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Post by Dead Man on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:51 pm

Well I did some searching around but couldn't nail this question down, Im gonna be ordering some TORQUE THRUST II rims soon, and Im needing to know the correct offset. I know for sure I do not want the rims/tires to stick out at all, I want them nice and neat under the fenders front and back. The fronts will be 16x7. the rears will be 16x9.5 thanks in advance, this is my first time doing this and I want to get it right.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:11 pm

If you don't use really enormous tires I use the rule of thumb of one half the rim width for a backset. Of course this is not exact, so If I was you I would go with a 4.5 inch backset on the backs and 4 inch on the front. JB
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Post by Dead Man on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:15 pm

thanks, I am wanting to run tires to where I have good meat on the back. I really dont like the look of a small profile tire.
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Post by Dead Man on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:51 pm

thnaks dont know how I over looked those. now just to learn how to read them lol.
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Post by Dead Man on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:46 am

well seems like the market for the 9.5 wide rims isnt that good so i may just stick with 16x8, if im doing this correct that means im still gonna need the rims to be 4.5 back set for the rears also even when i move it down to 16x8.
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Post by Pontichev327 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:06 pm

The new Hurst wheels come in a 17x 9. LLoks awsome!... Also the Boss#338 come in 18x9.5 they are the ones on G3NUT's beautiful black SS and on my Laguna,(mine are 18x8) Check 'em out![img][/img]
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:09 pm

You R ahead of me- I have not done the math or any measurements yet. Keeping my 15 x 8 rally's for now.
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Post by Pontichev327 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:20 pm

There is a place called Stockton wheels who will custom widen rallys or other wheels to your spec. They are probably not the only ones to do that .
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Post by Dead Man on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:35 pm

the guy im looking to buy from says he has the 16x8 in 4 or 4.75 backspacing
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Post by Pontichev327 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:29 pm

The Hurst Dazzler in a 15x8 gives lots of room for a wide tire with some good sidewall to it. They come in Black or Gold with machined lip.http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/hurst/swap/hrst_dazzler15x8_mba_ci3_l.jpg
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Those R nice but MUCHO EXPENSIVO, no?
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Post by Laguna Budman on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:53 pm

Here are pics of mine with the new tires and Boss 338 18x9.5 with 4 3/4 offset. New tire size is 295-45-18 old ones were 275-40-18. New ones fill it up way better I think. And the old way
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Looks good either way w/ those rims. Did you drop the suspension any?
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Post by Laguna Budman on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:54 pm

2 inch drop spindles and 2 inch drop on rear springs
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:55 pm

Those rims look sweet on there. Love the lip on them. I'd love to grab a pair of them for my boat trailer.
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Post by StevenCrowtown on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:56 pm





My instructor at UTI in houston owns this one. Looks good with the TT2's
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Post by Pontichev327 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:06 pm

Those look great with the gold paint! Old style TQ's are cool but they are so common at the same time. I checked on the Hurst Dazzler in a 15x8, starts at 169.00 each. That's less than the new TQ's at the parts store. The Boss #338's in a staggered 18x8 and 18x9.5 were 659.00 set of 4. Wheel and tire combos for the Boss#338's on Phoenix CL is 1100.00. So.. not super cheap, but definately on the low side when looking at aftermarket wheels NEW.
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Post by Laguna Budman on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:20 pm

I like my Boss wheels but I wish they came in a 15 or 16 inch for more tire selections. Hard to fill the wheel wells with low pro tires in my opinion.
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Post by Dead Man on Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:01 am

ok i think i miss spoke lol, off set and back spacing is different correct ?.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:01 am

73ssbb wrote:ok i think i miss spoke lol, off set and back spacing is different correct ?.
Offset on our cars should always be 0 and backset should be 4 inches for a 8 inch wide rim. A little leeway is allowed for most backset applications for anything except huge wide tires JB
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Post by Laguna Budman on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:37 am

Okay mine are 4 3/4 backset for a 9.5 rim. This is measurement from back center to back of rim. Didn't know there was a difference. Good to know.
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Post by black eyes on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:23 am

budman what are you running on the front with off set and tires? also did you drop the front? thanks

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Post by Joe73 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:25 am

Just FYI.  I'm running a 15x10 rim with 50 series rubber.  They have a 4 1/2" backspace.  Pics show how she looks.  But my current rear (monte rear) is 1" wider than my stock chevelle rear.  So figure they can tuck another 1/2" on each side if you have a chevelle rear.  Just FYI.



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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:44 pm

Hmmm...what would happen if you l;owered your car, LOL?
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