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Old 11-12-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Can someone school me on OFFSET, I don't understand it.

Like the title says, I do not get it at all.


I plan on getting some new 5Zigen FN01RC's off of discount tire, and I am not sure what offset to get. My options are +35S and +42BR.


I have no idea what the difference is. Here is the link to my wheels choices. Maybe general can decide what would look the best.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...st=*&x=21&y=23
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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obviously he doesn't know what offset is, let alone what his is or what it should be. not helpful
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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This can probably be answered with the search button or even in the wheel and tire section. Just a guess though.
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Put a stock wheel on the right way. That's going to be +55, +53, or +48mm offset. Take the same wheel off, and turn it around, so it's the wrong way. now, it's -65mm or so. That is offset.
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Put a stock wheel on the right way. That's going to be +55, +53, or +48mm offset. Take the same wheel off, and turn it around, so it's the wrong way. now, it's -65mm or so. That is offset.
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Thanks guys + everyone else, I get it!!!!
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obviously he doesn't know what offset is, let alone what his is or what it should be. not helpful

Either I am extremely smart or the world will soon come to an end, for some reason I learned what offset and many other things were including how to read compressor maps and match turbos to engines all by my self because I didn't want to be ridiculed by people. Obviously I was being paranoid. Wait no I wasn't, every time I asked a question a legitimate question it was met with GTFO noob, you suck and . So I learned to use google. Between the websites I provided there is enough info to become a freakin wheel offset pro, if someone is too lazy to read and wants **** spoon fed to them then by all means enjoy doing so. I will gladly help anyone as long as they are first willing to help themself.
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i've seen a lot of post asking if a certain rim will clear the calipers. so as long as one sticks with the minimum offset then you're fine?
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Big offset, the wheel/tire are inside the wheel well.....less offset, they are more toward the outside of the car.....too little offset, they're herra flushing.....zero offset, you look like a F1 open wheel car.


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i've seen a lot of post asking if a certain rim will clear the calipers. so as long as one sticks with the minimum offset then you're fine?
No.....the face of the wheel could still interfere with brakes. You have to look at each specific wheel to see if they clear or not.

Some wheel companies use the same center section and then the rim (outer part of the wheel) is attached to the center section at whatever offset is specified. So that center section is what's determining whether you have a problem or not.
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No.....the face of the wheel could still interfere with brakes. You have to look at each specific wheel to see if they clear or not.

Some wheel companies use the same center section and then the rim (outer part of the wheel) is attached to the center section at whatever offset is specified. So that center section is what's determining whether you have a problem or not.
+1 for an excellent post.

This is why the RS Goldies and similar RS Silveries will work on a 2004 STi, it has nothing to do really with the offset, it's about how the spokes leave the center part where the lugs go through in the face of the wheel.
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