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 Post subject: After market rim offset
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:28 am 
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Whilst adjusting the front shocks on Pilotman's ATV Racing LT Pilot
front suspension I noticed that it appears the valve stem was
installed on the wrong side of the rim? The offset is to the outside
making the Pilot handle poorly, the leverage also works against
just about everything on the whole front suspension, including but
not limited to the spindle, wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rods etc.

In the pictures look at the distance between the center of the tire
and the center of the top A-arm ball joint.

I did not bother to measure the offset difference but a offset difference
as small as 1" is huge, even turned around the offset is much greater
than the stock Honda offset.

IMO its a easy fix, remove the tire from the rim, remove the valve stem,
patch or plug the hole, you could plug it by installing a valve stem on the
inside so only the small rubber part would stick out, then drill a new
valve stem hole 180 degrees and on the other side from the old one
(for balance) and install the new stem, if you used the metal stems
that have the nut and washer you could in the future swap back to
the other offset, myself I would cut a small aluminum patch then
JB weld it on the inside of the rim to plug the hole (don't want to go back)
then drill the new hole, I don't like the all metal stems they just break
off they don't flex, seen my buddys get into deep mud and rip them off
back in our 4 wheeling truck days, never seen rubber stem torn off
not that it cant happen...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:03 am 
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On the subject of offset, is there such a thing as a 4+4? I havent seen one and the rim companys don't answer emails. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:16 am 
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Dunno, you might try calling them I bet you would have better luck than using email.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:50 pm 
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Here's a couple of pics of my LT with stock wheels on. I haven't tried them, yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:00 pm 
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odypilots wrote:
Here's a couple of pics of my LT with stock wheels on. I haven't tried them, yet.


IMO the stock offset is the way to go, why fight it, the more the offset the more the feed back
through the steering.




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