Here are some typical offsets necessary to keep the wheel centered for popular British sportscars:. If it ain't broke, I'll fix it 'til it is! Chevy Vega wheels came out in I put Sumitomos they own Dunlop on my Spridget. The first group indicates the nominal width of the tire, called the section width. So, outer fender clearance must be carefully checked.
A positive-offset wheel is required, but the wheelwells are quite spacious.
May 15, 8: Minor fender clearance issues can be addressed by rolling or grinding the rear fender lip. Correct-offset wheels must be used to ensure that the tire is centered in the wheelwell. The difference in handling between one tire size to the next may be insignificant compared to the problems caused by tire-rub when cornering. Where spoke wheels foul the brake drum, the wider MGC wheels will fit without a problem.