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 Post subject: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:40 am 
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Hi guys im just wondering if anyone knowns if thers s a difference off offset as the genuine being 8.5inch wide and non 8 inch how do they sit further in out

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:48 am 
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Same offset

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:07 pm 
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being the same offset woudl this mean the inner of the wheel would be more towards the inner gaurd so the outas part of the rim woudl be equal to the same as non genuine

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:17 pm 
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if there the same offset the 8.5 will sit out on the guards more than the 8.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:20 pm 
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am running 10" on my rears and had to get different offset for them to fit, only time they will sit in is when the offset is different

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:53 pm 
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Thanks guys

Might have to get the rear liped aswell as the front as ill be putting posibly 255 on the 8.5inch rear

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:06 pm 
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Yeah don't forget the gt had those big a** flares on it.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:12 am 
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Flares or not, 255's fit under the standard guards, on an 8" rim, 265's fit under lipped guards on an 8.5" rim

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:36 pm 
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My 235s scrub on my lipped gaurds, no way 265 would fit IMO

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:27 pm 
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I dont know about the copies, but the genuine ones were +6 offset.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Right offset wheels will easy fit with 235s, obviously yours are too far out Burns.
I know of many many falcons with 235s+ that fit easy under the guards.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Genuine EL GT wheel offset vs Non genuine
Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:12 am 
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MAD wrote:
I dont know about the copies, but the genuine ones were +6 offset.


You are correct & more precisely the offset on an OEM EL GT wheel is +6.4. :D
The cast stamping on one of the inside spokes of the OEM wheel will read; 17 x 8.5J - 6.4P

Before anyone replies with, 'this is a 6 y.o. thread....blah, blah, ...' just remember that these forums are an online community for helping each other & even 6 y.o. threads are often still referenced.

I have a question if anyone can help;
Does anyone know what the backspace measurement is on an OEM EL GT wheel, either to the inboard flange or to the edge of the wheel?

I know what the backspace should be, using the offset & wheel width math (114.35 mm / 4.5 in), but curious to know if anyone's actually measured it. I'm the type of person that likes to measure twice & cut once.

FYI - I'm looking at an imported SVT wheel & need this measurement to ensure the wheel's edge does not hit the upright.

INFO - The easiest way to measure backspace is to lay the wheel face down onto the ground so the backside of the wheel is facing up. Take a straight edge and lay it diagonally across the inboard flange of the wheel. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from where the straight edge contacts the inboard flange to the hub mounting pad of the wheel. This measurement is backspace.

 

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