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11-24-2004, 05:24 AM
Has anyone seen modern style aluminum rims with a rear wheel offset for sale anywhere? I keep seeing pictures from Europe of nicely modified 140's sporting massive rims that have a RWD offset. Personally I think it looks way better than a FWD offset which typically puts the "face" of the rim right at the outside edge.
11-24-2004, 05:27 AM
attaching didn't work... heres a pic of what I'm talking about.
11-24-2004, 09:18 AM
Actually, the 140 series sports a wheel offset that is basically the same as FWD cars. So that's why you'll see the awesome modern wheels on those cars. They bolt up with the correct offset. However, a 240 series needs spacers to make up the difference since it has much less offset.
For example I've seen a guy with a 140 who installed Ford Taurus wheels since they are the same bolt pattern and the offset worked.
11-24-2004, 11:27 AM
Thanks, but I was aware that tauruses have 5x108 and a similiar offset... you can also space them out so you can get the wheels to fill out the wheel wells a bit (increasing track) and run a wider rim/tire..
I'm just wondering if anyone has seen modern style rims for cars with a RWD offset/backspacing. As you can see the rims on the 140 in the picture obviously have a different offset and, or back spacing than the stock 140 rims AND modern FWD mags.
11-24-2004, 12:18 PM
There are wheels for us that bolt on without any spacers needed for a 240 series for example.
Try out the Tirerack for a few examples of what I mean. I run
the Borbet Type E in a 15x7 size 20mm offset. They are a quality piece that is very strong. http://www.tirerack.com
If you are into custom wheels then there are a few more options. HRE will make wheels to order. Also Jongbloed wheels are made for our sizing.
The bolt on selection for our cars is much smaller but there are a few good choices out there.
11-24-2004, 12:39 PM
THANKS for the HRE suggestion.. those are what I am talking about. Infact the 540R and 540 are almost identical to the ones in that picture.
Now I just need to figure out exactly how far I can push them inwards and outwards.
11-24-2004, 02:09 PM
Yeah, they make some really nice wheels. I'm sure they are appropriately priced but you know the saying...
If you check out Turbobricks sometime. One of the old feature cars is a black Bertone 262 Coupe that has a set of HRE wheels on it.
11-25-2004, 02:28 AM
I just got a chance to check out the Borbet line. The type E looks pretty strong. The type S looks pretty much identical to the ones in the picture I put up too.. Seems like they are pretty common even though you never see that style of wheel around here.
12-13-2004, 01:44 AM
If you look in the for sale section here this week, i will be posting a group buy thread with approval by the admin, for wheel adapters to be abl to run FWD offset wheels, on RWD volvos, in TWO different bolt patterns.
That opens up wheel options, alot.
12-25-2004, 10:53 AM
The wheels on the 140 shown is called Super Dtm and you can by them from a company in Sweden called Gummihuset
Here you can se the wheel
The come in two versions, 8,5x17 and 8,5x18 and is specially made for the 200/700/900 series.
Hope this is any help for you
12-25-2004, 11:01 AM
Try this on
01-25-2005, 11:19 AM
Holy crap, those are sexy!
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