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Old 02-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #1
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Looking at some Enkeis to replace my chrome Epics and need a 101 teaching in offsets. Whats too much on our cars? I've got it centered down to two Enkei styles:
RS5 - 40 offset
DM5 - 38 offset

I like both and each is unique, but the offsets are slightly different. Anyone wanna play teacher for a few minutes?
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And what are we gunna do with the old ones kyle?
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Here'* your answer kyle!
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/offset.htm
Here'* one possibility for ya....



EDIT: uh my link wasn't showing up....
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Stock Rims have a 43mm inset, either will be close enough I'd think

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This is very important. Ignore this and you can end up with all manner of nasty problems. This is the distance in mm between the centreline of the wheel rim, and the line through the fixing face. You can have inset, outset or neither. This determines how the suspension and self-centring steering behave. The most obvious problem that will occur if you get it wrong is that the steering will either become so heavy that you can't turn the car, or so light that you need to spend all your time keeping the bugger in a straight line. More mundane problems through ignoring this measurment can range from wheels that foul parts of the bodywork or suspension, to high-speed judder in the steering because the suspension setup can't handle that particular type of wheel. This figure will be stamped on the wheel somewhere as an ET figure.
http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbi...yre_bible.html
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let get some pics of those rims!
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Hmmm...interesting info, thanks. I'm leaning towards the DM5'* because they have big spokes to make the car look mean. Oh I love the photoshopped image Jason!

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OMG. those top ones are perfect. (looks up price)
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Here ya go...

Ya know, i should get free epics for doing this....

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NICE! I'm sold baby!
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you photoshopped that? great work man, i thought he bought them and installed them for the first ten seconds.....

(the RS5'* are the perfect rim)
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