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Old 10-13-2011, 02:38 AM
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Default Corvette Salad Shooter Wheel fitment question

Hey guys ive been pondering around with wheels for a while i am a big fitment fan and believe me.. iv'e read to the moon and back about fitment and all the help is AWESOME!!
i see @RALLY and @Konky LOVE the wheel questions so for now i am just looking for that little bit of specific advice.
I just picked up a set of 85 Corvette Salad Shooters
16" x 8.5" all around ET 56.
i have ordered Falken 512's 205/40/16
Now like i have said i read almost EVERY thread regarding fitment/ wheels/tires
i completely understand that i have to run spacers/adapters which will be ADAPTEC 4 x100 to 5 x 120.65
now comes the question. i was just wondering from your experience what the best custom offset i could create from the adapters
ive read somewhere i want to be between ET 20 and ET 25.

http://ivyleagueeast.com/2011/09/18/little-devil/

that is almost the exact fitment i am looking for and im trying to figure out what the offset is !!! can anyone help.. i absolutely love that car and ive been through atleast 10 sets of wheels but no application needed adapters.
thanks for all the help and info in advanced guys!!!

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Old 10-13-2011, 02:45 AM
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:51 AM
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completely unnecessary drew was just looking for a fellow enthusiasts opinion/ advice.
thanks for your input though. much appreciated.
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Ha! Your original post didn't really have any questions, nor was it very legible. I'm pretty sure her final et is right around et20, but I can't remember. She posts on here now, so you may try sending her a PM.
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haha i know i edited it after my computer decided to magically post half of the post. sorry for the sarcasm not having a good day. so this time, i appreciate your input @Drew!
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:05 PM
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r53 or r56? there are certain issues involved with running adapters on the r56
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r53 ive actually seen people run the adapters on the r53 without issues
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correct, r53 is no problem, been done many times. the r56 is where you find issues. just checking
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What problems do the R56 have when running adapters?
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What problems do the R56 have when running adapters?
No one makes adapters (other than 5x130) in the correct thread pitch for the stupid r56 14mm lugs.

20mm or 26mm is less than a quarter inch difference. Order one and see what happens. Stance is about trial and error, research, calculations, and solutions.

IMO 35 is the ideal offset for an 8.5. I think having a ton of poke on a wheel that's only 8.5 is silly now that we've discovered how much backspacing can be fit on a MINI.
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thanks rally like stated in the original post. your info is golden. once again i thank you. i was just wondering if you have actually found out the exact fitment of the ivy league east post? i know there is another man running a blue cooper with corvette "salad shooters" and i like his fitment also. like you said, fitment is trial and error and i change my stance up every 3 months or so( i get bored of a setup easily).
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:01 AM
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It's impossible to say because of things like camber. The blue car has camber and that's why his fit different than hers. I personally feel hers would look a bit better with 5mm higher offset, but that's just a personal opinion and I'm sure she loves her fitment. My point being that it's all based on personal scenarios. Some people want the extra poke, some people have more tuck because they have more camber, etc. He doesn't usually share his offsets and when he does, they're estimates and not exact. His offsets are probably pretty close to hers but with camber.

Figure out what you want, and figure out what it takes for you to get it. The problem solving is 50% of the fun of stance. Enjoy it, learn from it, and prosper from it.

Keep in mind that you can stagger your offset, which is something I would recommend. The MINI almost always has more camber in the rear on stance cars, so the track width APPEARS to be narrower in the rear. Visually speaking, cars look better if they poke more in the rear or poke evenly all around. Unless you remove all the rear camber, this means that you want your rear offset lower than your front if your wheels are the same width all around. Compare her front poke to her rear poke, for example.

If she's reading this....I do love your car and think it looks great. Just using your car as an example since he brought it up.
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thanks for the info !
now one thing to correct. from everything i have read/ heard, the "salad shooters" are 56et
but now i have found out and read other places that they are +32 et?
any real answer so i know which adapters to order?
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There are two different wheels that people mis-call salad shooters. Some people get them confused with sawblades. Make sure you know which ones you have and which ones they're referencing.
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