What is a wheel offset?
Wheel offset is the distance between the centerline of the wheel and the mounting surface. The mounting surface can be even with the centerline, protrude forward, or recessed backward from the centerline.
How does wheel width affect performance?
Wider wheels weigh more, so gas mileage is decreased. You also get a decrease in braking performance and acceleration. On the other hand, handling is increased and you get increased skid pad performance from the tires.
When should you change car wheels?
Changing car wheels can increase your car’s performance and give your ride a new look. Change your car wheels to a staggered fitment for a more aggressive stance or upsize to increase performance.
What is a wheel hub?
The wheel hub is the mounting assembly for the wheel. The wheel hub function is to keep the wheel spinning freely and keep it attached to the vehicle.
What is the difference between a wheel and a rim?
A wheel is the entire piece. It is made up of a hub, spokes, and a rim. The rim is the outer-most portion of the wheel.
What makes wheels appear to spin backwards?
This happens when you watch TV or movies because motion pictures are nothing more than a series of individual still photos taken in sequential frames. Most motion cameras film at 24 frames each second. If the frequency of the wheel’s rotation matches the frame rate, the spokes make a revolution every 1/24 seconds and the spoke appears to be in the same spot on each frame. That makes the wheel appear motionless. If the rate of rotation is not the same as the frame rate, the spoke is in a different position and it makes the wheel appear to spin backwards. It’s just an optical illusion.