I bought a set of wheels that don't seem to match what they're meant to be
3-piece Volk GT-C
The stickers on the rims say 16x7 +35 and 16x8 +38 and that they are 4x114.3.
The hubs are actually 4x100, so I assume that at some point someone has swapped the centres and hubs to change the pcd or the width/offset.
Measuring them, I get a +47.5 offset on each pair. This was using a measurement from the very outside on each side to get the width, but I have a feeling that this isnt where the width is actually measured from as I remember that my 1-piece Buddy Club P1's measured further across from outside edge to outside edge than the 7 inches they were meant to be. In any case, I guess measuring it from here adds the same amount to each side so its acceptable for working out the offset.
The width measurements I got were 200mm for the fronts (bees dick less than 8 inches) and 225mm for the rears (similar bees dick under 9 inches)
What I dont get is how they've managed to go from +35 and +38 to +47.5... The large side of the rim stayed the same, so surely you'd need to put a thinner small side of the rim on to raise the offset, which would make it a narrower wheel overall, wouldn't it? So how have these stayed at least the same width as before, if not slightly wider, kept the same large piece of the rim but raised the offset 10mm?