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post #1 of 51 Old 12-19-2012, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure what size wheels to buy

So here is a picture of my rig. I am due for new tires, but also would like to get some new wheels that are a little wider. I love the look of the truck but I feel like the stock wheels/tires are too narrow. Is this as easy and buying some wider wheels? Or can they fit wider tires on my stock wheels?

Whatever I buy I just want it to look right. Wheels are such a tough thing to picture for me. I don't want to make a mistake that I am stuck with. Thanks.

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could try some 305's few guys running those on factory rims, just looks like its pretty beefy on those wheels, i went with 20x10's and plan to do 35's eventually

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I can picture all kinds of stuff with that, 305 on a 16x8.....

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If you do go with a new wheel remember that backspacing and offset will play a big role in how far it'll stick out. Some offsets are pretty ridiculous.

Looks like Fordman has it figured out pretty well ^^^^ Nice!


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I got a black wheel with polished lip in my mind...yup that would look B/A

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These would look killer with a 305 on there

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If you do go with a new wheel remember that backspacing and offset will play a big role in how far it'll stick out. Some offsets are pretty ridiculous.

Looks like Fordman has it figured out pretty well ^^^^ Nice!
Haha, thanks.

OP remember to check bolt patterns of wheels before you buy lol

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Thanks guys. So if I got some 16x8's then what kind of back space do I want do that they don't stick out too far?
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Most are 4-4.5 which will be fine

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Ok sweet. I need to find done cheap black ones. I think those will look alright. Thanks for the info guys!
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