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  • What is Wheel Offset and Backspace?

  • Wheel offset and backspace measure the same thing but in a little different way. They tell you where in the wheel well a particular wheel will sit. Offset is a measurement in millimeters from the backside of the mounting plate to the center line of the wheel. A positive number puts the mounting…

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  • Custom Wheel Fitments

  • …plate of the wheel to the back edge of the wheel, where offset measures the distance from the mounting plate of the wheel to the center of the wheel barrel. The higher the backspace, the further back into the fender well it will sit. To help you understand offset and backspacing, take a look at…

  • Outfitting the New Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition

  • …tires that are just asking to be mounted on some sportier looking wheels! A perfect fit would be the new KMC XD Series XD300 Pulley in 17x8 with a zero millimeter offset and 4.5 inches of backspacing. As you can see, these wheels fit the stock tires perfectly and push them out to the edge of the…

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  • 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…

  • Custom wheels for Hot Rods and Muscle cars.

  • …road. In the next few installments I will discuss tire width and height and how it affects performance. Wheel width and how it relates to tire choice. How to measure wheel offset and backspacing. And bust some common myths about tire sizing. To follow this series just click on my name (Ethan Burns)…

  • I need some custom wheels. What do I need to know?

  • …find a wheel that will be the perfect fit? 1. Bolt pattern. You can’t just say, “It’s a Ford.” You need to know the EXACT bolt pattern. 2. Backspace or offset. You need to know your current offset. Even if you are going to make a dramatic change, your previous offset can be a…

  • 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…

  • 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…


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