What Is Wheel Offset?

If you’re purchasing a set of forged wheels, flow formed wheels or cast wheels, you’ve most likely come across the word “offset.” This is simply a common term used in the aftermarket wheel industry and is very important when buying a new set of car rims. Having the right offset ensures that your new car wheel style has enough clearance so that nothing rubs against the suspension, brakes or body of the car. Also, offset is vital for drivel safely. The wrong offset can mess with your ride’s brakes and reduce its stability while driving.

What Is Wheel Offset & Backspacing

Offset is how your ride’s wheels and tires are mounted on. Plus, it’s how they set well inside the wheel wells. There are different offsets when it comes to rides, so here is a breakdown of what they are and mean:

Negative Offset: This is the offset used when the hub mounting of your car is right behind the wheel’s centerline. Wheels that have a negative offset are considered to be “dee.”

Zero Offset: This is an offset that has its hub mounting surface perfectly in line with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive Offset: This is the opposite of a negative offset. The hub mounting surface is in front of the centerline of the wheel (meaning it’s facing the road).

What Is Backspacing?

Backspacing is another term you might come across when researching what new forged wheels you want for your car. This refers to the distance your tires and wheels need to accommodate both offset and wheel width. Backspacing is vital when looking for new forged wheels when you want something that is wider than the ones that come on the ride when you buy it.

You’ll want to get both offset and backspacing measurements right in order to get the right fit and look. Backspacing and offset will help with performance and handling, while also contributing to a safer ride. If you get these two things wrong, you’ll face some big challenges while driving. Plus, it’ll be costly since you’ll have to correct the problem with a new set of wheels.

Things To Remember About Wheel Offsets

Here are a few more things you’ll want to remember when purchasing new forged wheels for your ride:

  1. If your new forged rims are wider than the OEMs, factor in backspacing AND offset for that perfect fit!
  2. Offset and backspacing can be tricky. The wrong offset will throw off handling and stability (despite the wheel and tire having clearance). When looking for new car wheels, you don’t want to be off with the new offset more than 5 millimeters from the previous wheel set.
  3. Make sure the new wheel and tire package you opt for stays within the load capacity that’s recommended for the car.
  4. When you’re confused or doubting a certain wheel offset see, just go to a wheel professional like us! This way, you’ll get help figuring the right backspacing and offset your ride needs for better handling. Savini Wheels uses a network of authorized dealers across the nation and world! Email us at Sales@saviniwheels.com for more help.

If you’re looking for the right forged wheel for your car, Savini Wheels has it all! From more than 80 different forged wheel styles to cast wheels and flow formed wheels, you’ll definitely find something that catches your eye on our website. And if you’re looking for some off-road wheels, check out GRID-OffRoad.com!

What Are Forged Wheels? A Quick Guide

Wheels are probably one of the easiest aftermarket upgrades for any ride. It doesn’t matter if you have a luxury European or drive around a JDM, wheels can drastically change the look of the car and its performance. While the concept of aftermarket wheels is pretty simple, many don’t really know what forged wheels actually are.

When you’re in the market for new car forged wheels, there are two options available to you: cast and forged wheels. The biggest difference between these two types of car wheels is their manufacturing process. Savini Wheels offers both forged and cast wheels, but for those wondering if forged rims are worth the cost, here’s a little rundown on what they are!

What Are Forged Rims?

Forged rims start as solid aluminum and then crafted in beautiful and sleek wheels that can grace just about any ride. The chunk of solid aluminum is heated and molded using pressurized machines to provide them their shape and function. These wheels get their name from the “forging process” of a single piece of aluminum into the shape of a wheel. With cast wheels, they’re also made from aluminum, but the main difference is that the aluminum is melted into liquid form and then poured into molds.

Advantages of Forged Wheels

Forged wheels offer several advantages. For starters, they are about 3x stronger than cast wheels and 25% lighter. This is important if performance is your thing. With these wheels, you’re also offered more fitment sizes and they can be easily customized when it comes to finishes. This is great for customizers looking to match their wheels to any theme or color scheme. With Savini forged wheels, you’ll also be able to choose from different configurations based on your preferences and fitments.

Savini Forged Wheels

At Savini Wheels, we offer a wide range of forged wheel options to choose from. We have more than 80 different forged wheel styles in our SV collection. We’ve also recently added a few new forged wheel collections for more discerning rides and tastes, such as our SL by Savini, NCredible by Savini, SX Series and Black di Forza forged series. Our Savini Diamond line is great for those who want a bit of extra flash with more aggressive styling, too!

Savini Wheels are only available at authorized dealers across the nation (and globe). We currently don’t sell to the public, but we can definitely get you in touch with a dealer near you. All you have to do is email us at Sales@SaviniWheels.com!

So which Savini Forged Wheel do you have your eyes on?!

Top 10 Forged Wheels

Looking for a set of forged wheels for your ride? Look no further than Savini Wheels! We have a vast forged wheel collection that’ll suit any style, personal preference and vehicle. Forged wheels for cars are a great way to add some personal style and can even help improve the performance.

Adding a set of forged wheels to your vehicle can offer several advantages. These forged rims are made using a special manufacturing process so that the wheel ends up stronger by eliminating things like porosity, cavities and shrinkage. Because of their tighter grain structure, forged wheels for vehicles are stronger, resulting in better wear resistance on the road. You’ll also get better handling and performance with forged wheels because of this process.

While there are several ways to customize a ride, adding a set of forged wheels is the easiest to do! Just look for a style that catches your eye in a finish that complements your ride. Here are some of the top 10 forged wheels from Savini Wheels:

  1. SL1

The Savini Luxury series provides function and style without having to replace the luxurious center cap for exclusive rides like Rolls-Royces. The S1 provides classic styling that’ll impress all!

2. SV67

With more than 80 different forged wheel styles, the SV67 is a stunner! The Forged multi piece wheel comes in a variety of different profile configurations and finishes.

3. SX04

Made exclusively for luxury and European vehicles, the SX forged wheel collection features a custom bolt pattern, window detail, deep concave profile and is made with T6061 aircraft-grade aluminum construction. The SX04 has an aggressive design that’s unique and easy on the eyes.

4. SV72

Stand out on the streets with our Forged SV72 wheel that features an exceptional design and comes in multiple finishes and configurations.

5. SL 3

The SL3 is a sleek option for when you’re driving some luxurious rides. It’s sophisticated and modern, which will accentuate any Rolls-Royce in town!

6. SV83

The multi-spoke design of the SV83 is aggressive and modern. It comes in various sizes and finishes to suit your favorite ride.

7. SX01

Stand out from the rest of the cars on the road with a set of SX01 forged wheels from Savini! The bold design will turn heads and you’ll be able to floss your ride in style.

8. SD28

The Savini Diamond forged wheel line features bold, urban designs that won’t disappoint when you want to floss. the SD28 style is perfect for any old school or new school ride of your choice!

9. SV65

Sleek and stylish is how you’d describe the SV65 forged wheel! It’s the perfect look for when you want something classy and not too over the top!

Brushed Copper | Duoblock

10. SD34

If you want to show off your ride, then the forged wheel SD34 style from Savini is what you need! The forged rim comes in various sizes and finishes to complement your ride.

Interested in our forged wheel styles? You can call us or email us at Sales@saviniwheels.com so that we can help you located a dealer near you!

So what is your favorite forged wheel style from Savini?!