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Can anyone tell me which wheel offset looks best on a Fiero? by fieroguy123
Started on: 06-14-2014 09:06 PM
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What year Fiero? 84 to 87 use a different offset compared to 88?
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Originally posted by Rick 88:

What year Fiero? 84 to 87 use a different offset compared to 88?


My apologies, its an 86GT
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The thing that many people don't understand is that simply stating an offset is meaningless. Offsets must be accompanied by stating the wheel width to make any kind of judgement about whether they will fit or not. For example, a 7" and a 10" wide wheel each with a 35 mm offset will have the inner and outer portion of the rims at two very different places.
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Originally posted by Bloozberry:

The thing that many people don't understand is that simply stating an offset is meaningless. Offsets must be accompanied by stating the wheel width to make any kind of judgement about whether they will fit or not. For example, a 7" and a 10" wide wheel each with a 35 mm offset will have the inner and outer portion of the rims at two very different places.


Thank you very much for that information, I was unaware of that.
Maybe I should have asked for pics of peoples cars with aftermarket wheels and what sizes they are...

Obviously I'm wheel shopping for my new Fiero and I really want to get it right the first time.
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Stock shocks and springs or coilovers?
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Stock shocks and springs or coilovers?


Completely stock suspension
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Whatever offset for the size of wheel you want to use, that matches the look of the stock wheels, will generally look and perform the best.
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Originally posted by RCR:

Try this: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/052912-18.html

Bob


That thread is perfect! Thanks alot RCR!

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http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/052912.html

This is the enitre thread that has been going on for years. My old yellow 88 GT is 2/3 of the way down on page 2. I have been on here for a long time......

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I guess it's a matter of your own taste but when I selected the two different offsets in my cars, I looked for more practical reasons. I added rear stabilizer bars to both of these vehicles so to compensate for less understeer, went for more rear end grip.

The 17 inch wheels I used on the GT were 17x8 TSW Nurburgrings from Discount tire.

The 16 inch wheels I used on the sport were 16x7 Konig Zero-Ins also from Discount tire.

I shopped for the correct tire offset and found the wheels to fit them.

On my 1986 I used:



Front 215/45R17
Rear 245/40R17

This gave me about 8 inches of tread contact on the front tires and 9 inches on the rear. Plus the overall diameter of the tires remains very close to OEM so it doesn't mess with your speedo sensor much.

On my 1985 Fiero Sport LeMons car



Front 205/55R16
Rear 225/50R16

These were just a hair larger in diameter but gave me 7 inches of rubber contact on the front and 8 inches on the rear.

Having driven both aggressively, the first setup obviously provides more grip but the wheels weigh a lot more. Wasn't going to cut it with a 4 cyl Iron duke. I may switch it up to 17s after the engine swap once I've done some track testing.



A better view of the car after the race sans "Sponsors".
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1985 Pontiac Fiero Sport 2.5 liter 5 speed Isuzu
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8 liter 5 speed Muncie 282

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Looks best and feels best is different.
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But seriously I like the tires flush or slightly outside the upper lip of the well.

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