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Old 10-30-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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Decided on wheels, but which offset?

I finally am settled on some wheels. They are 18" x 8" 63.4 hub bore so they are hubcentric and won't need centering rings.

Stock Ti 18's have a 55mm offset. To those with the sport package wheels, how flush is your wheels?

Another member with these wheels has a 40mm offset and says they sit flush with the fenders. Should I go 45-50? or just do the 40? I see a lot of ST guys ordering 50-53 mm offsets which is their max for this wheel.

Will a 40mm offset make the wheels slightly concaved in appearance too or no? Or opposite of that effect?


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Not sure if you are comparing the Titanium Handling Package to the SE Sport package, the SE sports wheels are probably about the same flushness, as they are 45 offset but are also 1 inch narrower wheels. dyn085 is running 20mm/15mm spacers on his THP 18's, they are fairly flush that way. To duplicate w/o spacers would be 35 front and 40 rear offset. Most will want all 4 wheels the same offset, so you can rotate the tires at each corner.

Not sure what wheel you are choosing, so unsure how they get the variations in offset. I would imagine that they just machine the mounting flange to the different offsets, then bore the lug holes as necessary==>no real changes in concavity, but I also could be way off and they have individual castings for each offset.
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dyn085 is running 20mm/15mm spacers on his THP 18's, they are fairly flush that way. To duplicate w/o spacers would be 35 front and 40 rear offset. Most will want all 4 wheels the same offset, so you can rotate the tires at each corner.

Not sure what wheel you are choosing, so unsure how they get the variations in offset. I would imagine that they just machine the mounting flange to the different offsets, then bore the lug holes as necessary==>no real changes in concavity, but I also could be way off and they have individual castings for each offset.
Ok. That's probably right. I'll just go 40mm and if I want it further inwards I could have the wheel mounting flange ground down at a machine shop, but looking at another Focus with a 40mm offset looks quite good.

They are Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2's. 18" x 8". And light.
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Those look really nice! The spoke design is where the concavity would come into play, so I'm sure it's just the mounting flange that is different.

I would be wary about machining that mounting flange further, the thickness of the lug bores is where the mounting flange gets it's strength. Less thick, potentially less strong when it matters.
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