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Old 01-27-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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Ok i've been hearing alot about wheels that are deep dish wheels. Are they for cars that have fender flares, or do they have similar dimensions as say a stock counter part but the wheel just connects to the axel at the back instead of at the front?

well those questions make sense to me, maybe it will to you.


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Thats pretty much it. In order to get the dish effect there has to be that amount of wheel depth to work with in front of the hub. You need a car that inherently accepts a low positive offset or even a negative offset wheel(see rwd drive cars) or add fender flares to accomodate the lower offset wheel on a car designed for a higher offset.

I have a set of JDM Konig GT-Rs in +48mm offset that have a pretty deep lip, but they are definitely not a deep dish wheel.

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Old 01-27-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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do the wheel bearings get more strain by the changed center of gravity.

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do the wheel bearings get more strain by the changed center of gravity.

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IMO there is a single ideal offset for any particular hub design. The short answer is that any change off the ideal offset is gonna equal some bearing damage over time. The explanation as to why is longer and would likely spark another offset debate. Small changes off the ideal are likely to have only small effects.

If you added flares to extend the outside face of the wheel 2" farther out, the much lower offset wheel required would damage the bearings over time.

Believe me I have spent at least a few hours pondering why Subaru used such a high offset hub design(the required offset for the wheel is derived from the inherent dimensions and design of the hub.) I dont have an answer for that, but there is no easy remedy to it that I have been able to figure out. It could be modified to accept a lower offset wheel but such an adventure would be cost prohibitive.

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ok, so simply put, these kinds of wheels are not for every car, and like most things they can be put on our cars but it depends on how much you want to spend on modifying things.

Is this right?


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ok, so simply put, these kinds of wheels are not for every car, and like most things they can be put on our cars but it depends on how much you want to spend on modifying things.

Is this right?


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Thats it.

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