Low offset on a mk2

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Low offset on a mk2

Post by chrisleeds » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:42 pm

Just need abit of advice.

My brother has just bought some Porsche cookie cutters for his mk2 rocco and im not sure whether there gonna fit.

There 15x7" with an et of 23 ( i thought it would be around 50 but been told otherwise and cant see it stamped on the wheels)

So the problem is even if we get 15mm adaptors the offset will be et8 which im guessing is gonna be way too low eseccially on the fronts.

Any advice guys?

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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by Nate » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:37 am

if you have et23 wheel and put a 15mm spacer, that will make them et38, surely?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_(wheel)


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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by Ryan » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:26 am

^Yep^ :yup:


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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by chrisleeds » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:41 pm

Thanks for the replys.
I always though the lower the offset the more the wheel would stick out of the arch,so adding a 15mm adaptor to a et23 wheel would lower it to et8 and not et38?



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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by Risocco » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:26 pm

chrisleeds wrote:Thanks for the replys.
I always though the lower the offset the more the wheel would stick out of the arch,so adding a 15mm adaptor to a et23 wheel would lower it to et8 and not et38?
Yeah, I'm with you. The lower the ET, the more poke.

By adding an adaptor/spacer, how are you not altering the ET as your making it poke out more?

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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by Village Idiots » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:02 am

ET is the distance from the wheel centre line to the wheel mounting face, measured in millimetres. With positive offset, the mounting face is closer to the outside edge of the wheel. Hence the lower the offset, the closer the wheel is mounted to the centre line, so more 'poke'. Adding a wheel spacer to the wheel makes the effective mounting surface of the wheel closer to the centre line.



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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by Ryan » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:47 am

Ryan wrote:^Yep^ :yup:
Brain fade - you're right ET8.
Not sure if this will be too low - but I think you can get cookie cutter in the higher (ET 50's) offsets - that might be the best plan...


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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by chrisleeds » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:18 pm

Thanks guys!

The wheels are made by ATS i think,gonna have another good look on the wheels,the offset has got be on there somehwere!! :yup:



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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by chrisleeds » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:58 pm

Yep,there et 23.3 :-(

So is et 8 gonna be too low? im guessing it will be.

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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by eamon1.3 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:23 pm

Would prob work on a standard car but look terrible. Look for a set of et50 ones. Non abs 944s come with et23, abs models, all the later ones, have the et in the 50s


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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by snathe » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:31 am

My BBS RS033's measured 8x15 et15 all round (rears ran a 5mm spacer to make them et10) with 185/45x15 tyres.
They sat perfectly in my non-bodykitted arches, with the smallest bit of poke. The front arches had their return lips cut off, and the rears were rolled.

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So with the 7x15 cookie cutters, you have room for the "slightly" lower offset :yup:


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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by Risocco » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:40 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^That is f*cking awesome dude, excellent work :beers:

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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by snathe » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:22 pm

Risocco wrote:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^That is f*cking awesome dude, excellent work :beers:

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Re: Low offset on a mk2

Post by jimmyconway » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:29 pm

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