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Old 04-16-2009, 06:53 AM
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12" Wide Wheels?

Who makes them in a 16"-18" size wheel and how bad is it going to hurt my bearings, and what else am I risking hurting running them?

I have seen trucks run them with no issues yet heard many say it's hard on the truck.

I love the deeper dish look and want to run some 12" wide wheels but if it's going to cause some serious issues down the road soon I might not. I'm looking for some insight to those who have or now do run them and issues or not they have come across with them and what brand and size you run and if you have any pictures also. Thanks.
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i have 14" wide weld racing and i havent had a problem yet... deep dish looks good
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I have 20x12 forged ION magnums....no prob
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Wheel backspacing is more of a determinant of stress loads on the bearings than wheel width. Most of the time if you aren't at one end of the extreme or the other you will be fine. On my jeeps with much weaker axles I run wider rims with crazy backspacing and beat the crap out of them and have had no problems so I'm sure you will be ok.
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i have 14" wide weld racing and i havent had a problem yet... deep dish looks good
Can you show me a link or picture to what wheels you have. I would like to take a look see.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:42 AM
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Thanks guys, sounds like I should be ok driving and towing the boat and wheelers and what not. I will be off road but I'm not doing any major rock or hill climbing ect. so I should be alright huh.
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I would worry more about the offset and backspacing than the width of the wheel. the offset and backspacing will be what creates the leverage on your hubs
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speaking of backspacing what is the best backspacing for 16x8 or 16x1o wheels? i want them to stck out 1-2 inches more than the factory wheels
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I would try to stick as close as you can to factory backspacing and offset as you can. I dont personally like tires sticking out a lot, besides getting the sides of the truck dirty and throwing up all kinds of road crap in some states its ticket time.
Also dont forget that MOST aftermarket rims are not hubcentric theire lug centric which isnt as good as hubcentric rims. If they offer the option you may want to get the hubcentric rings. Youll enjoy the ride a lot more.
Rob
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I would try to stick as close as you can to factory backspacing and offset as you can. I dont personally like tires sticking out a lot, besides getting the sides of the truck dirty and throwing up all kinds of road crap in some states its ticket time.
Also dont forget that MOST aftermarket rims are not hubcentric theire lug centric which isnt as good as hubcentric rims. If they offer the option you may want to get the hubcentric rings. Youll enjoy the ride a lot more.
Rob
What's the difference between hub centric and lug centric?
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