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Old 01-13-2011, 11:10 AM
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new rims-what offset and which tires

well im saving up and almost there so now im searching for the best deal but...
my suspension is stock. i was gonna buy 20x10's but figured with the wider rim i might have rubbing issue. right?
so i was thinking about 18x9's. i want a wider stance and dont know what offset to get. i want to be about 2 inches out past stock. the offset and back spacing is confusing me.
my stock tires now measure 32.5 or so and i was looking at 33 tires. would i be able to clear a 33 by 12.5 tire without rubbing, and will the bigger offset help out or not. so just throw me some opinions or some of your experiences.

by the way. im either getting toyo open country m/t or trail grappler. which one is quieter, and better in snow if you have these tires.
thanks-my trucks actually gonna look like something soon
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I can't offer you any help with wheel selection cause I don't know what your later stock configuration can accept but I can tell ya Toyos all the way!! I can barely hear mine and they're all I've ever had on the truck and mine grip as well as a person who's driving sensibly in the snow needs but I've gotten aggressive and they'll still stick. Any tire is capable of breaking loose in slippery conditions, they are not there to compensate for a moron who can't drive in the white stuff. (That was just a rant in general cause I'm sure you would agree and everyone has experience with winter numbys. I just threw that in because someone is gonna spew garbage about tires and traction.)

I experienced far better control when I moved up to 20s from 16s both with a 38" tire. (Toyo open country) I'm not sure if there would be much difference with smaller tires though. I don't see why you couldn't run 20s cause you look to have 18s right now, correct? Someone "wheel" know what width and BS you could use.
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Well after I think about it, you have a plow. Baseline traction performance would be a practical consideration while you shop. Still most likely only going to be opinioned based answers.
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On my truck i have a -24 offset with a 4.5 backspacing and they stick out about 2 inches i like it. And i have 20x10's with 35s and a 2' leveling kit and they rub.
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yup, i plow so i am familiar with driving on snow. i just wish they wouldnt plow the streets so we can drive on just snow longer.(and our trucks wouldnt be crusty white and rusting faster because of salt)

but yeah i have 18's now. i just want black rims. im doing the harley front end soon so im trying to find what rim to buy to match. 20's are more money and are wider so i didnt know if because they are wider(20x10 vs 18x9) they would have any more of a chance of rubbing.
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On my truck i have a -24 offset with a 4.5 backspacing and they stick out about 2 inches i like it. And i have 20x10's with 35s and a 2' leveling kit and they rub.
Do you have any pics? I want to run 20x10 but don't want to install a set of flares.

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True true about driving on the snow pack rather than a plowed street that gets slick.

FWIW mine bein an '04, I can run 4.5 bs on a 10" wheel. The side lugs of the Toyos just barely get the spring at lock. They are currently 13.5s as opposed to my 14.5s that rubbed sooner. Since you won't be running as large of a diameter as I am, it may compensate. One thing that I think alot of people confuse is their definition of rubbing. Lift doesn't affect wheel width or BS. Diameter is dependent on lift size. My Dad has an '06 same wheels as yours currently and he stuffed 35" Nitto A/Ts on it. He offroads like no other in Nevada with it and they will tuck and have zero turning radius issues. That may help you right there with BS anyways if you measured your 18"s
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well what i figured with having a bigger offset to get the wheels out further, i wont rub on the radius arm(isnt that where it would rub) and the only place it would rub would be the lower valence. i think i should be able to fit it
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