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Old June 30th 2007, 20:08
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I found a set I like, and did some research and noticed alot of you guys use wheels with 42et or higher, but I notice also most use 16's or bigger.I found a 15x7" rim with a 50et with 6" backspacing.Is there a reason you guys skip over the 15's and go bigger besides just because it fills up the wheel well?
Also would they both fit under the front and rear, because I did see some guys in the readers rides galleries running stock fenders with the wheels tucked in for a stockish look?
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Old July 1st 2007, 14:17
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I found a set I like, and did some research and noticed alot of you guys use wheels with 42et or higher, but I notice also most use 16's or bigger.I found a 15x7" rim with a 50et with 6" backspacing.Is there a reason you guys skip over the 15's and go bigger besides just because it fills up the wheel well?
Also would they both fit under the front and rear, because I did see some guys in the readers rides galleries running stock fenders with the wheels tucked in for a stockish look?
Again thanks alot guys.
The 16's (and bigger) make it easy to put bigger brakes on. They also allow the use of lower profile tires (better handling) while keeping stock overall diameter for using stock gearing ($$$ saved).

To get the wheels tucked back under the fenders, some run a narrowed beam. Because, once you get those 55et wheels spaced out from hitting torsion arms, and sway bar while turning, you have to get the wheels back under the fenders.
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Old July 1st 2007, 22:24
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Ok so 50+et rims in 15inch are a bad idea then I guess, does the same go for the rims with the et in the 40's?
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Old July 2nd 2007, 00:02
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40et's would be easier to deal with.
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Old July 2nd 2007, 00:32
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less measuring i take it?
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Old July 2nd 2007, 11:13
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Thinner spacers, (if needed at all) depending on spindles, and hubs used.
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Old July 2nd 2007, 16:30
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ok so 15's or 16's with a 40 et will be a better choice, i'll start looking so i know what i want Whats the best bolt pattern to get.4-100 is mostly fwd, 5-100 mostly fwd, chevy and ford bolt patterns that are common addapters are mostly rwdThe reason for addapters is so if i ever want to go back to stock i can w/o modifications.
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Old July 2nd 2007, 23:34
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does anyone make adapters for 4-130 to 5-130, to fit cookie cutters?

Nevermind I found some from Wolfsgang site for 69.99 a pair, also klearning something new from there site.
A lot of people think that wheel adapters are weak and you will have problems. Well, that's only partially true. The truth is, if you go from a small pattern drum to a large pattern wheel, or a small pattern drum to a small pattern wheel, then the adapter is flat and is as strong as the drum or stronger. But if you go from a large pattern drum to a small pattern wheel, the adapters are weaker, because they have to flower out and we don't recommend those.

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Old July 3rd 2007, 05:25
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The real reason adaptors are not a great idea is that there are so many more screws involved that could come loose. The adaptor could break. Leave out all those parts and they can't fail.
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Old July 4th 2007, 08:51
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Well if i win the wheels i'll run adapters because i want to retain the stock bolt pattern.Will cookies stick out on a 72 standard bug front and rear with 15x6's and 15x7's? If tires size matters they will be 195/60/15's
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