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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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20" wheels..... what's the offset I'll need?

I'm planning on getting a set of 20" rims for my 95 thunderbird and was wanting to know where a good place to order them from. I'm having a hard time finding a place that carries the 5x108 bolt pattern. And, what if I find a wheel that is 5x108, with the proper offset, does that garranty fitment?

please tell me the off set I'll need. I believe I need 245/35/20 for tires.

also, can anyone show pics of 20's that they think might look good on my bird.

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The diameter of the wheels has no impact on the offset you need, just the width. Try doing a search in just the tires/wheels forum for offset. There is a post somewhere that lists ideal offsets for various wheel widths. It has been reposted and linked to in several posts.

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20x8.5s with a FWD offset somewhere 30-45 MM tires 245/35/20 in the front and you can go 255 in the rear


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Thanks alot. I wanted to tell you that you have one of the best looking thunderbirds I've ever seen. I was wondering is your car lowered any?

I really like your wheels. What's the offset of them... I'll probably go with a 20 x 8.5 wheel also. I was looking at some of the Cabo wheels, which have offsets +34. That would work right, but would it set in/out to far?
And, Would I need to know the front spacing for anything?

http://www.twoutlet.com/cabo.htm

I like the 117. What's some other opinions
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Its lowered 3 inches, but really your main concern will be the upper spindle it is the closest area to rub if your going to rub thats why the 20x8.5s are the biggest you can do on the front. its the half U shape of the spindle that limits you
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My wheels were a custom one off set in 5x108 that were made for the Thunderbird

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What do you mean by custom one off set? is it between 30 - 45?

How would a +34 MM offset look on the thunderbird?

Also, I have 1.5" ST Lowering springs I'm thinking of putting on after the Xenon GFX are installed, Do you think the car would look like a 4x4 without the drop?

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