It's the other way around... the higher the offset number, the farther inside the wheelwell the wheel sits. An offset this low means the wheel is sticking farther outside the wheelwell.Nick325xiT 5spd said:Umm... The problem with that offset is that you'll rub on the shock. You ought to be WELL clear of the fender.
Umm, no. That's only with NEGATIVE offset. Bimmer wheels (possibly excepting fugly, ludicrous deep dish wheels) all have POSITIVE offset. A lower POSITIVE offset moves the rim closer to the shocks.Antroiny said:
It's the other way around... the higher the offset number, the farther inside the wheelwell the wheel sits. An offset this low means the wheel is sticking farther outside the wheelwell.
You wouldn't be able to roll the fender enough to keep the tire from rubbing it, I think.
Different axle, suspension... You know, it's not like they share a lot of drivetrain components.Antroiny said:Then how come E46 M3's have a lower offset than non-M's and their wheels stick out from the fender farther? :dunno:
Most wheels nowadays except some maybe crazy Eurostyle deep dish wheels are positive (+) offsets, eg. +44mm for most hamann 19x10s and +38mm for the fronts eg. 19x8.5.Antroiny said:So you're saying that an 18x8 wheel with 35mm offset will sit closer to the shock than an 18x8 wheel with 40mm offset? That can't be right.
I think we may be trying to say the same thing here, but it's somehow getting lost in translation.