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1999 F-250, 17" wheel specs

I'm needing a set of tires and I'm looking at upgrading to a 17" wheel. I'll be keeping the stock size tire (265/70/17) and am looking to get a slightly wider stance with the new tire/wheel package. I want the outside of the tire to sit flush with or stick out a little bit from the fender. What offset and/or backspacing do I need to look for?

Having a hard time choosing a wheel, so post up your 17" or 18" wheels if you have them, thanks!

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the stock wheel has 4.5" of back spacing, you have two choices really. add width to the wheel with the same backspacing, or look for less BS. you wont find much under 4" of BS. i would look for a 9" wide wheel with the 4.5 BS.

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the stock wheel has 4.5" of back spacing, you have two choices really. add width to the wheel with the same backspacing, or look for less BS. you wont find much under 4" of BS. i would look for a 9" wide wheel with the 4.5 BS.
Thanks for the response. I'm looking at Method Race wheels in the 17x9 size with 4.5" backspace. Would this wheel sit about flush with the fender? I dont want them to stick too far out...

If anyone has any pics of this setup it'd be much appreciated!

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265/70/17 tires on a 9" wide wheel? Good luck with that. Even an 8" wheel is pushing it for 265s. FYI a stock 17" wheel (not stock on your truck though) is only 7" wide.
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If I was going up in size, I'd do 18". That's just me tho. I feel 18" look great with a lot of tire on them.

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