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Looking for wheels on tires.com and I see identical wheels,
with the only difference being a letter on the offset
it says this:

15X6.5 4-100 40W
or
15X6.5 4-100 40S

why is one 40W and the other 40S
and which is better? I assume these are offset values btw

PlZ reply asap, as I really want to get my new rims!
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Don't worry about that letter just get the right offset number and you'll be fine.

I bet those could be Enkie RS5s right?
 

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Its the load index (40) and the speed rating (W or S). The load index indicates the approx. load carrying capabilities. While the letter indicates the maximum speed for which the wheel is rated, for instance, S is for speeds up to 112mph and W is for up to 168mph. Id go with the S...unless of course you think you can make it up to 168mph ;) At least this is all assumed and derived from the tire measuring system :D
 

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thanks!
yeup zexdx was right, it was the frigin color!!
They screwed up cuz both pics showed the silver rim,

by the way, is 40 a good offset for this size rim? 15x6.5
i play on lowering the car 1" and getting shocks.

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Tad said:
thanks!
yeup zexdx was right, it was the frigin color!!
They screwed up cuz both pics showed the silver rim,

by the way, is 40 a good offset for this size rim? 15x6.5
i play on lowering the car 1" and getting shocks.

Thnx
Yes, he is right. thaseint, you're talking about tire markings, not wheel markings.

As to the offset...what kind of car and tire sizes are we talking about?
 

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actually I was talking about wheel markings, not tire.
I just posted the markings that showed up under the pic
of the wheel.

the car is a 93 civic hatchback.
gona lower it soon, just tryin to find some springs/shocks for
a good price.
 

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Tad said:
actually I was talking about wheel markings, not tire.
I just posted the markings that showed up under the pic
of the wheel.
I know...look back at my post, I was talking to the thaseint guy when I said that.

the car is a 93 civic hatchback.
gona lower it soon, just tryin to find some springs/shocks for
a good price.

You didn't say what kind of tires you're putting on...but it shouldn't matter. I'd assume you're putting either 195s or 205s on them. Then...I'm going to say you should be fine with +40 on a 6.5" wide wheel...barely. Ideally, you should go slightly higher, but I don't think you'll have any problems.

Hope that helps.
 

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"I know...look back at my post, I was talking to the thaseint guy when I said that. "

OOh, hehe, I thought you just misspelled a word in your sentence, hah!

one more q, is the offset how far out the wheels will be?
so bigger offset, means the wheels will be out more, or less?
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Offset is how far out the spokes are from the center of the cylinder.

Soo....if the offset is higher (spokes are out farther), it pushes the cylinder in towards the car. An easy way to think about it is that if your offset is too high, you'll rub on the inside on suspension pieces and such. If it's too low, you'll rub on the outside fender.

Hope that helps.
 
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