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post #1 of 5 Old 04-17-2009, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel offset question

I am buying a 6" lift and either 35 or 36" tires. Found some wheels but need info for the offset. I found a set of 18x8.5 wheels w/ +18mm offset or 17x9 w/ -12mm offset not sure if they will work but they have the right lug pattern. Will 8.5 wide wheels hold a 12.5 or 13.5 tire? Truck info: 02 ext cab F250 7.3 4x4 6" lift

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i would personally recomend a wider tire. ask dan (DCSpecial) he has always answered all my questions.

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Wider is better in some cases (sand, deep mud, anything you just want to stay on top of) However in the clay that Im used to driving in a skinny tire is better (do to the top being to slick) you need to cut into the mud and get to the dry or hard stuff at the bottom. Now for the back spacing not sure that also depends if you want your tires and wheels to stick out of the wheel wells or not do you want them to tuck under or stick out to fling the mud around???

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Whats everyone running on theirs w/ a 6" lift (offset and tire/wheel size)? Please explain rubbing or not!
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8.5 is plenty wide enough for a 12.50 or 13.50 tire. im not sure about the offset/backspacing, im buying new wheels and am wondering what backspacing myself

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