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Method Race Wheels 17x7.5---what will they look like?

I've narrowed my choice on wheels down to the Method Race Standard (black) in the 17" size. They have a choice of 17x7.5 and a 17x8.5. The 17x7.5 come in either +25mm or +50mm offset and 5.25" or 6.25" backspacing. The 17x8.5 come in just 0mm offset and 4.75" backspacing.

This will be on a stock suspension truck ('99 F-250 4x4) and am wondering which would be best. I want them to stick out a little further, maybe even with the wheel well, but not a whole lot. Will the 17x7.5 give me the look I'm after? Will the 17x8.5 stick out too much?

What do you guys think? Anyone have any pics of these sizes with that backspacing/offset?

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This is a 16X10 with a 4.5 backspace on a 2003. The wheel that you are looking at is 1.5" narrower with an additional 3/4" backspace. I seriously doubt they would even stick out beyond the sheet metal.

What size tire are you looking at? Honestly, I wouldn't roll anything bigger than a 285 on an 8.5 inch wheel. In fact, I sold my 8" Centerlines and bought these wheels when I was rolling 285s.

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No positive offset wheel is going to work on 04- trucks. you need to rock a - offset to get them to stick out.



04- is 8" 0 offset stock.

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This is a 16X10 with a 4.5 backspace on a 2003. The wheel that you are looking at is 1.5" narrower with an additional 3/4" backspace. I seriously doubt they would even stick out beyond the sheet metal.

What size tire are you looking at? Honestly, I wouldn't roll anything bigger than a 285 on an 8.5 inch wheel. In fact, I sold my 8" Centerlines and bought these wheels when I was rolling 285s.
Thanks for the response and the pics.

I was hoping to run the factory size tire, going to a 17" would be a 265/70/17. Would an 8.5" wide wheel be ok for this size tire?

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They'll fit fine, but they won't stick out. As previously stated, you'll need a negative off set (less back spacing) for that look.

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I'm not looking for them to stick out a whole lot, the picture above would be the very most I'd be comfortable with anyway. If they're about even with the fender I'd be happy.

Since the factory wheels are 16x7, adding the 1.5" of width (talking about the 8.5" wheel) would help with moving the stance outward a little bit right? Or am I wrong?

There's so many variables with wheels and I just want to get the look I'm after. Dont want to drop $800 on wheels only to get them mounted and be disappointed.

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I'm not looking for them to stick out a whole lot, the picture above would be the very most I'd be comfortable with anyway. If they're about even with the fender I'd be happy.

Since the factory wheels are 16x7, adding the 1.5" of width (talking about the 8.5" wheel) would help with moving the stance outward a little bit right? Or am I wrong?

There's so many variables with wheels and I just want to get the look I'm after. Dont want to drop $800 on wheels only to get them mounted and be disappointed.
Did you even look at the chart I posted?

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The look you want is NOT going to happen with those wheels. As Laing said, you need a negative off set for that look.

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