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      10-28-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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This might be the easiest question on earth to lots of you, But it aint for me..


How do you find the offset/dimensions of your rims and how to find what setup .i.e staggered or square? I got my car a few months back and am pretty clueless about the wheel part of things.

I am planning to get new rims.etc soon and thought I'd need to figure out what I ahve first, before I gos hopping:P
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If you have OE wheels, you can search the style #, and pull up the specs. Or you may take off x1 front, x1 rear wheel, and on the back of the wheel should be stamps with specs.

( i.e. ET50 = +50 Offset / J18x8J= 18"x8" )

Or you can provide a specialist your year,make,model and they'll give you recommendations for offsets and size. PM us for any assistance.



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If you have OE wheels, you can search the style #, and pull up the specs. Or you may take off x1 front, x1 rear wheel, and on the back of the wheel should be stamps with specs.

( i.e. ET50 = +50 Offset / J18x8J= 18"x8" )

Or you can provide a specialist your year,make,model and they'll give you recommendations for offsets and size. PM us for any assistance.



Thanks dude, and spacers ar efor adjusting/accomodating the offsets right?
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This might be the easiest question on earth to lots of you, But it aint for me..


How do you find the offset/dimensions of your rims and how to find what setup .i.e staggered or square? I got my car a few months back and am pretty clueless about the wheel part of things.

I am planning to get new rims.etc soon and thought I'd need to figure out what I ahve first, before I gos hopping:P
Post a picture of your wheels if you want the offset/dimensions.
Yes spacers change the offset. If you have a et33 offset and add a 10mm spacer that pushes the wheel out as if it was a et23 offset etc.
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Thanks dude, and spacers ar efor adjusting/accomodating the offsets right?

Spacers are used for many things. You may use them to lower your offset, but cannot increase. They are used for clearance purposes, Bolt pattern adapter, or for appearance.

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Thanks fellas, mine are 162s, any idea how do I find if they are staggered or square without removing the wheels?
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Thanks fellas, mine are 162s, any idea how do I find if they are staggered or square without removing the wheels?
To check if they are staggered, please compare front and rear tire sizes. If they are different, you most likely have a staggered set.


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162 wheels

Front: 18x8 et34
Rear: 18x8.5 et37
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