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67Fastback
08-31-2006, 09:37 AM
I stole these pictures from the bozewheels/danica patrick thread. I asked the same question in there, but thought it might merit its own thread.

I know its personal opinion, but how do you guys feel about offest on the rear wheels that results in the "dish" look? As I plan my rear-end, the type of wheel that I want (offset) is going to determine the length of my rear end - mainly to avoid spacers if I decide to go with the no-dish look.

What do you guys think? I've included a couple of pics. One of late model wheels on a 67 Mustang and 2 of Danicas car with and without dish.

Thanks
Jeff

Rybar
08-31-2006, 10:46 AM
My vote is for as much DISH as you can go. :yes:

Stuart Adams
08-31-2006, 10:53 AM
Dish. I've had both, prefer the deeper dish look.

XcYZ
08-31-2006, 11:20 AM
Dish, or at least no offset.

TonyL
08-31-2006, 11:31 AM
Dished just implys hard core performance. It's always struck a chord with me.
Which is why a testarossa always looked "weak" to me.

rwhite692
08-31-2006, 12:02 PM
Dish....

...And I'm not nuts about the look of front wheels with very little dish (a lot of positive offset) as is normally required when running the C5 stuff up front.

Blown353
08-31-2006, 12:07 PM
While I like the look of dished wheels, my practicality and engineering viewpoint takes priority. Think structural reasons.... have the spokes centered in the hoop. And up front for geometry reasons (scrub radius) you usually have hardly any dish at all with a well designed front suspension.

Function over looks IMO, although sometimes it's hard to give up the looks for better function.

jy211
08-31-2006, 12:09 PM
Lips on the rims...you want them as large as you can...sorta like a woman's...think Angelina Jolie... :D

streetfytr68
08-31-2006, 12:18 PM
I like both styles. And like blown353, I feel that too much dish is a detriment. It also says "old school".

Ricochet
08-31-2006, 12:32 PM
IMO I like the dish look. As with everything though within reason. The look of a 10" wheel doesn't look good with 8" of backspace (negative offset) as does a 10" wheel with 3" of positve offset. From the functional standpoint, I understand the wider the track the better handling. But you asked about what looks better in which you will get opinions all across the board.

rwhite692
08-31-2006, 12:52 PM
Just my opinion, but if I wanted strictly function over looks, I wouldn't be pouring $$ into a first-gen Camaro, I'd buy an 06 Z06 and just be done with it. Wheels with a lot of positive offset on 60's body styles just don't do it for me. Again, just my preference.

Mr.VENGEANCE
08-31-2006, 12:58 PM
if you were hungry... and only had 2 slices of pizza..

what type of pizza crust you want?..

;) :lol:

rwhite692
08-31-2006, 01:00 PM
Easy...Sicilian! :)

BThibodeaux
08-31-2006, 01:34 PM
Dish, or at least no offset.


Ditto!

TonyL
08-31-2006, 02:39 PM
the difference
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/3092/beforedifferencerm6.jpg
http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/7536/thedifferenceyl4.jpg

The dish ones just look better.

71Nova
08-31-2006, 03:16 PM
I like the dish look, but when I was talking to Tyler last time I was in vegas he mentioned the aerodynamic advantages to having little to no dish. He kind of made me question what I thought about deep dished wheels. I think I will still go with a dish but nothing extreme. I think they just look better and I most likely wouldn't notice the difference.

fatlife
08-31-2006, 03:41 PM
While I like the look of dished wheels, my practicality and engineering viewpoint takes priority. Think structural reasons.... have the spokes centered in the hoop. And up front for geometry reasons (scrub radius) you usually have hardly any dish at all with a well designed front suspension.

Function over looks IMO, although sometimes it's hard to give up the looks for better function.
:thumbsup: :cool: :yes:

JayR
08-31-2006, 04:53 PM
Just look at the pictures, the Mustang looks lame and you can't tell at a glance if the rears are 7s or 12s. Up front is ok with minimal dish but in back you need dish on a musclecar! Leave the late model style wheels for the late model cars and a lot of the new RWD cars would even look better with a little dish.

itsals1
08-31-2006, 05:07 PM
I say just dish-it, dish it real good :lol: . Just my thought! Travis

fatlife
08-31-2006, 06:09 PM
Just look at the pictures, the Mustang looks lame and you can't tell at a glance if the rears are 7s or 12s. Up front is ok with minimal dish but in back you need dish on a musclecar! Leave the late model style wheels for the late model cars and a lot of the new RWD cars would even look better with a little dish.

So you are saying that if no one could see that a car had 12" wide rear wheels it would be "lame" to have them?

I think this looks pretty good
http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/4491/p1010844td2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
but I can understand that the dish look, looks good too. :yes: I do like a nice dish, however I think a huge dish on the rear with only a little dish on the front looks weird

cam69
08-31-2006, 06:51 PM
BIG DISHHHH with a rolled lip :unibrow:

rjp71
08-31-2006, 07:26 PM
Great thread... I was having the same debate in my head. I like the non dish wheels on modern cars but I do think the dish completes the look on a muscle car.

67Fastback
08-31-2006, 09:35 PM
the difference
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/3092/beforedifferencerm6.jpg
http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/7536/thedifferenceyl4.jpg

The dish ones just look better.

On that example, I definately prefer the dish. Maybe it's on a wheel to wheel basis?

67Fastback
08-31-2006, 09:40 PM
So you are saying that if no one could see that a car had 12" wide rear wheels it would be "lame" to have them?

I think this looks pretty good
http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/4491/p1010844td2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
but I can understand that the dish look, looks good too. :yes: I do like a nice dish, however I think a huge dish on the rear with only a little dish on the front looks weird

I agree - and that car looks great. Just a slight difference between the front and rear - I likes.

I've been into FOX bodied mustangs for years and the typical goal there was 17x9s all the way around with 275-40-17s all the way around. The wheels were identical, front and rear. I actually like the wheels in these pics of my old 93..and I have considered using them on my 67. Too many choices..

Jeff

Streetking
08-31-2006, 09:42 PM
Dish..

SW

BThibodeaux
08-31-2006, 11:28 PM
the difference
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/3092/beforedifferencerm6.jpg
http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/7536/thedifferenceyl4.jpg

The dish ones just look better.

Hey. How you did that? Tricky sombitch. :P

ProdigyCustoms
08-31-2006, 11:57 PM
A dish makes the tire look wider. Kind of alerts you as to what is underneath. We actually went to great pains, narrowing the frame, to get dish on the 12 wide front tires on Prodigy, otherwise as low as it is you would never notice all that tire.

JayR
09-01-2006, 12:11 AM
So you are saying that if no one could see that a car had 12" wide rear wheels it would be "lame" to have them?
I think this looks pretty good
but I can understand that the dish look, looks good too. :yes: I do like a nice dish, however I think a huge dish on the rear with only a little dish on the front looks weird

Ya that looks alright but it would look better with more dish. That's what I'm saying....

Hdesign
09-01-2006, 12:30 AM
dished is much better looking.

Vince
09-01-2006, 02:59 AM
Definitely dished. I love mine.