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which wheels should I get?

This is a discussion on which wheels should I get? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by El Toro Loco yea i know what u mean, about the tt2 they do look good, butr ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    yea i know what u mean, about the tt2 they do look good, butr they are very common. i debating on goin with a good gunmetal wheel. or some ccw's i love the way they look man and the fact that u can have them custom built is better, i plan on gettin a 9inch and shortening it. just to have a different setup u know? cause i know not to many people do that.
    I feel ya. It's your ride....gotta do what makes you feel good. Good luck!

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    thanks man, i noticed u said u in the desert< u in the armed forces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    thanks man, i noticed u said u in the desert< u in the armed forces?
    Yep, Army. April will be 18 years. Only two to go until retirement. This will hopefully be my last trip over seas.

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    thats cool man, thanks for everything yal do. be safe out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    thats cool man, thanks for everything yal do. be safe out there
    Thanks.

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    what exactly does the off set mean and then 275/X/18 mean..the X part

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-my-body View Post
    what exactly does the off set mean and then 275/X/18 mean..the X part
    The offset is the distance from the dead center of the wheel to the surface area that will touch the hub.
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    As for the "X"... that is the sidewall ratio.
    If we take a tire that is 275/35-18
    18 is the diameter of wheel in inches, ie 18"
    275 is the width of the tire in mm.
    35 is % of sidewall relative to the width... ie sidewall = 35% of 275mm = 96.25mm = 3.8"
    With this last information, you can find the overall diameter = wheel diameter + 2x sidewalls, in this case: 18" + 2x 3.8" = 25.6"

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    so to have the staggered look ot the wheels do u need a positive offset or a negative one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    so to have the staggered look ot the wheels do u need a positive offset or a negative one?
    our cars come stock w/ +50mm offset.
    if you go lower, you're making the wheel stick out more.
    if you go higher, you're tucking the wheel inside the wheel well.

    An example is a corvette wheel w/ +56mm offset.
    The wheel sticks in more... so by putting a 1/4" spacer, it'll bring it to stockish location, making it an equivalent of ~50mm offset.

    Isn't staggered look just the fact that te wheels in the rear are taller than the front one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    The offset is the distance from the dead center of the wheel to the surface area that will touch the hub.
    An image is worth 1000 words:
    Click for full size

    As for the "X"... that is the sidewall ratio.
    If we take a tire that is 275/35-18
    18 is the diameter of wheel in inches, ie 18"
    275 is the width of the tire in mm.
    35 is % of sidewall relative to the width... ie sidewall = 35% of 275mm = 96.25mm = 3.8"
    With this last information, you can find the overall diameter = wheel diameter + 2x sidewalls, in this case: 18" + 2x 3.8" = 25.6"

    Hope this helps.
    That is great info!

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