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What is Wheel Offset?



What is Wheel Offset? - What is Wheel Backspacing?

Are you asking yourself, what is wheel backspacing?  Or maybe, what is wheel offset?  Well, you've landed in the right spot!

To say the least, it can be a confusing concept even for individuals that have been in the industry for many years! To simplify the concept, we typically tell our customers that the lower the offset number, or in many cases, the more negative the offset number, the further the wheels will move outwards in comparison to factory wheels. This thought process should give you a very good indication of how the new wheels will sit.

Two things to keep in mind:

  1. To determine more exactly how your new wheels will sit, you should also take into account the new width and offset in comparison to your existing wheels. A wider wheel, will obviously sit out further than a more narrow wheel.
  2. Installing a wider tire than the original stock sizing will also push the wheel both further outside and further inside the wheel well.

The terms "backspacing" and "offset" are essentially one in the same, just two different concepts to determine how the wheels will sit. Check out the information we have included below to convert these two numbers and see how they relate. As always, don't hesitate to call your experts at BB Wheels with questions at (320) 333-2155. Unlike our competitors, we strongly believe in helping and taking care of our customers in any way we can and would love to talk to you!!   

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