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Old 11-06-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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So I was sittin on my fat butt today lookin in jegs catalog and found a set of rims I like, however there for RWD cars. What is the difference between FWD rims or RWD rims?
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RWD and FWD rims? Its all the same rims it doesnt matter. As long as the bolt pattern is the same its a green light
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Cool. I lways heard you couldn't use a RWD rim on a FWD car. If thats a myth that will make me happy. I love those rims. I also like these ones. There only 50 bucks a piece
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Well i love the first ones! second ones care kinda..yeah..
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The first ones are my fav. too I will have to start savin up for them. My dad had the second one on his 84 t-bird. Actuall when you put white letter tires on and mount them to a car they look good
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i believe the main difference will be the offset. a rwd wheel on a fwd car might stick out too much
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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. We have test fitted thousands of different vehicles for proper fitment.

from tirerack.com
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i believe the main difference will be the offset. a rwd wheel on a fwd car might stick out too much
Yeah, but if you think about it. Even on RWD cars your have to buy two of those rims for the front right? So they have to be made to be on front wheels. Who knows, I'm dumb All I know is I want those rims!!
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So I was sittin on my fat butt today lookin in jegs catalog and found a set of rims I like, however there for RWD cars. What is the difference between FWD rims or RWD rims?

crager ss? r keystones? those are mainly put on older muscle cars
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So I was sittin on my fat butt today lookin in jegs catalog and found a set of rims I like, however there for RWD cars. What is the difference between FWD rims or RWD rims?

crager ss? r keystones? those are mainly put on older muscle cars
I love that style rim, does anyone know of a rim like that that would be good on a bonneville??
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