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post #1 of 13 Old 03-02-2014, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Backspace ? need help asap (please)

Hi all.

I have a '14 SCREW 250 Diesel on the way and in making my list of mods I came across an issue I didn't anticipate.

I found a thread on another forum with 10 pages of issues re: aftermarket wheels on SD trucks - mostly cracking. The brand listing was so far reaching that I suddenly felt lost in my quest for "safe" wheels.

I am looking for a 17x9, black with minimal chrome / polish.

I have already been though the whole process of the load E tire thing and settle on the Kumho MT, 35x12.50

Also planning on a Readylift Leveling kit with some block in the rear. Not sure how much yet.

I appreciate your insight on the wheels. I just don't want to make a stupid and expensive mistake.

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I'm happy with my rims. The spokes are beefy enough that I feel confident in them.

The are made by black rhino, model i think was the imperial

FWIW, I've loaded my box way over the max payload a few times and the wheels didn't crack

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Thank man, sweet rig - especially in the snow :-)
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I would stay away from cast wheels. Go with a real forged set. Or stick with OEM.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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Thanks - I've been looking at Mickey Thompson Classic Baja Lock (wanted the classic locks with the removable ring but they are discontinued). Problem is in the 8x170 17x9 they are 5" Backspace and 0 offset.

With the backspace above, a 2.5" level and 35x12.50s - do you think I'll have rubbing issues?
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4.5 backspace would be better.

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Yeah I really wants flares too so I need the tries to extend beyond the well a little anyway to look right so I'll look for 4.5, -12

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BTW what is your crappy riding leveling kit LOL
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Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that the smallest you can go on 13's and 14's is 18" wheels due to the size of the brake calipers.. Might be something to look into but I believe that's correct, at least double check.

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Thanks, I'll check that. Pretty sure that has come up but I have been looking for so long now my eyes are crossed and my head full of cob webs LOL
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