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Old 01-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Backspacing/offset

So I've been researching for the past two and I can make heads or tails of back spacing and offset.

Here's what I think I know back spacing uses inches and offset uses millimeters ... I think

Here's why I'm asking, I want my jeep to have a wide stance and instead of using spacers I want to utilize offset or back spacing I just do t know how to read/comprehend it.

This is what I want my wheels and tires to look like.



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Thanks for the help !

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Here you go. Backspacing and offset are just two different ways to describe the location of the hub mounting surface.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/tire-whee...ckspacing.aspx

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Here you go. Backspacing and offset are just two different ways to describe the location of the hub mounting surface.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/tire-whee...ckspacing.aspx
Thanks man! It all makes perfect sense,
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A couple of observations if you are pursuing the look of that truck you posted.

The wheel looks like it is too wide for those tires. The sidewalls should bulge out slightly to protect the wheels and avoid the bead from breaking loose if you air down. The owner probably used wide wheels to introduce even more positive offset (deep dish).

Look at the stock wheels they have moderate offset. That is design parameter. Changing the offset drastically (2-3") will have an impact on handling and bearing loads. The addition width in vehicle stance will have a bigger impact on locks than on stability and have drawbacks.
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