and i just bought a 99 gs 300 and i want 20's. my question is i want to go with a 20x8.5 with a 35 offset for the front and a 20x10 with a 40 offset in the rear and i want to lower it with a set of eibach pro kit springs they are supposed to go 1 inch all around will i have any problems with rubbing??? or if i put people in the back seat will it rub ???? please help thanks for any help......shawn
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please do a search or see this post:
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yes i seen that but i cannot read it
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yes i seen that but i cannot read it
Please read this, if it does not help, let one of us know.

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ok now please explain what offset means i want a big lip in the rear so what offset would i go with
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ok now please explain what offset means i want a big lip in the rear so what offset would i go with
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OFFSET DEFINED

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.
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yes i seen that but i cannot read it
Can you elaborate please? Does the page not show up? Thanks.
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ok thanks so what is the maximum offset i could use in the front and back when i lower it 1 inch thanks shawn
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Can you elaborate please? Does the page not show up? Thanks.
yeah please let us know if you can't read the link and why
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ok thanks so what is the maximum offset i could use in the front and back when i lower it 1 inch thanks shawn
and i talked about the sizes and offset for a good setup on the GS. try to read that link and if you really have problem let us know
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Question i dont get it...

"OFFSET DEFINED

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."

im not exactly the brightest when it comes to wheels and idk if its just me, but what is the hub mounting surface?? some of the terms that describe offset, need to be describe... sorry to be a pain, but if anyone can put this in plain english, i would appreciate it
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"OFFSET DEFINED

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."

im not exactly the brightest when it comes to wheels and idk if its just me, but what is the hub mounting surface?? some of the terms that describe offset, need to be describe... sorry to be a pain, but if anyone can put this in plain english, i would appreciate it
well, read my faq damnit there is a link to tirerack with all the details and even a pic!
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well, read my faq damnit there is a link to tirerack with all the details and even a pic!
haha, i DID read it... like 10 times, but the pic doesnt help 1 bit... soooooo, with that said --> ENGLISH PLEASE!!!
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Hey man what part of Florida are you in, we are having a huge meet in Pembroke Pines on April 17, you will see many different wheels in various sizes and offsets, all your questions will be answered.
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haha, i DID read it... like 10 times, but the pic doesnt help 1 bit... soooooo, with that said --> ENGLISH PLEASE!!!
If you take your wheel off, then you see this:

Click the image to open in full size.

There is the flat area on the rotor and in the middle of it is the hub (surrounded by the lugs). Now, on the back of the wheels, there is a corresponding flat area that will mate with the rotor. That flat area is the hub mounting surface that they talk about in the offset description.

I hope this is descriptive enough. Since the hub mounting surface was the only term you called out, this is all I tried to describe. If there are other terms, just post and someone should be able to help.
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