Wheel Offset/Backspacing

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Ed Singleton
IWheel Offset would like to explain the difference between wheel offset and wheel backspacing.

The offset of a wheel is the measurement from the center line of the wheel to the wheels mounting pad measured in millimeters.

Backspacing is the measurment from the wheels mounting surface to the back edge of the wheel.

Read more about offset and backspacing in this tech article

Comments on Wheel Offset/Backspacing

Monday, March 15, 2010 by Emanuel:
Hello. I have a 9-3 Saab Aero, 2004...and I decided to change the wheels this spring... I found something written in the back of my present wheels... 7Jx17H2, OFF 41. The offset for the ones that I want to buy is 42mm ... Is this ok? I can't find 41 ... it is either 40 or 42 ... If both are ok I'd like something witch goes outside a little bit more. Right now I have 225/45/R17 tires and I want to use them for one more year. Do they goes with the new wheels? Thank you very much for your help. 17x7.5 Original Price: Now 29% Off: $126 (each) $89 Special Offset: +42mm Backspacing: 5.86" Bolt Pattern: 5-110 Rec. Tire Size: 215/50-17 Weight: 22.6lbs.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by Ed:
Hello Emanuel The tire size you have, 225/45-17 will work perfectly on the 17x7.5 wheels. With that wheel size you can use an offset between 38mm and 42mm. The lower the number the closer to the fender the wheel will be. Hope this helps.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Tom:
Hello - I just picked up an old Dodge Aries K for my son to learn the basics in. Steel wheels are in horrible shape, and there isn't much tire selection in 14" anymore. I'd like to go up at least an inch to 15", but I'd like to be sure about the backspacing and offset - espcially since it seems there are a lot more choices for say, the Dodge 600 - which is essentially the same chassis as mine. Why more choices for one car vs. another that are so similar, and Do you know what my max offset and backspace would be - without having wheels wider than the wheel-wells (and stressing the wheel bearings)? Thanks!
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by John:
I have a 1994 Dodge ram 2500 4x4 and was told when I purchase new wheels to keep the factory offset of the original, this will what they call save my new wheel bearings from prematurely deteriorating. What is the offset for a factory Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with a 8.0L engine. Thanks
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Ed:
Hello Tom. The Aries is a 4 lug car and the 600 is a 5 lug. We have a lot more wheel choices for 5 lug vehicles. The factory offset for the Aries is 35mm so I would suggest using a wheel with an offset of 35 to 40mm this will be very close to factory.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Ed:
Hello John. I don't have the exact factory offset. I know the factory wheel should have been 16x6.5 with an offset of 20 or 25mm.
Friday, March 26, 2010 by rick:
I own 2004 Jetta GL looking to buy wheels for it, need info on oem wheel offset/backspacing so i can select wheels from your catalog,my steel wheel size is 15" I do not know with. thank,s rick
Friday, March 26, 2010 by Ed:
Rick, The Factory 15X6 wheel has an offset of 40. The offset will vary slightly depending on the width. The vehicle will also accept slight differences in offset without any issue. You can see all of the wheels our engineers have determined will work correctly on your vehicle on our site at: http://www.tirerack.com/wa.jsp?a=FH5&url=/wheels/results.jsp&autoMake=Volkswagen&autoModel=Jetta+GL&autoYear=2004&autoModClar= Ed
Monday, April 5, 2010 by Scott Skelton:
1964 Corvette came with 15x5 1/2" wheel and a 6.70x15. We would like to use a 17" wheel, wider (inside about 1/2" and 1" to the outside) What wheel and tire will fill up the fenders but still work without modifying the car?
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by ed:
Hello Scott We only list 15" fitments for the 64' Corvette. So unfortunately I wouldn't know what fits in the 17" size. If you would like to view the 15" wheels we have you can see them here. http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?autoMake=Chevrolet&autoModel=Corvette&autoYear=1964&autoModClar=
Saturday, June 12, 2010 by felix diaz:
i have a widebody kit 05 tc need to fill space in well want to know what offset i would need to have the wheels stick out
Saturday, June 12, 2010 by ed:
Thanks for your question. We will need more information to find the right wheels for you custom car. Please call us and we can work on engineering a wheel and tire set that will work for you.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Tom:
We are redoing a 1956 Chevrolet 210 wagon. Bought a 1994 Chevy Caprice cop car and have the rear axle under the car - screwed up and had the axle shafts replaced with cop car 5x5 pattern, then did front disk brake conversion that is 5x4.75. The front hub-to-hub distance is only about 1/2" greater than stock '56 dimension, but the Caprice hub-to-hub rear axle is too wide by at least an inch - rubbing the wheel well arches. All I'm finding is "low, medium, and large" for wheel offsets on American cars. I would like to use a wheel that is sort of like a front wheel drive car - hub clear out near the face of the wheel - but has spokes that come in closer to the centerline of the wheel. So I'm looking for big backspace and small to negative offset? Any idea what kind of numbers I might be looking at on offset to move the outer edge of the wheel in an inch? Tom add a degree of difficulty, it would be great if the wheels also ift the front of the car.....
Monday, July 12, 2010 by jermaine mcgee:
hi, i have 96 caprice and i would like to put 22 inch rims on in and lower it on inch and like to know the right offset i need for it and tire size. thanks
Monday, July 19, 2010 by Jeff T:
I have a '01 Mercedes E430 and am replacing factory 17" wheels with a 19" deep dish rim. How do I find what offset my car requires?
Monday, August 2, 2010 by Bill:
I have a 1967 deville convertible and I would like to put 16' wheels on the car. Could you tell me the offset required. Thanks Bill
Friday, September 3, 2010 by Bob:
I lifted my 2001 Chevy Silverado with a leveling kit about 2.5" in the front and 2" in the rear. I want to put 285/75-16 tires on the pickup. I plan to purchase 16 X 8 rims because that is the median size suggested by the tire manufacturer. The recommend 7.5"-9" What should the offset and backspacing be for the new rims. Also, should I use 8" rims or should I get 9" rims? If so what would the offset and backspacing need to be?
Sunday, September 5, 2010 by Ken Anderson:
Hello. I have a 2008 Tundra Crew Max 4WD. I would like to get some new wheels (preferably 20X9) that allow the tire to sit out about 2" farther than OEM. What back spacing/offset should I look for? Thanks, Ken
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Alan:
I have seen an 8.5" wheel on your site with a +35mm offset and 6.1" backspace. Can't figure out how that math works. Wouldn't the backspace be 4.25" + 1.38" (35mm) or 5.63"??
Saturday, October 2, 2010 by Johnny:
Hi I have a 1976 Chevrolet 4x4 would like to convert the 5 lug 15” rims to 16” where do I look to find these rims?
Monday, October 4, 2010 by Ed:
Hi Johnny. We only have 15" and 17" wheels for those trucks, no 16's at all.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 by Calvin:
Hi, I have a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser and was thinking about investing in new rims. What is the difference between a -12 mm offset and a +12 mm offset? Which would make it wider?
Monday, October 25, 2010 by ed:
If both wheels are the same width, for instance they are both 17x9 but one has a -12mm offset and one has a +12mm offset. What that means is the -12mm offset will sit in the wheel well closer to the outside of the truck and the +12mm offset will sit closer to the inside of the truck. If you are looking for a more aggressive look than the -12mm offset would be the one to go for. When using a wheel with an aggressive offset like -12mm on a FJ, in order to get the wheel to clear everything without rubbing you will need to use a lift kit to gain extra clearance.
Monday, November 8, 2010 by jim :
i have just purchased a 08 bmw 550i I purchased tires from you for my 09 335d(gone) can i use the rial 17x8 offset 29 back space 5.59 with dunlop winter sports 225/45 17 on the 550 the selector calls for 225/50 17 with offset 20 back space 5.19
Monday, November 8, 2010 by Ed:
Hi Jim. You can safely use the wheels with the 29mm offset, that's no problem they fit fine. The tires however need to be 225/50-17. That is the correct snow tire size for the 550i
Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Rich:
I am considering installing snow tires on my 1993 Mazda MX3. The snows are 175/70/14 which are slightly different than the recommended 185/65/14. Will this be ok? Also, will 14 x 6 steel wheels that fit a 1997 Acura Integra that have an offset of 45 and a backspace of 5.27 be ok?
Saturday, December 18, 2010 by scott:
Hey guys, I have a 2008 Silverado Z71 crew cab LT with a 2.5" lift I am going to 18x9 wheels and 33x12.50's what backspacing should i use on say a Motto metal 951? I am going to use an all terrain tread if that helps. Thank you in advance God Bless, Scott
Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Nick:
Hi,Im installing 17x7.5 wheels with 205/40/17 tires.not sure if I would need to use spacers,and what size would you recomend. Thanks
Monday, December 20, 2010 by ed:
Hi Scott. Using a wheel with a 4.50" backspacing should do the trick. That will push the wheel out far enough so you will not have any clearance issues with that tire size. You may also want to check with the company who is supply the lift.
Monday, December 20, 2010 by ed:
Hello Nick. I will need to know what the wheel is and what vehicle its going on in order to see if you need spacers or not.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 by Yves:
I have an 08 HHR SS (no brembos)and would like to install 19'' 5x112 35mm offset Rial Nogaros (the HHR SS has 5x110 42mm offset) I know I will need adapters to fit the wheels on the car, and I was wondering if the Rials will fit on the HHR with the adapters? Is it safe to do that? Are they going to rub anywhere?

Thanks.
Friday, January 28, 2011 by ed:
Hi Yves. The offset is fine, with that wheel size and offset you will want to use tire size 225/40-19. Since the wheel is not designed to fit the HHR we have not done a test fitment so I couldnt say for sure if it will work without any issues.
Sunday, February 6, 2011 by Krystian:
Hello,
I have 2011 Sonata SE with OEM 18x7.5 +46 offset wheels and 225/45R-18 tires. Can I install my old Lexus rims 18 inch x 8in & 5 - 114 bolt pattern 45mm offset? If yes, what tires I need? Will I need adapters or hub-centric rings?
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by Ed:
Hello Krystian
That wheel is too wide to fit without having any clearence issues. If you decide to try it, you can use the same tire size you have now.
Monday, February 14, 2011 by mike:
hi im mike im looking for tire size i have a 06 civic si....the rims i have is xxr962 i have 17x7 front & 18x7.5 rear would like some tires that would look good....dont want the tire to over lap the rim
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by ed:
Hello Mike
You should use the BF Goodrich G-Force KDW2 in sizes 215/45-17 and 215/40-18. They have a really good looking tread pattern and a lot of grip.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by Ron Z:
Hello! My 99 Passat Wagon's OEM offset it ET45. I am looking at upgrading to 17x8 wheels with 225/45/17 tires. I see that most of your wheels spec'd for my car have a ET35. Is there enough clearance? Also, will an ET32 wheel fit my car? Thank you!
Sunday, March 6, 2011 by Casey:
I have a 2005 ford F150 4x4 it has a leveling kit on the front and stock wheels I have 265/70R17 goodyear duratrac tires on it I live in wyoming and often need chains on my tires the problem is I cant put them on the front where I would have the most traction because of clearence issues on the inside of the tire do they make wheel spacers for my truck or would I have to buy offset wheels to clear all the steering components with the chains
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by ed:
Hello Casey
The best solution would be to get a set of lower offset wheels. Most of the time when you do that you run into clearence issues with the fender. If this happens then get a lift kit.
Monday, March 14, 2011 by Tom:
i have an 09 f150 and i am looking to get a set of xd series monsters 18x9 with a 33X12.50R18 tire what offset will i need to make this fit? will this also fit 35's?
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by ed:
Hello Tom
If you plan on lifting the truck you will need the -12mm offset. If you do not want to lift the truck then you will need the 35mm offset.
Monday, March 28, 2011 by anthony:
i just bought a lift kit for my truck and the factory offset is causing my tires to rub, if i need my tire further away from my a arms which direction should the offset go?
also if i wanna run 35" by 12.5 by 17 on a 2008 f150 with the new 6' lift what would you suggest fopr a rim and tire package on a budget? and what aspect ratio would handle the best overall?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by Ed:
Hello Anthony
For the tire you could use a 315/70R17. It's 34.5" tall and 12" wide. We also have the ATX Justice wheel, 17x9 with a -12mm offset. A wheel with a negative offset is what you would need.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by Cody:
Hi, I have a 2005 F150 (6 lug), and I'am thinking of purchasing a new set of wheels. I have the current set up that I have is the stock 17x9s I believe they are with 35x12.50 Toyo M/T tires. The size wheels that I would like to purchase are 20x9 or 20x10 what kind of offset would I need to make these stick out of the stock fenders about 2 1/4 inches so I could put pocket style fender flares on, and have them flush with each other?
Friday, May 20, 2011 by timothy warren :
Yes,
I have a 2005 srt-4 I want to run a 18x8 rim so I can put a wider tire on there but I'm having trouble figuring out what my offset should be. I think it should be like 32. Also I think I might have to put a wheel spacer in there so It will not hit the suspension. Any help would be good. Thanks
Friday, May 20, 2011 by ed:
Hi Cody. A 20x10 wheel with an offset of -24 should do the job.
Friday, May 20, 2011 by Ed:
Hi Timothy. For an SRT-4 we recommend using 18x8 wheels with an offset from 35mm to 42mm
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by Juan:
Hello, my 98 Volvo S70 T5-M has 18X8 (43mm) offset with 215/40/18 tires. The front tires rub inside (inner) not the wheel well. Do I need spacers and if so, what size: 10mm, 15mm, or 20mm? Where can I find the extended chrome lug bolts? Thanks.
Thursday, June 2, 2011 by ed:
Hi Juan. We do not deal with wheel spacers, but it sounds like that is what you would need, a 10mm spacer would probably do it.
Sunday, June 5, 2011 by Eric:
I have a 04 GMC Sierra with stock 17 inch wheels. I would like to purchase 18X9 wheels but want everything to sit flush like stock. What is my factory offset and what offset will I need with these new wheels to make sure they dont stick out? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Friday, June 17, 2011 by Sal:
2008 f150 lariat 4x4. I want to go with bfg at in 305 65r18. what backspace/offset for new rims won't stick out of the fenders?
Saturday, June 18, 2011 by Nooch:
Hi, I have a 2011 hyundia sonata limited and would like to put new rims and wider tires on the car. I was wondering what offset would work as I want to keep the same size rim (17"), but would like to have bigger tires. Any recommendations.
Monday, June 20, 2011 by ed:
Hi Sal. You would want a 18x9 with a 35mm offset.
Monday, June 20, 2011 by ed:
Hi Nooch. You would want to use wheels with an offset ranging from 42 to 50mm.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Kristine:
I have 2005 Scion TC stock OEM 17"x7" rims. The offset is 45mm 5x100 bolt pattern. I don't know the backspacing measurement. I'm going through tires faster than I'd like. I'm looking to downsize my rims to 16"x7" so i can use more durable tires with a bigger sidewall. it's getting too expensive to replace my tires every year. The tire size i currently have is 215/45Z-R17. Are there rims available that I can change to that will keep the same wheel diameter so it doesn't affect my odometer? and what size tires could i change to?
Saturday, July 9, 2011 by tom:
Have an 07 Civic stock rims are 7" wide with offset range 42-48mm. Found Prelude Blade rims 6.5" wide offset 55mm. Will they fit my civic? I don't want to drive 2+ hours for rims that won't fit
Saturday, July 16, 2011 by ed:
Hi Kristine. You can use 16" wheels and tire size 205/55R16. You can view 16" wheels on our site by entering your vehicle and then shopping in the winter section.
Sunday, August 7, 2011 by Jason:
I have a 79 ford f150 4wd and would like to move up to 17" rims. Seems as hard as I look I cannot find minimums or maximums for offset and backspacing. With a 4" lift what are the biggest tires I could put on 17" rims. Thank you for your help
Monday, August 8, 2011 by rocky:
I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo 2x4 w/16x7 p245/70 tires. I would like to put 17 x 8 rims w/ p255/60 GY triple-treads on it. I wouldn't mind if they extended maybe an inch wider . What offset & backspacing do I need. Thank you
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by Vic:
I have a 2011 fj cruiser. Would I be able to put on 20x8.5 inch wheels with the same bolt pattern except the offset is 31 instead of 15 (factory wheel) if I used a spacer? If so, would I be able to fit 33x12.5 inch tires on that wheel without rubbing and without a lift? What size spacer would i need
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by Ed:
Hi Rocky. What we recommend is a 17x8 with a 5.47" backspacing.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by Ed:
Hi Vic. You would need a 15mm spacer and you would probably have some clearance issues using a 33x12.5
Thursday, August 11, 2011 by Jason:
79 ford f150 4wd, what backspacing and offset do you recommend for 17" rims
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by vu:
hi , i have a stock tires for scion tc 07 and offset is 45, i want to purchase a new rim with 17x7 and offset 42 , will it fit my old tire?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by vu:
is 215 45zr17 91w tire will fit wheel size 17x7 and offset 42mm ?, pls answer asap pls
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by Ed:
Hi Vu. Tire size 215/45ZR17 will fit the Scion with wheel size 17x7 with a 42mm offset.
Monday, September 5, 2011 by Cole:
I am wondering if a set of xd moster series would fit on my 08 Dodge 1500. They are 20 X 9 with a offset of 35. They are going on stock tires for now and my truck is leveled
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by Travis:
I have a 2005 F150 FX4 with the Bilstein 2in. level kit and Bushwacker fender flares. I would like to run 285 75r17 tires and have them stick out enough to fill the fenders with no rubbing issues. What offset and backspacing would you recommend on a wheel in the 17x8.5 or 17x9 size.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by Ed:
Cole. The XD Monster wheels will fit your truck without modification and the factory tires will fit as well.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by Ed:
Travis. You will want to look for wheels with a 4-4.5" backspacing with an offset around -12mm.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by Chris Noggle:
hi i have a 1997 ford f-150 with stock 16"x7 5x135mm 5 spoke rims and i was wondering if you knew what the stock offset is on the factory rims. i want to kind of know how much farther a set of wheels im looking at will stick out than the stock. because i want them to stick out a little further to look a bit more aggressive but not too far as i do not have a lift kit.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by rio:
I have sets of rims which are
15x7 and +10 offset and wondering what size tires are good for my acura integra. and will I have to strech my tires if neccessary?
Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Ed:
Chris. The stock offset is +14mm. An 8" wide wheel with a -12mm offset is going to be about your limit without a lift.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Ed:
Rio, Tire size 195/55R15 is the smallest recommended size.
Monday, October 3, 2011 by Paul:
I have a 2010 F150 Lariat 4wd. I'm just about to install a Rough Country 2.5 inch level...1 inch plate rear. I would also like to use 18x9 Fuel Throttle Wheels with 305/60/18 Mickey Thompson ATZs. What backspace and offset would I need?
Friday, October 7, 2011 by Mike:
Ed. I'm driving a stock nbs 07 silverado z71 ext. cab. I would like to run 33x12.5 on 20 or 22 inch rims. i was curious if this could be acomplished with offset change and minor trimming. If not, would a quick lift levelin kit be enough? thanks for any advice.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by Ed:
Mike, you will definitely need a wheel with a low offset and a leveling kit for proper fitment.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Lauren:
I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport which currently has 16x7 Liberty stock wheels (I don't know the offset) and 235/70R16 tires. I'm looking to replace the wheels with the 15x7 KMC XD Series Enduro 15x7 which have an offset of -6mm. Will this fit on my stock XJ, and how much will the stick out?
Saturday, October 15, 2011 by Rita:
I had a car accident recently and I just found out that my car I purchased a year ago have evidence of strut tower, floor pan, frame or structural portion of unibody repairs. I was driving on the freeway and it had been raining a lot during the morning but later in the evening it was maybe a dribble or two, kinda clearing up, but the freeway was wet, from the rain earlier but free of puddles. I was signaling to move from the left lane to the middle lane when my car seemed the steering wheel and the tires were not functioning at all together, causing the car to go sideways down the freeway and I could no longer control my car. The speed limit was 55 mph. I was going about 53 to 55 mph. My tires were worn to about 2/32 of tread. I know my tires were a contributing factor but not sure as to why that happened been that I was just flowing with the traffic. My steering wheel was so loose you could almost twirl it around with your pinky finger. The tires seemed like it was not all the way connected with the frame. I am just trying to figure out if my car just hydroplaned,
Monday, October 17, 2011 by Ed:
Lauren, the KMC XD Series Enduro wheels in size 15x7 et-6 will fit the 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport and the will stick about 1" further then the factory wheels.
Monday, October 17, 2011 by Ed:
Rita, I would say maybe you didnt actually hydroplane but you did have a complete loss of traction due to your tires only having 2/32nds of tread and making a lane change at highway speeds on a wet, greasy road. Normally when your tires are at 4/32nds of remaining tread depth you should change them so you can avoid the scenario you described.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 by Toki:
Hi,

I have a 2009 Civic Si with stock tires, not lowered or anything. Its my first snowy winter and I was wondering if a 225/50/17 would fit. The stock for these civics is 215/45/17. I was wanting to get some all weather tires that were bigger. Im scared to drive in the snow!
Monday, October 31, 2011 by Ed:
Toki, for bad weather traction its best to use a narrow tire instead of a wider tire, wider tires are better for dry road handling. Size 225/50R17 would not be a good size for the Civic. I would recommend 215/45R17 or if you want to go wider you can use 225/45R17.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 by james parhas:
Hi, i have a 2011 subaru sti hatch and the stock rims are 18x8.5 with +55 offset. Im not sure about the tire size. I'm found some nice enkei rims for winter, 17x7.5 offset +40. What are good WINTER tires for the 17x7.5?
Will the +40 offset fit on the 2011 STi?
Monday, November 7, 2011 by Ed:
James. The offset on the wheels is somewhat aggressive, you might have some clearance issues with that. I like Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires.
Monday, November 14, 2011 by Mitch:
I have a 2009 WRX and I need a second set of wheels for winter tires.(Blizzak WS-60 225/45-17)
Question:
Will 17x7.5 wheel with 48mm offset and 6.14 backspace work?
(Sport Edition CE)
Sunday, November 20, 2011 by g berning:
I'm looling for LIGHTWEIGHT 15x6 with 4on 100mm bolt spacing and 50mm positive offset. Do you know of any wheels with this much pos. offset? The wheels could be 15x5.5 as long as they had 50mm pos. offset.
Thanks!
Monday, November 21, 2011 by Ed:
Mitch. That wheel/tire combo will not work on the STI model, but all other WRX models are good.
Monday, November 21, 2011 by ed:
g berning. We do not offer any wheels that are 15x6 or 15x5.5 4x100 with a high offset.
Sunday, December 18, 2011 by Michael:
I own a 2000 grand am gt 4door and i was wondering if 18x8 +40offset, fast wheel hayaku rims with 225/40/18 tires would fit. thanks
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by greg:
hi i have an 05 f150 4x4 im looking into putting 18" rims with 35's on my truck with a 2.5" rough country leveling kit. what backspacing and offset would you recommend with little to no rubbing? any info would be helpful thanks!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by Jason:
I have a 05 2500hd silverado 4wd looking for some 18x9 wheels. My torsion bars are raised and bumper valance trimmed and was clearing 305/70/16s with ultra bullet hole wheels. Wondering what tire to buy in 18s and what offset and backspacing do I need? Website says -12 and like 4.5 offset when i look at wheels and says i need an altered suspension. Just wondering if i need to go with positive instead. Thanks
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by Tony:
I have a 95 accord with a factory offset of 46 but I was looking at some rota grid 17x9 with a +12mm offset I wanted to know if I can make that fit and if so then how???
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by Ed:
Tony. That wheel is way too wide and the offset is way to low to fit the Honda. You would need to cut the fenders off to get this wheel to fit.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 by David:
I have an 06 Audi A 3 with 17x7.5 5 lug 112mm bolt pattern with 45mm spacing (225 45 zr17's). I'd like to take some A6 18x8 5 lug 112mm bolt with 48mm spacing and put them on. Do I need spacers to keep the aggressive stance, or will these just bolt right on? oh, with 225 40 r 18's
Monday, January 23, 2012 by Dave:
I have a 2005 F150 with a 2" leveling kit on the front suspension. I want to but aftermarket wheels, but one that keep the tire under the fenders so that I don't have to add flares. What size rim should I buy? What should be the backspacing? and what should the offset be? I'm looking at putting 285/70/17's on the rims.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by Ed:
David. The wheels from the A6 should bolt on, no spacers needed.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by John:
Hi, I have a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser and I am wanting to put some new wheels on it. The ones I am looking at are 20x8.5 with a 6 on 135 and 6 on 5.5 bolt pattern and have a backspace of 5.14 inches with an offset of 10 mm. Will these fit with 1.25" wheel spacers? Thanks for your help!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Ed:
Dave. The wheel you will need is 17x8 with a positive offset. If you see something with a negative offset that will make the wheel stick out past the fenders.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by ed:
John. The FJ has a bolt pattern of 6x139 not 6x135. If you find a wheel with the proper bolt pattern in size 20x8.5 with a 10mm offset, it will fit without using wheel spacers.
Monday, February 13, 2012 by howard:
hi i have a 2007 scion tc. will my stock 17 tires fit my 17x9 +42 offset rims if streched? and can u give me advice on what size tires streched should i get for my 17x9 +42 rims?
Monday, February 13, 2012 by Ed:
Howard. Tire size 235/40R17 would be the only size I could recommend for that wheel width on the Scion.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by John:
I have a 2x Silverado with 255/70-16 tires and stock alum. wheels. I want to run a 17x8" wheel but i do not want tires to stick out. What B/S and offset do u recommend?
Friday, February 17, 2012 by G.Herbert:
Just purchased a 2012 Sonata with 205/65R16 tires. I Have good Goodyear Ultra 205/55R16 winter tires from my traded Honda. Can i use these tires on Hynudai 16" rims for winter use.
Friday, February 17, 2012 by Ed:
John. I will need to know the year of your truck in order to get you the correct information.
Friday, February 17, 2012 by Ed:
G.Herbert. Tire size 205/55R16 is too small for the Sonata. You will need to stick with 205/65r16.
Friday, February 17, 2012 by Erick:
Hi i was wondering if a set srt 8 wheels 20x10 Bolt Pattern 5x5 Offset +45mm, would that work with my 04 jeep grand cheroke and would it mess up with my turning?
Monday, February 20, 2012 by Erika :
I purchased 18x8, 42mm Offset rims for my 2006 Pontiac G6 but still need to purchase tires. I want low-profile tires but don't know what else to look for. What is recommended?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Craig T:
I have a 2004 Fx4 F150. Current stock rims are 18x7.5 (5.5" backspace) If I go with tire 35x12.5x18 w/lift kit, what back spacing or offset do I need to get the wheel pushed out a bit away from the control arm
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Ryan A.:
New 2012 F-150 Lariat 4wd with stock 20" wheels from ford. Will be putting a 2" or 2.5" leveling kit on front. Having problems with information on what I need as far as backspacing and offset are so as to keep them from not sticking out too far from the side of the truck. Also will be fitting these with 33" tires. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Ed:
Erick. We do not list anything wider then 9 inches fitting on the Jeep. I couldnt verify if it would fit or not. I would recommend you to do a test fitment.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Ed:
Erika. The lowest profile tire that is recommended for your car using an 18" wheel would be 215/45R18
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Ed:
Craig T. You will need a wheel with backspacing of 4.5 inches minimum.
Friday, February 24, 2012 by levi guisinger:
2010 silverado cc. going with a 6.5" lift from zone. want to use 18x9 moto metal 951 with 35x12.50x18. backspacing comes in 4.5" and 5.7".. Zone recommends 5". Which backspacing should i go with?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by ed:
Levi, you should use the one with 4.5" backspacing.
Friday, March 2, 2012 by Jason:
08 silverado stock size was 265/70/17 with im told a +15 offset. I went to a 18x9 rim with 265/65/18 tire and a +18 offset. I am rubbing somewhere and cant find it yet. Would this be a bad rub? i dont hear it much and am curious if a simple leveling on my front would fix this?
Sunday, March 4, 2012 by Ryan A:
Posted above without any responses. Can someone tell me if this setup will work and look ok. 2012 Ford F150 Lariat 4wd. Going with a 20x9 wheel with 5.75 backspacing and 20mm offset. Adding a 2.5 leveling kit to front. Will this give me a good stance? going with a 275/60r/20 (33") tired. I want a little bit sticking out but not too much and definitely don't want them tucked under wheel well. Factory is 44mm offset with 6.5 backspace. Just didn't know if the leveling kit sucks the hubs in or pushes them out further. Any help would be much appreciated please. Thanks
Monday, March 5, 2012 by ed:
Ryan. 20x9 with a 20mm offset will be a good fitment for the truck and give a nice stance. If you were to go with a lower offset wheel, it will make the wheel stick out past the fender. If that's not the look you want then the 20x9 et20 would be perfect.
Monday, March 5, 2012 by Ed:
Jason. Its difficult to say what the issue is and if a leveling kit would take care of it or not. I would take it to a shop and have it checked out to see where the problem is.
Monday, March 5, 2012 by Jesus:
Hi I have a 95 Honda Accord, I wanted to know will a 15x8 with a +12 offset fit?
Monday, March 5, 2012 by Ed:
Jesus. This wheel will not fit. The offset is too low. The Accords take a much higher offset wheel.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by george romero:
have 2000 gt mustang conv, can i fit 18x8 fr,18x9or9.5rear wheels with what offset. would like staggered size tires 265/35/18fr&295/35/18 rear?
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by Ed:
George. We would recommend an offset between 18-24mm for those wheel sizes. Not sure what you would need to do to get those tire sizes to fit. We list them as rear fitments only.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Ronn:
I have a 2011 F140 XLT Super Crew. I want to use a 2" leveling kit and run a 35/12.50/17 tire on a 8" rim. What back spacing/offset would I need and approximately how far would these protrude outside of the fender well?

Thnx
Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Gary:
2011 Tacoma with 3 inch lift I am looking at some 18x9 wheels with a 5.5 backspace and 14 offset will these work on my truck. I would like a little bit sticking out but not to much. I am looking at running 285/65/18 and need them to clear the upper control arms. Any help would be appreciated Thanks
Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Ed:
Ronn. Tire size 35x12.5R17 needs a wheel that is at least 8.5". You will need backspacing of 4.5"
Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Ed:
Gary. Usually 5.5 backspacing is not enough for a lift. I think you will need a 4.5" backspacing. I would check with the lift kit company to see what they recommend.
Friday, March 9, 2012 by darren black:
I lowered my 1988 GMC 4' in front, 6' in back. I want to use 18' wheels, but do not know what the off set and back space should be, so they will not rub. I also not sure what size of tire, the wider the better. Thank you Darren
Monday, March 12, 2012 by Dan Dinsmore:
I have a 2007 Honda Civic Si sedan and am looking at getting some 19x8.5 wheels with 235/30/19 tires. The offset of the wheels I want is +35. With that said, will the wheels be flush with the fender and will I need any type of camber alteration? Thanks for the help.
Friday, March 16, 2012 by PAUL MASULES:
QUES....CAN YOU MOUNT 265/75R/16 LOAD E WHEELS ON FACTORY 16X6.50 RIMS THAT CAM ON MY 2006 GMC 2500 4X4. THANKS PAUL .
Monday, March 19, 2012 by Ed:
Paul. The recommended wheel width range for a 265/75R16 is 7" to 8" wide wheels.
Monday, March 19, 2012 by Ed:
Dan. A wheel with a 35mm offset is very aggressive. You will need to modify the fenders and adjust the camber for proper clearance. To what degree I do not know.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by Carson:
05 f150 FX4 2.5 front leveling kit i want to put 20 inch wheels with a 275x55r20 (there cheaper) but i want the tire (not rim) to stick out past the finders just a bit (maybe an inch or so) for a meaner look what do you recommend for rim size and offest
thanks
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by Zeb:
I have a 93 honda accord. Will a 15x6.5 +38 offset fit my car?
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by Brad H:
I have a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon, with a 17" rim and 215/45R17 tires. It is the stock oem rims, which I believe are 17x7 with a 55mm offset? Is this correct? Then what im looking for is to buy a set of XXR 522 17x9 rims with a 42mm offset and 225/45R17 tires..will that aftermarket setup work or would I have rubbing or stock brake issues as to fitting on the hub? Also if I lowered the car 1.5" all the way around would I have any issues of rubing as well then?
Thanks!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by Ed:
Zeb. 15x6.5 +38 will fit nicely.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 by Ed:
Carson. If you do not want the wheel to stick out then you will need a 20x9 et+30
Thursday, March 22, 2012 by Ed:
Brad. The stock wheels are 17x6.5 et55. If you use a 17x9 et42 you will need to modify the fenders somehow for sure to get proper fitment. You will need to check with the wheel manufacturer to verify brake clearance.
Monday, March 26, 2012 by carson:
Ok what if I do 20x8.5 with 38 mm offset and 305x50r20s on the same pickup (05 f150 fx4 2.5 level) well there be any rubbing issuse? And how far will the tires stick out? Thanks
Monday, March 26, 2012 by carson:
Is there any down fall to having a dual lug pattern wheel? (6x135 and 6x139.5 )
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Ed:
Carson. The tire will stick out about 2 inches from the edge of the wheel. Maybe 1 inch past the fenders.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Ed:
Carson. No downside to the dual bolt pattern wheels. Some people do not like how they look, but if you get a wheel that has a center cap that covers the lugs then that wouldn't matter.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Michael:
Right now I have a 18x9 +18 mm off set with 5.71 back spacing and the tire is flush, thinking about going with a 18x10 -24 offset with 4.56 back spacing, how much well they stick out... And I'm running a 305 60r 18 on a 2008 silverado
Thursday, March 29, 2012 by carson:
05 f150 sc 4x4 with 2.5 level 20x8.5 with +18mm offset what do you recommened for two differnt tire options first being a tire to just fill the wheel well and one that's the largest I can run without rubbing don't care if they stick out past the fenders
Saturday, March 31, 2012 by RON:
What are the wheel specs for 2010 f-150 fx4 4x4 has 275/60-18 tires? Looking for sizes, offset, backspacing.
Sunday, April 1, 2012 by Liam:
I have a 1991 Acura Integra and I'm looking to put 225/55R15 tires on 15X7.5. I'm wondering how much offset I should have so I don't have any rubbing issues
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 by jacob:
hey i have a 04 nissan maxima sl...my stock rims on it now are 17x7 with 35 offset...i want to get some rims that are 17x7 with 40 offset...is that ok?? and would it matter if i got rims that were like 17x7.5 if i was putting them on the same tires that the stock rims were on??
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 by Vargas:
I have a 2008 Toyota Tundra V8 Crewmax Limited with flares from manufacture with 20" Optio Wheels and 305/45/20 tires. I want to upgrade for 22 or 23 but with flush fitment and I am wonder what will be the best wheel offset or backspacing for this flush fitment. I do not want to come out of the vertical line from the flares (or it is needed to be a little inside to make it fine).
Please advise and thanks a lot.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 by Joseph:
I have currently own a 1990 Lexus es250 and the wheels are 15x7 +35, 5x100. I want to put either 16x9 or 17x9, what should the offset be to achieve this fitment, I want it flush. Please if anyone could give me some info it will be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 by Alex:
Hi guys. I have Audi a4 2001. I buy rims size 17*7.5 et33. What tires size i need for that rims, and can that rims fit to my car ?
Saturday, April 7, 2012 by cory:
I have a 2007 silverado i just ordered a set of 18x9 gear alloy recoil rims with a 285/65/18 an has a offset of 10 how much will they stick out past the fender
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Victor:
Please confirm if rims with tires from 2000 Mercedes E430 (235/45R17) would work on 2011 C300 (stock is 225/45R17).
Thanks a lot.

Victor
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Cliff:
Hello, 2006 Ram 1500 4x4 2" leveling kit. Want to run 20x9 Fuel Hostage wheels with 305/60R20 Toyo AT tires. What offset and backspace would suggest on the wheels in order to clear the upper arm and wells even under articulation? Thanks!
Sunday, April 22, 2012 by Josh:
Hi, I am needing to find out what factory steel wheel in 14" 5X100 has the least amount of offset. I race at a asphault circle track and we have to run a factory steel wheel. The wheel can be from any manufacturer though. Thanks for the help!
Sunday, April 22, 2012 by Jeremiah:
I have a 2008 civic si coupe and im planning to get a 17x9 rim and put 225/45/17 on them. Will this work or will this give me any problems? Is it safe to put this tire on a 9inch wide rim? I have the car in stock height right now.
Monday, April 23, 2012 by carson:
2007.5 2500hd crew cab torsion key leveling kit will 285x65r18s on 18x9 positive 18 rim fit without rubbing? if they do what size tire will i need to run to not have them rub
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Carson. 285/65R18 with 18x9 et18 will work with a leveling kit.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Jeremiah. I do not list anything wider then a 17x8 as fitting the SI. Tire size 225/45R17 can mount of wheels from 7-8.5" wide.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Josh. Can you tell me what the vehicle year, make and model is. That is the only way I can look for steel wheels.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Cliff. An offset of -12 should do it.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Victor. The wheels for the two vehicles are not compatible. The offsets are different.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Cory. The wheels should stick out about 1.5" from the fender.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Alex. Wheel size 17x7.5 et33 should fit your car and you would need tire size 225/45R17
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Joseph. I only have fitments up to a 16x7.5 for that car. Not sure what you offset you would need for a 9" wide wheel.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Vargas. 22x9.5 et35 will keep the fitment flush.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Jacob. 17x7 et40 or 17x7.5 will work and you can continue to use the stock tire size 225/55R17
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Liam. An offset around 30mm is what you would need, also fender modifications and suspension modifications will be required for proper fitment.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Ron. I do not have the factory wheel specs for the 2010 F150 FX4 4x4.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Ed:
Michael. The 18x10's should stick out about 2" further then the 18x9's you have now.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by Alex:
Hello,
i have a 2000 BMW 323i the stock wheels have an offset of 42 in the front and 46 in the back, the wheels i want to put on are 37 in the front and back and i plan to use 235/35/19 tires. Will the cause any rubbing? If so what can i do to change this? tire size? modifications?
Thanks
Friday, April 27, 2012 by Ed:
Alex. I assume the wheels are probably 19x8.5 if they are then that is an aggressive application and will require the fender lip to be rolled.
Friday, April 27, 2012 by Ron:
Hi there, I have a 2012 dodge ram. The specs say the wheels have a standard offset, I found a beauty set of 20" rims, but they say it has a medium offset. Will this still work? Thanx
Monday, April 30, 2012 by Ed:
Ron. In order to verify fitment I will need to know the exact width and offset of the wheel.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by matt:
Ed I'm stuck I ordered a 7.5in lift for my 2010 silverado and I'm looking at 35x12.5x20 package really into the moto metal 959s and says they only come in a +12 offset well this give me an aggressive looking stance our how far well they stick out the side of my truck? Thanks
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by Ed:
Matt. The lift kit manufacturer should be able to tell what offset you need. Usually for a lifted truck you will need a negative offset wheel, like a -12. I don't think a positive offset will be enough.
Sunday, May 6, 2012 by Connor:
Hey Ed, I recently bought a 2003 Mazda Protege5 and want to get a new set of wheels for it. The stock size is 17" x 7" with an offset of 55mm. I found a set of rims I really want that are the right size and lug pattern but have an offset of 40mm. would these work on my MP5? Thanks.
Monday, May 7, 2012 by Ed:
Connor, If its a wheel we carry I can verify the fitment for you. We do have some wheels that work with a 40mm offset.
Monday, May 7, 2012 by dylan:
i have a factory offset of 43mm on my stock 15x6.5" wheels. im switching it up to a 15x8 for traction purposes. how do i account for the extra 1.5" of wheel. do i just go with something like a 30mm? or do i need to go less still? thanks
Monday, May 7, 2012 by dylan :
sorry i forgot one last question. i have a 95 volkswagen gti. i want a 15x8" widened steelie and they want my backpacing. since my car only has a 15x6.5" what would my backspace be for the 8" wheel. thanks again
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by Ed:
Dylan, you would need a 35mm offset for an 8" wide wheel, 5.8" backspacing
Monday, May 14, 2012 by Sheraz:
Hi Ed, I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla with stock size 16x6.5" and +39mm offset. I saw an 18x8" rim I am interested in and it comes in 2 offsets +45mm and a +35mm. Which one do I go with that won't cause any touching/rubbing with my struts, calipers and while turning? Thanks.
Monday, May 14, 2012 by Ed:
Sheraz. It depends on the wheel. We have wheels with both offsets that will fit the car. The 35mm offset will give the car a more aggressive stance then the 45m, but both will work without modification.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by Bruce:
Hi Ed. I have a 2006 F150. I am putting 325/60r18 on my truck with 18x9 wheels. I would like the tires to stick out for a wider looking stance but not sure if +18 offset would do it? Will -12 offset stick out too far or interfere with the wheel well? Thanks
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Ed:
Bruce. If the truck has a lift kit on it the lift kit manufacturer will tell you what offset you need for proper fitment. Usually on lifted trucks the negative offset is the one to go with.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Harison:
Hi Ed, I have a 2010 Lexus Gx460 with the stock rims and tires currently on it. I just recently sold my 2011 Honda Pilot with 22" Bentchi B7's on them,I was wondering if I could put the 22" Bentchi wheels on my Gx460 the wheel size for the bentchi is 265 35 22". If I cant put those wheels on my Gx is there anyway I can.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Ed:
Harrison. The wheels from the Honda will not fit one the Lexus. They have a different bolt pattern and offset. Unfortunately there is no way for them to fit.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Eric:
2001 Chevy 2500 hd. 17x9 with 265 70 17 ATs. What offset will keep me the closest to stock without rubbing anything.
Friday, May 25, 2012 by Ed:
Eric. A wheel with a +12 or +18 offset would be best.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Jeff White:
Hi Ed, I have a 2012 5-lug Tacoma with the stock 15" steel wheels. Will the KMC Enduros in the 15" size work? How much further out will the tires be? Will the stock TPS's work? Thanks a million!!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Ed:
Jeff. The KMC Enduro wheels will fit the Tacoma. They will be about 2" further out from the stock wheels. The factory TPMS will work with these wheels.
Friday, June 15, 2012 by jed:
I have a 09 550i, and i want to know what is the widest rim tire combo 22 in with the largest offset for rear.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 by Travis:
I have a stock 96 jeep grand cherokkee (zj) im going to stay with stock size tires but i was wondering what rim offset or bs would make tire stick out 2-3 inch from the wheel well so it would have a wider stances to it
Monday, June 18, 2012 by Ed:
Jed. I do not have fitment info on anything beyond 20" for the 09 550i
Monday, June 18, 2012 by Ed:
Travis. A wheel with a -19mm offset or 3.7" backspace will do the trick. You may need to get a lift kit to get it to clear.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Oskar:
I have 2010 F150 XLT. I am looking for either 20x8.5 or 22x9 wheels for it. I don't want the wheel to stick out, but I also don't want any rubbing. 20" wheels that I found have 20mm offset and 22" wheels have 32mm offset. I know that the 20" wheel will stick out about 1" past my stock 17" wheels, but I definately won't get any rubbing on the inside. So I have 2 questions. 1) What is stock BS/Offset on factory Ford 20" wheel. 2) Would I get rubbing with the 22" wheel that I described (planning on using 275x45-22 tire.

Thanks in advance for the answer.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Ed:
Oskar. Unfortunately I do not have the stock offset. But a 22x9 32mm offset with tire size 275/45R22 will fit without modification.
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by matt:
I have a 2010 f150 with stock 17x7.5 wheels. I have a 2.5 leveling kit. I am looking to get the biggest tires I can for it without other modifications. I would rather have taller tires than wider. Thanks!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Ed:
Matt. A 285/70R17 would be about the limit.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by DEAN SWIFT:
I have a 2012 ram 1500 4x4 20" stock rims. I bought a set ION Alloy wheels 20" but 0 offset The dealer said they will stick out about 1" but will not cause a problem. Is he correct?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Ed:
Dean. It will depend on the tire size and the width of the wheel. A 20x8.5 or 20x9, with a zero offset will work with the proper tire size.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 by DEAN SWIFT:
I am sorry the stock rims are 8" and the new ones are 9". I was going to install the stock tires I think they are 275-R60-20 Iam pretty sure..Thanks
Saturday, July 21, 2012 by Ed:
Dean. The dealer is correct. The wheels will work with the stock tires and not interfere with anything.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 by Michael:
I have a 2008 dodge ram 1500 and i just had a leveling kit put on it with 315/70 17s. My problem now is that the insides of the tires rub my upper control arm. I have ordered 1/4 wheel spacers...will that help? Or am I going to have to order wheels and if so how much offset would I need? Thanks
Thursday, August 2, 2012 by Scott:
I have a 09 f150 with stock 20inch rims. I'm looking to get a 2" leveling kit in the front. I also want to get new rims but not sure on either a 0mm offset or 30mm offset. The rim is 20x9. Also what is the biggest and widest tire I can put on these new rims with no rubbing? any info is very appreciated.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Ed:
Scott. If you want to use a larger tire than the stock tires you will want a 0 offset or lower. You might be able to squeeze a 305/55R20
Friday, August 10, 2012 by Dimitar:
Hi
I have rover 75 british car with offset
42-50,i want to fit wire wheels,but i found wheels with offset 15,is it possible to fit them?Do i can expeцt any troubles?
regards
Saturday, August 11, 2012 by Ed:
Dimitar. Unfortunately I do not have any fitment data on that car.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 by Jay:
I have a 2010 f150 fx4...stock. Looking to fit the biggest tire with a wider aggressive stance. What would you recommend in terms of wheel size and offset? thanks
Monday, August 20, 2012 by Thomas Rabe :
Will a staggered set of Maya 19x8.5" and 19x9.5 with 245/35 and 275/30s fit a 2010 BMW 550i? Or will the offset cause problems?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Ed:
Jay. What tire size is currently on the truck? Do you plan on lifting the truck?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Ed:
Rabe. We do not carry that wheel brand, so I would not be able to confirm the fitment. The tire sizes are good but I'm not sure about the wheels.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 by Brian:
I have a 2012 F150 FX4 with stock 18" wheels. I plan on a 2" front level kit followed by new wheels and larger tires. I am thinking of the 18 x 9 ATX Crawl and Nitto Terra Grapplers in 295/70/18. What offset/back spacing can I use? I would like the tire to stick out just a little more than stock if possible.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 by Jeremy Huglin:
Hi i have a 2003 ford f150 4.2v6 4x2 extended cab xlt! I have a set of 20"x8. Im very dissatisfied with this look! Im looking to up grade my wheels to 22"! But i want them to be flush with the stock wheel well styleside flares would i buy a 22"x9, or 9.5!? I also dont want them sticking. Outside of the wheel well either? Cause im going to bag the truck Oh my bolt pattern is 5x135? Please whelp me
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Ed:
Brian, you would want a 0 offset.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 by Aaron:
Hi, I have a 2006 chevrolet silverado, i plan on lifting the truck with a 3 in body lift and 1.5 in of crank; giving it a total of 4.5 in of lift. I was wanting to put 285's and a 17 inch rim with an offset of -12mm and 4.5 in backspacing. The tire size would be 285/70 or 33x11.5; would this whole set up work without rubbing. and how far would the tire stick out of the wheel well, because i want an aggressive look but i dont want to over-do it. what would you reccomend , appreciate it.
Friday, August 31, 2012 by Ed:
Aaron. The tire sizes are good. The wheel size you would need is a 17x9 with a -12mm offset, 4.56" backspacing.
Sunday, September 23, 2012 by Blaine:
Hello I have a 1989 dodge ram W350, with a 4 inch lift, I bought the truck like that, the kid put wheel spacers on too compensate for the rims hitting the caliper, I need new rims and tires anyways, is there anyway for you too tell me the offset and back spacing I need too make it work, running a 16 or 17 inch to
35x12.50 if that helps, would like the tires too stick out slightly thanks, blaine
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Shane B.:
Hello, I need to some help clearing up a question I have about changing rims. I have an 02 subaru wrx (sedan) the stock oem rims are 16x6.5 with a offset of +55, I am about to purchase a set of rims that are 17x7 with an offset of +39. I need to know if this will be an okay and safe setup to run? Please help before I buy rims that aren't going to work. I appreciate it, thanks!
Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Mike:
Hello. I have a 2006 F150 with 275 55R20 tires that came stock. CI go to a 33X12.5R20 tire or do I need to get new wheels also?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Tom:
Son has a 2003 F-150 2wd with Stock 16" Steel Rims. I think the width is 7, but Not sure of the offset. Interested in 16 x 8 aftermarket rims with "0" Offset. Will these fit without sticking out past fender wells?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Carlos:
Hi I have a 06 Acura rsx-s n I wanna install a set of work emotion Kai wheels. Am looking for a a nice offset to come really poke out the wheel well. Is a 12mm offset too much? What would u recommend?
Thursday, December 27, 2012 by william mayer:
hello i just bought these rims for a 93 jeep cherokee whats the bigest tire i could put on without rubbing?
17X8 (5-4.50)
Monday, December 31, 2012 by Buzz:
I havea 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD short bed (6.5') with stock 17x8" rims. I am wanting to put the 2" fender flares and the largest (widest) tires I can a still stay witht he stck rims if possible. Any and all suggestions would be gratly appreciated.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 by Dillan:
Have an 05' F250 CrewCab. Has a leveling kit and would like to install 20x9 wheels with 5.57 back spacing and +20 offset. Also looking at 33x12.50 tires. Will this combo work without any modifications besides the leveling kit? Thanks
Sunday, January 6, 2013 by Cory Duncan:
Hey I have a 2003 Honda crv and I was wondering how much of an offset I could get on it?
Monday, January 28, 2013 by Kenny:
I have a 2008 Nissan frontier crew cab with stock rims and tires;16" wheels with a 6 lug pattern and a medium offset. I found some 18"x 8.5" Boss rims that I like that are listed with a low offset, same 6 lugs. Will these fit? If so, what is the biggets tire that will on these rims? Thanks
Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tyson:
I have 2003 f150 xlt 4x4 with the 4.6. It has a 2" level kit on it. I'm looking for something aggressive and for the wheels to be flush with fenders. What offset and or backspaci.g would you recommend? I was looking at putting on 17's .
Monday, February 4, 2013 by brandon:
Hi I have a 85 s10 blazer and I wan to put 20 boss 338s. What offset would I use? I want (that deep staggered look? 20x9.5 (r) 20x8.5(f) ? Thnx
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by mike:
Hi i have a 1985 rx7 i had to putt adpaters on it which made it an inch bigger, what would i need for offset they say 15x8 with +15 offset work so would a 16x8 with a +15 offset fit the same?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Brandon:
I have an 85 Toyota Xtra Cab Pickup, I plan on running 18x7 inch wheels, what backspacing would I need to tuck into the fenderwells without rubbing, the truck is on air ride, lays frame. I will be running 215/45/18s which are same overall diameter as factory 195/75/14s
Friday, February 22, 2013 by mike:
I have 02 sierra with 6' ruff country lift running 18' rims and 35' tires ,can I fit a 18 by 9in rim with 20mm offset under my truck or would a 18mm offset work better.
Friday, February 22, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Brandon,
For vehicles that are extensively modified we cannot gaurantee fitment. I would suggest using the highest offset wheel that would allow for proper clearance against the strut.
Sunday, February 24, 2013 by cody:
im going to be getting a 2010 subaru impreza outback sport soon and i have my winter wheels left over from my 2005 scion tc, they both are the same lug size but my main concern is the weels are origionally from a 2006 xb (15x6 offset unknown) and i dont know if they are going to fit on the subaru.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by les:
Hi -
My daughter just traded in her 2001 Acura MDX for a 2010 MDX. We still have the original wheels for the 2001 that used 235/65-R17 tires (apparently OEM tire was 29 inch diameter). The new MDX uses 255/55-R18 tires, which also show as 29" outside dia. Can we use the orig wheels for snow tires, or is there an offset issue? Thanks for your help.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Les,
The two years use different bolt patterns and will not interchange wheel and tire fitments.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
The offsets are close, but the bolt pattern is not the same, so the wheels will not interchange.
Friday, March 1, 2013 by cody:
the subaru impreza im looking at getting has a 5x100 bolt pattern, my scion tc that i currently drive has a bolt pattern of 5x100 as well. my question is the winter wheels i have for my tc is from a xb or xa, they are 5x100 as well i cant for the life of me find the offset of these steel wheels anywhere and i want to know if they would fit the subaru as well.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
The xA only ever had 4x100 bolt pattern. The xB was also 4x100 until 2008, when it went to 5x114. So it seems unlikely that your wheels are from an xA or xB.

You might check to see if the offset is stamped on there, usually with ET followed by a 2 digit number. To confirm proper fit you will also have to check for brake caliper clearance on the new car, so even if the offset is known it will be an open question whether they fit.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by cody:
ok, thank you very much. i was just told they were off a scion xb or xa so they must have lied. haha. go figure, people lying. i appreciate it.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Anthony:
question, im putting a 6" lift on my 2012 f150, ill be putting a 35" 12.5 R20 on a stock ford wheel which says it has a 44 offset, will that stick out past my fenders? or just rub?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Lloyd:
I have a nissan rogue and was looking into fitting 18x8 wheels, stock offset is 40. What offset would I get to try and keep close to the stock?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by jeff:
I have a 08 silverado 4 wheel drive with a 2in. lift on the front with 285-17-70 on it now want to put new wheels on it the new wheel i am looking at has a back spacing of 4.5 in and oof set of - 12.00 mm the factory back space is 5.5 in and the offset is 31mm will this work with out any rubbing and will this make it the tire stick out more. I want the tire to stick out more. Thanks for your help.
Monday, March 18, 2013 by Robert:
I have a 07 dodge caliber with 17 x 6.5 rims and want to know what the offset is because I want to run a charger 18x 7.5 rim with a .31 mm offset is this possible and will it stick out or possibly rub the inside of wheel well on the suspension
Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Erik:
I have a 08 f150 4x4. With a 2.5 lvl kit and an added inch in the rear what rim and tire size would fit no rubbing and stick out about an inch past the fenders? Id like a 33 or 35 inch tire.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Paul:
Hey, Ive got a 07 f150 4x4, i want 18x9 rims with a 33" tire, what kind of offset am i looking for with no rub if i put a 2.5" leveling kit on the front?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tony:
I have a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT anf I would like to mount American Racing torq thrust m 20x8.5 front and 20X10 rear. Will they fit? With what tire? Thanks
Friday, May 3, 2013 by MJ:
Hello,

I own a 2007 Audi A4 Quatro w/o TPMS.
OEM wheels are: 17x7.5, 5x112, ET45.
Desired wheels are: 18x8, 5x112, ET39.
It seems that the extra offset makes-up for the wider rim.
Can you please tell me if the desired wheels fit? Is the offset fine? Would I run into backspacing issues?
Friday, May 10, 2013 by Momtchil Tritchkov:
Hi, I own a 2006 Honda CR-V w/o TPMS.
My OEM wheels are 16X7, 5x114 offset +45.
My desired wheels are the Enkei Performance SR6 wheels and they have an offset of +38. As well as, my desired tires are Yokohama S.drive 215/40R16. Will those tires and wheels work for my CR-V?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Momtchil,
While the wheels and tires might fit, the tire size selected is extremely small and not recommended.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Chris:
Hello, I have a 2001 Chevy 1500 with a 2 inch leveling kit with 1 inch blocks in the rear. I wanna runn 33s with an 18x9 or wider rim. The wheels I want are 18x12 with a -44 offset. Will this rub? If it will, then will a 18x9 on 33s with -12 offset rub? I want my tires to stick out aggresively so I want the biggest offset possible with very little to no trimming.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 by Nathan:
I have a 73 gran Torino with 225/70R/14 and would like to go to a 17x9 inch wheel on the front and an 18x10 inch wheel on the back What wheel do you reccomend?
Monday, May 27, 2013 by Aaron:
Hello, I own a 1989 RX7 with stock suspension. I was wondering if I could install 16x7 +38 offset all way round. the car comes with 15x6's and +40 offset. Will I have to mod anything or am I good to go?
Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Aaron,
That width and offset seems appropriate. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, June 8, 2013 by Brian:
I have a 90 c1500 2wd. I am bagging it and i need to get wheels to tuck. I want to run 20" or 22" wheels.were im is what width and backspacing to use so they clear the fender when it is laying on the ground. As i search wheels i see ofsetts in mm and backspacing in inches. Plz help, im so confused.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Brian, we do our fitment testing on vehicles that are stock, or with only minor modifications. For a project like yours I would look to people who have undertaken similar projects. Often there are forums of like-minded owners who have done this type of thing before and can offer guidelines.
Monday, June 24, 2013 by Gordon:
2013 F150 FX4, 2 inch level, Want to put 18x10,-24 offset, with LT305/65-18. Do you know if this will rub or stick out more than 1.5" Thanks for your help.
Monday, June 24, 2013 by James:
Hello- I just got a zone offroad 3.5" lift (2 inch suspension leveled and 1.5 inch body lift) put on my otherwise stock 2002 silverado Z71. I already have LT 305/70/16 tires and was wondering if 16x9 rims with a -12 offset would fit on the truck without rubbing. I know I may have to trim the lower valence and that's fine. I just am concerned about the calipers. Thank you very much. Rims are XD Addict if that makes any difference at all.
Monday, June 24, 2013 by James:
I just commented earlier about a 2002 silverado Z71 and forgot to say that's it is a 1500 and NOT an HD. Thanks.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Parken:
I have a '97 Subaru Impreza L that I have been looking for new wheels for the last 4 years. Sadly I just can't seem to find the set I want... till now! I am looking into purchasing the BBS RG-R Diamond Black wheel in the 17"x7.5" 5x100 +35 offset. So I my question is... Will these fit onto my vehicle with the tire size 215/45 R17 with no issue?
From my research I am finding they will fit. Just will be an the more agressive side, which is what I am looking for (no I am not slamming and tucking).
The vehicle is factory hieght right now, but will eventually be getting coil overs, and other suspension mods done.
Monday, July 22, 2013 by Erik:
I have a 2010 Ford Explorer Limited. Running factory 20" right now. I'm looking at 24" with 275/25/40 with a +18 offset. I think stock 20" have a +35 offset, will I run into interference issues with anything? Thanks.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Erik,
Provided the wheel in question is of acceptable width, the wheel fitment may work, however the tires do not meet the load carrying capacity for the Explorer.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 by Andrew:
Hi, I have a '01 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4x4. I have just purchased 18x8.5 rims. Can you tell me what size tire options I have without making any modifications? Thank you.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by uriel:
Would a 17x8.5 20 offset fit a 99 corolla without it rubbing?
Saturday, September 14, 2013 by Dave:
I have an 09 Audi A6 with 18" wheels with a 48 offset. I want to drop down to a 17" wheel and I found a set with 45 offset. Will they still work?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Pat:
Hi, I have an '08 Sebring with 17" wheels with a"high positive offset". Can i install rims with a "medium offset"?
Monday, October 14, 2013 by Jim:
Have 2011 Honda civic coupe and I am going to minus size down to 15x7 wheel with a195x65x15 tire what is the least amount of positive offset that will not rub on fenders , will a+25 offset fit without rubbing? Thanks
Sunday, October 20, 2013 by Cody:
I have a 2004 Ram 1500 with 265/75R17's. I'm wanting to use tire chains on all four wheels for use in the mountains but the control arm is too close to use chains on the front. Any suggestions on rim/tire size or possible wheel spacers? Thanks.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Jon:
Hi, I have a 2012 Subaru Outback. Stock wheels are 17x7J, 48 offset. I bought some wheels, I believe from a Subaru Legacy. They're 17x7JJ, 55 offset. Can I use these wheels on my Outback for winter tires in a size 215/60/17? Thanks.
Monday, November 4, 2013 by andy:
I have a '13 tacoma 6 lug 4x4 sr5. will the 17x8.5 0 offset method racing nv wheels and bf Goodrich all terrain ko's in 265x70/17 work? thanks
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Jon, we do not handle those wheels so we could not guarantee them to work, but it looks likely that they would. Test fit one in front and try to turn it just to make sure.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Andy,
The wheel offset is fine, however we cannot gaurantee the use of the taller tire size without a lift.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Manny:
I have wheels that are 15x7.5 ET40 4x100 want to upgrade to BMW style 5 16x8 ET26 5x120. I got spacers adapters 15mm thick can this work? Thanks
Friday, November 8, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
The spacer makes the offset lower. So 26 offset with 15mm spacer is an offset of 11. That would not be recommended if your car takes ET40
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by rolly:
have 2013 ford f150 xlt want to buy wheel zize of 20x9 tire zize 275/70/R20 what offset do i need to stick out 1.5 to fender so i can put 1.5 rivet style fender flare thanks
Thursday, November 21, 2013 by Gary Leoni:
Hello,
I'm new to the truck wheel and tire game so I'm wondering if I can get this figured out. I got a 2013 fx4 f150 and I'm thinking about getting a 22x9.5 wheel. Either-06 offset and 5.0 backspace, 08 offset with 5.5 backspace or 20 offset with 6.0 backspace. I don't really wanna lift or level the truck either. The closer to fender flush the better but If the tire pokes out a little bit I'm OK with that. Also what size tire would be good for that setup so I don't have any rubbing issues? Thanks.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Ryan:
Hey, I've been on the hunt for a good set of white rims to put on my 04 Dodge Neon srt 4. i have come to really like the rota grids, but they only come in 18x9.5 . is 9.5 with a 35mm offset able to fit on my car, and i dont want to go smaller than 18's. I have searched all over the internet and I feel rather overwhelmed. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Kendrick:
I have a 97 F-150 4x4 that has the stock 17x7.5, 5 on 135mm rims. I need to know the factory offset and backspacing for these wheels. Please email. Thank you
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by lou:
Would 5x114 20X9 +30 OFFSET fit 2002 ford explorer..or would I need a spacer..or should I just get different wheels all together?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Tyler:
I just ordered a 6" lift kit for my 01 Silverado and my rims says the offset is +30 and the the tires are 295/70/18 will I need spacers for them to work on my truck
Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Justin:
I have an 08 G8 GT and am looking at getting a set of bmw 19x9f/19x10r ET 24 wheels. What size spacers do I need to get?
Saturday, March 8, 2014 by Adam:
I have a 05 f250 4x4 supercab gas. I was wanting to put 17x9 wheels and 35's on it i read 35's will fit stock height. Will the weeks and negative off set make it easier to put 35's on?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Jason P:
Hi Tire Rack!
Stock rims and tires are 205/55/16x6.5 +55mm on my 2009 Impreza hatch, and my top choices for rims are either 17x7 +35mm or 18x7.5 +38mm. I know it's a pretty big change in offset, but I'm wondering if these will work if I pick the right tire combo?
Any help would be appreciated!
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Randy:
Hi Tire Rack,
I have a 2007 FJ cruiser stock height. the owner before me put 265/70/18 all terrain tires on this vehicle and the tires rub when you turn sharp to the left or right. I think the problem is because of the wrong backspace on the rims. What would be the correct rims to put on the vehicle to correct the issue? One set I was looking at was 18x9 /6x139 / offset 18mm /backspace 5.71. But, I'm not sure if this would fix the problem.
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Jay :
Hello have a 2009 Toyota Corolla with a +39mm offset, wondering if a + 55mm offset would fit? Coming off a Subaru wrx, Thanks
Monday, April 21, 2014 by Moses:
I was wondering can an 18x8.5 front and 18x9 on rear fit my corolla 05 ??

thank you

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