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    Need wheel offset numbers for stock wheels

    All the old threads and stickys are missing pictures and info and PDF's. Everything is getting outdated. BLah.

    Anyway, does anyone know the offset of my WS6 speedline wheels? I'm fixing to finally buy some wheels and need to know what will work and what will not.

    Please and thank you.

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    The factory 17 x 9 WS6 wheels have a 50mm offset.
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    So Im thinking a 17x9 wheel with a 35 mm offset will work? I don't understand all these numbers. lol

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    Ah no.....not unless you like it rubbing.

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    Well they offer a +45 offset. Might go with that size then. Plus I already rolled my fenders.

    It's just so hard to find wheels I like with our lug pattern and in 17's.
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    Hey Jodi,

    This should help out AND explain the situation!

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

    Interesting that you mention about wheels you might like as i really have not seen people on here thinking about
    other OEM wheels, that is to say trying to fit say a BMW or a Mercedes wheel on a TA.

    In engineering terms most things are possible with enough thought when it comes to modifying things to accept
    something unusual.. I did look into trying to fit some BMW rims on a while back but the cost of the rims canceled
    those plans!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Hey Jodi,

    This should help out AND explain the situation!

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

    Interesting that you mention about wheels you might like as i really have not seen people on here thinking about
    other OEM wheels, that is to say trying to fit say a BMW or a Mercedes wheel on a TA.

    In engineering terms most things are possible with enough thought when it comes to modifying things to accept
    something unusual.. I did look into trying to fit some BMW rims on a while back but the cost of the rims canceled
    those plans!!

    I have an 2002 BMW and I put my M3 wheels on once and they fit perfect. But they were 18's. So I'm just trying to think outside the box. I have a vision for my car and one way or another, I will get these wheels to fit. lol

    Thank you for that link. I'll go read more now.

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    18's will fit, just need to figure tire size. You're biggest hurdle is in the front. I've seen 18's on the front but the tires looked like rubber bands. No way I would run them with my power output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    18's will fit, just need to figure tire size. You're biggest hurdle is in the front. I've seen 18's on the front but the tires looked like rubber bands. No way I would run them with my power output.
    I would think something on the order of a 285/35/18 would fit nicely in the front, and not be a rubber band. I was considering it for my car, if I had found three more factory Z06 wheels for cheap, I wouldve done it.

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    I have 295/35/18 all around and they fit pretty well. Just had to modify the bump stops.

    BMW wheels actually fit well since their lug pattern is only off ours by a mm irrc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    I have 295/35/18 all around and they fit pretty well. Just had to modify the bump stops.

    BMW wheels actually fit well since their lug pattern is only off ours by a mm irrc.
    Can you better define "modified the bump stops"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Hey Jodi,

    This should help out AND explain the situation!

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

    Interesting that you mention about wheels you might like as i really have not seen people on here thinking about
    other OEM wheels, that is to say trying to fit say a BMW or a Mercedes wheel on a TA.

    In engineering terms most things are possible with enough thought when it comes to modifying things to accept
    something unusual.. I did look into trying to fit some BMW rims on a while back but the cost of the rims canceled
    those plans!!

    Like making 5th Gen headers fit on a 4th Gen 😂
    It's on jackstands.

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    Man alive, Jon!!!!!

    I am sitting here taking it on the chin, but.........

    I still blame the dispatch fool at TSP


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    Can you better define "modified the bump stops"?
    Trim off the tab and use these bump stops:

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