zero offset is the easy way to remember this when wheel shoppingIf you are going to eventually put a lift kit on it you will need new 17" wheels with a back spacing of 4.50. The reason is that on the front end there are brackets that support the struts and the original wheels won't clear them.
Agreed, provided that it's a 8" wheel with an overall 9" width. That's one with quoting backspacing, since it's measured from the outside of the front of the rim rather than the centerline. Changing wheel widths means a change in backspace, even if you're using the same tires. Whereas if you want your tires to be in the same position, offset will also be the same.zero offset is the easy way to remember this when wheel shopping