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wheel offset?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnathan, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. johnathan

    johnathan 1/2 ton status

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    I'm lookin at some american eagle wheels.However I don't get the offset.
    Howis that measured from where to where? example 16x8 offset is -4
     
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    some wheels are + offset while others are -????
     
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    It's the distance from the inner edge of the rim to the WMS (wheel mounting surface). To measure it, lay a rim on the ground so the back side faces up. Lay a straight edge on the edge of the rim and measure down to the WMS.
     
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    gotcha so more of the wheel will be to the outside with the -4mm
     
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    Zero offset puts the WMS in the middle of the wheel. i.e. on a 16x8 wheel that gives 4" backsacing.

    + offset puts more of the wheel inboard (more backspacing), - offset puts more wheel outboar. (less backspacing).
     
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    hey preeciate the help!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:
     

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