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Old 10-10-2012, 04:29 PM
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Wheel offset and backspace help??

Ok I have been reading about this all night and can't get a definative answer. I'm looking at wheel and tire size for a 97 F250 with a 4.5 RSK lift.


I'm thinking 35x12.5 tires would fit best. Now the wheels are a different story. I would like to stay in the 17" wheel diameter but options are limited. If I go 18s they price starts to jump quite a bit on tires and wheels... So maybe 16s but worry about the look. I was thinking about going with MT Classic with bead locks to keep a somewhat era correct look with a modern feel. They have them in 17x9 with and offset of "0" I would like them to sit about an inch or 2 past the wheel well. Now they also offer a 16x10 with a -12 offset so that should push the wheel out a little more. Any thoughts?

Also what kind of backspace do I need on this truck. I really never worried about this On past builds so I'm a little lost?

Thanks for the help guys and sorry for the new guy question.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:37 AM
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Offset doesn't matter...4.5" BS is what you need, closer to 5" and tires will rub springs.
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4.5" of lift is A LOT for a 35" tire.

Here is 2.25" of lift and 35s on white/blue
3" lift w35s on silver/maroon

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So what do you think I should do?
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Are those 35x12 on the blue and white one. They look wide. How do you like the pro comp tires?
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Are those 35x12 on the blue and white one. They look wide. How do you like the pro comp tires?
325/65/18s= 34.8 x 13.3 on 18 x 10 wheels They are Micky Thompson ATZ. I am happy with them so far only have 5k on them
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Here is my 95 on 35's Toyo MT's with 17x9 Procomp's with the Sky kit I got from Cary on new SD springs. It's supposed to be a 4" lift but I think it's closer to 5".

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Looks good. That looks like a pretty good fit.
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Here is my 95 on 35's Toyo MT's with 17x9 Procomp's with the Sky kit I got from Cary on new SD springs. It's supposed to be a 4" lift but I think it's closer to 5".
Are you including the d60 swap into the lift as well? Because that will give you 2" right there

I gained a total of 5" of lift when I did my D60 swap AND 3" RSK
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The one I just bought has a D60 swap.

I am all kinds of confused on this lift tire combo haha
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