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DeanHensler
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted November 16, 2005 10:08 AM  
What wheel offsets do you guys use? I'm going wheel shopping and need to know what to buy.

trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted November 16, 2005 02:08 PM  
On my metric car I run a 3" and a 2" and when its a very dry slick track I run a 4" on the RR. Hope this helps.

DeanHensler
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted November 16, 2005 02:17 PM  
Can you be more specific? Left side vs Right Side? Front vs Rear?

LAY74
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted November 16, 2005 02:36 PM  
2" on both fronts to widen front end...
3" lr and rr on tacky
2" lr and 4" rr on dry

racing8r
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted December 12, 2005 08:47 PM  
i run a 85 metric car and decided to have my car scaled and measured for wheels and we came up with 2"lf 3"rf and 3"for both rears on a normal to heavy track and was told i can run a 4"on rr for a dryslick . i hopes this helps with your question also when it was fitted with the wheels the car was scaled again and found it to be very very close to the weight we wanted on all four tires

john56h
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted December 12, 2005 09:31 PM  
Careful on Metric cars that the tires don't rub on the frame, especially with 4" offset.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 13, 2005 03:36 AM  
Dean get you some two offs for the front and 4 off for the rears as long as they will clear the frame. if not get 3 offs for the rear. Now you can later get another 2 off to use on the rear when dryslick condition come about.totally you will need about 6 spares if you want a good set up with spares. so you will need a total of 10 wheels atleast.

wermm
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted December 13, 2005 12:01 PM  
you guys might think that this is strange but, we ran 3" all the way around on my car with very good luck. It all depends on the suspension and the way that you drive it.

jester548
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted December 13, 2005 12:27 PM  
So when you run 4" off when it is dry slick, your trying to lessen the width of your rear end right? As far as measurement from tire to tire?

Koolaid
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted December 13, 2005 01:57 PM  
If it's on a new car why not start with 3's all the way around - that way you can adjust to either 2's or 4's depending on how you want your car to react after it's on the track.

Odds are you are going to tear up at least one or two wheels through the year so it isn't like you are throwing your money away with any offset.

I'm a lot more impressed with cheapie Aeros then cheapie Bart's for how they are built. Haven't messed with any other brands.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 13, 2005 04:54 PM  
Hey Jester this took me awhile also but what you want is to get car set up so it works great on any sevice with tire or a simple change. You change spring weights when you change offsets and yes it means alot but until you drive and figure out your style it matters none. A smaller rear will make you looser as for your ? you might tighten car up on different points do to what offset you give what wheel on the rear. You want a wide frontend most of the time but you can move wheels and the weight moves and your %s move.

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted December 14, 2005 01:46 PM  
metric on dryslick with 9 inch wide ar tires with an 8 inch wheel i use 4inch lf, 3 inchlr, 3 inch rf with a 1 inch spacer, (can't use 2inch offset not legal, and rr 3inch with a 1/2 inch spacer for the heat and lose the spacer for the main when it gets slick. with my old car if i used a 4inch on the rr it would hit the frame actually the 3inch rubbed just a little through the turns but the new car is being built so that will not happen so i'll be using a 4inch offset on the rr for the main.works great for me on dryslick i tried the 3 inch on the lf and didn't like it.

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