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Hey guys. First off, I'm a noob when it comes to wheels. I have been searching very regularly these past few months trying to find a good set of good looking inexpensive replacements for the stock wheels. Sportmax wheels have caught my eye due to the reasonable prices that I see. Today I was searching ebay and other forums when I came across these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/16-S...r_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item4393f58dc1

I would like to know if these wheels would properly fit my car (86' P-type) w/o spacers. I'm sorry if this is a nooblet question, feel free to flame me, but I don't 100% understand the offset thing yet.

Also, is this a good price? I'm seriously thinking of purchasing this set, as I remember seeing pictures of another forum member's car with these on, and I thought they looked pretty damn good.

Lastly, are these wheels junk? I do plan on putting some nice sticky tires on there as an improvement to my car, and I don't really want any wheel failures while spending time on the autox course.

Thanks for any help.

-Forrest
 

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Well I guess I would just like the front wheels to sit about the same as the stock wheels do, but I would also like the rear wheels to be a bit closer to the flares. I just don't want to run into any issues with the wheels owning my flares. I do not care about any super flush look, I just want it to look half decent.
 

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Then thats a pretty good set. 16x7 +0 fronts and 16x8 +0 rears would be a little better in my opinion though. The fronts are gonna stick in further than stock on a 16x7 +15.
 

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Alright awesome thanks for the help man. Unless anyone makes a counterpoint in the next few hours, I will probably be purchasing these wheels.
I'm not really for them. I don't think that the 16x7 +15 will look that good in the front. Just my opinion, but I'd go with the 16x8 +0 all around.
 

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I never liked that style either especially on a mk2. They always looked like a group of black penis's having a discussion. Some people call that style bannana wheels when I prefer them as weenier wheels.
 

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Here's a little blurb on offset: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=101



The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types (measured in millimeters).*

Zero Offset
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. We have test fitted thousands of different vehicles for proper fitment. Our extensive database allows our sales staff to offer you the perfect fit for your vehicle.

*Backspacing, similar to offset, is the distance from the hub mounting surface to the inside lip of the wheel (measured in inches).
 

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I don't think you'll be happy with the fitment of a 16x7+15mm up front.

They'll be quite sunken back in....

--billyM
Unless you do the MPV/Nissan brake swap. I've seen a staggered set on a cs.com members Celica with is brake swap. They looked good. Also looked like there was enough relief behind the spokes for even the wise Z32 calipers.

Don't mind Mark, he always has penis on the brain. (Just kidding Mark:sarcasm: or am I?:naughty:)
 

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I ran a set of 225/45's on 17x7.5 +20mm on the MPV rotors (-8mm) and was thoroughly unhappy with it.

I currently run 235/45's on 17x8.5 +20 on MPV and that is hardly acceptable.

--BillyM
 
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