Originally posted by jason520
Thanks for the advice. What does offset mean anyway?
of a wheel
is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel
. The offset
can be one of three types.
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel
side of the wheel
. Positive offset
wheels are generally found on front wheel
drive cars and newer rear drive cars.
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.
If the offset
of the wheel
is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel
changes, the offset
also changes numerically. If the offset
were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside.