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Old 08-16-2011, 09:59 AM
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Backspace and Offset... ;)

What is backspacing?
The distance from the inner edge of the wheel to the hub mount pad. Note: Sometimes the distance from the outer edge of the wheel to the hub mount pad is referred erroneously to as offset. BE CAREFUL!

What is wheel offset?
OFFSET - The distance from the centerline to the hub mount pad (where the wheel attaches to the hub). POSITIVE OFFSET - The hub-mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. NEGATIVE OFFSET - The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline.


This is a sticky on another forum that I visit. I thought it might be useful info to have posted here as well. Seems to me to be a pretty easy to understand explanation.

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Here's another good link for that same subject...

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Nice post Linda. You are the tire and wheel queen.
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Nice post Linda. You are the tire and wheel queen.
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Wow thanks ^ great info to have explained
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