09-25-12, 02:11 PM
I'd love to go 24's but where I live really isn't going to allow it. I feel like 22's with a lip might look too small though at stock ride height. The stock new model escalade 22's look decent because the wheel goes all the way to the edge. Anyone else running 22's?
I have the opportunity to purchase these at an ok price:
09-26-12, 05:37 PM
Here are my 22's... MotoMetal rims
09-26-12, 07:02 PM
Look good...but what is "lip"? Is that what is commonly known as "offset"?
09-27-12, 07:52 AM
Read this thread I found via a quick Google. They Will explain it better than I can. Hope this helps....
09-27-12, 03:04 PM
no lip (spokes go to the edge of the wheel)
lip/dish (spokes are recessed)
09-27-12, 03:06 PM
also, the lower the offset of the wheel, and the wider the width, the deeper the lip generally.
the cadillac man
09-28-12, 11:06 AM
is that what is commonly known as "offset"?
You are correct.
09-29-12, 08:37 AM
So...more "negative" offset creates more "lip"...got it. I am totally "Old School" and waaaay back in the day a popular version of this idea was called "reverse" offset. A popular rim at the time was referred to as "chrome reverse" in which the flange of the stock rim was removed and flipped around backwards...creating the reverse offset. The visual effect was dramatic because it gave the car a wide stance. It improved handling also. The down side was that the center-line of the wheel was moved outward over loading the smaller outer spindle bearing causing premature wheel bearing failure. It was quickly discovered that unless the total rim width was increased to keep the center-line at or near the original location catastrophic results could be expected with bearing failures.
As a result...all of the custom wheel guys got together and formed SEMA "Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association" in order to govern themselves and set engineering standards for all aftermarket automotive equipment. You see that SEMA label on the packaging of all of the high quality aftermarket equipment even to this day.
This is a good explanation of offset.