Originally Posted by KPT
An 8" rim with zero offset has 4.5" backspacing, not 4".
I bought the rims from Discount Tire
and they list their rims by offset and when you ask them about backspacing they give you the "deer-in-the-headlights" look.
So I got the manager involved and he told me that a -0- offset equated to the mounting surface of the wheel being exactly in the center/middile of the wheel so the following wheels with a -0- offset would be :
- 8" wide wheel - 4" backspace
- 9" wide wheel - 4.5" backspace - So what would the back space be for this wheel *
And so on.................So I am not surpised if I was misinformed, I just took his word for the backspace amount of my new wheels and didn't measure while they were sitting there in the box.
* This is the wheel they test fitted the 285/75/16 Nitto terra grappler on my truck with and it hit pretty bad in the front.
Will the 8" wheel be better or worse with regards to fitment of a 285/75/16 on my truck?
Thanks for your input/info