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Old 11-15-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Question lower offset wheels on the rear on a FWD car, why?

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What's the purpose of this? better grip?
I know VW guys also do this, I think it helps prevent the inner rear wheel from lifting... yes or no?
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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No clue. I'm a car retard.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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cause fwd sucks?
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:35 PM   #4
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I have heard the same thing about reducing rear wheel lift. I think I remember reading something about smaller tires stretched over a larger rim (I know, not necessarily lower offset) would caused a more progressive breakaway of traction at the limit, so I guess it could make a FWD car more neutral.

99% of people do it because they think it looks cool, simple as that.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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^ hmm maybe, so wider wheels, need lower offset to fit them onto the car?
FYI, that's a track car...
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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Gives it that RWD look. Retarded imo.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:54 PM   #7
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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^ I remember that thread...
doesn't anyone know?
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:10 PM   #9
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maybe it is just to have wider wheels/tires. the car does appear to be in some sort of club level race.

no, wait, that doesn't make any sense
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:14 PM   #10
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its a fwd car... it has no reason for more traction in the rear..
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:50 PM   #11
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^ hmm maybe, so wider wheels, need lower offset to fit them onto the car?
FYI, that's a track car...
I think this MIGHT be it or just to prevent inside rear wheel lift but I'm not quite sure.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:14 PM   #12
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this will end badly.

all i know is, inside rear wheel lift on my MK1 GTI was a blessing. The car handled unlike what it's weight distribution dictated.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:21 PM   #13
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its a fwd car... it has no reason for more traction in the rear..
Yeah, they may as well just put casters back there.

Jeeezzzzz.

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Old 11-15-2006, 11:47 PM   #14
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Yeah, they may as well just put casters back there.

Jeeezzzzz.

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I was thinking they should just put the car on McDonald's trays and pull the e-brake.
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:00 AM   #15
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I was thinking they should just put the car on McDonald's trays and pull the e-brake.
Lunch Tray Touge!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TxJB5ZK7eFs
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:02 AM   #16
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dont hate on seoulful racing!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:24 PM   #17
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no one knows for sure???
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