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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket Rims

I have never purchased an aftermarket set of rims and was wondering if you guys could recommend so sites for me. Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 04:07 AM
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4wheelparts have quite a few to choose from. Are you familiar with wheel offset?

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somewhat

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Save your self the money and buy from the wheels section on the forums. Guys are selling brand new stuff cheap. I bought rims at a retail store and will never get what I paid for them.
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In a nutshell... the more backspace or positive offset, the less will stick out.

Backset is the measurement from the mounting surface of the wheel to the back lip of the wheel. sometimes abbreviated BSM.
Offset is measured from center of the wheel.
Some companies list the frontset measurement, which is from the mounting surface to the front lip of the wheel

So...
a 9" wide wheel with 0 offset has 4.5 inches of backset.
a 9" wide wheel with +.5" (or +13mm) offset has 5 inches of backset
a 9" wide wheel with - .5" (or - 13mm) offset has 4 inches of backset

In some occasions, the company will measure to the outside lip of the wheel. If this is the case, if you add the frontset and backset it will be about a half inch wider than the wheel is listed to be. You can check this by taking the backset - the offset (if its negative offset, add them instead) and it should be half the wheel width. If its not they are measuring to the outside lip.

I believe the stock wheel has 3" frontset. I'm not totally positive, but its right at 3" My dad ran a 9" wheel with 5.5" backset and the tire set flush with the edge of the truck without flares. They were 325/65R18s BFG A/Ts.

I don't know of many places online to buy wheels. I just look up brands and go to my local tire shop and he can get them. The brands I typically check are American racing, Eagle Alloys, Ultra, Pro Comp, Moto Metal. I don't remember them all right now.

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PM this guy. From what I have seen, they have pretty good prices. Powerstroke Nation - View Profile: OOWeaver68

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thanks for the info!

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I'm sure you know this, but i'll say it anyways...

the more negative offset, the more likely the tire is going to rub if your trying to maximize the tire size. but if you go too far with the positive offset, you risk rubbing the steering linkage and other stuff. We didn't have an issue with the 18s and 5.5 backset, but 17s would have been real close

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PM this guy. From what I have seen, they have pretty good prices. Powerstroke Nation - View Profile: OOWeaver68
Very good prices i am about to make my purchase with them..
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