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Old 05-15-2005, 04:30 PM   #15
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Backspace sure is easier to understand.

I understand 'offset', but can never remember which side is positive and which is negative. What a bother!

They should sell wheels with backspace instead of offset.
Okay, to get more technical, offset is when the center is outward from zero, inset is when it is when it is inward from zero. Inset and offset sound better (and more technical) than backspace and frontspace.
If you own a later-model Ford van or pickup, most of the factory wheels actually have the inset stamped on them, it would say "inset10" or a similar number.
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Okay, to get more technical, offset is when the center is outward from zero, inset is when it is when it is inward from zero. Inset and offset sound better (and more technical) than backspace and frontspace.
If you own a later-model Ford van or pickup, most of the factory wheels actually have the inset stamped on them, it would say "inset10" or a similar number.
Lets try this again.

Those terms are not correct. Offset is not the opposite of Inset. The terms are 'Outset' and 'Inset', corresponding to 'Negative Offset' and Positive Offset', respectively.

Most wheel sellers use the positive and negative terminology, so that is what I would use. There is also some confusion, in that Ford also uses the 'inset' terminology when refering to bolt sizes and bolt insets.

Also, Inset and Backspace are different measurements, not interchangeable.
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Inset / Outset explained and illustrated here: http://www.tjtrailers.com/store/wheels.html
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[QUOTE=Bob Thompson]Inset / Outset explained and illustrated here: http://www.tjtrailers.com/store/wheels.html [QUOTE] I see where they explain inset/outset, then two paragraphs later, they tell you how to measure offset, which is the same thing. I guess as long as the wheel salesman knows what we are talking about we should be okay, maybe.
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