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Old 10-29-2001, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Wheel offset, what is it?

As per title, what's is wheel offset,
If I buying wheels, how does offset affect my choices, and finally what is the off set for a 2002 WRX Sedan
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Old 10-29-2001, 12:16 PM   #2
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Wheel offset is a measure of how far the hub (where it ataches to the car) is from the horizontal center of the wheel. So if you're looking at your car's wheel head on, zero offset would put the hub right in the center. Positive offset puts it further away from the car. Negative offset puts it closer to the car. I hope that makes sense, because without a diagram, I can't think of a better way to explain it. Subarus have an unusually high amount of positive offset on their stock wheels. I think it's somewhere in the low to mid 50s (+54?). I think the official minimum is +48.

[edit] actually, go <a href="http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/offset.htm">here</a> for a better explanation and a diagram.

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Old 10-29-2001, 01:38 PM   #3
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+53mm offset for Subaru wheels. Try searching in the susp, brakes, rim and tire section. This has been covered many times before in there.
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Old 10-30-2001, 09:53 AM   #4
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Thanks,
the website and info are all being written down and bookmarked.
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Old 10-31-2001, 11:07 AM   #5
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You will be able to get away using wheels with +48 offset.
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