Width is 6.5" and offset is 114mm (4.5"). Width is stamped on the wheel (16x6.5JJ) and offset can be measured by putting a piece of straight wood or metal on the inner lip and the distance from it and the wheel hub is your offset.
Here is a list of possible wheel/tire size combination:
Width Ratio Wheel Circ. %
215 65 16 27" 100%
215 60 17 27.16" 100.57%
230 55 17 26.96" 99.84%
225 50 18 26.86" 99.46%
230 50 18 27.06" 100.19%
Above combinations would not mess up the speedometer, but if you plan to lower the car, don't change the wheels until you do because you want to make sure the new wheels/tires would clear the fenderwells and gas filler tube unless you stick with 215 width.
Thanks hgani. I was just asking about such things under the topic on my possible wheel choices.
Actually, I believe offset is usually identified with respect to the centerline. Using your numbers I get just over 31mm. That seems right; Discount Tire Direct shows wheels with offsets from 35mm to 42mm in 7" or 7.5" widths.
Now I should be able calculate how much further out or in a possible wheel choice will be.
You are correct, I was thinking of back spacing. I just did a rough measurement on my wheel and came up with an offset of about 40-42mm.
I would not use Discount Tire Direct tire size recommendation, they recommend tire sizes that are too small in diameter.
We still haven't definitively answered the stock offset or backspacing questions. Sorry I don't have the answers. And with the '02 s wider rims, I don't know if Honda went with a different offset, but I doubt it. It appears the offset is +40, others say +50. Autotrix.com says ET 40 whatever that means. If you go with a wider-than-stock rim of course your backpacing # will change, but your offset should not. Handling problems will result. Here's a link for a lesson in wheel fitment.
Well it looks like we have definitively answered the offset question. Thanks to ODY and ODYSMAN. And I mispoke about the "02 having wider rims. They are the same 16x6.5 from days of yore, just the tires are wider for "02 (225/60 from 215/65). Offset is +50. Bolt pattern is 5 on 114.3mm (4.5 in.)
By the way, someone in another thread said the rims from his Caravan fit the Ody. Same bolt pattern. Anybody know if it's the same offset? Those chrysler town & country chromies could look pretty cool.
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