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Sorry if this has been asked before, I did a search with no luck...<p>I want to plus size my wheels with new aftermarket wheels. I currently have Volvo Tethys wheels, and they are 17 X 7.5 with what I have heard has a 49mm offset. The aftermarket wheels that I am looking at, 18 X 8, range from 38mm to 45mm offset. How do I find out what offset I need, going from 7.5" wide to 8" wide? Thanks in advance for any advice...
 

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Re: 2001 S60 T5 wheel offset (afterimage)

well,<p>8" - 7.5" = 0.5" = <b>12.7</b>mm (i think <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">)<br>divide that by 2 because of center = <b>6.35</b>mm should be your extra offset to match correctly.<p>someone fix me if im wrong.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by phuz at 9:08 AM 8-30-2006</i>
 

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Re: 2001 S60 T5 wheel offset (phuz)

That makes sense... when I entered my car info on tirerack.com, it came up with (as one of many options) an 18X8 with a 45mm offset. And 49mm (my current offset with 7.5" wide wheels) minus 8.85mm is 40.15mm.<p>That said, it also gave me some options for 18X7.5 with a 40mm offset. The 5mm differece would make it stick out a little more (flush with the fender) and compensates for the difference of half an inch in width.<p>I think I am leaning towards the 18X8's. Any thoughts/experiences with this size wheel?<p>Thanks again.
 

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Re: 2001 S60 T5 wheel offset (afterimage)

I went from tethys to the OZ Superturismo GT (also a 17x7.5 wheel) but the OZ have I think 4mm less offset so the slightly wider stance looks real nice, and got rid of the rub at full steering lock. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Anything that works out as 4-8mm wider should look real good, just do the math.
 

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Re: 2001 S60 T5 wheel offset (afterimage)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>afterimage</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I think I am leaning towards the 18X8's. Any thoughts/experiences with this size wheel?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>thats what my pegs are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>love them!
 

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Re: 2001 S60 T5 wheel offset (phuz)

Thanks for the advice Warpedcow and Phuz... I think 18X8 with 45mm offset is what I will end up getting. I feel like 40mm may stick out too much. <p>I photoshopped this "borrowed" image from tire rack (because they don't have this particular wheel) to see how one of the options I am thinking about will look... I of course "lowered" the car too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/blemen/rims.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/blemen/rims.jpg</A>
 

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so in this same vain 18x7.5 w/ 40 should be ok? or am i going the wrong way and that will be way off?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so in this same vain 18x7.5 w/ 40 should be ok? or am i going the wrong way and that will be way off?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>SHOULD BE.<p><br> <B>SEE MY ABOVE POST!!! I modified the numbers because I accidentally hit 17.7 instead of 12.7 and calculated wrong.</B>
 

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Yep, thanks for the help. I have a few options for wheels in mind, but finding any with a 5X108mm bolt pattern is harder than I thought... at least any that I like. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>afterimage</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yep, thanks for the help. I have a few options for wheels in mind, but finding any with a 5X108mm bolt pattern is harder than I thought... at least any that I like. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tell me about it. I like my Enkei's though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Tell me about it. I like my Enkei's though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm, which Enkei's do you have? The ones I liked (ZR1-Hyperblack, see link below) do not come in 5X108 that I could find. Can you post pics? Thanks.<p><A HREF="http://www.wheeldealersdirect.com/wheeldetail.php?sku=WH-63012-18X8HYPERBLACK&brand=Enkei" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wheeldealersdirect....Enkei</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>afterimage</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmmm, which Enkei's do you have? The ones I liked (ZR1-Hyperblack, see link below) do not come in 5X108 that I could find. Can you post pics? Thanks.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have the OR52's (17x7, Anthracite). You can see them on my car in the gallery. I have removed the stupid little blue Enkei decal and also added my stock center caps. I will try to post some new pics pretty soon...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have the OR52's (17x7, Anthracite). You can see them on my car in the gallery. I have removed the stupid little blue Enkei decal and also added my stock center caps. I will try to post some new pics pretty soon...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Note that pretty much all 235-45/17 tires recommend 7.5 inch minimum wheel width. I suggest finding a rim in that size or larger (pegs are 8" wide, tethys are 7.5").
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Warpedcow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Note that pretty much all 235-45/17 tires recommend 7.5 inch minimum wheel width. I suggest finding a rim in that size or larger (pegs are 8" wide, tethys are 7.5").</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is true, but the stock Pirelli P6's in the above size fit the 17x7 Enkei's just fine. I'd even recommend it, since it gives you a bit of a buffer for the rim for those of us who don't know how to avoid curbs very well... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is true, but the stock Pirelli P6's in the above size fit the 17x7 Enkei's just fine. I'd even recommend it, since it gives you a bit of a buffer for the rim for those of us who don't know how to avoid curbs very well... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>7.5s, and in with certain tires, even 8s will still give you enough sidewall budge to prevent curb rash. The narrower the rim, the more rolled over the tire is and the smaller contact patch you get <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>There was recently an R forum thread discussing if the 8 inch width of Pegs was too small for a 235 tire, and they decided that an 8.5 would probably be better (gives you a larger/flatter contact patch).
 

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came across this page.<br>thought you boys might like this:<br><A HREF="http://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#backspace" TARGET="_blank">http://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#backspace</A><br>
 

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thats what im here for.<p>i started looking into it further myself, because i am looking for a winter wheel/tire package.
 
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