To offset or not to offset, that is the question.

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To offset or not to offset, that is the question.

Post by Jeuke »

Replacing my wheels on my 67 1600. I have two choices:

A. Standard Konig Rewind 15x7 4x114.4 (0 offset). Pretty common among Roadsters, always looks great.

B. MT42s 15x7 4x114.4 (+25 offset). These are unique, would give a very different look, risk is how will that look and is the offset too much?

So question is. Stick with the safe Rewinds? Or go with the +25 offset and possibly require some sheet metal work, or reduced turn radius? Do +25s fit without issue in a 67?
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I'm not sure where you got your information but it is not accurate and both these wheels will not fit "easily" on a 67

Konig Rewind have been done often but they are far from an easy fit on later car and will not work on a 67 without quite a bit of rolling in the back and will stick out about 1.5" (40mm) in the front on a 67 , they would still poke about .75" (20mm) on 68-70
( You can run smaller than stock 195/50 tires to minimize rolling in the rear and if you give it camber up front they might work)

As a reference this is a 15x6.5 +22 on a 67 , as you can see they poke out about 1/2" , a 15x7 et0 would be 1 1/8" (28.4mm) further out
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Even on a late car it would still be challenging , This is 15x6 ET3 on a 69
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The MT42s could be made to work but will require spacers a so as o not hit suspension components and will still poke in the front

I would recommend you go through the wheel and tire thread to get a better idea of what fits
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Maybe with the rubber band series tires .ha!
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Pjackb, can I ask what tire that is on the 15x6.5? Is it a 195/50-R15? I've been all over that Wheel and Tire thread and it's really hard to tell what modifications were done to fit the wheel/tire combos. I've been looking for either of these wheels in a 15x6 but no one seems to have them.
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Also keep in mind that any lowering will have an effect on which wheels will work, particularly in the front. That's why a wheel/tire combo on one person's car won't necessarily fit on another's.
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Jeuke wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:50 am Pjackb, can I ask what tire that is on the 15x6.5? Is it a 195/50-R15? I've been all over that Wheel and Tire thread and it's really hard to tell what modifications were done to fit the wheel/tire combos. I've been looking for either of these wheels in a 15x6 but no one seems to have them.
195/55/15 (better size)
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The wheels you mentioned are not available in roadster friendly sizes unfortunately but it doesn't mean you can't "fit" them , just expect to have to modify things for it to work and run smaller tires
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Rather than guessing on a wheel that fits (and getting a Chinese knock-off wheel), I would get a quality Panasport wheel-- Dean at Datsunparts.com stocks them in the correct size and offset and they will work and fit perfectly (and come with a spacer to get the center cap to fit properly):

https://www.datsunparts.com/Wheels

This is a set with 195/55/15 Yokohama tires:

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I bought these but cap does not fit ans they did not come with spacers. Do you know where i can get correct size spacers?
spriso wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:59 pm Rather than guessing on a wheel that fits (and getting a Chinese knock-off wheel), I would get a quality Panasport wheel-- Dean at Datsunparts.com stocks them in the correct size and offset and they will work and fit perfectly (and come with a spacer to get the center cap to fit properly):

https://www.datsunparts.com/Wheels

This is a set with 195/55/15 Yokohama tires:

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spriso wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:59 pm Rather than guessing on a wheel that fits (and getting a Chinese knock-off wheel), I would get a quality Panasport wheel-- Dean at Datsunparts.com stocks them in the correct size and offset and they will work and fit perfectly (and come with a spacer to get the center cap to fit properly):

https://www.datsunparts.com/Wheels

This is a set with 195/55/15 Yokohama tires:

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Gosh, Michael, every time I see that car... :smt038

Do you know the offset of those 14x6 Panasports by chance?

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Gosh, Michael, every time I see that car... :smt038

Do you know the offset of those 14x6 Panasports by chance?
Those are 15x6 Panasports, and they are 15mm offset.

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spriso wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:08 pm
Gosh, Michael, every time I see that car... :smt038

Do you know the offset of those 14x6 Panasports by chance?
Those are 15x6 Panasports, and they are 15mm offset.

Michael
Thanks Michael.

My question was poorly worded, I was actually wondering about Dean's 14x6s...

But your answer does help... I don't want to hijack Jeuke's post, so I'll start another if needed.

Thanks and good luck Jeuke!
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