Details involved in preparing, choosing and competing in various wheel-2-wheel events mainly in the Midwest both in my previously owned 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX and other racecar rentals!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Going WIDE - Proper Tire/Rim offsets
Wow, what a PITA researching proper offsets on tires & rims! I have been testfitting my new setup of 18x9.5" +28 Volk CE28's currently wearing old 275/35-18 Hoosier R6's. These babies are WIDE! And the push out pretty wide too!
I know I wanted some stronger forged rims after cracking a cast rim at my last event of 2009. I struggled through a choices with size, fitment, offset & brands. I came down to Volk Racing, Forgeline and CCW. Knowing I want 2-3 sets to rotate different tires through I started roaming the for sale forums looking for a deal to get started. That is how I came across my first set. These are a non-staggered setup that mount up w/o the use of spacers - but I wasn't sure how wide a tire they would allow under the fenders w/o 'massaging'. Looks to me like a 275 is too wide to tuck in the rear fender well!