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Old 12-27-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Talking Wheel Offsets?

Ok I am looking at buying wheels for my wagon. Is there a specific offset I should keep in mind?




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Old 12-27-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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offset is heavily dependant the width of the wheels and tires you want to run.

need to know that first.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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stock is 55. going less moves the outer edge of the wheel further out. If you go from a 6.5 inch wheel to a 7.5 inch wheel, you have increased the width of the tire by 25.4 mm. If you are trying to maintain the same Hub/wheel relationship then you might want to think about going as low as a 45 offset. This moves the outer lip of the wheel 10mm outward and will allow for the other 15mm to go inward.

Some cars (the wagons for example) have big trouble with the inner fender liners if you go much below a 55 offset. So, the simple answer is stay around 50 and you should be good to go. If in doubt, ask the vendor and here about specific rims on a specific car.

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