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Wheel Offset and Backspacing Explained

When it comes to modifying a vehicle, there is all sorts of information flying every which direction. Plenty of times, people will be throwing numbers around and it can be difficult to grasp them. With some numbers, they might seem like common knowledge but fly right over our heads. It’s completely normal. We’ve all been there. There’s a point in time, though, where one can actually learn about what some of these numbers mean. For example, the science behind finding just the right set of wheels that fit a particular ride perfectly can be a little bit tough. Figuring out all of the measurements might be something that’s easier said than done.

This time, we have a helpful hand to help us break it all down. The guys at CJ Pony Parts decided to do their part in order to explain what exactly wheel offset and backspacing are. Unless someone is running a setup designed exactly to fit their car, these are going to be numbers that need to be figured out. After all, nobody wants to have wheels sticking out past their fenders or that don’t fit entirely. That sounds like a situation that would be a headache and one that could end up wasting a lot of money.

By following along with the video below, we get the complete rundown of what exactly these numbers entail. By figuring out how to manage such numbers, just about anybody can get a firmer grasp on finding a combination that fits their vehicle just right. With this new knowledge in the wheelhouse, it’s time to pick out just the right wheel and tire to make your ride look awesome. After figuring out the basics here, the combinations are pretty much endless! Whether it’s street style or drag racing, there’s a proper wheel out there for you!

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