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specialidiott
11-11-2004, 05:39 PM
I have the stock wheels so far... car is an 03 TT 225qc.

I have the opportunity to buy one or both of the following wheels.

Mille Miglia HT3, offset of +43

Sport Edition Fox 3, offset of +35

Should I care about this?

thanks!

MoRbiD
11-11-2004, 06:04 PM
If you decide to change your wheels, offset is a very important factor to consider.

http://www.miata.net/garage/offset.htm

specialidiott
11-11-2004, 06:15 PM
I figured it is important. That's why I asked!

What is the stock offset for my car? What will the effects of using wheels with an offset of 35 or 43?

Thanks.

MoRbiD
11-11-2004, 08:18 PM
http://www.xtc41.com/TT_wheels.gif

The first one is stock and the other two where options.

ET32 means your current wheels have offset of 32 so if your staying with the stock size tires I would go with the Sport Edition Fox 3 as long as the other dimensions line up.

specialidiott
11-11-2004, 08:56 PM
Thank you...

so the +43's will stick out too far?

MoRbiD
11-11-2004, 10:22 PM
At 43mm I think you may have issues hitting suspension components as the rim would be moving inward. Offsets less than 32mm would push the rim outward taxing suspension more.

specialidiott
11-12-2004, 09:45 PM
great, thank you for the info!