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Old 18th May 2011, 05:52   #46
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Jeepster,
Thanks a lot for those fine pictures and explanation on GC of 540.
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wheel offset

the offset of the rim/alloy is the amount of distance from center of rim/alloy.
in other words how much the rim/alloy goes in or out of the body.

see the picture below.


a + offset rim will reduce the standard track length of the jeep gypsy. (mostly sock rims are + offset ones in almost all vehicles)
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& a - offset rim will increase the track length.
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but the increased track can also result in the suspension (in IFS) & bearings (in rigid & IFS) issues.

some times the increased track limits the articulation too.


example. armada/bolero rear wheel arch. (even thar )

in stock form the tyre goes in the body tub under heavy articulation (pic 1, 2) , but when the track increases the tyre directly touches the wheel arch thus limiting articulation (pic 3).





source: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...ml#post2378871 (Off Road Steel Drums)

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