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Re: knock off wheels on ebay Now Widest Tyres

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: knock off wheels on ebay Now Widest Tyres
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 15:48:52 -0700
After careful consideration I've come to the conclusion that full lock
is completely irrelevant to fouling the tie rod ends, as they are fixed
in place :)  So disregard that bit.

On the topic of offsets:

Moss Motors, the minilite replica they sell
(14x5.5 PN 455-386) has 23 mm positive offset.  Main Street 
Motorsport reports that their minilites (the real ones, not replicas)
are available in offset ranges from 15-30mm (backset 105-120mm) and
they have a very nice but spendy 14x6 alloy rim.

My 6" rims have zero offset which I definately do not recommend.  Well,
actually since I got the flange shaved, its about 4 mm pos offset now,
just enough to not rub with 195 tires (most of the time).  But I got
them very cheap and they look "phat", as the kids say.


Word on the street is Skye Poier said:
> Depends on the offset.  You might have problems with the inside of the
> rim rubbing against the tie rod end at full lock with 14s, too, so I'd
> check that..
> 205s are probably a good place to start
> Skye
> Word on the street is Jack Feldman said:
> > Folks,
> > 
> > I just got a set of old aluminum wheels that are 14X6. What is the widest
> > tire I can use without rubbing?
> > 
> > Jack

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