Originally Posted by markp27
Good information - can you take a picture again once you have the universals fitted, I'd like to see how far in they sit.
Because Iím using zero offset wheels, it looks like Iíve only gained about 0.5mm of inset - which makes me just a little more confident that they wonít pop out and will always be properly engaged. If I had 1 or 2mm offset wheels, then the inset gain would have been more and my confidence level would have gone to 100%. If I had gone with the VSW007, I would end up limiting myself to zero offset wheels only Ė because the VSW007 already comes with a 2mm offset wheel shaft and I would not want to increase the total offset beyond 2mm.
Iím a bit concerned about the amount Iíve had to unscrew the pivot balls though. I think Iíve increased the possibility that they could be bent in the event of a crash. Replacing them with titanium ones is probably my next step after the upcoming race. If I had picked up the VSW007, then the pivot balls would not be an issue. I donít know if I would have gained any inset.
Ultimately, it really comes down to shaft inset comfort level. If youíre happy with what you see and youíre not worried about pop out or partial outdrive engagement (due to suspension travel), then you donít have to replace anything. Because the manual doesnít specify what offset wheels come with the kit, itís easy for a novice like me to make a $250-300 mistake by buying the wrong offset wheels. Do you toss or try to sell the wheels and buy new ones - or do you buy a VSW006/7? Because I didnít like the inset, I choose to do the latter - which gives me more wheel choices and shaft inset adjustment options. This may or may not have been the best decision, but weíll see.
The next time I have to purchase rear wheels, Iíll probably get them with a 1-2mm offset. Unfortunately, I donít think New Arrows dish wheels come in varying offsets Ė which means that Iíll have to switch brands. Anybody got any recommendations?