I have an oportunity to buy an 15" steel rims from a gtv as a winter set for my 147 (as now I have 17 supersport). I know that they are same 5x98 but what about other spec that J ect... Will be they plug and drive or?
I know thats why I wanted to use 185/65 is a standard profile i.e. cheaper and also I can use chains just in case ... So I should be after 156/147 or take the GTV with bolts and forget about the chains
So if I understand right, sry I am a bit noob about rims spec, the gtv coz of the smaller ET edge of the rim will be closer for a 10 mm to the wheelarch?
Having in mind that now I have 17"supersport and they are 7J so one inch more then steel rims(6J) BUT the the Et is 10mm less on gtv, I can make an conclusion that when I put gtv rims they probably will he ~10mm furder of the wheelarch i.e. edge of the rim will ne closer to the chassy in comparatiom to the current 17" ?
Also for the 185/65 they are smaller in diametar then other dimensions for 147 195/60/15 205/55/16 215/45/17 as I recall, since that is the only dimension recommendet for chains? My guessing is ok?
185/65R15 are 6mm bigger in diameter than the tiny 195/60R15 (only used on the 147).
For gauging clearance you can almost ignore wheel width and just concentrate on tyre section width and the offset (ET) difference.
On that you will be going from a 215 to a 185. 30mm reduction in section width. So even with the 10mm wider offset of the GTV wheels, a 185 tyre will have 5mm more arch clearance than your current rims with 215 tyres.