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    for the time being until one is made up i thought we could use one in offtopic?

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    anyway my question is... i have recently put coilovers in... and im running wheels with the specs 14x6.5 +10 185/60 and the tyres almost scrub against the adjustable rings on my coilovers giving about 1mm of space between, they scrub on full lock, and im planning onputting 15x7.5 -5 with 195/50's im wondering how can i oversome this problem maybe shaveing down the adjustable rings ? just wondering about offset too cause that will bring wheel closer to the rings ?
    please help me out want this done just after christmas

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    the new offset the wheels will be about 1-2mm further away from the struts i reckon.
    maybe run 5 or 8mm slip ons until you can work out something better?
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    so negative offset will bring tyres further away from the adjustable rings on my coilovers ? i thought it would bring it closer ? i must be thinking opposite way of offset then

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    negative offset will bring it further away, but because your also going for a wider wheel it wont bring it away by much.
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    yeah thats fair enough now i need some wheel king to calculate since thewheel is an inch bigger than the current how much will the difference be exactly between +10 to a -5 with 6.5 to 7.5 inch diff

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    28mm Extra track (outside of the wheel)
    2mm More Inner Clearance

    The best website for working out wheel fitment:

    http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

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    hey thanks man, now anyone recommend a minimum clearance ? 5mm ?

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    5-10mm
    depends on what tyre you are running, but if its a 195/50 on a 7.5 it recon it would be fine. if not just slip on spacers would do the job
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    yeah trying to avoid spacers as a few people say their dangerous and my dad seen too many mini's in his days with slipon spacers with wheels flying off, still considering grinding down the spring adjusters a few mm, id love 10mm gap but dont realisticly see how im going to get it

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