BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-13-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
BevoRules
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
44
Posts

 
Drives: '08 M3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas, USA

iTrader: (0)

Explain Offset?

hi all,

i'm a layman on this stuff. what does offset mean regarding putting aftermarket wheels on a vehicle? some of these Breyton models are incredible...
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
OverDrive
CHEAT TO WIN!!
OverDrive's Avatar
Canada
24
Rep
1,329
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

lol...me too. I don't understand offset. Can some one plz explain?
__________________
Current: 2013 E92 M3, 6MT, SSII on Fox Red Extended
Previous: 2008 E92 335xi, 6MT, AW on Saddle Brown
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2008, 12:04 AM   #3
OzStriker
Captain
OzStriker's Avatar
Australia
23
Rep
923
Posts

 
Drives: Ford Falcon Ute, Ducati 1198S
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to OzStriker
Me too!
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2008, 07:05 AM   #4
M-bitious
First Lieutenant
M-bitious's Avatar
Netherlands
12
Rep
361
Posts

 
Drives: BMW F10 M5
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Amsterdam

iTrader: (0)

this explains it pretty well.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_%28wheel%29

Frank
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
rvacha
Captain
rvacha's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
745
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Wheel Fitment Calculator

I didn't create it, and I no longer remember who did, but this is a handy spreadsheet that graphically demonstrates the effect of changing offset. It also calculates a bunch of other cool stuff like change in speedo readings for various tire size changes, etc

Edit - Duh, the author is right on the spreasheet!
__________________

'03 X5 4.4i Blue/Tan
'06 E90 330Xi 6MT Sparkling Graphite/Terra
'08 E92 M3 6MT Jerez/Speed Cloth <-- Evil Twin

Last edited by rvacha; 02-16-2008 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Corrupted ZIP file deleted
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2008, 09:14 AM   #6
rvacha
Captain
rvacha's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
745
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Newer Calculator

Quote:
Originally Posted by rvacha View Post
I didn't create it, and I no longer remember who did, but this is a handy spreadsheet that graphically demonstrates the effect of changing offset. It also calculates a bunch of other cool stuff like change in speedo readings for various tire size changes, etc

Edit - Duh, the author is right on the spreasheet!
Newer version attached, latest version as best I can see
__________________

'03 X5 4.4i Blue/Tan
'06 E90 330Xi 6MT Sparkling Graphite/Terra
'08 E92 M3 6MT Jerez/Speed Cloth <-- Evil Twin

Last edited by rvacha; 02-16-2008 at 09:47 AM.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2008, 12:04 PM   #7
lucid
Major General
lucid's Avatar
United_States
116
Rep
8,034
Posts

 
Drives: E30 M3; Expedition
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

rvacha, how dare you post a spreadsheet on the forum on a technical topic? you must be one of those arm chair racers or something? /joke

thanks for the spreadsheet, but i can't open it with winzip. is it a corrupted file?
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #8
rvacha
Captain
rvacha's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
745
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucid View Post
rvacha, how dare you post a spreadsheet on the forum on a technical topic? you must be one of those arm chair racers or something? /joke

thanks for the spreadsheet, but i can't open it with winzip. is it a corrupted file?
The uploaded one is indeed corrupt, although my file is fine. I don't use winzip, I use Winrar, so maybe there is an issuse with that. Here's another upoad attempt

Sorry the technical content
__________________

'03 X5 4.4i Blue/Tan
'06 E90 330Xi 6MT Sparkling Graphite/Terra
'08 E92 M3 6MT Jerez/Speed Cloth <-- Evil Twin

Last edited by rvacha; 02-16-2008 at 09:49 AM.
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2008, 09:44 AM   #9
rvacha
Captain
rvacha's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
745
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Crap. Every ZIP I upload is being corrupted. Here's a link instead. Sorry for the issues

http://www.tntwtw.com/Tire%20Section%20Calculator.xls
__________________

'03 X5 4.4i Blue/Tan
'06 E90 330Xi 6MT Sparkling Graphite/Terra
'08 E92 M3 6MT Jerez/Speed Cloth <-- Evil Twin
Appreciate 0
      03-08-2008, 04:31 AM   #10
Vickyy
Colonel
Taiwan
25
Rep
2,385
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 AW 325i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: walnut, CA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Vickyy
heres a diagram to explain offset that i found...
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101
__________________
E90 06 325. AW. BEIGE. CF WRAP. SMG KNOB. BLACKLINES. MTECH. HARTGE JAPAN REP LIP. ACS CF ROOF SPOILER. CSL TRUNK. KWV2. LE37.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST