OKoffroad.com 4x4 Editorial
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Measuring Offset
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a.k.a. backspacing
by David O'Brien  
reprinted with permission  

The offset (sometimes called backspacing) is the distance from the inside surface of the dished center (B) to the inside rim lip (A). When you're ready to buy a new set of wheels, measure the offset of the wheels that you know work - the ones on the vehicle.
. BIGROVER
reprinted with permission
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HOW TO MEASURE OFFSET 1. Place the wheel (without tire) on a flat surface like a kitchen table with the valve stem up toward the ceiling.

2. Put a ruler down through the center hub hole.

3. With the ruler touching the table notice where the bottom side of the center touches the rule- That's what we call the wheel backspacing or offset.
. 1. HUB
2. BRAKE ROTOR
3. BRAKE CALIPER
4. AXLE
5. STUD
. A. INSIDE RIM LIP
B. DISHED CENTER
C. INSIDE VALLEY EDGE
D. CENTER WELD POINT
E. OUTSIDE VALLEY EDGE
F. OUTSIDE RIM LIP

. G. INSIDE DIAMETER
H. OUTSIDE DIAMETER
I. CENTER OF AXLE TO OUTSIDE EDGE OF CALIPER
X. BACK BELL DEPTH
Z. FRONT BELL DEPTH
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