what is offset?

you may think i’m stupid but what is offset–I’m buying some 17s or 18s and i don’t know what to get, my car is lowered about 4.5-5" help my:uhoh:

The off set is how far off the hub/ rotor the wheel sets. the usual off set for Integras is 40 for 17’s. But your car is slammed you might have a problem with the regular offset. make sure to go to a good wheel shop and ask what the best off set is for your setup.