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which is easier...

over my time on the forum ive realised you can reset the offest by spacers yeah? which would be easier to re-set so to speak...et 22 or et 28?
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Sorry -- you can't adjust a clearance which is smaller than the original offset. Think about it -- the higher the et the further in towards the car centreline the inner rim is.
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Sorry -- you can't adjust a clearance which is smaller than the original offset. Think about it -- the higher the et the further in towards the car centreline the inner rim is.
yeah sorry, was a matter of me being stupid so 4mm spacers for et 28?
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Re: which is easier...

28 is lower than standard, so using 4mm spacers will put it further out (widen the track). As the Irish are said to say, "you're starting from the wrong place.........."
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i thought it was et 24 though? or am i now just completely ready for bed?
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Re: which is easier...

Off set for a cinq S is 27.5, but fiat put 3mm spacers on the cinq sporting whichs gives ET30.5

So if you take away the 3 mm spacers, u will have something really close to et 28.

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My guess is the 28s will just fit. For best handling, 3mm spacers (get some off a Sporting in a scrappy or cheap enough from FIAT) on the front only.
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Off set for a cinq S is 27.5, but fiat put 3mm spacers on the cinq sporting whichs gives ET30.5

So if you take away the 3 mm spacers, u will have something really close to et 28.

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My guess is the 28s will just fit. For best handling, 3mm spacers (get some off a Sporting in a scrappy or cheap enough from FIAT) on the front only.
mine is a sporting... but esentially if i cant find the wheels i like in et30ish then i could run the et28s without spacers is what your saying yes?
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Yes correct! But stick some spacers at the front, it will improve handling

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Yes correct! But stick some spacers at the front, it will improve handling

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lol its got brilliant handling as it is just cant use it cos' it scrapes to much!
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Re: which is easier...

It'll be better with the spacers -- helps turn in.
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Re: which is easier...

fair enough, its got 14x6 on it atm but i dunno if there with or without spacers, but still goes round fairly well
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What tyres, offset, and where does it scrape?
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Re: which is easier...

something which used to confuse the hell outta me with offsets is that you have to take the wheel width into concideration - however:

http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

...that's a pretty useful tool - lets you work out you spacers size (if necessary) pretty accurately
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