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american racing, backspacing, ccw, centerline, custom wheels, fender rolling, offset, offset vs backspacing, suspension clearance, True Forged, weld racing, wheel measurements -

Wheels can be a huge headache.  Particularly, laying out the specifications to clear big brakes, custom suspension components, fit within fenders and allow full travel of the suspension. One thing that got me frazzled in the past was offset versus backspacing. I grew up learning from old men and working on classic cars.  You never heard the term offset and anything metric discussed when looking for Cragars at the swap meet. The term you would always hear would be backspacing. It's a very simple measurement.  Take the width of the wheel, divided by two and that would give you a...

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So you're wheel shopping for the project and you get overwhelmed by the number of options? Not only is there tons of options, there's different construction types and between the two basic construction types, there's a large price variance.  What gives? (CCW D240 3pc Forged) Let's break it down real quick so you can narrow down your choices a bit. In this little diddy, we're not going to get into multi piece race wheels or different material types.   We're strictly going to compare forged aluminum versus cast aluminum for the sake of simplicity. (XXR 521 Flat black cast wheel)...

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