x-pack wheel offset

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  1. Rafer

    Rafer Registered Capri Power Member

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    Does anyone know the x-pack alloy wheel offset?
    As I'm just going to have a one off set of 8 x 16" made.
     
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    malcolmrs2000 Malcolm RS Capri Power Member

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    I have a set in my garage of the genuine 13” ones plus a set of jbw 15x8 ones....tell me where you want the measurements from..I will try to take photos as well
     
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    Rafer Registered Capri Power Member

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    Cheers Malcolm, I'll see if I can get a reply from the company by email in what they need.
     
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    mine are 15x8 with ET of -18 but, could quite easily go to -25, probably could get to -40 at the max

    The original xpack wheels were 13x7.5 with a ET of -19
     
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    You will also need to take into consideration your tyre width and wall depth, but l am sure you are aware of that, l found on the back of a MK2 Cortina, l could run 245 tyres on Shelby alloys on the rear and 205s on the front, it stuck to the road on a dry day like the proverbial, but on a wet day it was lethal, think they were Cooper radials, did a triple spin in it one Saturday morning, raining, late for work and at the time not much common sense or driving skills!!! Come to think of it, don't think much has changed other than my age!!
     
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    I run 215/50/15 tyres on mine, with 16x8’s I would consider 215/45/16
     
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    I never liked the original x-pack wheel offset, they looked like they were set back from the arch too far, needed to fill the arches more by at least 15mm.
    I was going to use 225/45/16 tyres hopefully they wont fail the front wing arch.
     
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    Rafer Registered Capri Power Member

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    the jbw 15" x-pack wheel is -8 offset, Iv'e been calculating if that would be ok for the 8x16's and so far it's looking good.
     
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    I think a wheel with -8 will be too small to fill the arches on a xpack the original where -19 and there was still room

    my wheels
     
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    Tyre size comparison between a standard 2.8i tyre, quite a big increase on a 225 /45/16 tyre

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    Rafer Registered Capri Power Member

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    She looks well nice with them alloys.
    I might end up taking the car down to them so they can get the offset just right for it.
    As its confusing me at the moment on the offset calculator.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    wheel ET is a strict measurement
    the actual wheel dimensions are the critical case ..
    What tyre size is fitted by choice opens a whole new bag - non standard bag of tricks opening up here ...
     
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    yes, you need to keep the overall wheel size as close as possible to the original sizes otherwise you’ll have problems with the tyre catching on the inner wings up front, been there and done that one £500 lesson learnt
     
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    that’s the best option if your having custom rims made I recon you’ll end up with -20 to -25.
     
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    on the tyre calculator it says my ideal tyre for the 16" rim from the standard 15" 280 wheel would be a 215/40/16 does that sound right?!?
     
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    Cheers Pete, I think I will take her down there before she gets painted and they can do their bit to make them sit right.
    I was tempted to keep them 15" but I think they needed to be a little bit larger to look pleasing to the eye.
     
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    I know what wheel ET is, l have fwd wheels on a rwd car, because BOTH measurements stack up and work, I'm just trying to add my knowledge, you can have the correct ET, BUT the rims and tyre will NOT fill the arches, just FACT.
    And no one has mentioned tyre availability, I would make sure your desired tyre is available, every year a lot of tyre sizes are dropped because they just aren't popular, then it will be like the TRX tyres of the 70s and 80s, a really rare tyre to find.
     
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    I've also noticed how many tyres have been dropped in the uk, but strangely still available in Europe for some reason.
     
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    Humm I think a 40 profile tyre wouldn’t look right on a classic car, it’s very skinny
     
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    My modern day is on 40's, they are sh*t, there is no "give" in the side wall, because of the width (245) they tramline and transmit road noise to an unbelievable extent, l have some runflats l took off my last car, they are an excellent idea, but sacrifice a lot of things just so you do not have to carry a spare wheel.
     
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    Agreed
     

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