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bolt pattern/offset of "discount tire" steelies

I have two sets of Steel wheels that were purchased from Discount tire, and was wondering if you would help me figure out the bolt patterns on them. Both sets are 16x6 black steel wheels, and both have dual bolt patterns.

One set is 5x100, but I don't know what the offset or 2nd bolt pattern is. Would you happen to know?

The 2nd set has a 5x110 pattern, but I don't know what the 2nd pattern or offset is.

Is there a standard pairing that comes with the steel wheels? If I were to guess, the 5x100 comes with 5x114.3, but I have no clue as to what would come with the 5x110. 5x115?






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My steelie had the offset and bolt pattern stamped on the inside near the center.



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There is just codes on both sets, no offset or bolt patterns. I'd like to sell them, but I don't know the specs.




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Offset should be stamped, is there any number with a J? You could just measure the bolt pattern.
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I have two sets of Steel wheels that were purchased from Discount tire, and was wondering if you would help me figure out the bolt patterns on them. Both sets are 16x6 black steel wheels, and both have dual bolt patterns.

One set is 5x100, but I don't know what the offset or 2nd bolt pattern is. Would you happen to know?

The 2nd set has a 5x110 pattern, but I don't know what the 2nd pattern or offset is.

Is there a standard pairing that comes with the steel wheels? If I were to guess, the 5x100 comes with 5x114.3, but I have no clue as to what would come with the 5x110. 5x115?

Thanks for the post.

Without knowing which model steel wheels you have it's tough to say what the other PCD is. Typically, the dual drill 5-100 steel wheels also have the 5-115 PCD. I am not aware of any steel wheels made in a dual drill 5-110 though.

I suggest contacting the local store you purchased them from. They will have both purchases on record and can tell you what all the dimensions are.

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What does the term "offset" mean?

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What does the term "offset" mean?
lol..here we go..
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look at post three.. (*err spend some time in the tech center on tirerack)
or here is a calc that I like;
WheelOffsetCalculator

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I was just hoping someone provide a simple answer. If not guess I don't need to know.

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I was just hoping someone provide a simple answer. If not guess I don't need to know.
simply the distance between the center of the rim and the bolting surface.

but it creates a lot of opinions/confusion.. so if you are interested I would recommend you look into it.

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I was just hoping someone provide a simple answer. If not guess I don't need to know.
offset is just that, how offset the dish part of the rim is from the face. If the rim is 8" wide, 0 offset would have 4" of dish infront of the center point, and 4" behind it.

Subarus have some of the highest positive offset (+45 to +55) around, so it is why you don't see a big dish in front of the spokes for the most part. RWD cars tend to have very low positive offset (+15 for example) so that is why you might see some cars with a huge amount of dish in front of the spokes.






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OK thank you guys. I guess that since I only bought one wheel it was best to stay with OEM Subaru [email protected] 140 bucks.

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look->
offset

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Thanks for the helpful posts everyone. Here's a link to all kinds of wheel and tire 101 technical information.

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I have yet to find any after market wheel, steel or alloy, that has the correct 48mm offset listed in the 2009 Forester Factory Service Manual in the wheel and tire specs section. If I could, and they looked right, I would own them. Because of this, if I want alloys for my base trim 2.5X, it appears I will have to get the factory OE alloys offered in the Subaru Genuine Accessories catalog which I'm sure are probably pretty high on cost.

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Just search for 2008 Forester wheels. They are the same specs as the 09 Forester wheels, and the DTD website lists only +45 to +48 wheels.




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