Rim offset and how to measure it


What is an offset on a wheel or rim?

If you're a trailer owner, you may have heard the term "rim offset" before. But what exactly does it mean, and why is it important for your trailer?

Rim offset refers to the distance between the centerline of the wheel and the mounting surface of the hub. This measurement is typically expressed in millimeters and can be either positive or negative.

A positive offset means that the mounting surface is towards the front or street facing side of the wheel.

A negative offset means that the mounting surface is towards the back of the wheel (closer to the chassis), which causes the wheel to protrude further out from the trailer. This type of offset is often used on trailers with lifted suspensions or larger tires.

Choosing the right rim offset is important for the handling and performance of your trailer. The correct offset can improve stability, reduce tire wear, and enhance the appearance of your trailer.

However, it's crucial to ensure that you select the right size and offset for your trailer. Installing rims with the wrong offset can cause problems with your suspension, steering, and braking systems.

At Treadway, we offer a range of high-quality rims with various offsets to ensure that your trailer performs at its best.