Advanced Engineering Tech - Negative effects of negative offset wheels?
12-07-2010, 05:20 PM
Like the title says, I was wondering what the effects of negative offset wheels contribute to the mechanical design of an axle,rear end, handling, etc. ie. ~4.75" backspacing.
12-10-2010, 06:31 PM
12-13-2010, 09:35 PM
Negative offset places the centerline of the wheel further outward from the hub/bearing...
this places moment/torque loading on the bearing;
it also changes the scrub radius on the front.
12-14-2010, 12:51 PM
Do you mean inward?
Also can you explain scrub radius a bit more?
12-14-2010, 12:52 PM
Nm outward makes sense!
12-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Would moving the wheel centerline inward or outward equal amount have an the same magnitude of moment? Say +50mm compared to -50mm offset.
The reason I ask is that I had my rear end narrowed 3" per side to run deep dish wheels. Stock the offset is 50mm and after narrowing, I will be running around a -30mm offset. This would equate to a lower moment and reduce loading on the wheel bearing correct?
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