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How to choose the correct offset?
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:31:50 PM »
How do you choose the correct off set for your chassis?
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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 06:28:12 PM »
A few videos and posts I have seen explain it as this. Most drifter bodies at 190mm so to make the thin same sized wheels used for drifting look normal "off set" is used. They get the tire lined up with the body lines. They also caution that some off sets will let the wheel rub on the steering links and other hard parts .... 

Now my thinking is that off set will also change width to a point. On my 50/50 I run two different off sets to make the front a touch wider. It lets the back come around easier and helps with turn in traction on the front. Just my little way of making it work for me.

« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 07:13:18 PM by NFG »
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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 07:35:51 PM »
with my new nsx body i had to go 6mm on the front and 9mm on the back just to make the wheels look better on the car other wise they would have been sunk in the body which wouldnt look that good thats how i did it nothing to do with handling charactoristics

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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 10:45:57 PM »
As long as the wheels are flush to the body, your golden!
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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 10:31:57 AM »
As long as the wheels are flush to the body, your golden!

...and don't interfere with the steering or suspension...


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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 05:53:29 PM »
As long as the wheels are flush to the body, your golden!

...and don't interfere with the steering or suspension...

thats where a dremel comes in handy, to an extent.
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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 11:06:45 PM »
OK, to further this conversation...I'm a bit confused in the offset dept.
Which wheel will give a wider stance, a +3 offset or a +5?

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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 12:16:44 AM »
OK, to further this conversation...I'm a bit confused in the offset dept.
Which wheel will give a wider stance, a +3 offset or a +5?
I'm pretty sure the bigger the plus the further out you go.

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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 05:53:23 AM »
Ya terry has it right. The +3mm and +5mm refer to how many MM that the rims face is recessed into the rim.

Example a 0 offset will be flush with the rim.

A +10mm offset will have the lip 10mm away from the hub of the wheel.


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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 07:42:48 AM »
One other thing guys
Don't know if you noticed when you by a new HPI Body some of them tells you what off set to run on the tag  >:D
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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »
Well, according to the diagram in 4Mods post, the + and the - are backwards to what everyone is explaining.
In my mind, if you want a wider stance (or a + offset) the hub of the wheel has to be closer to the inside of the wheel, but that's not what the diagram shows.

Still confused.

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Re: How to choose the correct offset?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 07:38:36 PM »
Well, according to the diagram in 4Mods post, the + and the - are backwards to what everyone is explaining.
In my mind, if you want a wider stance (or a + offset) the hub of the wheel has to be closer to the inside of the wheel, but that's not what the diagram shows.

Still confused.

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