Technical Details of 17inch Modern-Line wheels
Schmidt Modern-Line out now in 17 inch
Volkswagen enthusiasts and their endless demand for outstanding wheels created the idea to use zero inch wide outer lips with a negative profile on our Schmidt Modern-Line centers.
Since the late 80s Modern-Line wheels where build up to 16inch only. We never considered a 17inch Modern-Line version until Nankang brought out their 165/35 R17 tire.
We know our customers do understand the terms offset and wheel width. For that reason we spare you with the usual marketing stuff and go for the technical stuff. Please feel free to contact us for further details. We are happy to share.
History of Schmidt Modern-Line wheels
Schmidt Modern-Line wheels are available as modular wheels as well as mono blocks. Many sizes and variants are discontinued. Simply because there are no cars left to put them on. There used to be a 12inch Mini wheel with a 4″ bolt pattern. At one time the Modern-Line wheels were extensively driven on Rallyecross cars. Especially in Scandinavia they were very popular.
Currently these sizes are in regular production:
- 8×15 monoblock
- 7,5 and 9×16 monoblock
- 16inch modular with Radinox lips
- 17inch modular with negative profiled lips
Modern-Line wheels made to order
The three-piece Modern-Line wheels are handbuild to your order. They are assembled with 30 bolts. You can always reassemble them changing the
- outer lips
- inner barrel
Price per wheel set:
By front loading the lips to the Modern-Line center we get a very narrow wheel. Here we are using a 0x17 outer in combination with a 6,5×17 barrel. This way you get a 6,5×17 at et47.
The Schmidt 0 x 17 outer lip with its negative profile allows for wheels up to offset 59.
The 0,5 x 17 outer lip allows for a 7×17 et41 – which is a straight on fitment to many cars.
For the fans of extrem offset we recommend this version.
There is a 0,5 x 17 outer lip available.
165/35R17 tires are stretching on 8J