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August 2, 2016
8:48 pm
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Mitch
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I'm sure I've asked this question before but can't find the thread - it's happened a few times recently.

Anyway, after tomorrow I should be at the stage where the car can sit on its own wheels - when I buy them. I've found a set I like, same as the team dynamics ones sold by kit spares but these have a green run around the edge. Below is the spec, just wondering if they will fit?

4 X 15 INCH TEAM DYNAMICS JET RS ALLOY WHEELS

BRAND : Team Dynamics
MODEL : Jet RS
DIAMETER : 15 Inch
RIM WIDTH : Most 4 Stud Fitments
BOLT PATTERN : 6.5J
OFFSET : 18 to 38
COLOUR : Black Green
STYLE : Multispoke

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August 2, 2016
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I know I should know, but I have stayed clear of info I don't need.

Why? I go to parts and I get the bits I need for a car, they fit, I do not need to know the size or rating, it bolts on, it meets the design standards of the car, its safe, it goes through IVA, it works.

If I was to know the information I would feel obliged to give it out, I feel I am pretty open with everything else on here. The problem? Am I then responsible for an item purchased elsewhere that does not meet the design standards, is not safe, has difficulties with IVA or just does not work?

Now I am NOT saying the above is sub standard or dangerous, or that you should not buy them, everything does look OK with what you have given. My only observation would be that the "OFFSET 18 to 38", can not exist. So my guess is that they are saying they can provide offsets FROM 18 to 38, so the real question is, what OFFSET does your Zero need?

And honestly, I do NOT know, as I choose not to know the damper length, or the dona of the steering rack or radiator, I'm often asked those questions as well. I could take a wheel off at work and look, or I could ask parts, but then I am back to the dilemma I pose above.

What I will say is that the Ford differs from the Mazda, there was a time there were two wing brackets and two sizes of wheel option, 15 and 17 and there have been some changes in width, I know of at least two cars fitted with 8J, although there was talk of GT only with standard rear wings.

Some customers may be prepared to assist, but be sure they are referring to like set ups with their advise, but my guess is that the supplier will want you to make the decision, and may not be obliging if they will not then fit.

August 3, 2016
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http://www.willtheyfit.com/

That site is useful if you already have a set up and wondering the changes it would have. As Simon has said, the offset is probably the most important factor there from that list. I run 15 inch, 8J or 8.5J (unsure about the ET) on my Mazda Zero and they're fine, just very close on the front cycle wings on 205/50/15R tyres. Based on your donor set up (Ford/Mazda) the offset will be the needing to kept the same. I believe both are between the 18-38 ET range, however this will need to be confirmed for your set up.

So to answer your question, yes they have the potential to fit, HOWEVER, you need to ensure you select the correct offset figure.

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August 3, 2016
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Thanks both for your replies. I will do a little more investigation before settling on a purchase. I've seen a few zeros with this style of wheel on and like them hence why I'm after a set.

Simon you are very open with everything and as I've said in a recent post, one of the reasons so many cars end up on the road in a safe state. Personally I wouldn't hold you responsible if the above was wrong but then again everyone is different and I know you just need to be safe about what you say. Everything is much appreciated

August 3, 2016
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Just to add, the recommended offset for the Zero is 15. I believe others have used more but I would stick as close to that as possible - I would guess 18 would be ok? If I recall correctly, the offset is the distance between where the bolts tighten and the inside edge of the wheel, so the bigger the offset, the further into the wheelarch the tyre goes. Too much and it will rub on the bodywork.

When I was looking, I found very few ET 15 wheels. There were some with ET25 but most were 35 and over. If it helps, I bought wheels from Fondmetal - never heard of them but look great IMO and we're half the price of the GBS ones.

And just to get even geekier, you need a 4 stud, 108 PCD ☺

There was an old post on here that explained it all very well if you do a search.

August 3, 2016
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