Well, I had the 60K service on my GT last week and thought it worth having my new winter wheels/tyres fitted - of course, the weather remains resolutely mild
She's a Cloverleaf, shod normally with 225/40/ZR18's, currently residing in my hallway! I think I can see an '8J'
written on the inside of the rims. Does this denote that they are 8" in width?
The new wheels are "DEZENT RE dark 6.50 x 16 (LK 5/98, OS 38)" (taken from the confirmation email when I ordered them). Are these 6.5" width rims?
Certainly, I have noticed that the outside edge of the wheels sits rather deeply within the wheel arch. Look a tad silly, really. Although the handling is OK (not as good as my summer wheels of course).
So, although not of great importance to me, would I benefit from some wheel spacers, merely to get the wheels looking like they should, within the arches? I'm not overly sure of stuff like 'offset' but would I be right in thinking that 1" spacers would get them looking a bit more like normal? If the difference really is 1.5", I'm not all that bothered by the extra half-inch.
Any ideas, folks?