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I am not for sure what would look best on my 08 power stroke. I am looking at either -12 offset or -25. I want the wheels to stick out just a little bit from the fender well but not very far. Just wanted to see if anybody had any recommendations on what they think, or a picture of their truck for me to look at with those offsets. Thanks!
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Off set changes with width, therefore, without knowing the width, your question can't be accurately answered.

Back space, on the other hand, doesn't change with width.

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I am not for sure what would look best on my 08 power stroke. I am looking at either -12 offset or -25. I want the wheels to stick out just a little bit from the fender well but not very far. Just wanted to see if anybody had any recommendations on what they think, or a picture of their truck for me to look at with those offsets. Thanks!
I've been on this subject for weeks now and here is what I have learned.Depending on size of tires and lift will dictate how much backspacing you can run, I ran in to this when ordering my wheels. I knew the ones I wanted when I panned everything then I opted for a leveling system instead of a 4.5" lift. When I went to order wheels and tires I found out the wheels I want only come in a 4.5" bs (-12 offset). Without trimming I would rub with 35's so I chose another wheel with a 5"bs(0 offset).
I believe your stock wheel is like mine and is an 8" wide wheel with likely a 6" backspacing. If I understand it correctly and you stayed with an 8" wheel but switched to a 5" bs then it would move the wheel and tire out 1". By going to a 9" wheel I believe that would add another 1" to the outside.


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I am not for sure what would look best on my 08 power stroke. I am looking at either -12 offset or -25. I want the wheels to stick out just a little bit from the fender well but not very far. Just wanted to see if anybody had any recommendations on what they think, or a picture of their truck for me to look at with those offsets. Thanks!
A -12 offset applies to everything from a 6.5" wide wheel to a 15" wheel wheel. A -25 applies to a 7.5" to 15" wide wheel. So, without knowing what width you are looking at, giving an accurate answer is impossible.

Big LAING originally posted this chart a few weeks ago and I found it VERY helpful.


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A -12 offset applies to everything from a 6.5" wide wheel to a 15" wheel wheel. A -25 applies to a 7.5" to 15" wide wheel. So, without knowing what width you are looking at, giving an accurate answer is impossible.

Big LAING originally posted this chart a few weeks ago and I found it VERY helpful.

Thanks for that chart. I did forget to mention Those numbers only applied to my wheel choice of 9" width


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The 05 and up need about a 6" backspace, given the listed choices for a 9 inch rim, I think the -12 offset would have the results that you are looking for. The -25 may push them out farther than you want.

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The 05 and up need about a 6" backspace, given the listed choices for a 9 inch rim, I think the -12 offset would have the results that you are looking for. The -25 may push them out farther than you want.
I wanted to go with the -12 but because I went with the level kit I would have had to trim some based on advice from a few people with more experience than I have. So I decided on the 0 offset (5"bs). It may still be tight.


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A 33 should work without issue, I don't know about a 35. When I went 35s, I put on a 4" lift at the same time.

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-12 on my 9.5" wide 20's on a level kit and have to try to get it to rub with a 33" a/t.

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A -12 offset applies to everything from a 6.5" wide wheel to a 15" wheel wheel. A -25 applies to a 7.5" to 15" wide wheel. So, without knowing what width you are looking at, giving an accurate answer is impossible.

Big LAING originally posted this chart a few weeks ago and I found it VERY helpful.

Looks like you have already covered this thread Karl. I just stole the offset thing from Google images...

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-12 on my 9.5" wide 20's on a level kit and have to try to get it to rub with a 33" a/t.
How wide are your tires? Those should be rubbing the leafs near full lock on 04 and older super duties. On 05+ trucks that wheel width and offset would be perfect IMO.

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