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Old 08-18-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
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So I'm looking at some new Konig Retrack 15x7.5 wheels with a 32mm offset:



I just like the style of them and the price is not bad. Now I was browsing all the usual miata vendors for other wheel ideas, and then I came across Good Win Racing (where I ordered my harddog bar). They have a little write up that says 30mm is race car only, and that 35mm is sort of a compromise. Am I missing something? Could someone explain why they would suggest this?

For my purposes, I'm not going too radical - either a 205/50/15 or 225/45/15 tire. They do make the same version of rim in 15x7 and 40mm offset, but the lip is smaller and I love lip If the car is suddenly going to become undriveable (which I doubt), then I'll get the 15x7's.

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32mm isn't a horrible offset by any sorts of the means...
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Weight could be an issue; offset should be fine.

BTW, I like those wheels!
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That's what I thought. People are driving around on 0 offset, and here goodwin is saying 30 is like some extreme measure. Anyways, thanks guys, it's what I thought
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isnt the 6UL +35mm? so it's like what 3mm further out...
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I have some old crappy +38 15x7 rota's (for sale BTW ;D) with 205/50/15 plus a 25mm spacer making the effective offset +15 and there is no rubbing. Granted with my +35 15X8's(same spacers) I had to roll the fenders. Those are nice wheels 225/45/15's would be great on em
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Ignore the Goodwin people saying its extreme. The biggest issue is tire fitment.

I'm running 0 on the street and on track. My wheel bearings of 95k haven't exploded and the car handles great. No powersteering either.

Those people who cry about it... don't bother trying it.
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At the FM summer camp track day, there was a guy running those...they look great and he didn't report any issues.
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