Originally Posted by Greybeard999
And.............. That picture should explain exactly why RWD wheels can't be used on FWD cars....... No matter how cool deep dish wheels would look on an HHR.
But note that offset is measured from the center of the wheel. Therefore, a wider wheel will have more "dish" than a more narrow wheel with identical offset (and the amount of the additional dish will be half the amount of the difference in width between the two wheels). Also, a wheel like the Wheel Vintiques looks "deeper" than a cast wheel for a couple of reasons beyond width. One, the thickness of the wheel center is less on a steel wheel than on a cast wheel - thus the distance from the plane of the outer rim to the face of the wheel is more (because the face of the wheel is considerably thinner). Second, Wheel Vintiques did a great job of "reverse dishing" the center so that it connects to the outer rim deeper in the wheel than on a cast wheel (again, being steel this is easier to do because all the thicknesses are less). This gives you more rim sticking out from where the center connects, thus giving a deeper look visually. So the Wheel Vintiques Smoothie and Rallye both appear to be more of a "chrome reverse" style than about any other wheel on the market for our cars, thus giving you more of that vintage deep dish look.
Now, is anyone interested in buying 4 absolutely perfect stock SS wheels/tires with 5K miles on them in the Denver metro area so I can go buy me a set of Chrome Rallye wheels and baby moons?