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You should definitely stay with 4.5" of backspacing regardless of the wheel width for a lifted superduty. If you stay in that backspacing, the extra width on your wheel will all be on the outside.
-12 in a 9"
-24 in a 10"
and most manufacturers will make a -44 in the 12"'s, that is actually 4.75" of backspacing, but will work just fine if you can't find a wheel in -51mm.
As far as the width goes, a lot of it is personal prefference on how you like the wheel/tire to look. Manufacturers have reccomended widths and lots of people have opinions on it too, but do what you like the look of.
I had Toyo 12.50's (actually 13.5 wide) on 9" and got 70,000 miles on them @60psi. To me 9" looks a little too narrow for a 12.50-13.50, but mine lasted great. I think 10" wide wheel is the perfect size for that tire. That is what i'm running now, I like that look much better. Every time one of my customers comes in and gets 13.50's on a 12" wheel, I just don't like the look of it.....too wide for the tire IMHO.
Most of that is my opinion, but I hope some of that helps
2002 Crew Cab Long Bed
4" BDS, 35x13.50 Cooper STT on 20x10 Black Rockstars, and other stuff.....310,000 miles and counting...
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