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325isdan 10-01-2012 12:40 PM

RWD wheels on FWD.
Wondering what issue will I run into with running RWD 14" on my Toyota Echo. Im looking at E30 4X100 ( medium offset?) and the echo takes high offset.

Will this be ok to run or do I need to run high offset wheels?


bmwm5lover 10-01-2012 12:57 PM

the wheels will most likely sit flush with your fenders, it may actually look pretty cool.

325isdan 10-01-2012 02:06 PM

I was reading about maybe running into tire wear issue or perhaps messing up the handling. Mind you the handling already sucks.

Bimmer Heaven 10-01-2012 04:13 PM

If anything, handling should be better because of the more aggressive stance! Only possible issue might be tires rubbing on fenders, but I doubt it on a stock car.

GeMc 10-01-2012 04:19 PM

You won't have any issue with a stock suspension. If it's dumped to the weeds, it might rub. I know people that track their Asian cars (MK2 Jetta & Hyundai Elantra) with E30 bottlecaps without issue. I'm sure your Echo will be okay.

325isdan 10-01-2012 05:21 PM

Thanks everyone.

After researching more I found that;

Echo 40mm offset
E30 bottlecaps 35mm and I would assume the stock steelies run the same?

5 - 10mm max is no real issue for offset?

I plan on running 185/65/14 so just some tall skinny tires.

BMW BMXer 10-02-2012 10:14 AM

You should be fine. Is the centerbore the same?

325isdan 10-02-2012 01:15 PM

Echo is 54mm
E30 is 56mm i belive.

5style 10-04-2012 05:19 PM

Get hubcentric rings, or you will get wheel wobble

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