As I understand it the 5 1/2 is the offset... how far in from the rim the
center of the wheel is in the width, If you look at some oftermarket wheels
the wheels can have the center spokes set almost flush with the outer rim of
the wheel, all the way to being almost flush with the inner rim of the
Most places will specify the wheel offset somewhere, as the same wheel is
usually available in several different offsets. Per way of finding out the
offset of your current wheels, gotta yank one and measure it yourself as it
usually isn't stamped anywhere on the wheel. Most will have diameter and
width (16x8, etc.) stamped on the inside of the wheel, but I've never seen
bolt pattern or offset stamped in the.
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