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wheel offset for 05+ trucks

I been hunting around lately for tires, and also on the side for rims. Seems the widest tire I could use on the factory 8.5" wide rims would be a 12.5". There are a few 35" tall tires that I would like to run but they are wider (325 series) and seems if I were to want to run 37's the selection would dwindle even more for my 8.5" wide rim. So to get on to my question, when looking at 9", 9.5" and 10" wide rims what offsets should I be looking for to work on my 05 truck. Oh and I am hoping in the future to get a 4.5" lift and would prefer the tires to tuck under the truck nicely.

Also if ya have any suggestions let me know, I've noticed the moto metal rims seem to be pretty popular, specifically the 951, also I saw a link on here to some good looking centerline rims that I am looking at, just trying to weed out the details.

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Re: wheel offset for 05+ trucks

Your factory wheels are 8" wide.


For reference, here's 325/60R18 tires on 18x8.5" Welds with 5.14" Backspacing. They stick out from a fenders a little bit, gives it a more aggressive look. Only downside is in the mud it throws stuff all over the body




The less backspacing and the further they will stick out.


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Re: wheel offset for 05+ trucks

Sounds good to me, I don't mind a slightly wider stance, just don't wanna look like half the chevies or dodges running around my parts with the tires looking like they are completely outside the body of the truck. So a 9" wide wheel with a 5.5" backspacing would be pretty close to the look of your 8.5" with 5.14" backspacing just tucked under a little bit more?

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Re: wheel offset for 05+ trucks

A 9" wide with 5.5" backspace will stick out a hair more than my combo (0.36" more Back Space, but 0.50" wider)

I see you have the factory fender flares on your truck. The 9" wide with 5.5" BackSpace won't really stick out much further than the flares.


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A 9" wide with 5.5" backspace will stick out a hair more than my combo (0.36" more Back Space, but 0.50" wider)

I see you have the factory fender flares on your truck. The 9" wide with 5.5" BackSpace won't really stick out much further than the flares.
Cool, I am thinking of bumping up to the bushwacker OE flares (painted to blend either all silver like the factory ones, or body color with the 2-tone ending in the wheel well.) This should add an additional 1.5" of coverage before before my factory flares, if my research is correct.

Thanks for putting things into perspective.

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Yeah, the bushwackers will definitely help to cover them up.


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Re: wheel offset for 05+ trucks

Im running 325 65 r18s on the stock rims and thay fit just fine.

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Im running 325 65 r18s on the stock rims and thay fit just fine.
Cool that should open up some possibilities a bit more. Now if only I can find something that is a bit more wallet friendly lol.

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Re: wheel offset for 05+ trucks

check out the kumhos

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Cool that should open up some possibilities a bit more. Now if only I can find something that is a bit more wallet friendly lol.
I have the nitto tera graplers but thay only come in a D range but the price is right if you look around.

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