[DML] Re: Wheel offset numbers
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[DML] Re: Wheel offset numbers



Hey, stealth designer,

Here are some example sizes for a 15"x6" front with approximately the
stock diameter.  All are Dunlop performance tires, chosen randomly
from one of the tire size spreadsheets I've got left over from
specifying my Delorean's wheels and tires.  There are surely zillions
available out there, especially if you allow some latitude on the
width and diameter.  One thing I noticed was that even for supposedly
identically sized tires, manufacturer to manufacturer dimensional
variation was considerable.

195/55ZR15 and 225/55ZR16 are my personal favorites.

Fields are:  
SIZE	RIM WIDTH	SECTION WIDTH	OVERALL TIRE DIAMETER	STATIC LOADED
RADIUS	ROLL CIRCUM	REVS MILE	TREAD WIDTH	TREAD DEPTH	TIRE WEIGHT	MAX
LOAD	MAX PRESSURE		


195/55ZR15	6	7.9	23.4	10.8	71.5	919 	6.9	Oct-32	18.1	1136 	44 		
205/55ZR15	6.5	8.4	23.9	11	72.8	870 	7.2	Oct-32	19.6	1202 	44 		
195/50ZR15	6	7.9	22.7	10.5	69.3	892 	6.9	Oct-32	18.1	1047 	44 		
205/50ZR15	6.5	8.3	23	10.6	69.6	911 	6.9	Oct-32	18.9	1136 	44 		

Here's some for the back, 16"/17" x 7"/8ish", same spreadsheet.  

225/55ZR16*	7	9.3	25.7	11.9	77.6	816 	8.5	Oct-32	25.5	1477 	44 		
245/50ZR16*	7.5	10	25.6	11.8	77.4	819 	8.8	Oct-32	26.6	1654 	44 		
225/45ZR17	7.5	8.9	25	11.6	76	834 	8.1	Oct-32	22.5	1356 	44 		
255/45ZR17	8.5	10.2	26	12	78.6	806 	9.1	Oct-32	27.7	1654 	44 		


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "thefrewe" <terryfrewen@...> wrote:
>
> What kind of issues do you think you might have if you went with a 
> 15" front rim and 16" or 17" rear rim (same width and offset) and the 
> same size (outside diameter) tire?  This would give a lower profile 
> tire, better cornering and I would think a little more modern look?  
> Anyone know what the tire size would if front was 15" ID and rear was 
> 17" ID? 
> 



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