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Will This Fit

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 90YotaPU, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    Ok, I hate these threads but it doesn't seem anyone else has these rims. I'm looking at the Vision Scorpions. They are 16" x 8" with a 4.5" backspace and 0 offset. The currents wheels I have are 16" x 8" with 4" backspace and -11 mm offset. They fit fine but I have to use 1/4" spacers on the front wheels to clear the calipers. According to what I figure, without the -11 mm offset, I can lose the spacers. Thoughts?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    My wheels are the same specs. 0 os and 4.5 bs 16x8. Fit just fine.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    Perfect. Thanks. I bought the Eagle Alloys used for a real good price but I wanna ditch the spacers and am just gonna bite the bullet for new ones.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    It might depend on the actual rim design, but the math works.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Are you running spacers? I just got the wheels and they rub the calipers. I'm wondering if they sent me the wrong ones. They also said they'd be the right fit. Sent them an email.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    No spacers. I don't know why they wouldn't work. Is there some kind of oddball shape on the back/inside of the wheel? That sucks!
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    I figured you weren't running spacers. I'm thinking they must've sent me the wrong ones. It's rubbing that little spot on the caliper where it sticks out about an 1/8".
     
  8. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    The wheels contacting the caliper has a lot more to do with spoke design than backspacing.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    I thought it may have most to do with the backspace but I could be wrong. right now just waiting on the supplier to get back to me.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Hopefully the decreased backspacing will move you far enough away from the spokes. I was just saying that there isn't a magic backspacing number that will or will not work across the board.
     
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