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b16gnr

I posted on here a while ago about my chrome wheels flaking, i cannot find anyone who can fix the chrome so the best i can do is get them all stripped and coated for £80 a corner. so this gives me the chance to get a second hand set (the tyres are brand new) but i cant find any with the same offset which i believe is standard westfield?

 

my question is which way around is the difference ie if the offset is bigger than the +38 (which i believe it to be), will that make the wheel stick out further or in closer to the car?

 

this might seem like a daft question but i don't want to buy a set only to find they wont fit particularly on the front as the arches are close to the wheels!

 

thanks

wayne 

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KenP

Hopefully this will help

On 01/01/2014 at 14:09, Captain Colonial said:

Another helpful link for those changing wheel size:

 

https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator

 

Note that earlier alloys often had their offset stamped as "E" instead of "ET" for some reason - if yours has something like E20, that's likely to be its offset, but regardless of "E" or "ET", always measure, do not assume!

 

Fun fact: ET is the short form of the German word 'Einpresstiefe' which literally translates as 'insertion depth'.

 

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b16gnr
2 minutes ago, KenP said:

Hopefully this will help

 

thanks Ken, that is very useful 

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Archibald Meatpants

This site also useful

 

https://www.willtheyfit.com/

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b16gnr
1 hour ago, Archibald Meatpants said:

This site also useful

 

https://www.willtheyfit.com/

thanks that is handy to see the graphic of the wheel, so in a nutshell the lower the et the further the wheel sticks out, 

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Terry Everall - WSCC Competition Secretary

Remember that the width of the rims needs too be taken INTO  account in any calculations

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Archibald Meatpants
Just now, Terry Everall - WSCC Competition Secretary said:

Remember that the width of the rims needs too be taken I toileting account in any calculations

 

Posting on the loo Terry?

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Terry Everall - WSCC Competition Secretary

whoops...now edited

 

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b16gnr

thanks terry i will probably try to keep the width

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