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      02-13-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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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...
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      02-13-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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lol...me too. I don't understand offset. Can some one plz explain?
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this explains it pretty well.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_%28wheel%29

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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!
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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heres a diagram to explain offset that i found...
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101
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