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Old 09-24-2005, 04:06 PM
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wheel offset question

my front wheels have on offset of 120.6, if i get 127, will that make them 7mm closer to the middle or farther apart?. i dont know if this is positive or negative offset, but since they seem to stick out quite a bit, i think its positive so 127 would make them stick out even more? help

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In English units offset refers to the back spacing of a wheel. Thus a 3 1/2" offset will put the tire 1/2" closer to the frame than a 3" offset. SI units are all screwy so I couldn't guess what they mean in metric terms.
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wheel offset

Im pretty sure the offset refers to how far the hub is from the center of the rim. I'v never heard of that much offset are you sure thats not your backspacing in mm? Most of the cars you see nowadays have a +40mm ofset. say you have an 8'' rim 0 offset is 4'' of backspacing and then moves from there. I hope this helps you understand it a little better.
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Take a look at this site, this explains a lot.

http://www.yokohamatire.com/utcustom.asp
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