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Cadillac ATS Picture Forum Discussion, Custom ats in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; Originally Posted by Y2tony3 Offset? Not 20x8 and 20x9.5?[COLOR="Silver"] 20 is the diameter, 8 and 9.5 are the width. offset ...
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    Re: Custom ats

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2tony3 View Post
    Offset? Not 20x8 and 20x9.5?[COLOR="Silver"]
    20 is the diameter, 8 and 9.5 are the width.
    offset is the distance from from the hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel

    eg. a 0 offset has the mounting surface on the centerline of the wheel width.

    a positive offset of 30mm will have the mounting surface 30mm closet to the outside of the wheel, which means it will be tucked in 30mm further than a zero offset wheel.

    a negative offset moved that mounting point deeper towards the back of the wheel, and it will be pushed out further when mounted.

    i'd like to know what offsets your wheels have


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    Re: Custom ats

    Looks good, not a fan of 20's on this car (pretty much any I guess) as I think 18's would look perfect if you can get a drop kit. 20's just push to the point of starting to look donked out to me.

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    Re: Custom ats

    Large wheels are for show, not handling. I am strictly into performance and handling, though still appreciate the effort other owners put into their cars to make them unique.
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    Re: Custom ats

    Quote Originally Posted by jph View Post
    20 is the diameter, 8 and 9.5 are the width.
    offset is the distance from from the hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel

    eg. a 0 offset has the mounting surface on the centerline of the wheel width.

    a positive offset of 30mm will have the mounting surface 30mm closet to the outside of the wheel, which means it will be tucked in 30mm further than a zero offset wheel.

    a negative offset moved that mounting point deeper towards the back of the wheel, and it will be pushed out further when mounted.

    i'd like to know what offsets your wheels have


    J.

    I don't really know but I read some specs online and it seems like the back is around 35 and the fronts 18... I think. That's my guesstimate

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravnik View Post
    Looks good, not a fan of 20's on this car (pretty much any I guess) as I think 18's would look perfect if you can get a drop kit. 20's just push to the point of starting to look donked out to me.
    True 20's are borderline but I think the drop will make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    Large wheels are for show, not handling. I am strictly into performance and handling, though still appreciate the effort other owners put into their cars to make them unique.
    True. I'm more of a "looks" person... I got 2 kids I'm not trying to race anyone... Slow and steady in style is the way I ride. I appreciate the feedback

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    Re: Custom ats

    I really like it! I might have chosen 19's with a drop but kudos to you. Very nice!

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    Re: Custom ats

    To much shiney plastic and metal on these cars I like it

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    Re: Custom ats

    personaly i think blacking out the tail lights was cool back when fast and furious was still new. its old now and camrys and civis are the only ones still trying to pull them off. but, that aside, black accents on a white car is my fave combo. thats what i did for all my cars (except tail lights on some). very simple and tasteful combo. looks very sharp, with just enough mods on it to make it look unique, but not enough to make it look overdone. id suggest u use plasti dip. its perfect for experimenting.

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    properly tinted tails look great (clear coat/black paint mix) then buffed to a crazy shine.

    But I hate.. HAAATTEEE night shades, its not transparent enough, its matte, it goes purple, its just trash ricers use (or uneducated folks lol)

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    Re: Custom ats

    Quote Originally Posted by donavo View Post
    personaly i think blacking out the tail lights was cool back when fast and furious was still new. its old now and camrys and civis are the only ones still trying to pull them off. but, that aside, black accents on a white car is my fave combo. thats what i did for all my cars (except tail lights on some). very simple and tasteful combo. looks very sharp, with just enough mods on it to make it look unique, but not enough to make it look overdone. id suggest u use plasti dip. its perfect for experimenting.

    I don't remember fast and furious cars ever having tint on the lights.... But I know what you mean, I lived in the hood and seen a lot of wanna be hookup camrys and civics with shitty work on them. I actually wasn't going to tint the rears cuz I noticed that Cadillacs lights already have a nice dark cherry look to it but my paint guy who did my other work gave me a price I couldn't refuse. In person though it looks way classier then in the pictures. The guy did a nice light color on them. I guess it looks dark cuz I took the pics in a garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    properly tinted tails look great (clear coat/black paint mix) then buffed to a crazy shine.

    But I hate.. HAAATTEEE night shades, its not transparent enough, its matte, it goes purple, its just trash ricers use (or uneducated folks lol)
    Yea I agree the nightshade crap looks bummy... My guy did a great job. Looks nice and glossy.

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    Re: Custom ats

    Offset determines how far in or out the wheels actually stick out. I'd venture a guess that those front 20X8.5's are something like +35 offset and the rears are like +38 or so.

    That setup looks AWESOME, especially considering its not lowered?? I was already planning on going with staggered 20's as well...now I'm even more sold on the idea!

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    Re: Custom ats

    It's not what I would do, but kudos for doing something different, since the car is so new and that is needed...

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    Re: Custom ats

    Nice work! What did you use to tint the head/tail lamps?

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    Re: Custom ats

    Looks sick !!!! .... what exact size ares those tires ???

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    Re: Custom ats

    What happened to the pics of the car. I didn't get to see them.

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    Re: Custom ats

    Quote Originally Posted by duneless View Post
    What happened to the pics of the car. I didn't get to see them.
    same here. lost forever to the depths of the internets?

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