Best rim size for Race SE5?

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Best rim size for Race SE5?

Post by collin » Wed May 02, 2018 6:55 am


I'm looking to specify a set of 7 x15'' Minilite style alloy rims for my car as they would appear to be an optimum size to fit within the arches if I can work out the correct offset etc
8 x 15's would seem a step too far and foul the arches.

Any advice would be welcome as the wheel manufacturers/retailers are not too helpful these days

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Post by scimjim » Sun May 06, 2018 9:43 pm

Welcome :D

Standard wheel sizes are given in this thread, so you should be able to get a rough idea of offset using a site like

I think 8x15 have been fitted with spacers to standard arches but it will be very close and can depend on the tyre a lot (size and tyrewall strength)?

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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun May 06, 2018 10:26 pm

If it's for racing are there any limitations in the regs for your chosen series? For example, in the CSCC swinging sixties, you need to use a minimum 60 profile tyre. If you have 60 profile tyres on a 15" wheel, it's quite tall and lifts the car ride height, so 14" wheel is a better fit. If you can go to 50 or 55 profile then the 15" works ok.


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Best rim size for Race SE5?

Post by turbster » Sun May 06, 2018 10:57 pm

If you want 7x15 you need around -10mm offset, 8” is too big for standard arches, and I found 7x14 were best for racing in 60 profile as mentioned above..

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Best rim size for Race SE5?

Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:25 am

I went with these, it seems quite a few competition cars have them:

ImageIMG_20180417_111603 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

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