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+45ET

The owners manual lists the 16x6.5, the 17x7 and the 16x4 all as being a 40ET. I can't believe all of these are +40, no way. I know when Discount Tire Direct had a set of 17x7 SE wheels up for auction they listed them as +45ET.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-c...&showTutorial=0&ed=1009752317&indexURL=0&rd=1

I currently have 17x7 +40ET Konig Verdicts on my 3.5SE with the factory tires and they look ok. They are slightly more outboard than the factory wheels, so I think the +45ET (OE) is accurate. I wanted to go with 8" wheels, so I ordered 19x8's with a +45ET. Altimat is running 19x8 +45ET Konig Tantrums with 245/35r19's and it looks great.

Rule of thumb:
7" width do +40ET
7.5-8" width do +45ET
 

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Offset is the distance between the centerline of the wheel and the mounting surface. A positive offset wheel (gererally FWD) has it's mounting pad outboard of the centerline and a negative offset wheel has a mounting pad inboard of the centerline. Therefore, a +45ET wheel's mounting pad is 45mm (1.77") outboard of the center of the wheel.
 
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