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The offset of a wheel is the distance from the hub mounting surface (see diagram below) on the car axle side to the true centerline of the custom wheel.

The hub also known as the bearing tube runs down through the wheel center and a hub mounting surface refers to the back side of the wheel hub that touches the disk/ drum.

Many of the large wheel manufacturers such as Chip Foose, Eagle Alloy and Crager list the offset of their wheels.

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The initials "FWD" (front wheel drive) and "RWD" (rear wheel drive) are also terms used for the "offset" of a wheel.

This information along with the backspacing measurement is useful in determining what wheel will fit your vehicle.

Zero Offset of a wheel

Zero offset of a wheel means that the wheel center and wheel hub mounting surface measurements to both outer rims of a wheel are equal.

Positive Offset of a wheel

Positive offset means the mounting surface of the wheel is positioned in front or street side of the true centerline of the rim. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front-wheel drive (FWD) and some newer trucks.

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Negative Offset of a wheel

Negative offset of a wheel means that the mounting surface of the wheel is positioned closer to the disk/drum, axle or behind the centerline of the wheel and is commonly referred to as a deep dish wheel. This offset is common in older vehicles.

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You should become familiar with some of the technical terms all manufacturers such as American Racing, Akuza and Konig and our Custom Wheels n Rims Sponsors use to describe custom wheels and custom rims.

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Wheel spacers and adapters! Understanding custom wheel and rim spacers and adapters for your car or truck.

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