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  • What is Wheel Offset and Backspace?

  • …difference in wheel positioning. The 8-inch wide will be further into the wheel well. To gain a better understanding of the offset of a wheel, read our tech article on this topic. Backspace measures the distance from the mounting plate to the back edge of the wheel. The higher the backspace the…

  • Brembo GT Big Brake Kits and Proper Fit

  • …be sure that your wheels will provide enough clearance for both the larger rotor and caliper (see illustration below right). Wheel fitment is critical and often forgotten when upgrading brakes. Considerations for proper fit include: wheel diameter, offset or backspacing, and spoke design. When…

  • SPC Control Arms for Jeep JK: Part One

  • …as well as the geometry of where they put the bend. It seems to give a bit more room for big tires with slightly higher offset wheels. Generally, 4.5" backspacing is an easy number to clear big tires on the JK, but mine are 4.75" which give very little clearance to the upper control arms.…

  • Affordable Aftermarket Wheels

  • …correct wheel may help shave those important milliseconds off your lap times. Choosing the right wheel for the vehicle is paramount. There are several pieces to the puzzle, such as bolt pattern, offset and backspacing. Luckily, we've done all the math for you. Prior to recommending a wheel for…


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