Originally Posted by wheel website
The offset can be one of three types:
Positive Offset: The hub-mounting surface is toward the curbside of the centerline. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front-wheel drive vehicles and some newer rear drive cars.
Zero Offset: The hub-mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.
Negative Offset: The hub-mounting surface is closer to the back or brake side of the wheel’s centerline. Wheels that have a deep-dish look are generally negative offset.
Some wheel manufactures dont list the backspace in inches...instead they list the off set in millemeters. The farther from the center line in the negative, the farther out the wheel will stick out.
Meaning...say you're looking at a 15x10 wheel with a -43mm offset. 5" = wheel centerline. 43mm = 1.69". 5" - 1.69" = 3.310" ~ approx 3 5/16" backspace.
At least that's how I see it.
bottom line....you want negative offset. Positive offset would be a FWD(Front Wheel Drive) wheel or one of those new explorer wheels or F150 wheels. Those -5 would be a little more than 3.75" backspace w/ 15x8 wheels. I vote yes but dont take my word for it...i'm still learning myself.