FAQ

  1. Backspacing and Offset
  2. Will my TPMs (tire pressure monitors) work with the new wheels and tires?
  3. Will all parts of a kit fit my vehicle?
  4. Shipping times for wheels and tires
  5. Do we offer discounts or coupons?

Q: Backspacing and Offset

TIRE/WHEEL SIZING GUIDE

Offset - Backspacing

The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types (measured in millimeters).* Wheel backspacing is the distance from the hub mounting surface to the inside wheel lip (back side of the wheel) and is usually measured in inches. When chosing wheels it is important to pay attention to the backspacing. A common "offset" for example is +12mm or -12mm. In this example a +12mm wheel would be a positive offset wheel and a -12mm wheel would be a negative offset wheel. In this case "0" is the centerline of the wheel which means a +12mm offset is a wheel with a hub mounting surface 12mm (roughly just over half and inch) further outwards toward the front of the wheel. Think front wheel drive car wheels for reference. A wheel with a -12mm offset would have a hub mounting surface 12mm inside of the wheel centerline, or closer to the back side of the wheel lip. This type of wheel usually has a "deep" look as compared to a zero or positive offset wheel.

Most all factory truck wheels are positive offset to one degree or another.

Installing a wheel with less rear of wheel backspacing than the factory wheel results in the wheel sticking out further than the stock wheel did.

 

 

Zero Offset

The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive Offset

The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative Offset

The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. We have test fitted thousands of different vehicles for proper fitment. Our extensive database allows our sales staff to offer you the perfect fit for your vehicle.

*Backspacing, similar to offset, is the distance from the hub mounting surface to the inside lip of the wheel (measured in inches).

 
 

 

Q: Will my TPMs (tire pressure monitors) work with the new wheels and tires?

If TPMs are selected to be included in the kit the only thing that will need to be done is the new TPMs will have to be learned to the vehicle by a local dealership. If you choose not to have the TPMs included you will have to have a local shop install them in the wheels and have them learned for you vehicle.

Q: Will all parts of a kit fit my vehicle?

Our Build a Kit feature is the best way to get a great looking vehicle with minimal to no trimming or rubbing. most setups will work great, but if you choose a larger then normal wheel width or offset there will be extra trimming or rubbing with that setup. customers looking for a extreme and rare look will have some extra work to do to make things fit well. but its normally worth the work.

Q: Shipping times for wheels and tires

With Wheel and tire package you can expect to see them ship in about 3 to 5 days and depending on where you are they take about 5 to 10 days to arrive Via freight shipping.

Q: Do we offer discounts or coupons?

YES! We offer discounts along with a monthly sales mailer with coupons in it. Please sign up for our monthly email and get to saving today.