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Old 03-22-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Question offset/backspace differences

what i looking to find out is if there is a difference between a 06 wrangler x and 97 cherokee stock wheels ie: offset/backspacing

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Depends.. They can have the same wheels or different.

Some are 15x8 and some are 15x7.

What wheels do you have?

And what wheels are you inquiring about. a picture and I'll give you the factory spec's.

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Old 03-22-2010, 09:38 PM   #3
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And there is a difference between offset and backspacing. They are not interchangeable terms. For the Jeep, all you really need to worry about is backspacing. Offset is more applicable to cars.

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...and just another small note:
More backspacing brings the wheel in and less backspacing takes it out.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
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I wish everyone used backspacing to measure wheels. Looking at wheels for Subaru's is ridiculous. And it's all in METRIC!
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:26 PM   #6
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Backspacing is more useful/helpful for Jeep & other 4x4 vehicle wheels, Offset is more useful/helpful for cars and sports cars. Too bad they get confused & used interchangeably because as said above, the terms are not interchangeable.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #7
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I wish everyone used backspacing to measure wheels. Looking at wheels for Subaru's is ridiculous. And it's all in METRIC!
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:24 AM   #8
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been busy . i have 15x7 alloy oem on 06 wranglerx . would like to put on 15x8 wheels

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