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Just thinking of listing some pros/cons for each offset we're considering. Any others I’m missing?

+29.5 mm offset pros
Provide more fender clearance for those who use 96+ spindles and/or most aftermarket K-members.
Provide more fender clearance to run a wider (275/40) tire up front.
Help with fender clearance issues especially if you lowered your car over 1.5”.
Provide more REAR fender clearance for those with SN-95 axles and wide tires.

+26 mm offset pros
Help those who plan on widening these wheels.
Help fill the wheel wells for those with near stock Fox length axles (sit closer to the outside).

I don’t think these offsets are a big issue for the rear of our cars, weather you have stock length or SN-95 axles. I think the issue comes down to front fender clearance and widening the rear wheel. Yes, I’d prefer the +29.5, but we can flip a coin for all I care =). I’ll let those with front clearance/widening issues decide what we do and I don’t think the 3.5 mm between the two will really be a show-stopper for either camp. MHO-FWIW
 

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I would prefer to see the the backspacing favored toward the inside - a spacer could always be used for those that want it further outboard, or those who are going to widen their wheels.

And, as a reference, 3.5 mm is less than a 1/4", don't think it will make much of a difference either way...

Of course, I don't have a horse in the race right now, but you never know if things will change. :)
 

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Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. And I'm sorry for bringing down the I.Q. level on this thread with my ignorance. :D So that means I'm good to go on the wheels.
I'm not 100% sure on backspacing, I have a 93 Cobra with stock brakes and axles etc. I plan on using some kind of 5 lug conversion kit that I assume would have SN95 front spindles and rotors etc. And stock Fox length 5 lug axles. So someone plz chime in on the proper backspacing that I should need. I'm planning on using 275/40/17 nittos on the back and either 245/45/17 or the 255's on the fronts.
Thanks in advance guys
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Just thinking of listing some pros/cons for each offset we're considering. Any others I’m missing?

+26 mm offset pros
Provide more fender clearance for those who use 96+ spindles and/or most aftermarket K-members.
Provide more fender clearance to run a wider (275/40) tire up front.
Help with fender clearance issues especially if you lowered your car over 1.5”.
Will this not help provide more REAR fender clearance for those with SN-95 axles and wide tires?

+29.5 mm offset pros
Help those who plan on widening these wheels.
Help fill the wheel wells for those with near stock Fox length axles (sit closer to the outside).

I don’t think these offsets are a big issue for the rear of our cars, weather you have stock length or SN-95 axles. I think the issue comes down to front fender clearance and widening the rear wheel. Yes, I’d prefer the +26, but we can flip a coin for all I care =). I’ll let those with front clearance/widening issues decide what we do and I don’t think the 3.5 mm between the two will really be a show-stopper for either camp. MHO-FWIW
If this information is true then I would want the 29.5mm

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Just thinking of listing some pros/cons for each offset we're considering. Any others I’m missing?

+26 mm offset pros
Provide more fender clearance for those who use 96+ spindles and/or most aftermarket K-members.
Provide more fender clearance to run a wider (275/40) tire up front.
Help with fender clearance issues especially if you lowered your car over 1.5”.
Will this not help provide more REAR fender clearance for those with SN-95 axles and wide tires?

+29.5 mm offset pros
Help those who plan on widening these wheels.
Help fill the wheel wells for those with near stock Fox length axles (sit closer to the outside).
You have it backwards.




http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=101
 

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that's what I was thinking from the beginning??? How could more BS possibly make the wheel stick outside the fender?? Bottom line: the greater the BS number the further it tucks the wheel under the car. So if you have aftermarket K-member, longer front control arms, and 94+ up spindles you would want the 29.5mm BS to keep the wheels from bulging out of the front fenders.
 

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that's what I was thinking from the beginning??? How could more BS possibly make the wheel stick outside the fender?? Bottom line: the greater the BS number the further it tucks the wheel under the car. So if you have aftermarket K-member, longer front control arms, and 94+ up spindles you would want the 29.5mm BS to keep the wheels from bulging out of the front fenders.
All true, and it also gives you more tire to fender clearance on any other combination front and rear.

Alexandros - you have me down twice.

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that's what I was thinking from the beginning??? How could more BS possibly make the wheel stick outside the fender?? Bottom line: the greater the BS number the further it tucks the wheel under the car. So if you have aftermarket K-member, longer front control arms, and 94+ up spindles you would want the 29.5mm BS to keep the wheels from bulging out of the front fenders.
Since most 5 lug kits use SN95 spindles/rotors and 5 lug stock fox length axles then it seems that I will need/prefer the 29.5 bs
reminder that I have a stock 4 lug brakes 93 Cobra and I will be buying a 5 lug conversion kit to run these wheels. If this sounds right to the guys that know this stuff better than I, plz let me know or correct me. Also, is there a guesstimate on when these wheels will ship once we get everything rolling once we pay the 25% deposit?

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Discussion Starter · #175 · (Edited)
Preferred Offset List
#1 Alexandros 29.5mm
#2 yellow&blcak95gt
#3 CobraSteve 29.5mm
#4 Fastfox400 26mm
#5 fromme 26mm
#6 scsvt 26mm
#7 STREETFIGHTER50
#8 JimJr 29.5mm
#9 jkcobra98 26mm
#10 blk50cobra
#11 robh
#12 mlanoux 29.5mm
#13 runin1320 26mm
#14 umachnme
#15 88gtconvert
#16 MJS 29.5mm
#17 93kingcobra
#18 aaronlstiles
#19 awilson 29.5mm
#20 oldtimer
#21 yellowcar2
#23 jw33 26mm
#24 93svtcobra
#25 ArtZarateJr.
#26 knuckles4696
#27 KC/Cobra
#28 Glasnost 26mm

This is updated. Everyone else needs to chime in on offset. Remember 17 x8.5, 26mm or 29.5mm offset.
 

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Preferred Offset List
#1 Alexandros 29.5mm
#2 yellow&blcak95gt
#3 CobraSteve 29.5mm
#4 Fastfox400 26mm
#5 fromme 26mm
#6 scsvt 26mm
#7 STREETFIGHTER50
#8 JimJr 26mm
#9 jkcobra98 26mm
#10 blk50cobra
#11 robh
#12 mlanoux 29.5mm
#13 runin1320 26mm
#14 umachnme
#15 88gtconvert
#16 MJS 29.5mm
#17 93kingcobra
#18 aaronlstiles
#19 awilson 29.5mm
#20 oldtimer
#21 yellowcar2
#23 jw33 29.5mm
#24 93svtcobra
#25 ArtZarateJr.
#26 knuckles4696
#27 KC/Cobra
#28 Glasnost 26mm

This is updated. Everyone else needs to chime in on offset. Remember 17 x8.5, 26mm or 29.5mm offset.
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Originally Posted by Alexandros
Preferred Offset List
#1 Alexandros 29.5mm
#2 yellow&blcak95gt
#3 CobraSteve 26mm
#4 Fastfox400 26mm
#5 fromme 26mm
#6 scsvt 26mm
#7 STREETFIGHTER50
#8 JimJr 26mm
#9 jkcobra98 26mm
#10 blk50cobra
#11 robh
#12 mlanoux 29.5mm
#13 runin1320 26mm
#14 umachnme
#15 88gtconvert
#16 MJS 29.5mm
#17 93kingcobra
#18 aaronlstiles
#19 awilson 29.5mm
#20 oldtimer
#21 yellowcar2
#23 jw33 29.5mm
#24 93svtcobra
#25 ArtZarateJr.
#26 knuckles4696
#27 KC/Cobra
#28 Glasnost 26mm

This is updated. Everyone else needs to chime in on offset. Remember 17 x8.5, 26mm or 29.5mm offset.
changed my offset seeing the new diagrams...sorry about that.
 

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Discussion Starter · #178 ·
Preferred Offset List
#1 Alexandros 29.5mm
#2 yellow&blcak95gt
#3 CobraSteve 26mm
#4 Fastfox400 26mm
#5 fromme 26mm
#6 scsvt 26mm
#7 STREETFIGHTER50
#8 JimJr 29.5mm
#9 jkcobra98 26mm
#10 blk50cobra
#11 robh
#12 mlanoux 29.5mm
#13 runin1320 26mm
#14 umachnme
#15 88gtconvert
#16 MJS 29.5mm
#17 93kingcobra
#18 aaronlstiles
#19 awilson 29.5mm
#20 oldtimer
#21 yellowcar2
#23 jw33 29.5mm
#24 93svtcobra
#25 ArtZarateJr.
#26 knuckles4696
#27 KC/Cobra
#28 Glasnost 26mm

This is updated. Everyone else needs to chime in on offset. Remember 17 x8.5, 26mm or 29.5mm offset.
 
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