So I bought my lift and 285/70/17 toyo open country AT2's.
The rims are ION 171 all black 17x9
I feel confident when I say 0 offset is gonna be 5.00 backspacing.
I told them that was wrong and I need -12 offset to gain the correct 4.5 backspacing I "believe" I'm going to NEED with this 3" lift and 285's.
They went back and forth with me over and over and their logic "9 wheel zero offset split 9" in halph you get 4.5 makes sense to me yes BUT!
All the offset to backspacing calculators I can find all say the same and that's that you need -12 offset on a 9" wheel to achieve 4.5 backspacing not to mention the online sites selling wheels stating 17x9" wheel with -12 offset and 4.5 backspacing.
Am I, the countless other places selling wheels and the crazy number of guys running this setup correct "OR" is this local shop?
I haven't taken these wheels and tires yet. I want to be 100% sure first.