Posted by David on September 29, 1999 at 07:28:47:
In Reply to: reversing the rims posted by Mr. Parsegian on September 27, 1999 at 01:44:11:
Once again, the first reply to your post answered your question. It is NOT common practice, nor is it safe to mount a wheel reverse of the intended design. Just as most people don't give enough importance to tires themselves relating to how they can effect the performance of a vehicle - they are the only thing that connect you & your vehicle to the road. Well, the wheels are the only thing "connecting" the tires to the vehicle. Just as Roger indicated to you, there are design reasons that prohibit mounting a wheel backwards on the vehicle. Mounting surfaces, lug nut seating for the basics. Not to mention the off set or back space measurement that determine where the wheel "sit's" under the wheel well opening in relation to the hub or mounting surface and the outside fender lip. There are several issues that would come into play here such as steering & suspension geometry and load distribution to the wheel it self as well as other vehicle components.
Give it up. Don't start another thread of stupid questions stating that you have been given wrong or conflicting answers. Make your calls to wheel manufactures now. This applies to OE or aftermarket wheels, steel and alloy alike. Kelsy-Hayes, Superior, Ultra & Unique wheel comanies would be good places for OE and those or any other of your choice for aftermarket selections. If your that bored that you must start sensless threads wasting peoples time - get another hobby, If your that stupid or must question everyone's responses' to you - go back to school. Either way, get a life and accept reality when you are exposed to it.
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