Pennock's Fiero Forum
  Technical Discussion & Questions
  Wheel offset quesrion

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version


next newest topic | next oldest topic
Wheel offset quesrion by KillerFrogg
Started on: 01-30-2015 12:34 PM
Replies: 13 (287 views)
Last post by: IMSA GT on 01-30-2015 10:32 PM
KillerFrogg
Member
Posts: 196
From: Flint, Michigan
Registered: Apr 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 12:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KillerFroggClick Here to Email KillerFroggSend a Private Message to KillerFroggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am looking at getting a set of wheels from a friend, they are from an '02 Subaru Legacy if I am not mistake. 16x6.5, 5x100 bolt pattern. Replacing stock 14s on an '84

The part I am not sure about is if the 55mm offset will be OK. The stock fiero wheels are 35mm correct?

Thanks!
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
Patrick
Member
Posts: 30131
From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Registered: Apr 99


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 442
Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 12:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

My opinion... forget it.
IP: Logged
Gall757
Member
Posts: 10622
From: Holland, MI
Registered: Jun 2010


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 88
Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A little longer answer would be, You are not going to like it.....as you can see by this chart. The wheels will be tucked into the wheel wells a lot.

Wheel Offset Diagram
IP: Logged
KillerFrogg
Member
Posts: 196
From: Flint, Michigan
Registered: Apr 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 01:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KillerFroggClick Here to Email KillerFroggSend a Private Message to KillerFroggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like they will be about 1.75in or so inside the fender. Not too bad. Right now I am more concerned about the inside and it looks like it will be ok there. Will be getting something that fits better eventually, I just need to get it on the road so I can drive it and see what else needs to be replaced xD

Thanks for the chart too, big help!
IP: Logged
thesameguy
Member
Posts: 1414
From: California
Registered: Dec 2012


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 02:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thesameguyClick Here to Email thesameguySend a Private Message to thesameguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Why would you willingly want to narrow your track by nearly two inches? That's nuts!
IP: Logged
KillerFrogg
Member
Posts: 196
From: Flint, Michigan
Registered: Apr 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 02:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KillerFroggClick Here to Email KillerFroggSend a Private Message to KillerFroggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Two inches is really not that much, especially for a car that will not see a track with these wheels on it. So I am not too concerned.
IP: Logged
Gall757
Member
Posts: 10622
From: Holland, MI
Registered: Jun 2010


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 88
Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 04:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by thesameguy:

Why would you willingly want to narrow your track by nearly two inches? That's nuts!


The track would be narrowed by twice that much. 3.50"
It would be functional.....but odd looking.
IP: Logged
thesameguy
Member
Posts: 1414
From: California
Registered: Dec 2012


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 04:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thesameguyClick Here to Email thesameguySend a Private Message to thesameguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Eh? 20mm on each side, 40mm, or a little less than two inches, no?
IP: Logged
KillerFrogg
Member
Posts: 196
From: Flint, Michigan
Registered: Apr 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 04:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KillerFroggClick Here to Email KillerFroggSend a Private Message to KillerFroggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, I would lose 40mm of track over all. For cheap its not a big deal.
IP: Logged
Gall757
Member
Posts: 10622
From: Holland, MI
Registered: Jun 2010


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 88
Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 04:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by thesameguy:

Eh? 20mm on each side, 40mm, or a little less than two inches, no?


Ya.....you're right.
IP: Logged
KillerFrogg
Member
Posts: 196
From: Flint, Michigan
Registered: Apr 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 04:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KillerFroggClick Here to Email KillerFroggSend a Private Message to KillerFroggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, the 1.75 is how far inside the fender I am per side. I have to go back and look at it my self.
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
Raydar
Member
Posts: 38339
From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country.
Registered: Oct 1999


Feedback score:    (11)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 451
Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Pay particular to the inside edges of the rims and tires. There's a very good chance that they will interfere with the rear strut or knuckle.
If they are factory Subaru wheels, you will also have to enlarge the center hole by 1 mm. The Scooby uses a 56.1 mm centerbore, while the Fiero's is 57.1 mm.
IP: Logged
KillerFrogg
Member
Posts: 196
From: Flint, Michigan
Registered: Apr 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 09:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KillerFroggClick Here to Email KillerFroggSend a Private Message to KillerFroggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Raydar:

The Scooby uses a 56.1 mm centerbore, while the Fiero's is 57.1 mm.


Thanks, I'll be sure to pay attention to the hardware in the rear.

And why can't there be standards?? ONE Millimeter. *sigh*
IP: Logged
IMSA GT
Member
Posts: 8667
From: Nazifornia
Registered: Aug 2007


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 241
Rate this member

Report this Post01-30-2015 10:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Raydar:

Pay particular to the inside edges of the rims and tires. There's a very good chance that they will interfere with the rear strut or knuckle.


This would be my biggest concern. I don't know if they will clear the knuckle. In this picture, the pink represents the wheel. The stock 15" wheel is almost right against the knuckle. You may actually be hitting the knuckle with your wheels.

[This message has been edited by IMSA GT (edited 01-30-2015).]

IP: Logged

next newest topic | next oldest topic

All times are ET (US)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay



Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock